09. Juni 2019

Huge misfortune: Marco Wittmann taken out in his 100th race

Saturday’s sensational success was followed by disappointment on Sunday. Wittmann’s 100th race in the DTM came to a premature end on the opening lap.

Wittmann made a strong start from sixth place on the grid and found himself in third place after just a few metres. However, it was not long before disaster struck. The two-time DTM champion crashed out on lap one and was forced to retire in the Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM.

“It is really annoying to crash out in that manner,” said Wittmann. “I cannot say too much on the subject and am obviously totally frustrated. It is disappointing to end my 100th DTM race that way, particularly after the great start and good opening lap.”

Unlike Wittmann, fellow BMW driver Philipp Eng had cause to celebrate. The Austrian finished runner-up in Sunday’s race in Misano. Victory went to Nico Mueller (Audi). After six races, Wittmann now travels to his home event at the Norisring in fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship with 68 points.