Unlucky Wickens fourth in DTM series standings

ZANDVOORT, Netherlands — Guelph’s Robert Wickens sits fourth in the DTM German touring car racing series following a pair of races last weekend at Circuit Park Zandvoort.

The weekend started out well for Wickens as he won pole position for the first race in his SILBERPFEIL Energy Mercedes-AMG C63 and converted that into a flag-to-flag win.

The 27-year-old racer who grew up in Guelph had a good start to Race 2 and was challenging Jamie Green of Britain for the lead when a puncture on a front tire with five laps to go caused an off-track excursion and left Wickens out of the points.

In the DTM series, points are awarded to the top 10 finishers. Wickens finished 16th.

Marco Wittmann of Germany leads the standings with 105 points in his BMW M4 while Green is second at 98 in his Audi RS5. Edoardo Mortara of Switzerland is third at 88 in his Audi RS5 while Wickens is fourth at 83.

The race win was the fourth for Wickens in his DTM career. He’s won once each year from 2013 onward.

Next stop of the series is August 19-21 at Moscow Raceway.

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