DTM Zolder II, Robert Kubica

ROBERT KUBICA REACHES THE PODIUM FOR THE FIRST TIME.

Robert Kubica reaches the podium for the first time.

QUICK FACTS. DTM ZOLDER II.

  • 01 Saturday: South African driver finishes fourth to score his best race result of the DTM season.
  • 02 Saturday: Timo Glock and Marco Wittmann also in the points at the 15th race of the season.
  • 03 Sunday: Robert Kubica finishes third at Zolder in the BMW M4 DTM of privateer BMW customer team ART Grand Prix.
  • 04 Sunday: Timo Glock completes a turbulent race in fourth place.
  • 05 Sunday: Sheldon van der Linde and Marco Wittmann cross the finish line in seventh and eighth positions.

THE SATURDAY.

Jonathan Aberdein drives the CATL BMW M4 DTM to fourth place at Zolder.

Jonathan Aberdein gave a strong performance in the 15th race of the DTM season at Zolder to claim fourth place in his CATL BMW M4 DTM. The South African driver celebrated his greatest success as a BMW works driver. Timo Glock (iQOO BMW M4 DTM) and Marco Wittmann (Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM) also finished in the points, claiming ninth and tenth places respectively.

 

Aberdein followed up Friday’s practice session by reaching fourth place in qualifying to suggest that he was coping well with the cold conditions. He confirmed that in the race as he remained in the fight for a podium finish right to the end. Philipp Eng (ZF BMW M4 DTM) also had a good turn of speed and was running in the top six before falling back after receiving a drive-through penalty due to a collision with Jamie Green (Audi). Sheldon van der Linde (Shell BMW M4 DTM) also had to take a drive-through penalty. The two drivers crossed the line in twelfth and 13th places, directly behind Lucas Auer (BMW Bank M4 DTM), who returned to the scene of last week's podium finish to claim eleventh position.

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DTM Zolder II, Jonathan Aberdein, CATL BMW M4 DTM
I think we recorded the best possible result
Jonathan Aberdein, BMW Team RBM.

THE SUNDAY.

Robert Kubica reaches the podium in the BMW M4 DTM for the first time.

At the 16th race of the season at Zolder, Robert Kubica reached the podium for the first time in his DTM career. Competing for the privateer BMW customer team ART Grand Prix, he claimed third place in his BMW M4 DTM after a crazy race with numerous retirements. Timo Glock was right behind him, finishing fourth in the iQOO BMW M4 DTM. Sheldon van der Linde (Shell BMW M4 DTM) and Marco Wittmann (Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM) were also in the points, finishing seventh and eighth.

 

Jonathan Aberdein (CATL BMW M4 DTM), Philipp Eng (ZF BMW M4 DTM) and Lucas Auer (BMW Bank M4 DTM) all retired from the turbulent race after collisions. Glock is the best-placed BMW representative in the drivers’ standings, in fifth place with 116 points.

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Robert Kubica
This is a great moment for the entire ART Grand Prix Team after a difficult season.
Robert Kubica, ART Grand Prix.