|08. Oktober 2019||Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »|
The „Dream Team“ for the „Dream Race“ is complete: With Marco Wittmann, the third driver who will represent BMW M Motorsport in the „SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race“ in Fuji is now known. Wittmann will line up on the legendary track at Mount Fuji alongside his idol, Alessandro Zanardi, and local hero Kamui Kobayashi. The „Dream Race“ in November will be the first race event jointly hosted by the DTM and the Japanese SUPER GT in Japan.
“It’s great to be part of the ‘Dream Race’ in Fuji”, said Wittmann, who finished in third place in the driver’s championship in the DTM season that has just finished. “Alex Zanardi, who is an idol of mine, Kamui Kobayashi and I make a strong team. I have been to Japan before, but have never been to Fuji. I really like the country. The people there are just so friendly, the fans are very enthusiastic and they love their motorsport. I am looking forward to the race and the event as a whole, and to the SUPER GT in particular. We have already seen what a great welcome the three cars from Japan received at Hockenheim. That shows that the DTM is going in the right direction with regard to the future. Of course, it will primarily be a show event but when the lights go green, you just want to be successful. So my aim is to be competing right at the front. I am looking forward to it so much.”
In the ‘SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race’ representatives of the DTM manufacturers will compete against their Japanese counterparts from Honda, Lexus and Nissan. The event at Fuji takes place from 22nd to 24th November.
“Having finished the 2019 DTM season in third place, Marco Wittmann now completes our ‘Dream Team’ for the ‘Dream Race’”, said BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “Marco is the most successful BMW DTM driver of recent years and is therefore the ideal ambassador to represent our DTM programme in Japan. We now have a strong driver line-up, with Alex Zanardi, Kamui Kobayashi and Marco. The journey to Japan is a trip into the unknown and an adventure for all of us. However, BMW Team RBM is an experienced DTM team that also knows all about the challenges posed by races in other countries. We are very well prepared for Fuji. The ‘Dream Race’ will be a fantastic event and we are all really looking forward to it.”