BMW's Marco Wittmann disqualified from Zandvoort DTM win

BMW driver Marco Wittmann has been stripped of his first DTM victory in 2017, giving Audi a top-four lockout in the Sunday race at Zandvoort

BMW's Marco Wittmann disqualified from Zandvoort DTM win

Reigning series champion Wittmann had seen off Audi's Mike Rockenfeller in a closely-fought battle, taking the flag eighth tenths ahead of his rival.

But Wittmann's car was held in parc ferme after the race and he was disqualified, as the organisers were unable to take a 1kg sample of residual fuel from the BMW.

As such, Rockenfeller was promoted to the race win, with Loic Duval moving up to runner-up and Mattias Ekstrom inheriting a podium - despite having finished almost a full minute behind Wittmann.

The disqualification is a heavy blow to Wittmann's chances of successfully defending his 2016 title, as the initial win had allowed him to emerge as one the chief title contenders.

He provisionally sat just seven points off points leader Ekstrom, but is now down to eighth place in the standings with six races left to run.

Rockenfeller's victory is his first since 2015, and puts him third in the standings as he props up an Audi 1-2-3.

He is now on 110 points to Ekstrom's 128 and Rene Rast's 114.

Revised race two result

Pos Driver Team Car Laps Gap
1 Mike Rockenfeller Phoenix Audi 37 56m33.404s
2 Loic Duval Phoenix Audi 37 16.581s
3 Mattias Ekstrom Abt Audi 37 58.073s
4 Nico Muller Abt Audi 37 58.620s
5 Gary Paffett HWA Mercedes 37 58.848s
6 Maxime Martin RBM BMW 37 59.390s
7 Timo Glock RMR BMW 37 59.928s
8 Augusto Farfus RMG BMW 37 1m00.069s
9 Jamie Green Rosberg Audi 37 1m02.405s
10 Bruno Spengler RBM BMW 37 1m12.009s
11 Maro Engel HWA Mercedes 37 1m30.127s
12 Edoardo Mortara HWA Mercedes 37 1m30.761s
13 Tom Blomqvist RMR BMW 37 1m31.278s
14 Lucas Auer HWA Mercedes 36 1 Lap
15 Robert Wickens HWA Mercedes 33 4 Laps
- Marco Wittmann RMG BMW 37 Disqualified
- Paul Di Resta HWA Mercedes 12 Retirement
- Rene Rast Rosberg Audi 10 Retirement

Drivers' standings

Pos Driver Points
1 Mattias Ekstrom 128
2 Rene Rast 114
3 Mike Rockenfeller 110
4 Timo Glock 104
5 Maxime Martin 102
6 Lucas Auer 99
7 Jamie Green 99
8 Marco Wittmann 93
9 Gary Paffett 75
10 Bruno Spengler 62
11 Paul Di Resta 59
12 Robert Wickens 58
13 Nico Muller 49
14 Edoardo Mortara 41
15 Maro Engel 29
16 Augusto Farfus 23
17 Tom Blomqvist 21
18 Loic Duval 18

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