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Fifth place in Saturday’s race in Zolder only made him even hungrier for a spot on the podium. After a flawless qualifying and the ensuing pole position, Marco Wittmann took victory for the Walkenhorst Motorsport team in his BMW M6 GT3.
The two-time DTM champion enjoyed a flawless qualifying on Sunday morning, taking pole position when the session came to an early end. The Walkenhorst Motorsport driver defended his lead in commanding fashion at the start of the 55-minute race. As in Saturday’s race, a crash on the opening lap was followed by a Safety Car phase, which wiped away the lead that Wittmann had managed to open. When the racing resumed with a flying re-start, he again held onto the lead. Another impressive pit stop from the team on lap ten set him up nicely for the rest of the race. At the end of race two in Zolder, Belgium, he and the Green Machine crossed the finish line first in front of roughly 3,000 spectators. At the podium ceremony, the man from Fürth celebrated in front of a small “Green Wall” of Schaeffler employees, who had travelled especially to see the race.
Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW M6 GT3, Team Walkenhorst Motorsport, grid position: 1st, race result: 1st, Drivers’ Championship: 4th, 67 points):
“The whole weekend has been great for us. Coming into it, we never expected to be so strong. However, the package has been top since Friday! Pole was the key today. The team can be proud of itself: this is only their sixth DTM race and many things, like the fast pit stops, are new to them. They did a great and flawless job.”
In two weeks, the Nürburgring hosts the fourth race weekend of the 2021 DTM season. Here too, the focus will be on the podium positions.
You can find more information and fascinating insights into what goes on behind the scenes on Marco Wittmann’s social media channels. The two-time DTM champion keeps you up-to-spee don Instagram at @wittmannracing and Facebook at @MarcoWittmannOfficial.