Augusto Farfus will leave Nuremberg empty handed, after suffering an early retirement in the second race of the DTM weekend at Norisring.
The driver from Curitiba was eliminated in an incident at the first turn. Qualifying did not go to plan, with the Shell BMW M4 DTM starting from 22nd on the grid despite being less than half a second from pole position. Having finished just outside the points on Saturday, Augusto was keen to reward the BMW Team MTEK with a strong drive. However, his race lasted just a single lap. “It’s always difficult when you start from the back, especially here where turn one is so narrow,” rued the Brazilian after his retirement. “I tried to get a run on the outside at the start, and I had some contact. I was squeezed into the wall, there was no room for me and I broke the suspension against the wall. It’s a disappointing day and a disappointing weekend.”
He will look to bounce back strongly at Zandvoort, a track that has previously suited Augusto and the BMW M4 DTM extremely well. The DTM rolls into the Netherlands from the 15th to 17th of July.