DTM: Wittmann wins race 2

Marco Wittmann took the win for BMW in race two at Norisring, while Glock and Paffett clashed.

Wittmann was able to pull a 2.5 second lead in the last part of the race and make sure he was ahead at the chequered flag. Starting seventh on the grid, he caught up to Di Resta and passed when the Brit took his pit stop. Utilising the clean air, Wittmann then made up ground and stopped on lap 12, with BMW teammate Spengler held up the mid pack.

He passed Spengler and got a good few positions between him and Mortara who stopped on the first lap. At this point, he was first of the cars that had stopped, so it meant the cars ahead moved out of his way and he was free to cruise to a win.

Further back, the title battle between Paffett and Glock heated up, a slow stop for Paffett meant he fell back just ahead of Glock.

Almost reminiscent of Hockenheim, Paffett had the pace on the straights and Glock in the slower corners, they exchanged blows for nearly 20 laps. There were a few close calls with Glock being rear ended into the hairpin, doors being banged and plenty of defensive driving from the German.

Eventually, despite getting alongside Glock, Paffett ended up sliding in the Scholler S and fell back two places. This means the Merdcedes’ driver’s lead is now narrowed to just five points.

Audi’s bad luck continued with a slow stop from Rene Rast, caused by a left rear jack issue.


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