Robert Kubica feels “a mistake” on tyre pressures prevented him scoring a second DTM points finish in a row at a wet Assen circuit on Sunday.
After a nightmare start to his maiden season in the DTM in a customer ART-run BMW M4, Kubica earned his points finish with a 10th place in the first race on Saturday.
He appeared set to replicate that result in a wet race two on Sunday, having qualified a season-best 10th and overtaken WRT Audi’s Harrison Newey to run ninth early on.
The 2008 Canadian Grand Prix winner stopped for fresh wet tyres at the end of the seventh tour, and returned from the pitlane on an empty track.
But unlike fellow BMW driver Sheldon van der Linde, who pitted three laps later to score his maiden DTM win from 14th on the grid, Kubica simply couldn’t show the same pace on fresh wet