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Driving the Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM for BMW Team RMG, Marco Wittmann completed the race at the Nurburgring in third position.

14 Sep 2020 | International News : Germany

Marco Wittmann has claimed third place on the fifth race weekend of the 2020 DTM season.

Driving the Schaeffler #11 BMW M4 DTM for BMW Team RMG, the 30-year old took advantage of ideal racing conditions on the Grand Prix circuit to claim third place in the closing stage of the race and secure his 35th DTM podium. Philipp Eng finished sixth, while Timo Glock, Sheldon van der Linde, and Jonathan Aberdein crossed the finishing line in positions seventh, eighth and 10th. Lucas Auer finished 12th.

Timo Glock completed the Nurburgring race in 10th, keeping his fifth place in the drivers' championship with 68 points
Wittmann claimed fourth place in qualifying, his best grid position of the season, but lost one place at the start of the race. However, a consistent performance and good pace saw him successfully defend fifth place, before moving back up to fourth thanks to a strong overtaking manoeuvre that took him past Mike Rockenfeller 12 minutes before the end of the race.

On lap 27, Wittmann made the most of a driving error by Robin Frijns to claim third place and a spot on the podium.

Eng started from ninth on the grid in the fifth race of the season, moved up three positions in the opening phase and even used a swift pit stop after 27 race minutes to move ahead of Wittmann for a short time before being passed again.

Eng crossed the finish line as the second-fastest BMW driver in sixth place. Glock, the best-placed BMW representative in the drivers' standings, battled his way up from twelfth on the grid to take the chequered flag in seventh place. Glock remains in fifth place in the drivers' championship with 68 points.

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