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Wittmann Completes DTM Contingent for Fuji Dream Race

Marco Wittmann becomes seventh and final DTM driver confirmed for Fuji…

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BMW has confirmed Marco Wittmann as its third and final driver for next month’s Super GT x DTM Dream Race at Fuji Speedway, completing the seven-driver contingent from DTM.

Wittmann finished this year’s DTM season as the best-placed BMW driver, third in the standings, and previously won the championship in 2014 and 2016. 

He joins the previously-announced Alex Zanardi and Kamui Kobayashi in the trio of BMW M4 DTMs for the Nov. 22-24 event, while Audi will run Rene Rast, Mike Rockenfeller, Loic Duval and Benoit Treluyer.

BMW Team RBM, which has been part of BMW’s DTM program since 2012, will run all three of the Munich-based manufacturer’s entries at Fuji. It previously ran an M4 DTM in a show run at the 2017 Super GT finale at Motegi.

“It’s great to be part of the Dream Race in Fuji. Alex Zanardi, who is an idol of mine, Kamui Kobayashi and I make a strong team,” said Wittmann.

“I have been to Japan before, but have never been to Fuji. I really like the country. The people there are just so friendly, the fans are very enthusiastic and they love their motorsport.

“I am looking forward to the race and the event as a whole, and to the Super GT in particular. We have already seen what a great welcome the three cars from Japan received at Hockenheim.

“That shows that the DTM is going in the right direction with regard to the future. Of course, it will primarily be a show event but when the lights go green, you just want to be successful.

“So my aim is to be competing right at the front. I am looking forward to it so much.”

Jake Kilshaw is a UK-based journalist who is Sportscar365's European Editor and also Managing Editor for e-racing365. He is a student of Politics and International Relations. Contact Jake

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