Martin Tomczyk was on his way to a first victory for BMW in the DTM race at Norisring until the very last corner when Jamie Green managed to squeeze past.
“Immediately after the race I was extremely disappointed to have thrown the victory away,” said Tomczyk.
The German held the lead for the majority of the race and BMW looked set for a 1-2 with Bruno Spengler behind.
“It is obviously no fun for a racing driver to miss out on a possible victory on the final lap. I had already noticed that Jamie Green had been catching me consistently in the closing stages. He then managed to overtake me shortly before the finish,” said Tomczyk.
What eventually became second place provided good points for the championship and moved Tomczyk to fourth in the championship, just four points from Spengler in third.
“I am quite happy now though: that is my second podium in a row. I finished runner-up here in difficult conditions, just as I did in Spielberg. Today we proved we are also competitive in the rain. That is very encouraging for the rest of the season,” said Tomczyk.