06. September 2020

Changeable conditions on Sunday

Sunday’s race at the TT Circuit Assen was no easy undertaking for Marco Wittmann. Nevertheless, he secured himself a spot in the top ten.

Qualifying in the morning of the second race day at Assen took place in glorious sunshine, but rain set in right at the start of the race, which gushed over the track during the formation lap. Wittmann started a chaotic race from eleventh on the grid. He pitted in P13 on the eleventh lap. The early stop meant he was able to make up a few places and he finished the race in eighth place.

Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid: 11th, Race: 8th, Drivers’ standings: 9th, 44 points):

“The conditions today were difficult. We had to fight a bit in the first stint; the second was much better. Then the safety car was deployed and we ended up in eighth place. Obviously, that isn’t quite what we had hoped for, since we thought we might have moved further up the field in the changeable conditions. Ultimately, I was lacking a little pace and performance this weekend. Now we need to make sure we do better at the Nürburgring next week. Congratulations to Sheldon on his first win. Everything went well for him today. He had great pace in the second stint and definitely deserved to win.”

Next weekend sees Marco Wittmann in DTM action again when he will be racing at the Nürburgring.

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