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      05-04-2014, 10:50 AM   #1
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BMW M4 DTM Wins Its Debut Race - Hockenheim (Race Video)

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Historic victory in Hockenheim: Marco Wittmann guides the BMW M4 DTM to its maiden victory at the DTM season-opener.

Hockenheim (DE), 4th May 2014.
First race, first win: the new BMW M4 DTM opened its career with a dream result in Hockenheim (DE). After 42 laps of the 4.574-kilometre circuit, Marco Wittmann (DE) crossed the finish line first in the Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM, as the DTM opened its anniversary season with an eventful race. Not only was it the 24-year-old’s first triumph in only his 11th DTM race, but also the maiden victory for BMW Team RMG and BMW’s 60th win in the series.

On 11th March 1984, over 30 years ago, it was Harald Grohs (DE) at the wheel of the BMW 635 CSi who won the very first race in the history of the DTM for BMW in Zolder. Three years later, Grohs also won when the new BMW M3 made its debut in Hockenheim. Wittmann’s success saw the BMW M4 DTM continue this tradition of new cars winning on their debut.

Six of the eight BMW M4 DTMs finished the race in the points. Timo Glock (DE) came home fifth in the DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, followed by Bruno Spengler (CA) in the BMW Bank M4 DTM, Martin Tomczyk (DE) in the BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM and Augusto Farfus (BR) at the wheel of the Castrol EDGE BMW M4 DTM in places six through to eight. Joey Hand (US) also picked up a point, crossing the finish line in tenth in the Crowne Plaza Hotels BMW M4 DTM.

The two rookies, Maxime Martin (BE) and António Félix da Costa (PT), remain yet to score their first points, having ended their DTM debuts in 20th and 21st respectively. Félix da Costa was enjoying an outstanding race in his Red Bull BMW M4 DTM, and was in reach for a podium position for long periods. However, a collision with Timo Scheider (DE, Audi) and the subsequent drive-through penalty saw the Portuguese driver drop well back. Problems with a loose wheel after his pit top, coupled with the ensuing drive-through penalty, cost Martin any chance of a better result.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):
“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.”

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Time to turn off push notifications for the bimmerpost app. Was looking forward to watching this today, but ruined by the news on the lock screen this morning.
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Great start!!
Of course they won !
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The M4 is unstoppable. Thanks for sharing so we can all enjoy the win!!
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This wants to say....".A lot " !
And of course with our S65 engine !
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Unlucky for felix da costa, he did a really nice job
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What an amazing race.
he already won the race with an incredible first stint on soft. Interesting rule this year with one pit stop (soft only half the race)
All the ones behind him (who were on soft as well) lost their positions in the second stint.
Never watched so many overtaking in dtm before.
Congrats to bmw.
Merc. Scored zero points lool
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The M4 is unstoppable. Thanks for sharing so we can all enjoy the win!!
It is not really an M4.
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The neon orange boarder on the kidney grills looks kinda awesome on the white M4 :P
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What race! Thx you tube, lol
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The M4 is unstoppable. Thanks for sharing so we can all enjoy the win!!
It is not really an M4.
Shut up fool.
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Does anyone know where we can watch DTM here in the US? Thnx.
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Does anyone know where we can watch DTM here in the US? Thnx.
YouTube is perfect👍
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It is not really an M4.
Are we going to have this discussion again? Of course its not really an M4,
its a race car! And no, it does not have a S65 engine either, its a P66 And They are not even remotly related!
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Hope this link works.

http://www.youtube.com/embed/LM1nC_D8YmU
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Of course an M4 DTM won, I have a hard time finding a car that is not an M4 (or at least a BMW) in that photo. I do make out two Audis and a Merc.
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