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“I DROVE THE RACE OF MY LIFE.”

Wittmann celebrates home win for BMW at the Norisring.

“I DROVE THE RACE OF MY LIFE.”

Wittmann celebrates home win for BMW at the Norisring.

“I drove the race of my life.”Wittmann celebrates home win for BMW at the Norisring.

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DTM NORISRING.

  • 01 Emotional triumph for Marco Wittmann in the eighth DTM race of the 2018 season.
  • 02 80th win for BMW in DTM history.
  • 03 Bruno Spengler and Timo Glock also in the points on Sunday.

Saturday highlights.

Here you can watch some highlights of Saturday's race day.

SUNDAY.

Emotional triumph for Marco Wittmann in the eighth DTM race of the 2018 season.

Marco Wittmann has done it: Sunday was the first time in his DTM career that the BMW Team RMG driver claimed a victory at his home race at the Norisring. After 68 laps the local hero, at the wheel of the BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, was the first to cross the finish line. A combination of a breathtaking performance and a perfect strategy helped him to win Sunday’s race after starting from seventh on the grid.

The win followed a third-place finish in Saturday’s race to cap a thoroughly successful home weekend in Nuremberg. It was the 80th win for BMW in the DTM and the eighth success at the Norisring. Wittmann topped the DTM podium for the eleventh time in his career. Bruno Spengler, in the BMW Bank M4 DTM, also proved once again how much he likes to drive on the tight street circuit. Starting from sixth, the 2012 champion moved up to fourth during the race.

The third BMW driver in the top-ten was Timo Glock in the DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, who finished in tenth place. He was followed by Philipp Eng, Joel Eriksson and Augusto Farfus, who was sent into a spin after contact on lap 52. They crossed the line in eleventh, twelfth and 17th positions respectively. The result means that the front-runners in the drivers’ standings are now even closer together. Wittmann is now the best-placed BMW driver, level on points with Glock in third. Gary Paffett is the leader, with 99 points.

Marco Wittmann
“I drove the race of my life – with some wild overtaking manoeuvres. My guys did an unbelievable job. The car was sensational.”
Marco Wittmann (#11 BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG)

Highlights vom Samstag.

Sehen Sie hier die Höhepunkte des Samstagsrennens in der Videozusammenfassung.

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SATURDAY.

First DTM podium finish for Marco Wittmann at the Norisring.

In the seventh race of the DTM season, Marco Wittmann claimed third place at the classic Norisring in the BMW Driving Experience M4 DTM. This was the first podium finish for BMW Team’s RMG local hero at his home circuit at Nuremberg.

He had started the race from third place, immediately behind Philipp Eng of BMW Team RBM, who finished in fifth place after 68 laps. Bruno Spengler also delivered a strong performance in the BMW Bank M4 DTM, moving from ninth to sixth during the race. Joel Eriksson and Timo Glock were also in the points, finishing in ninth and tenth respectively, while Augusto Farfus missed out on the top-ten, crossing the line in 14th.

Victory went to Mercedes driver Edoardo Mortara. Glock is second in the drivers’ standings with 91 points, behind new leader Gary Paffett on 97 points. BMW Team RMR heads the team standings with 131 points. In the Manufacturers’ Championship, BMW is in second place with 236 points.