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DTM: Third victory of the season for Marco Wittmann (+photos)

From press release

BMW driver Marco Wittmann emerged as the winner from an action-packed DTM race at Red Bull Ring.

With his BMW M4 DTM, the 24-year-old won the sixth season round from his fellow BMW driver Augusto Farfus and Timo Glock. Martin Tomczyk completed the success for BMW by finishing fourth.

Spielberg Austria BMW DTM
(Photo: DTM.com)

“I had a very bad start, which made the early stage of the race not particularly easy for me. I had to stay cool and I saved my tyres. There was plenty of action in front of me, but I didn’t see to much of it. Today, I was just really lucky,” a satisfied Wittmann said.

Canadian Robert Wickens had to take in a heavy setback. Throughout the first half of the race, the pole sitter was involved in an entertaining battle for first place with Augusto Farfus, until race control showed the Mercedes driver the black flag.

Spielberg DTM
(Photo: DTM.com)

The reason: the Toronto native had ignored a drive-through penalty that he had been given after race control found that he had impeded the upcoming Timo Glock when leaving his pit stall.

Thanks to his third victory of the season, Marco Wittmann extends his points’ tally to 95. Swedish driver Mattias Ekström remains Wittmann’s closest rival in the drivers’ standings.

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Robert Wickens chases Augusto Farfus (Photo: DTM.com)

The next race weekend will take place at Nürburgring, August 17 till 19.

Race results* – Spielberg
1 - Marco Wittmann (BMW M4) - RMG - 47 laps in 1.08'23"185
2 - Augusto Farfus (BMW M4) - RBM - 3"298
3 - Timo Glock (BMW M4) - MTEK - 5"391
4 - Martin Tomczyk (BMW M4) - Schnitzer - 6"237
5 - Timo Scheider (Audi RS5) - Phoenix - 6"666
6 - Adrien Tambay (Audi RS5) - Abt - 12"213
7 - Mattias Ekstrom (Audi RS5) - Abt - 14"046
8 - Jamie Green (Audi RS5) - Rosberg - 14"456
9 - Christian Vietoris (Mercedes C-Coupe) - HWA - 15"224
10 - Bruno Spengler (BMW M4) - Schnitzer - 15"782
11 - Miguel Molina (Audi RS5) - Abt - 16"192
12 - Joey Hand (BMW M4) - RBM - 16"214
13 - Mike Rockenfeller (Audi RS5) - Phoenix - 17"717
14 - Maxime Martin (BMW M4) - RMG - 30"235
15 - Daniel Juncadella (Mercedes C-Coupe) - HWA - 34"836
16 - Edoardo Mortara (Audi RS5) - Abt - 35"420
17 - Gary Paffett (Mercedes C-Coupe) - HWA - 40"852
18 - Paul Di Resta (Mercedes C-Coupe) - HWA - 44"107
19 - Nico Muller (Audi RS5) - Rosberg - 45"827
20 - Vitaly Petrov (Mercedes C-Coupe) - Mucke - 45"971

Spielberg DTM
(Photo: DTM.com)

Retirements
Pascal Wehrlein
Antonio Felix da Costa

Disqualified
Roberto Wickens

Drivers' championship
1.Wittmann 95 points; 2.Ekstrom 56; 3.Spengler 42; 4.Mortara 41; 5.Tambay 36; 6.Rockenfeller 35; 7. Farfus, Glock, Vietoris and Martin 33.

*Unofficial results

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BMW driver Augusto Farfus with his family (Photo: DTM.com)