Wittmann: “Today was a lottery.”

Despite the fact that there were extensive delays for all drivers getting practice time to set up their cars yesterday, it didn’t give current points leader Marco Wittmann much help in getting towards the front of the grid for tomorrow’s race during qualifying.

He ended up being the only man from BMW’s ranks that made it into Q3, but the Team RMG driver could only muster seventh in his ICE WATCH M4 DTM this afternoon.

Last year’s best rookie said that the going was tough with the limited chances available to get things right for qualifying: “Nobody had time to fine-tune their set-up in the short practice, which is why everyone pretty much started from scratch in qualifying.”

With both himself and Team MTEK’s Timo Glock being the only drivers to make it into the top ten, he may be ever closer to thinking about the title being within reach. However, concentrating on what is really important is the target for Wittmann: “I made it through to Q3, and that was important. Tomorrow I will look to get a good start and drive a good race. Then we will see where we end up at the finish.”

Even with a 64-point lead going into the race this coming afternoon, Wittmann will have to still finish fourth to ensure that the driver’s title returns to BMW with two rounds left to go. The final bell has yet to toll, but it is only a matter of time before the fatal blow is struck.