1-2-3 for BMW in a chaotic DTM race at Hungaroring
BMW drivers clinched 1-2-3 victory and placed all of their six cars in the top 10 in the second race of DTM meeting at Hungaroring, fully opposite of their catastrophic results in yesterday’s race when only one BMW driver was in the top 10.
For such a result, BWW has to thank rain shower at the Hungarian race track which caused a chaos in the pit stop area early in the race, with three cars having accidents by hitting their mechanics and equipment. Lucas Auer, Edo Mortara and Bruno Spengler didn’t manage to stop their cars on time because the surface was too slippery.
Their accidents initiated red flag. After the race was restarted, the drivers who made mandatory pit stops before the interruption gained an advantage. That resulted with six BMWs among first eight cars. Auer, Mortara and Spengler participated in the race until the end but they were disqualified after the race.
With his fourth podium in six races, Timo Glock takes the championship lead ahead of Mercedes drivers Gary Paffett and Paul di Resta. Glock has 90 points, eleven more than Paffett and twenty-three more than Di Resta.
The next DTM round is scheduled for June 23-24 at Norisring.