Consistent, crafty and impossibly cool: Marco Wittmann’s highway to his second DTM pretension with BMW Motorsport.

Posted on 17. Oct, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Hockenheim (DE), 16th Oct 2016. Marco Wittmann (DE) has become
a initial BMW motorist in a story of a DTM to win dual Drivers’
Championships. Having won a pretension in 2014, he was again crowned
champion on Sunday, after finishing fourth in a final competition of the
year during a Hockenheimring (DE).

The 26-year-old BMW Team RMG motorist won 4 races in a 2016 DTM
season. His initial feat of a year in a Red Bull BMW M4 DTM came
in a third competition of a deteriorate in Spielberg (AT). He went on to supplement a
serve dual wins in Moscow (RU) and during a Nürburgring (DE).

Wittmann changed to a tip of a Drivers’ Championship for a first
time during a Lausitzring (DE), after that he was inextricable in a
stirring conflict for a lead with Robert Wickens (CA, Mercedes),
Jamie Green (GB, Audi) and Edoardo Mortara (IT, Audi). He afterwards wrapped
adult a pretension in a second competition in Hockenheim.

Join us, as we demeanour behind during Marco Wittmann’s lane to a 2016 DTM
Drivers’ Championship.

Hockenheim (DE), 7th/8th May – Not an ideal start.

The start of a 2016 DTM deteriorate by no means goes to devise for Marco
Wittmann. At a circle of a Red Bull BMW M4 DTM, he is primarily the
best-placed BMW motorist after a opening laps. However, a driver
from Fürth is afterwards concerned in a collision, by no error of his
own, and hence drops good behind by a field. Wittmann
crosses a finish line in 16th place – good outward a points.
Wittmann finishes eighth in Sunday’s competition to measure his initial four
points of a season. Augusto Farfus (BR) in a Shell BMW M4 DTM and
Maxime Martin (BE) in a SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM come home second and
third to explain a initial dual lectern finishes of a 2016 deteriorate for BMW.

Position in a Drivers’ Championship after dual of 18 races: 12th
place – 4 points

 

Spielberg (AT), 21st/22nd May – Start-finish feat in a Alps.

BMW’s 250th competition in a story of a DTM is a successful one for
BMW: Marco Wittmann translates stick position into a autocratic victory
in Saturday’s competition during a Red Bull Ring in Spielberg (AT). Tom
Blomqvist (GB) follows him over a line in a Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM
to finish a initial BMW one-two of a year. Wittmann stays the
male for a large occasion: his delight is a 70th feat for BMW in
a DTM. In 2014 he claimed a initial feat with a BMW M4 DTM,
that also noted a 60th success for BMW in a DTM. Wittmann’s
team-mate Timo Glock (DE) has means for jubilee in Spielberg on
a Sunday, claiming a third DTM win of his career. Wittmann is seventh.

Position in a Drivers’ Championship after 4 of 18 races: 5th
place – 35 points

 

Lausitzring (DE), 4th/5th Jun – A ambience of a lead.

Marco Wittmann takes a lead in a DTM Drivers’ Championship for
a initial time after competition 5 of a year during a Lausitzring (DE).
The BMW Team RMG motorist starts Saturday’s competition from third on a grid
and goes on to cranky a finish line in fourth place in a Red Bull
BMW M4 DTM, after 32 flawless laps and a extreme conflict with the
drivers behind him. Wittmann’s total of 47 points is adequate to see him
tip a altogether standings. He produces another considerable arrangement on
Sunday, entrance home sixth to explain another top-ten finish. He is
assimilated in a tip 10 by another dual BMW drivers, in a form of Bruno
Spengler and Timo Glock. However, Wittmann is incompetent to hang on to the
lead in a Drivers’ Championship. Now with 55 points to his name, he
trails a new personality – Mercedes motorist Robert Wickens – by 3 points.

Position in a Drivers’ Championship after 6 of 18 races: 2nd
place – 55 points

 

Norisring (DE), 25th/26th Jun – Cool and unchanging on home soil.

The streets of Nürnberg (DE) are a happy stomping belligerent this year
for Marco Wittmann during his home competition weekend. Fourth place is a best
outcome of his DTM career on a parsimonious travel circuit. Starting from
13th, he fights behind strongly to cranky a finish line forward of Bruno
Spengler (CA) as a best-placed BMW motorist after 49 laps of racing.
Wittmann adds a sixth place in Saturday’s race, proof once again
that he is among a many unchanging scorers in a series. His
reward: a internal favourite moves behind to a tip of a Drivers’
Championship with 75 points to his name. The Sunday during a Norisring
is even some-more successful for Wittmann’s associate BMW drivers from BMW
Team RBM: Tom Blomqvist finishes runner-up in a Ice-Watch BMW M4
DTM, carrying started from stick position for a initial time in his DTM
career. He is followed over a line by Maxime Martin (BE) in the
SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM, who fights his approach by from sixth on a grid
to finish third.

Position in a Drivers’ Championship after 8 of 18 races: 1st
place – 75 points

 

Zandvoort (NL), 16th/17th Jul – All change in a chasing pack.

