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After the emotional, but ultimately unfortunate detour to the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, Marco Wittmann returns to the DTM this weekend. The BMW drivers head to Lusatia for the third race weekend of the season – and Marco Wittmann and his BMW Team RMG are confident as they travel to Germany’s most eastern racetrack.
After Marco Wittmann and team-mate Timo Glock’s wins at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg, Stefan Reinhold’s team currently tops the team standings; BMW currently leads the manufacturers‘ standings. In the driver’s standings, Marco is in fifth place with 35 points, two points behind Glock in third place, and just eight points behind front-runner Paul Di Resta.
So it is no surprise that Marco Wittmann is looking forward to races five and six of the season: „The Lausitzring hasn’t always been kind to BMW, but I won the driver’s title there in 2014. Which is why I also have fond memories of the track.“ On top of this, just a few days after their joint appearance at the „Green Hell“, he will be reunited with Schubert Motorsport and BMW Motorsport Junior Jesse Krohn, with whom he shared the cockpit of the BMW M6 GT3 at the Nürburgring. For the first time in eight years, the DTM will be in action on the same weekend as the ADAC GT Masters, in which Schubert Motorsport and Krohn compete.
„The race weekend at the Lausitzring will definitely be a fantastic event,“ said Wittmann referring to the Motorsport Festival, in which, in addition to the DTM and ADAC GT Masters, the fans will get to experience the ADAC Formula 4 with Mick Schumacher and the Superbike*IDM: „It will certainly be exciting, particularly for the spectators.“ The DTM races get underway at 3:28 p.m. CEST on Saturday and at 3:13 p.m. CEST on Sunday.