No points at the Red Bull Ring

26. September 2022 Zurück zur Artikelübersicht »

Marco Wittmann experienced a tough DTM race weekend at the Red Bull Ring not being able to score any points.

 

Marco Wittmann’s negative streak since his DTM home event at the Norisring continued at the penultimate race weekend of the season at the Red Bull Ring. Wittmann did not manage to reach the top ten in either race in his #11 BMW M4 GT3 from Walkenhorst Motorsport. He struggled due to the fact that he was unable to secure a good grid position in either qualifying session. The two-time DTM champion finished the races in 14th and 12th positions. He was in fifth place for a while on Sunday, but then lost ground on a drying track due to the wet-weather tyres on the final laps.

 

“Unfortunately, that was a weekend where nothing went right for us. That is extremely disappointing,” said Wittmann. “If you don’t hit the mark in qualifying and have to start all the way back there, it is just unbelievably difficult to make progress in the race. On Sunday, things were looking better for a while in fifth place but, to be honest, our strategy was all wrong. Going with wet-weather tyres finished us on those last laps, and slicks would have been the right choice for the closing phase. Things have been going wrong for the last three race weekends. We don’t get the luck during the races, but we have to be frank and admit that we are making strategic mistakes. With conditions like they were on Sunday, the right tactics can make a huge difference. Unfortunately, that didn’t work out. Now I am hoping to round off the season in a positive manner in Hockenheim.”

 

The season finale in Hockenheim will take place on 8th/9th October.