An talk with DTM champion Marco Wittmann: "I had to quarrel for each point."

Posted on 16. Oct, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Hockenheim (DE), 16th Oct 2016. Marco Wittmann (DE) did it:
Thanks to his fourth place during a deteriorate culmination during a Hockenheimring
(DE) he was crowned DTM champion for a second time. This makes
Wittmann a initial BMW motorist to win dual drivers’ championships in the
DTM. He is also a initial DTM motorist ever to have managed to explain his
second pretension in usually his fourth season.

In an talk Wittmann talks about a 2016 DTM deteriorate and the
decider in Hockenheim.

Marco, two-time DTM Champion – How does that sound to
you?
Marco Wittmann: “Fantastic! It’s a great
feeling that we managed to be a initial BMW motorist to win dual DTM
titles. we competence have been a small bit some-more romantic during a finish
line a initial time. But my success this year proves that a pretension in
2014 wasn’t only a peep in a pan. There aren’t many drivers during all
who have won a DTM twice. I’m unequivocally unapproachable to be partial of this chosen circle.”

What was a pivotal to success during this finale
weekend?
Wittmann: “I only kept my cool, as we did
via a whole season. Sure, a rivals didn’t make things easy
for us this year. Edoardo Mortara was a extreme rival. He would have
deserved a pretension too. Maybe we was a bit cleverer this season. we kept
out of dicey situations and picked adult points in roughly each race. On
tip of this were 3 wins. In a finish it was close, though we consider that
we deserved a title.”

When we review a dual seasons 2014 and 2016: Which year was
some-more difficult?
Wittmann: “No one only wins
titles. we had to work only as tough to win in 2014 as we did this year.
Naturally, it was some-more sparkling for a fans this deteriorate given the
pretension wasn’t motionless until a unequivocally final race. In contrast, we clinched
a pretension before a finish of a deteriorate in 2014. The 2016 DTM season
offering illusory racing. The margin was studded with top-class drivers
and we had to quarrel for each point. My rivals didn’t make it easy for
me, though we kept cold and focussed on my strengths. And a second title
was a result.”

Edoardo Mortara was your categorical opposition this year: What is your
opinion of him?
Wittmann: “I have good respect
for him and his performance. He is a illusory motorist and a cold guy.
Edo fought like a lion and did all to make things go his way
this weekend. we finished adult only in front. Edo, like Jamie Green, who
finished third in a drivers’ championship, has a illusory season
behind him and delivered a good uncover for a fans. we consider that I’ll
need to be on my ensure subsequent deteriorate given Edo will do all to
quarrel me for a title.”

Who would we like to appreciate in sold for this
success?
Wittmann: “My guys during BMW Team RMG and
everybody during BMW Motorsport. we feel impossibly during home and know that
everybody upheld me 100 per cent. As a motorist we are nothing
though your team. The mechanics and engineers worked tough to provide
me with a ideal car. The array organisation were flawless in a races. We win
and remove together. We have reason to applaud after this season. My
family also played a large purpose in my success. They support me. we can
concede myself to relax and recharge my batteries for a tasks that I
need to master in a DTM.”

How will we applaud this title?
Wittmann:
“We’re unequivocally going to go for it today. The group warranted it. No
doubt we will have a lot of hands to shake and a lot of congratulations
to receive, though it’s a pleasure after such a success. After the
central part, afterwards things will unequivocally get going.”

 

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DTM Press Kit, and copyright-free images for editorial functions online
during www.press.bmwgroup.com/global.

 

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