BMW unveiled its M4 DTM car over the weekend for the race at Hockenheim. Now the result for first DTM season is out and the new BMW M4 DTM opened its career with a dream number. Burning the asphalt for 42 laps of 4.574-kilometre circuit, driver Marco Wittmann (DE) crossed the finish line “first” in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM.
Six of eight BMW M4 DTMs finished the race in the points.
Commenting on the results, Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director) said,
“What a dream debut weekend for the BMW M4 DTM. To return to Hockenheim with the brand-new BMW M4 DTM and win the first race, half a year after the last victory with the BMW M3 DTM – it doesn’t get much better. At the same time, it is also a great maiden win for BMW Team RMG and Marco Wittmann, who drove an absolutely incredible race and was in a league of his own today. He controlled the entire race magnificently.
It was a joy to watch him. However, there is also a lot of work behind this win. On the one hand, our team at BMW Motorsport has been working hard on the BMW M4 DTM for over a year. You never know exactly how good you are compared to the opposition until the first race. Therefore, we are very happy today. Also particularly worthy of mention is the fact that Stefan Reinhold’s entire team did a lot of testing and made some changes on the test bench over the winter – with great success, as you can see. They deserve a big compliment. We are also pleased to see a further five BMWs in the top ten, and with the 60th victory for BMW in the history of the DTM – in bright sunshine and in front of a big crowd in the grandstands. I feel sorry for António Félix da Costa who, up until the incident, had produced a very impressive DTM debut.”