DTM Assen

WITTMANN CELEBRATES THIRD DTM WIN OF THE SEASON.

Wittmann celebrates third DTM win of the season.

QUICK FACTS. DTM ASSEN.

  • 01 Saturday: Marco Wittmann of BMW Team RMG in command despite difficult conditions at Assen.
  • 02 Saturday: 14th career win for the two-time DTM champion.
  • 03 Sunday: Marco Wittmann works his way through the entire DTM field at Assen, scoring another 18 points.
  • 04 Sunday: Wittmann is now third, and the best-placed BMW representative in the drivers’ standings.

SATURDAY.

Marco Wittmann celebrates third DTM win of the season in the Assen rain.

Difficult conditions, excellent result: Marco Wittmann has triumphed in the ninth race of the 2019 DTM season for BMW at Assen. At the legendary ‘TT Circuit’, the BMW Team RMG driver in the Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM celebrated his third win of the season, from pole position. Philipp Eng (ZF BMW M4 DTM), Timo Glock (JiVS BMW M4 DTM) and Sheldon van der Linde (Shell BMW M4 DTM) also reached the points, finishing in fourth, fifth and tenth places. Outside the top ten, Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Joel Eriksson (CATL BMW M4 DTM) crossed the line in 15th and 16th positions.


This was the 86th DTM win for BMW, and the fifth of the 2019 season. Wittmann celebrated his 14th triumph in 103 races and moved into the top ten of the all-time DTM winners’ list. He is now in ninth place in the standings, together with Johnny Cecotto and Alessandro Nannini. This was the 20th DTM win for BMW Team RMG.
 

Eng now has 111 points under his belt and is still the best-placed BMW driver, remaining third in the drivers’ standings, while Wittmann has moved up to fourth position (100). BMW scored 51 points in the manufacturers’ standings and ranks second with 388 points, behind Audi (508).

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Coming back like this to claim pole position and the win after the difficult race weekend at the Norisring is just magnificent.
Marco Wittmann, BMW Team RMG
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SUNDAY.

Wittmann puts on magnificent recovery performance from last place to finish second at Assen.

The tenth DTM race of the year saw an impressive recovery performance at Assen from Marco Wittmann in the Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, as he moved up from 18th on the grid to finish second.  After his win in the wet on Saturday, the BMW Team RMG driver also proved to be the best-placed BMW driver in dry conditions on Sunday. Victory went to Audi driver Mike Rockenfeller.
 
Wittmann’s fellow BMW drivers did not manage to score any points on the TT Circuit. Philipp Eng (ZF BMW M4 DTM), Timo Glock (JiVS BMW M4 DTM) and Sheldon van der Linde (Shell BMW M4 DTM) had to settle for 13th, 14th and 15th positions. Joel Eriksson (CATL BMW M4 DTM) and Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) both were forced to retire.
 
Tyre management was a crucial factor for all drivers. Wittmann only needed to make one stop during his sensational recovery performance as he raced from the back of the grid to the podium. He is now in third place in the drivers’ standings with 118 points, and is 40 points behind leader René Rast (Audi). In the manufacturers’ standings, BMW now has 406 points.

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The guys did a great job on the race strategy – and Marco Wittmann delivered yet another masterful race.
Stefan Reinhold, Team Principal BMW Team RMG