Giant step forward to Marco Wittmann on the title


Marco Wittmann rode to his second title of the DTM and
made with a firm step after winning the first race of the event at the Nürburgring.
The German pilot of BMW made good on his pole position to dominate the race from start
to order and
overtake Tom Blomqvist and Jamie Green. Edo Mortara for its part, has
completed, while Timo Glock has closed the top five positions.
be made by those who should have fought a Dani Juncadella that saw outside
game by a touch of Bruno Spengler. Complicated race
Miguel Molina in the rear.

Poleman and perfect departure. The first meters on the Nürburgring left a situation ripe for Marco Wittmann, the entire time that the leader of the DTM managed to keep the first position, and will be escorted in addition by Tom Blomqvist. Behind both were Jamie Green and Edo Mortara, title contenders and that had to deal with in the output with a big boot of Dani Juncadella, that after grazing the podium positions in the first few metres fall back again to its original position in the output. In a key championship, Robert Wickens signed a great starter to be placed tenth.

After the battle initial, the group formed by Wittmann, Blomqvist, Green and Mortara got a few meters ahead of Juncadella, getting worried about defending against the attacks of Spengler. However, was Marco Wittmann who managed to break the race, while Timo Glock overtook on the outside to Lucas Auer to clinch the seventh place. Di Resta also took advantage of this movement to overcome Auer, while behind a bad maneuver of Adrien Tambay was causing the top of the BMW M4 DTM Augusto Farfus. The French driver of Audi dropped out one lap later.


Reached the ecuador of the race and seen that Jamie Green could not overtake on Blomqvist, Audi decided to give the alternative to your other candidate for the title. Green allowed to pass to Edo Mortara that promoted to the third position and led the resistance of Audi, each time more difficult to the leadership of Wittmann. There were better things in the bosom of Mercedes all time Robert Wickens lost the tenth position with Maxime Martin. A lesser evil in relation to the penalties of Audi. After making a mistake in the chicane in the last sector, Dani Juncadella overtook Jamie Green.

A lap later, and on the same stage, Edo Mortara was long in the chicane and return the position to Blomqvist looked like Dani Juncadella will put into trouble. Audi saved the papers with troubles as Mortara and Green came back to be fourth and fifth in spite of the touches of Mortara with Blomqvist, but the candidate throughout the process was a Dani Juncadella was knocked out of the fight for the podium after being touched by Spengler and not be able to avoid the spin. In fact, the canadian also called for in the fight that was overtaken by his teammate Timo Glock.

All these maneuvers left a Drive Through in lap Timo Scheider by play Gary Paffett and Spengler by leave-one-out-of-game to Juncadella. With the canadian out of the top ten, the positions of head not living beyond changes at the margin of the relevant return from positions within Audi. All in all, Marco Wittmann claimed his third victory of the season, second in a row. Tom Blomqvist and Jamie Green were done with the posts of the podium, leaving Edo Mortara in fourth place with the team orders of Audi broken. Glock, Di Resta, Auer, Martin, Wickens and Götz completed the top ten, , leaving without a prize to Dani Juncadella and Miguel Molina.

Classification first career DTM 2016 at the Nürburgring

Position Pilot Vehicle Time / Distance
1 Marco Wittmann BMW M4 DTM 42:47.780
2nd Tom Blomqvist BMW M4 DTM +7.136
3rd Jamie Green Audi RS 5 DTM +9.031
4th Edoardo Mortara Audi RS 5 DTM +9.783
5th Timo Glock BMW M4 DTM +11.768
6th Paul Di Resta Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +15.256
7th Lucas Auer Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +16.086
8th Maxime Martin BMW M4 DTM +23.232
9th Robert Wickens Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +32.197
10th Maximilian Götz Mercedes AMG C 63 DTM +34.656