Marco Wittmann completes BMW line-up for joint DTM and Super GT race

BMW has confirmed Marco Wittmann for the joint DTM and Super GT race at Fuji on November 22-24th, completing their three-car line-up.

“It’s great to be part of the ‘Dream Race’ in Fuji,” said Wittmann.

The German will race with already confirmed team-mates Alex Zanardi and Kamui Kobayashi in the Japanese race.

“Alex Zanardi, who is an idol of mine, Kamui Kobayashi and I make a strong team. I have been to Japan before, but have never been to Fuji,” said Wittmann.

“Of course, it will primarily be a show event but when the lights go green, you just want to be successful. So my aim is to be competing right at the front. I am looking forward to it so much.”

Wittmann claimed the 2014 and 2016 DTM titles for BMW and finished third overall this season with three victories.

“Having finished the 2019 DTM season in third place, Marco Wittmann now completes our ‘Dream Team’ for the ‘Dream Race’”, said BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.

“Marco is the most successful BMW DTM driver of recent years and is therefore the ideal ambassador to represent our DTM programme in Japan. We now have a strong driver line-up, with Alex Zanardi, Kamui Kobayashi and Marco. The journey to Japan is a trip into the unknown and an adventure for all of us. However, BMW Team RBM is an experienced DTM team that also knows all about the challenges posed by races in other countries. We are very well prepared for Fuji. The ‘Dream Race’ will be a fantastic event and we are all really looking forward to it.”