Marco Wittmann in the #11 Walkenhorst Motorsport M6 GT3 finished second in the Sunday DTM race on the Red Bull Ring in Austria. He led at the start, then fell to second behind Ferrari 488 GT3 racer Liam Lawson after an early round of pit stops. From that point Lawson led, fending off the challenge from Wittmann, a two-time DTM champion, to hold on for the win. Rowe Racing’s Timo Glock was tenth in another M6 GT3.
On Saturday, in another race won by Lawson, Wittmann finished seventh and Glock was tenth.
Ben Green in the #10 FK Performance Motorsport M4 GT4 won the first of two Red Bull Ring races in the DTM Trophy Series, leading a BMW podium sweep ahead of his teammates Yann Zimmer and Theo Overhaus in a Walkenhorst Motorsport M4 GT4. On Sunday, Michael Schrey in a Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport M4 GT4 finished second and Green finished third in a race won by Mercedes-AMG GT3 racer William Tregurtha. Green finished the weekend with the series’ drivers’ points lead, just ahead of Tregurtha.
Overhaus, piloting the #34 M2 CS R, took two wins in the M2 Cup series.
Competition for all three series resumes on the TT Circuit Assen in the Netherlands on September 18–19.—Brian Morgan
[Photos courtesy BMW Motorsport.]