Impressive fightback in Hockenheim

17. Oktober 2015 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

Marco Wittmann crossed the finish line in Saturday’s race at Hockenheim in sixth place after a magnificent fightback, once again picking up valuable points for BMW in the manufacturers’ Standings.

From 16th on the grid, the 2014 DTM champion faced a mammoth task from the start. But Wittmann is known never to give up. As such, he battled his way up through the field lap by lap. He ended up finishing sixth in his Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM.

There were numerous duels on the opening laps of the race, which Wittmann was able to avoid and thereby improve position by position. His BMW Team RMG team-mate Maxime Martin (3rd place) and Tom Blomqvist (7th place) also picked up important championship points for BMW.

Wittmann was more than satisfied with these results at the end of the race: „Qualifying went far from smoothly for me today – only 16th place. But I did well right from the first lap of the race. I was able to move up into sixth place in the end. It was fantastic, and definitely more than I had hoped for.“

All this explains Wittmann’s high hopes for the final race of the 2015 DTM season tomorrow. „We were able to pick up some points today, thanks also to Maxime’s terrific third place. That gives us another great boost in the team standings, which is why we want to go on the attack one final time tomorrow, to make the most of it once more.“

After Pascal Wehrlein (Mercedes-Benz) secured the title in the Drivers’ Championship in race one, tomorrow’s race will decide who can lay claim to the trophies for the best team and the best manufacturer. BMW is currently in first place with 583 points, while Marco Wittmann’s BMW Team RMG is still in with a chance of the Team title in second place.