Fourth pole position of the season, followed by win number four: Marco Wittmann backed up his outstanding performances at Assen in Saturday’s race at Brands Hatch, where he guided the Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM to the sixth victory of the season for BMW M Motorsport. Wittmann made up ground on the leaders in the Drivers’ Championship, thanks to a 28-point haul. Third-placed Wittmann now has 146 points to his name, 32 fewer than championship leader René Rast (Audi), who followed him home in second place.
As well as Wittmann, Philipp Eng (ZF BMW M4 DTM) and Sheldon van der Linde (Shell BMW M4 DTM) also finished in the points in sixth and eighth places respectively. Bruno Spengler (BMW Bank M4 DTM) and Timo Glock (JiVS BMW M4 DTM) came home 12th and 13th. Glock was involved in a collision – through no fault of his own – at the start with Daniel Juncadella and Jake Dennis (Aston Martin), which resulted in him dropping to the back of the field.
Joel Eriksson was unable to start the race, due to a technical issue with the CATL BMW M4 DTM. The BMW Motorsport engineers and the team did all they could to solve the problem before the start of the race, but ultimately ran out of time.