Reactions to the Seventh Race of the 2013 DTM Championship

After a pretty disappointing race that saw 3 BMW drivers in the top ten but with fewer points than expected, the reactions of the team officials and drivers were bound to be, to some degree, very nuanced.
BMW 2013 M3 cars on the Nurburgring 1 photo
Photo: BMW
“That was a dramatic and unbelievably intense race. I definitely have a few more grey hairs now. The way this race panned out, it was not easy to hold your ground at the front of the field. Therefore, I am very happy with the second place achieved by Augusto Farfus, who produced a great display in these very tricky conditions," said Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director.

"I am particularly pleased with Martin Tomczyk’s sensational race. Given the difficult outings endured recently, this was a huge relief to him and the entire team. Marco Wittmann also produced a great comeback after his early set-back. It was a very frustrating race for Bruno Spengler, who was hit hard on several occasions. His car was so badly damaged that he could not do much to defend himself towards the end of the race," he added.

“It is fantastic to be on the podium with Augusto Farfus again here at the Nürburgring. The conditions were far from easy, but he still got off to a good start. This was very important. Our strategy was right and the timing of our stops was good," said Bart Mampaey, Team Principal at BMW Team RBM.

“I am very happy with second place, but would like to congratulate Robert Wickens on his maiden win. It was very difficult today, as I was not quite as quick as expected in the wet conditions. That cost me track position and, ultimately, the victory," said Augusto Farfus.

“My car was badly damaged after the very first lap. I could still hold onto my place among the leaders in the rain, but was struggling as soon as the track started to dry out. That was obviously a set-back for us, but one thing is guaranteed: we will not give in. I will be back strong as a lion in Oschersleben,” said Bruno Spengler about his disappointing race.

The next race will take place on September 15th at the Oschersleber track, in Germany.
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