Conciliatory Sunday race at the Lausitzring

25. Juli 2021 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

After finishing seventh in Saturday’s race at the Lausitzring, Marco Wittmann was able to battle his way forwards again on Sunday. In the fourth race of the 2021 DTM season, he claimed sixth place in his BMW M6 GT3.

It had proved to be another disappointing qualifying session for the Walkenhorst Motorsport driver on Sunday morning. Wittmann was unable to improve on 14th position. The second race of the weekend once again took place in ideal conditions and he was able to battle up to eighth place just after the start. After his team performed a faultless pit stop, he rejoined the race in twelfth place. As the race progressed, he pulled off some great overtaking manoeuvres against the two Mercedes drivers Lucas Auer and Daniel Juncadella. Marco Wittmann finished the 55-minute race in the Lausitz in sixth position, scoring some important championship points.

Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW M6 GT3, Team Walkenhorst Motorsport, Grid: 14th, Race: 6th, Drivers’ standings: 6th, 28 points):

“Today was another more conciliatory day of racing for me. It was tough going for us in the qualifying sessions this weekend and finishing 14th in both did not give us the ideal starting position for either race, but we made up ground on both Saturday and Sunday. I made a brilliant start with a great first lap, which saw me move up from 14th to eighth position. As the race progressed, I was able to battle with the Mercedes and crossed the line in sixth place. It was a really good race in spite of the starting position. Now we have to optimise qualifying, as there are a few things for us to work on here. However, our racing pace gives me grounds for optimism. I am happy that the next event is coming up right away. We’ve got the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps next weekend, where we will hopefully record another good result. After that, the DTM continues in Zolder. That will be a very stressful three weeks but motorsport is my job and I enjoy spending time at the track.”

Marco Wittmann will be battling for championship points again in Zolder, Belgium. After the first two race weekends, he is in a very promising sixth position in the overall standings.

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.