Strong chasing performance in second race in Monza

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The second race of the Italian DTM weekend in Monza once again proved to be very satisfying for Marco Wittmann. After completing 28 race laps, he finished in fifth place.

Sunday’s qualifying session had been very promising for Wittmann and his BMW M6 GT3 from Walkenhorst Motorsport. He secured eleventh position for the second DTM race in Monza in his #GreenMachine. He was able to maintain this position after the start and moved up to P7 for a time. His Walkenhorst Motorsport team decided to go for the pit stop on lap six. Wittmann was regularly involved in exciting duels as the race progressed. In the tussle with ROWE driver Sheldon van der Linde, Marco Wittmann was battling for some important championship points all the way to the finish. At the end of the 50-minute race, he claimed fifth place. The points scored over the race weekend in Monza will form a solid basis for the 2021 DTM season.

Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW M6 GT3, Team Walkenhorst Motorsport, Grid: 11th, Race: 5th, Drivers’ championship: P9, Points: 12):

“Finishing off the weekend with fifth place was a positive experience again. Despite only coming eleventh in qualifying, we did a really good job. The whole Walkenhorst team did some great work with two good pit stops. The really positive aspect is that we finished in the points in both races. I had not expected that coming into the weekend. Overall, it has been a very positive race weekend in Monza. We produced a good performance today and it was a race with some tough battles. It was a lot of fun and moving up from P11 to P5 represents a decent result. Now we will head to testing for the 24h race in Spa on Tuesday and Wednesday, where we will work on setup for the upcoming race. I will have the opportunity to drive the new BMW M4 GT3 there, which will be a major highlight for me. There are plenty of events on the calendar but I am still having fun behind the wheel.”

The DTM is now taking a longer break due to the postponement of the races at the Norisring. The second race weekend in the 2021 DTM weekend will take place at the end of July, at the Lausitzring. A top 10 finish will be the target here too.

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.