BMW withdraws appeal against Wittmann disqualification

Racing | September 30th, 2016 by 1
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Marco Wittmann’s fourth finish at Hungaroring was denied by DTM race officials due to excess wear of the skid block, along with Mercedes driver Daniel …

Marco Wittmann’s fourth finish at Hungaroring was denied by DTM race officials due to excess wear of the skid block, along with Mercedes driver Daniel Juncadella. Chasing a new DTM title, Wittmann lost 12 points and now leads before the last race in Hockenheim by 14 points, ahead of Audi’s Edoardo Mortara.

Initially BMW wanted to file an appeal, but the BMW Motorsport bosses decided to forfeit the initiative and take their chances in the last race.

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“We decided in the interest of sport to not bring the disqualification of Marco Wittmann in Hungary before the appeal court,” said BMW motorsport boss Jens Marquardt.

“We remain of the opinion that the increased wear on the underbody, was because of the incidents and touches that came shortly after the start.

“As you could see clearly from Marco’s lap times, it brought no performance advantages, but rather the opposite.”

Mercedes has also withdrawn its appeal against the exclusion of Juncadella.

The final race will take place on October 16 in Hockenheim.

[Source: Motorsport]

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