The Austrian got off to a strong start in the second race, moving from sixth to second behind Schubert Racing teammate Sheldon van der Linde.
DTM points leader carrying 25kg of successful ballast Eng emerged the faster of the two after winning the first race. But his chances of winning were thwarted by the safety car, which coincided with the start of the pit window when Renerast was kicked into the gravel by David Schumacher.
DTM rules prohibit teams from doubles – stacking their cars in safety car condition, Eng had to stay outside as van der Linde led most of the field into the pit lane on lap seven, finished A slow tour, then enter and rejoin lap 17 on the next lap.
Inge was eliminated in the restart when Felipe Fraga pushed Clemence Schmid’s Lamborghini towards him and he “had an ABS error, I think right Something is broken up ahead.”
Eng was affected by the rules for the second time as he ran the safety car ahead of Van der Linde in Imola’s second race, which also shook the order, requiring him to be in the team’s Fighting back to sixth tail in the race.
Eng told Motorsport.com that the Nürburgring race was a “missed opportunity” for the first win of the year because “we had the pace to win this race today. “.
Philipp Eng, Schubert Motorsport BMW M4 GT3
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“At Norisring, we had a couple of people who got the full yellow circle [started in the maintenance window after Alessio Deledda pushed Esteban Muth into Franck Perera], in In my opinion, it works very well,” he said.
“You just, if there’s an accident, yellow the whole track, wait until everyone’s done their pitstops, then the race can go green again with no issues.
“As it stands, you screw up more than 50% of the field, or less because some teams only have one gantry.
“Maybe this needs to be reconsidered as it was the case with Imola’s problem as well for me Final runner up Dennis Olsen. The Belgian was also affected by the rules and had to play in the Followed Eng for one more lap at the front of the station, then back to the back of the bag.
Talking to Motorsport.com after finishing 11th, he agreed with Eng that the ruling was “unfair”, And revealed that it had been “discussed many times” with disgruntled drivers.
You are not, but I don’t understand how such a rule could exist,” he said.
“Half of the people have an unfair chance and their game is basically screwed up completely. I’m in the second to last place because of that.
“It’s not fair to half the field. I’ve run into this situation, but would have thought the same if it was the other way around.
“I have absolutely no idea why I would do this.”