Tough battle at Spa-Francorchamps

12. September 2022 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

Marco Wittmann came away from the sixth DTM race weekend of the season with two hard-won top 10 positions.


Like at the Nürburgring, Wittmann and his Green Machine were lacking the pace to be up there battling for top positions. He was unable to keep up with the top times in qualifying in particular, which meant he had to start both races further back on the grid and battle his way through the field. He was able to make up places through many good wheel-to-wheels on both Saturday and Sunday. The end result being two ninth places.


“Unfortunately, it was another tough weekend for us”, said Wittmann. “On one hand, we were lacking pace, even compared to our fellow BMWs. On the other hand, we unfortunately did not make good strategic decisions in the qualifying sessions, which really cost us with regard to the grid positions. On a positive note, I was able to fight my way into the points in both races and had a lot of good battles. However, it is obviously a meagre haul.”


There are two race weekends of this DTM season remaining – at the Red Bull Ring and in Hockenheim. Wittmann is only 13th in the driver’s standings, but there are still four races left, which are opportunities to round off the difficult DTM year overall with good individual results.