|13. September 2020||Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »|
Podium for Marco Wittmann on the fifth race weekend of the 2020 DTM season. Driving the Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM for BMW Team RMG, he completed Saturday’s race at the Nürburgring in third position. Wittmann took advantage of ideal racing conditions on the Grand Prix circuit to claim third place in the closing stage of the race and secure his 35th DTM podium.
The weekend began strongly for Wittman with the fastest time in the first free practice session and also FP2 went very well. Wittmann then claimed fourth place in qualifying one, his best grid position of the season.
He lost one place at the start of the race but a consistent performance and good pace saw him successfully defend fifth place, before moving back up to fourth thanks to a strong overtaking manoeuvre that took him past Mike Rockenfeller (Audi) twelve minutes before the end of the race. On lap 27, Wittmann made the most of a driving error by Robin Frijns (Audi) to claim third place and a spot on the podium.
Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid: 4th, Race: 3rd, Drivers’ standings: 8th, 59 points):
“It has been a good weekend for us so far. We were able to reach fourth place in the race and we also had a bit of luck that helped us reach the podium. Nonetheless, it is definitely satisfying to be able to stand on the podium again and to have scored some good championship points. Of course, we will be giving our all again on Sunday.”
The tenth DTM race of the season will be held tomorrow, Sunday, at the Nürburgring.
For more information and exciting looks behind the scenes, check out Marco Wittmann’s social media channels. On Instagram under @wittmannracing and Facebook under @MarcoWittmannOfficial, the two-time DTM champion keeps you up to speed.