BMW's Marco Wittmann says he is overjoyed after claiming an impressive first career DTM victory at Hockenheim on Sunday.

Wittmann drove a peerless race to clinch a dominant first victory in Germany's premier tin-top series.

The young German's victory was not only a first him but was also a maiden triumph for BMW's new M4 missile and for his RMG-squad.

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Wittmann joined forces with the RMG team this season after spending his debut DTM season as Timo Glock's team mate at MTEK.

Praise for his 'faultless' performance came right from the top with BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt admitting it was a joy to watch Wittmann at work.

"What a dream debut weekend for the BMW M4 DTM. To return to Hockenheim with the brand-new BMW M4 DTM and win the first race, half a year after the last victory with the BMW M3 DTM - it doesn't get much better," said Marquardt.

"At the same time, it is also a great maiden win for BMW Team RMG and Marco Wittmann, who drove an absolutely incredible race and was in a league of his own today. He controlled the entire race magnificently. It was a joy to watch him."

Proud to collect BMW's 60th win in the DTM, Wittmann says he didn't expect to start his season in such a magnificent fashion.

"I am overjoyed with my maiden DTM win, the first victory for the BMW M4 DTM, and the first success for BMW Team RMG," said Wittmann.

"I am proud that my win also brought up victory number 60 for BMW in the DTM. Even the tests went very well for me. However, I did not reckon on making quite such a fantastic start to the season. We will celebrate today.

"My start was not ideal, but I was still able to hang on to my position after the first lap. I overtook the leader on lap three and was able to open up a big enough gap to allow me to remain in the lead after the pit stop. I was then able to maintain my lead and seal the win."