DTM_Hockenheim-II_Vorschau

BMW teams at Hockenheim for the final round of the 2017 DTM season.

As is tradition, the 2017 DTM season will finish where it started back in May: The BMW teams will contest the final two races of the year at Hockenheim this weekend.

Marco Wittmann (GER) arrives at the season finale in fifth place in the Drivers’ Championship, 38 points from the lead and still with a mathematical chance of retaining his title. The BMW teams are looking to bring an eventful season to a close with more positive results.

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The best DTM season of my career so far is drawing to a close.
Timo Glock

The situation:

At the last event, Marco Wittmann finished in the points in both races at the Red Bull Ring. With 134 points to his name, he currently lies fifth in the Drivers’ Championship going into the finale. Wittmann trails leader Mattias Ekström by 38 points, with a total of 56 points available at Hockenheim. Prior to the final round of the season, BMW has two further drivers in the top ten, namely Timo Glock in seventh place and Maxime Martin in ninth.

BMW Team RBM, in fourth place, is the best of the BMW crews in the team competition, while BMW lies third in the Manufacturers’ Championship with 484 points. As well as the action and the race for the title, fans at Hockenheim can also look forward to a visit from Japanese manufacturers Nismo and Lexus, who will complete a number of demonstration laps with their cars.

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Generally speaking, anything is possible at Hockenheim. I am looking forward to an exciting showdown – particularly for the fans.
Marco Witmann

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director)

“The finale at Hockenheim marks the end of what has been an eventful 2017 DTM season in many regards. In the 16 races so far, our teams have claimed three victories and 14 podium finishes. Marco Wittmann still has a mathematical chance of defending his Drivers’ title, although his fate is no longer in his own hands. One thing is already certain, every single team member has given their all in the previous race weekends – and we now want to head into the break on the back of some good results. Looking ahead, it is positive to see the Japanese manufacturers at Hockenheim. We promised the DTM fans that we would fight for the future of this series. That is precisely what we are doing.”

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