Local hero Marco Wittmann: Back in the title race on home soil? 

03. Juli 2019 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

The home event at the Norisring is the absolute highlight of the season for Marco Wittmann. The two-time DTM champion is eager to build on his highly acclaimed victory from last year in the heart of Nuremberg and in doing so, re-join the race for the title.

“Naturally I am really looking forward to it “, said Wittmann. “The Norisring is always special to me, particularly after the win last year. It is always a great weekend and of course I am looking forward to having my whole family, my fan club and so many people there supporting me.“

Success on Saturday, bad luck on Sunday – would be an apt way to summarise Marco Wittmann’s season to date. The man from Franconia has bagged 62 of his haul of 68 points so far on the previous three Saturdays of the race weekends before struggling with his fate on Sunday, in part through no fault of his own. What this means for Wittmann: The pace to be up there at the front with his Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM is there. Which is reason enough to be positive looking ahead to his home event. The required support from the sold-out stone grandstands at the Dutzendteich certainly won’t be lacking.

“Also, this year our new Premium Partner Schaeffler, who also come from the region, are also widely represented. I’m looking forward to that in particular as well, and naturally I am hoping for a successful weekend.”

In addition to Wittmann, his father Herbert and brother Nico will also be racing at the Norisring. They will both contest the Tourenwagen Classics (TWC) with a BMW M3 E30 DTM from 1990, in which Dieter Quester once celebrated successes for BMW. “It’s fantastic that three Wittmanns will be lining up at the Norisring,” said Wittmann. “My father and my brother have both got their racing licence. The race at the Norisring will be their first outing.”

DTM TV partner SAT.1 will broadcast live on Saturday and Sunday starting at 1:00 p.m. local time. The races get underway at 1:30 p.m. local time on both days.