BMW Still Fighting for Two More Titles in the DTM

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Marco Wittmann might’ve secured his champion title last weekend but the race in the DTM is far from over for BMW. The company is still fighting to secure two more titles by the end of the season.
Unlike in the case of Marco, the Manufacturers’ Championship title and the Team competition are still up for grabs. Zandvoort will be where the next race takes place and the Dutch track isn’t an easy one.

Located near the sea shore, powerful winds have been known to blow sand from the beach to the track, often causing accidents and yellow flags. However, the BMW teams are optimistic before the race.

The aim right now is to score as many points as possible and defend the positions held at the moment. BMW leads the Manufacturers’ standings while BMW Team RMG does the same in the Team rankings.

Stefan Reinhold’s team, that includes DTM champion Marco Wittmann, now has 167 points to its name while BMW has 320 points altogether. Audi Sport team Abt comes in second in the Team rankings, with 92 points while in the Manufacturers’ standings, the four-ringed company is also on the second spot with 302 points to its name.

“Now that Marco Wittmann has won the Drivers’ title, our goal for the remaining two races of the season is clear: we want to win the Team competition with BMW Team RMG and to help ensure that BMW stays on top of the Manufacturers’ Championship. A lot of pressure obviously fell from the team’s shoulders with Marco’s success at the Lausitzring. Therefore, we are particularly looking forward to the final two races. We still have big plans for 2014,” said Stefan.

The last time BMW raced on Circuit Park Zandvoort was in 2013. Back then, Marco claimed the pole position in qualifying (his first). He also managed to post the best lap time on the track with 1:32.296 in only the sixth lap. However, the win went to Augusto Farfus.

Initially, this weekend’s race was scheduled for Guangzhou, in China but, because the original plan was cancelled, Zandvoort was picked to take its place.
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