With several drivers clearly in contention for a race win during this weekend’s Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters schedule, Augusto Farfus was clearly one of them from the moment first practice got underway this morning.
The Brazilian secured his first podium finish since the second race at the Hockenheim season opener in 2016, and explained that whenever he races at the Kent-based circuit, he feels that results fall in his favour.
“It has been a long time since I was racing here with a different car, so the reference points are completely different,” admitted the man from Curitiba at the post-race press conference.
“Brands has always been very kind to me, it’s an old-school track which I really like with the blind corners, very much like the Nordschleife to an extent.”
The performance was very clear from the outset, as the Monaco-based driver admitted that Team RMG had prepared his BMW M4 DTM to perform at the limit.
“Out of the box this morning, the car felt really, really good, and we prepared for here pretty well with the car. Qualifying didn’t go our way unfortunately, but in the race I got a really good start to climb up the order and show the pace.
“I’m very happy to be back on the podium, after a difficult start of the year to finally get a result like this. I can’t wait to come back tomorrow and go for it again, work hard and try and beat these guys.”
Farfus now moves up to twelfth in the standings with 40 points, just three points behind Bruno Spengler.