Marco Wittmann on the podium in Imola

19. Juni 2022 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

At DTM’s debut at the iconic Imola circuit, Marco Wittmann finished third on Sunday to claim the first podium in the DTM with the new BMW M4 GT3 for him and the Walkenhorst Motorsport team.


Wittmann put on a great show on Sunday as he pulled off a spectacular last-lap manoeuvre to overtake Lucas Auer and clinch a spot on the podium. He had previously secured his best qualifying result of the DTM season, landing his BMW M4 GT3 on third place on the grid. Wittmann was also the best-placed BMW M Motorsport driver on Saturday, when he finished seventh.


“What a weekend! After the two disappointing events at the start of the season, we have taken a big step forward as a team. For this reason, the results here at Imola are really satisfying”, said Wittmann. “It was very special to clinch the first podium of the season with a manoeuvre like that on the final lap on Sunday. You don’t pull off something like that every day. I am very pleased with the push that this weekend will give us. Just in time for my home event at the Norisring in two weeks.”


Heading to Nuremburg for his home event, Wittmann is ninth in the Driver standings with 35 points.