BMW Motorsport attends four-day DTM Young Driver Test in Jerez de la Frontera – BMW Motorsport Juniors during a circle of a BMW M4 DTM.

Posted on 03. Dec, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Jerez de la Frontera (ES), 2nd Dec 2016. BMW Motorsport offered
BMW Motorsport Juniors Ricky Collard (GB) and Joel Eriksson (SE) the
event to benefit plenty knowledge during a circle of a BMW M4 DTM
this week, during a DTM Young Driver Test in Jerez de la Frontera (ES).
During a four-day test, that ran from Tuesday to Friday, both
Collard and Eriksson took to a lane in a BMW M Performance Parts
M4 DTM.

 

This was 20-year-old Collard’s initial tour during a circle of a BMW
M4 DTM. This season, a Brit has been in movement in a BMW M235i
Racing during a Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE) as partial of a BMW
Motorsport Junior programme. He also competed in a British Formula 3
Championship, where he finished second overall.

 

Eighteen-year-old Eriksson has already driven a BMW M4 DTM Race
Taxi during a series of DTM competition weekends. The Swede also enjoyed success
in Formula 3, finale his entrance deteriorate in a Formula 3 FIA European
Championship as “Rookie of a Year” in fifth place overall. He also
won a prestigious “Zandvoort Masters of Formula 3” in August.

 

Also in movement in a BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM was BMW works
motorist John Edwards (US). The 25-year-old drives a BMW M6 GTLM for BMW
Team RLL in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), and
was given his initial event behind a circle of a BMW M4 DTM in
Jerez de la Frontera.

 

BMW Motorsport also used a four-day exam to continue its
preparations for a 2017 DTM season. BMW DTM works drivers Augusto
Farfus (BR) and Bruno Spengler (CA) alternated in a cockpit of the
BMW M4 DTM. BMW Motorsport also continued growth work on a new
BMW M4 GT4, that will join a operation of BMW patron racing cars as
of 2018. The tests in a BMW M4 GT4 were carried out by BMW
Motorsport Junior Jesse Krohn (FI), BMW works motorist Jörg Müller (DE)
and Dirk Adorf (DE).

 

Quotes from a DTM Young Driver Test in Jerez.

 

Ricky Collard:

“It was a illusory experience, something unequivocally special. The car
has some-more downforce than we am used to from a British Formula 3 car.
It was another step adult from what we have been doing before. It did not
take prolonged for me to get proficient with pushing a car, though we have to
acknowledge that a soppy event on Thursday morning was unequivocally a bit
tricky. It creates it engaging when we are during your entrance test, but
we coped with it flattering well. Overall there was a lot to learn for me
during these days, as this automobile is some-more formidable than any other automobile I
ever drove. So we collected new knowledge in many aspects. And we just
adore a sound of a BMW M4 DTM, a engine sound is fantastic.”

 

Joel Eriksson:

“It was great. The BMW M4 DTM is one of a best cars we have
ever driven in my career and we am unequivocally beholden to BMW Motorsport that
they gave me a event to exam here in Jerez. In a commencement I
had to get used to a fact that we lay on a left side and not in the
middle, like in a Formula 3 car. In addition, we also had to get used
to a track, since we had never driven in Jerez before, though pretty
shortly we had a good feeling for a automobile and a track. The BMW M4 DTM is
only a illusory car. The energy is considerable and it is unequivocally great
to lay in a furloughed automobile that has this volume of grip. The downforce is
extraordinary – and last, though not least, a BMW M4 DTM only looks great. I
unequivocally enjoyed a test.”

 

John Edwards:

“What a fun day! It was unequivocally sparkling and we feel very
celebrated to have been given a event to expostulate a automobile like the
BMW M4 DTM. we had listened from everybody revelation me that it has a lot of
downforce, though we unequivocally have to expostulate it to trust it. It is one
thing to see on a information that this or that dilemma can be finished flat
each lap, though when we unequivocally go out and go by these corners it
is extraordinary to see how easy it is to do these corners prosaic since of
a downforce level. The BMW M4 DTM is unequivocally an considerable competition car.”

 

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