Marco Wittman won the DTM race at the Hungaroring in his BMW Team RMG M4 DTM. He started from the pole and dominated the race. Audi racer Miguel Molina finished second, and BMW Team Schnitzer’s Bruno Spengler was third.
Wittman, who became the first two-time winner of the 2014 season, started the race on option tires and opened a large gap to his competitors before his pit stop. Molina also started on options, while Spengler started on standard tires.
Two more BMWs scored points. Maxime Martin, Wittman’s RMG teammate, finished sixth, and Team MTEK’s António Félix da Costa finished eighth. It was Félix da Costa’s first finish in the points. BMW Team MTEK’s Timo Glock, who ran with the front runners for much of the race, finished nineteenth after an encounter with Audi racer Nico Muller on the last lap.
Martin Tomczyk, who said his car was off pace on both the prime and option tires, finished thirteenth, while Joey Hand, who fell back in the first lap after wheelspin at the start and a contact incident, finished fifteenth. Hand's Team RBM teammate Augusto Farfus had unspecified technical problems from the start, and exited the race, He was classified 21st.
Mercedes had a difficult race again. The marque's best performer was Robert Wickens, who finished eleventh.
The series runs again on the Norisring on June 29. Marco Wittmann leads drivers' points going into that race.—Brian S. Morgan