Defending champion Marco Wittmann goes into the penultimate round of the 2017 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters season as one of eight drivers that could clinch this year’s title, as the series heads to the Styrian countryside this weekend.
The Team RMG driver is the best-placed of the BMW contingent, sitting fourth in the overall standings on 115 points, but has yet to take a win this season, despite having been excluded at the second race at Circuit Park Zandvoort.
“I have always liked the circuit and I have already won some races there,” said the 27-year-old, who also sees this as an event of particular mention, due to him running Red Bull colours on his M4 DTM.
With one of the highlights being the traditional idyllic scenic views surrounding the track, Wittmann is looking forward to continuing his consistency at the 4.318-km Austrian circuit, with past form has seen him take two wins and a second place since 2013.
“We were able to fight back a bit at the Nürburgring and we would like to continue this trend at Spielberg.”
The track itself also brings back welcome memories for Team RMG boss Stefan Reinhold, which saw both Wittmann and team mate Timo Glock each pick up a win there last season.
“The circuit has been a happy hunting ground for us in the past but we are looking forward and would like to add another successful weekend to our list of results for the season,” explained Reinhold, whose outfit is currently seventh in the team standings on 144 points.
“The recent races have shown that we need to keep working hard. Which is why we will do battle again in Spielberg, after all nothing will be decided until the end of the season.”