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Race two in the German Monaco was a very satisfying end to the weekend for Marco Wittmann. At the end of the 55-minute race at the Norisring, he and the Green Machine crossed the finish line in seventh place. Wittmann ended the season in fourth place in the DTM championship.
Sunday morning’s qualifying again took place in glorious sunshine and icy temperatures. However, the Walkenhorst Motorsport driver had to settle for 16th place in front of his home crowd. After a dramatic start, which had a major influence on the outcome of the championship, he rapidly climbed into eleventh place. As the race progressed, Wittmann opted to stay out for a long time and consistently stayed clear of trouble. He once again showed his racing intelligence, which has earned him more than the odd podium in the past. The Walkenhorst Motorsport team eventually called him in for the mandatory pit stop on lap 30, and was again flawless in the pits. This again demonstrated the outstanding work performed by the team all season. Wittmann came home seventh at the end of the final race of the 2021 DTM – a pleasing result after a tough end to the season.
Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW M6 GT3, Team Walkenhorst Motorsport, grid position: 16th, race result: 7th, Drivers’ Championship: 4th, 171 pts.):
That was a satisfying way to finish, with 7th place in today’s race. Going into the race, we were not expecting that. As such, I am really happy. I can be particularly pleased with fourth place overall in the championship. For me, the highs and the victories this season definitely outweigh anything else. The performances we produced this year were huge. We are now looking forward to the new year. I would obviously like to congratulate Maximilian Götz, who was crowned champion today. I know very well how he feels. The first title is always very special. The highlight of the weekend were definitely the fans at the Norisring. It was great fun, with many different activities. The crowd was awesome and I believe we have all earned a break.”
The 2021 DTM season is now over and Marco Wittmann and the Walkenhorst Motorsport team have ended their first season together in a very fine fourth place. The driver from Fürth now heads into a well-earned winter break.
You can find more information and fascinating insights behind the scenes on Marco Wittmann’s social media channels. The two-time DTM champion keeps you up to speed on Instagram @wittmannracing and Facebook @MarcoWittmannOfficial.