Despite having lost out in the DTM driver’s championship for 2013, BMW Team RBM’s Augusto Farfus and Joey Hand head to the Hockenheimring this weekend aiming to clinch the Team’s Championship.
The Belgian-based team are currently just three points behind leaders Audi Sport Team Phoenix heading into the final meeting of the year, and the team will be hungrier than ever to secure a title for BMW.
Team Principal Bart Mampaey says the team will be doing all they can to achieve the honour of being top team in only their second season in the German series, having switched from World Touring Cars at the end of 2010.
“We are only three points off the lead in the Team competition and my crew will obviously be going all out to head home from the final race in Hockenheim with the trophy,” said Mampaey. “However, regardless of what happens at the finale, it is still fantastic what we have achieved in only our second season in the DTM.
“Everyone in BMW Team RBM has been utterly committed to the cause, and that makes me incredibly proud. If we can get a similar result to the ones we enjoyed in Zandvoort or at the season-opener in Hockenheim, we can still win the Team title. That would be absolutely fantastic.”
The team’s lead driver, Brazilian Farfus, has won the past two events at Oschersleben and Zandvoort from the front row of the grid. The former WTCC racer says that he is aiming to bookend his season with victories.
“BMW Team RBM has done fantastically well in only its second season in the DTM,” said Farfus. “We are assured of second place in the Drivers’ Championship, and it is awesome to still be in with a chance of winning the Team competition ahead of the final race. If we stay focussed, we can clinch the title. I would like to end the season as it began: with victory in Hockenheim.”