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24. September 2016 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

Marco Wittmann endured a tough start to the weekend in Budapest: the 2014 winner had to settle for seventh place in race one at the Hungaroring. However, the BMW Team RMG did manage to pick up valuable points in the Drivers’ Championship.

Qualifying gave the first indication that race one was going to be a case of damage limitation, such was the dominance of rivals Audi. Wittmann was the best-placed BMW driver going into race 15 of the season, starting from tenth on the grid.

The 2014 DTM champion made a very good start, held his ground in turn one, and made up two places in one go. “I mustered all my courage and braked late,” said Wittmann. “That allowed me to overtake two Audis at once.” However, Wittmann was unable to make any further inroads into the leading group. “Seventh place was the most we could manage today,” he said. “We did not stand a chance against the Audi dominance today, but six points are very valuable. Let’s see how we get on tomorrow.”

Race two at the Hungaroring begins at 15:13 local time on Sunday.