The second race weekend of the 2015 DTM season at the Lausitzring did not turn out as expected for Augusto Farfus. The BMW Team RBM driver is having to leave the German circuit with empty hands. After Saturday’s third race of the season saw an early end for him, he also had to retire in today’s fourth race. As a result, Farfus did not have any rewards for a strong performance in his Shell BMW M4 DTM.
After yesterday’s disappointment, the driver from Curitiba was ready to start all over again today and, in fact, proved that he had kept his head held high. In today’s second qualifying of the weekend Farfus finished seventh, and was the second-best BMW driver. In the first half of the 60-minute race in the afternoon he was on course to finish in a good points position. However, it was not meant to be for him. Like yesterday, he was hit by another car and had to retire with a broken front splitter after two thirds of the race distance.
“We had the same issue as yesterday. I was hit by a Mercedes and the front splitter broke, so I had to return to the box and could not continue the race,” Farfus reported, while not hiding his disappointment. “Qualifying went well for us and it was good to place the car quite far up at the front of the grid,” he continued. “But at the moment we do not have the pace and it is difficult to race in these circumstances. So we have to improve for the races.”
After the second weekend of the 2015 season, Farfus is 19th in the Drivers’ rankings with just one point. The next race-weekend will take place on the street circuit in Germany’s Nuremberg from 26th to 28th June.