After making their return to the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters in 2012, BMW Motorsport secured their third drivers’ title with Marco Wittmann taking his second title this afternoon, four points ahead of Edoardo Mortara.
Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt gave praise to the youngest two-time champion in the series’ history, who is on record the only driver from the Munich stable to have won two titles.
“I think that with a second and a fourth, he managed to clinch the title and all over the season, he managed to get the very best out of the BMW M4 package. So therefore I think, he is a deserving champion,” said Marquardt at the final press conference of the year at Hockenheim.
He also was very happy with the fact that the championship was not decided until the final race of the season, which saw Wittmann continued his consistently-measured approach towards a second title.
“It was a race until the last minute, and this is what DTM is about. Super touring car racing and a really good show for the fans, which we’ve seen all this year and Marco, who has been consistent and quick, did a really fantastic job.
“So now two-time champion, Mega Marco, we are really really proud of him.”
BMW Motorsport have now secured a total of eight championships in the DTM since their return, including three drivers’ titles with both Wittmann and Bruno Spengler.
Now with their recent announcement to continue their efforts within the series, there is a good sign that there will be more success to come for them.