BMW's Marco Wittmann admits it's difficult to comprehend achieving a maiden DTM title after coming home sixth in yesterday's Lausitzring race.

Wittmann clinched his first ever DTM title, in only his second season in the championship, after guiding his RMG-M4 through the challenging wet/dry Lausitz conditions to finish sixth, while his then main title-riva,l Mattias Ekstrom, finally threw in the towel following his retirement from the race.

Ekstrom and Wittmann were nose-to-tail during the opening lap after a poor start from the Swede allowed the newly crowned champion to close right in on the Abt RS5, before the Audi then slipped off the circuit and later retiring due to a pit-stop error.

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The RMG-drivers run to the title has been relentless, with four-victories already to his name has allowed Wittmann to wrap up the championship with two rounds to spare.

But a trying qualifying, which left the German starting from seventh position, led the 24-year old to believe his title-crowning would have to wait until at least Zandvoort.

"Unbelievable. This is an absolutely awesome feeling," said Wittmann. "The constantly changing conditions made it a really difficult race today. There were a lot of battles, and I just tried to stay out of bother. A few drivers skidded off the track and it was topsy-turvy at times.

"After yesterday I did not really believe that it would work out today. On the whole, however, we were able to drive a clean race. I am so emotional now, it is crazy. The season has been incredible so far."

Wittmann, who switched from Team MTEK to RMG over the winter, paid tribute to his new squad who again delivered the new champion with a seamless pit-stop on the way to title glory.

"I am so proud of BMW Team RMG and BMW Motorsport. Everyone has done a sensational job," Wittmann continued.

"The pit stop was superb again today. To already know that I am the champion is amazing. I think we will have a fantastic party today."