Wittmann takes a remarkable win from last on the grid at Misano

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Misano miracle: with a tactical masterpiece and a great driving performance, BMW driver Marco Wittmann has won the entertaining DTM race at Misano on Saturday.

And that beating an ultra-strong pole sitter René Rast in the process. From the very last place on the grid, the 2014 and 2016 DTM champion made the best use of an early pit stop and a safety car intervention, claimed the lead by taking all the risks and making no compromises and then used all his driving skills to bring victory home in spite of a marathon stint that covered almost the entire duration of the race.

René Rast, meanwhile, also was a class of his own at Misano. The 2017 DTM champion converted his pole position into the race lead that he only had to surrender during his mandatory pit stop. Audi driver Loïc Duval took the final podium slot in third place, Daniel Juncadella was the best-placed Aston Martin driver in 13th.

Twelfth! Guest driver Andrea Dovizioso delivers a strong performance in front of his local fans

Another of the numerous highlights the fifth race of the DTM season had in store: the performance by Andrea Dovizioso.

The guest driver from the Audi ranks staged many thrilling position fights. In one of these situations after six laps of racing, he came out on top against three rivals in a thrilling way.

At the finish, the runner-up from the MotoGP World Championship was classified twelfth behind rookie Sheldon van der Linde, stalwart Timo Glock and Pietro Fittipaldi.