Augusto Farfus is in confident mood as the DTM season comes to its close this weekend in Hockenheim, which is where it started for the first two races in May. He has a win on this track to his name from the first race in 2013 and so is hoping for a repeat this year in his Shell BMW M4 DTM.
Speaking ahead of the weekend the Brazilian driver said: “Hockenheim has always been positive for us, as I have had a victory there. At the first race this year I qualified P23, but could not perform the way I wanted to turn that into a good race result, although I did move 13 places up the field to score a point. However, this time I am hopeful with what I believe are good tools in our hands we can come up with a good result to end the season.”
While his chances in the drivers’ championship have slipped away, he is aware how important this last weekend is for BMW in the manufacturers’ title battle. “I really want to get some big points for BMW, as we are going there leading the manufacturers’ championship. It would be great for BMW to win this title for the third season in a row and I want to play my part in helping achieve this goal.”
This year all the title battles are going down to the wire in Hockenheim, so there will be a lot of excitement over the weekend. However, Augusto’s teammate at BMW Team RBM, Tom Blomqvist, will be assured of ending the season as the Rookie of the Year, a title the driver from Curitiba won in his first year in 2012.
The first track action for the DTM cars on the 4.574 kilometre track will be on Friday at 11.35 for two 15 minute roll outs separated by a five minute break. Free practice one will be later that day from 15.25 to 16.15. Free practice two is on Saturday fro 09.00 to 09.50 and then qualifying for race one is from 11.10 to 11.30. The first race of the weekend, which is 40 minutes long, starts at 13.30. On Sunday there is a warm up from 09.05 to 09.25 and qualifying for race two is from 11.40 to 12.00. The 18th and final race of the 2015 season, which is 60 minutes long, starts at 15.15.