Two top ten finishes at the Nürburgring

28. August 2022 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

At the Nürburgring, Marco Wittmann finished in the points twice at the fifth DTM race weekend of the season.

 

On Saturday, Wittmann crossed the line in eighth place in his Green Machine after the race had been delayed for several hours due to heavy fog. He worked his way up from twelfth on the grid during the early laps of Sunday’s race and reached the top five before losing ground after a rival pushed him off the track. He was still able to battle his way back to tenth position. Wittmann’s BMW M Motorsport driving team-mate Sheldon van der Linde won Saturday’s race and now leads the drivers’ standings.

 

“That was a difficult weekend for us and we just didn’t have the pace required for a top finish,” said Wittmann. “All the delays due to fog made Saturday a chaotic day. At least we were able to match our grid position by finishing eighth. Things briefly looked very good on Sunday when I was up in fourth place. But then I got pushed out by another car and fell back a long way. I was able to battle my way back up to tenth but that is still nowhere near what we expect. Congratulations to Sheldon on the win, the pole position and first place in the drivers’ championship.”

 

Walkenhorst Motorsport competed with a third BMW M4 GT3 at the Nürburgring, allowing 17-year-old Theo Oeverhaus to make a guest appearance in the DTM. Oeverhaus became the youngest driver of all time in the racing series. Several school classes from the region were also visiting the team and were treated to some exclusive behind-the-scenes DTM insights. Walkenhorst Motorsport and Schaeffler had launched a drawing competition for the benefit of children from the regions devastated by last year’s catastrophic floods.