Successful weekend for Marco Wittmann

05. Juni 2016 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

Marco Wittmann can be satisfied with the third race weekend of the 2016 DTM season, held at the Lausitzring. After the 2014 champion had collected a huge haul of points by finishing fourth in Saturday’s race, he continued this trend on Sunday. Starting from eighth on the grid, Wittmann fought his way forward and finished the sixth race of the season in P6.

This result brought him more important championship points for the drivers’ classification, as well as for BMW Team RMG and BMW for the team and manufacturers’ standings. Wittmann leaves the Lausitzring second overall, while his team, BMW Team RMG, continues to lead the team championship. In the manufacturers’ classification, BMW now has 228 points and still leads its rivals Audi and Mercedes.

“I feel very positive after this weekend. We knew beforehand we would not find it easy at the Lausitzring. With this in mind, fourth and sixth are very good results. I scored important points, and thus made the most of our opportunities. Unfortunately, my start was something of a disaster in Sunday’s race. I got away really badly. However, I fought back very well after that, and was the fastest BMW driver in the race.”

Apart from Wittmann, three other BMW drivers finished in the points this weekend: Wittmann’s former team-mate Maxime Martin collected two points by finishing ninth on Saturday, while on Sunday Bruno Spengler and Timo Glock were ninth and tenth in the points. Now there will be a break of two weeks in the DTM schedule. The season will resume with the fourth race weekend from 24th to 26th June, when Marco Wittmann and the BMW teams will be in action at the Norising – it is the home round for Wittmann that he is more than looking forward to.