17. Oktober 2020

One point from Saturday’s race at Zolder

Marco Wittmann was unable to achieve the result he had hoped for to start the Zolder race weekend but did manage to claim a place in the top ten. He finished tenth in his Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, scoring one point in the drivers’ championship.

Wittmann had only finished 14th in the qualifying session on Saturday morning. He was able to gain two places after a good start. The safety car made an appearance on lap two due to debris on the track and he moved into eleventh position after the restart. The early pit stop on lap five cost him a place but he was able to reclaim that as the race continued.

Saturday’s race at Zolder saw a total of three BMW M4 DTMs reach the top ten.

 Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG, Grid: 14th, Race: 10th, Drivers’ standings: 7th, 91 points):

“There’s not much to be said after the race. We moved up from 14th place to tenth and managed to score a point. With our early pit stop, we hoped that the safety car would make another appearance but that was not the case, so the strategy didn’t work out. We are losing too much time on the straights compared to the other cars around us. That is a bit frustrating. We have to analyse this and hopefully we will improve by tomorrow.”

The next race at Circuit Zolder will take place tomorrow.

You can find further information and some thrilling behind-the-scenes insights on Marco Wittmann’s social media channels. The two-time DTM champion keeps you up to date on Instagram under @wittmannracing and Facebook @MarcoWittmannOfficial.