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.