Marco Wittmann has really lustful memories of a fantastic dune circuit
in Zandvoort (NL): it was here that he cumulative his initial stick position
in a DTM in 2013. He once again has means for jubilee this
season, as he extends his lead in a Drivers’ Championship on the
Saturday. Wittmann starts from second on a grid, and finishes in the
same position to supplement a serve 18 points to his total for a year.
However, there is no let-up from a opposition: Mercedes driver
Wickens wins a ninth competition of a deteriorate to collect adult 25 points. This
is adequate to make him Wittmann’s closest rival, briefly. A serve two
BMW drivers finish in a points: António Félix da Costa (PT) is sixth
in a BMW M4 DTM, while Maxime Martin finished a tip ten. Wittmann
comes home fourth in competition dual in Zandvoort, and sees a new
second-placed male in a Drivers’ Championship on a tip of the
podium: Audi motorist Jamie Green. However, a BMW Team RMG driver
retains his altogether lead, now with 105 points. Green is sneaking seven
points behind in second place.

Position in a Drivers’ Championship after 10 of 18 races: 1st
place – 105 points

 

Moscow (RU), 20th/21st Aug – Disappointment and winning joy.

The “Moscow Raceway” throws adult a special challenge: on a Saturday,
a 8 BMW riders and their rivals are faced with a initial wet
competition of a season. Torrential sleet creates a lane so soppy that the
initial 8 laps contingency be finished behind a reserve automobile for safety
reasons. Wittmann finishes 19th in a Red Bull BMW M4 DTM and
surrenders a lead in a Drivers’ Championship to Wickens, who wins
a race. Martin is a best-placed BMW motorist in sixth place in the
SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM. After a H2O quarrel on Saturday, everybody starts
from blemish again in dry conditions on a Sunday – and Wittmann
comes adult trumps: after impressing on his approach to stick position in
qualifying, a German claims his second win of a deteriorate in competition 12
of a year, convalescent a championship lead in a process. It is
Wittmann’s seventh feat in a 50th DTM competition of his career. It also
represents a tenth win for BMW Team RMG in a 60th DTM race.
Blomqvist, Spengler and Farfus follow him home in second, third and
fourth to finish a sixth top-four lock-out for BMW in a DTM.

Position in a Drivers’ Championship after 12 of 18 races: 1st place
– 130 points

 

Nürburgring (DE), 10th/11th Sep – The Nürburg in view,
sights set on a title.

Whenever Wittmann has won during a Nürburgring (DE), he has left on to
be crowned a DTM champion: when he won his initial pretension behind in 2014,
he also took his place on a tip step of a lectern in a Eifel
Mountains. This season, he once again represents BMW Team RMG, which
is formed in circuitously Andernach (DE), with a home win. The celebrations
know no bounds. Starting from stick for a third time this year, he
produces a autocratic opening to defends his lead via the
Saturday race. Blomqvist does a good pursuit of fending off a chasing
container and comes home second in a Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM to complete
BMW’s 19th one-two in a DTM. Wittmann ensures BMW has another
miracle to applaud after Sunday’s race: he finishes third in the
Red Bull BMW M4 DTM to explain a 250th lectern outcome for BMW in the
DTM. Thanks to a many successful competition weekend of a year so far,
that yields 40 points, Wittmann goes into a final 4 races of the
deteriorate with 170 points to his name – 33 some-more than Edoardo Mortara, who
won on Sunday in a “Green Hell”.

Position in a Drivers’ Championship after 14 of 18 races: 1st place
– 170 points

 

Budapest (HU), 24th/25th Sep – The lead is diminishing.

Initially all is going to devise for Wittmann in Budapest (HU)
during a penultimate DTM weekend of a year. First, he picks adult points
for finishing seventh in competition one, afterwards he crosses a finish line in
fourth place on Sunday, after an action-packed race. However, during
scrutineering after a 16th competition of a season, a stewards come to
a finish that a underbody of Wittmann’s automobile did not accommodate the
specified dimensions. The altogether personality is released from a results.
This moves António Félix da Costa (PT) adult into third place
retrospectively and creates him a best-placed BMW motorist on Sunday.
Wittmann’s lead over Mortara, who wins a Saturday competition in Hungary,
though fails to collect adult any points in a second race, is 14 points
streamer into a culmination in Hockenheim.

Position in a Drivers’ Championship after 16 of 18 races: 1st place
– 176 points

 

Hockenheim (DE), 15th/16th Sep – A tough quarrel with
happy ending.

The grand DTM culmination in Hockenheim turns into a thriller. Alongside
Marco Wittmann, a concentration is on a dual BMW drivers Martin Tomczyk and
António Félix da Costa, whose DTM careers come to an finish this weekend.
Félix da Costa bids a superb farewell – and claims stick position for
both races. But while a male from Portugal is denied a tip result,
Wittmann creates his dreams of winning a pretension come true. He picks up
an additional 18 points for finishing second on Saturday, so fourth
place on Sunday is adequate for him to bind a potion champion’s
prize for a second time after 2014. The large celebration is underway.

Position in a Drivers’ Championship after 18 of 18 races: 1st place
– 206 points

 

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