On to a season-opener with turbo power: BMW Motorsport completes final exam forward of 2019 DTM.

Posted on 18. Apr, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Lausitzring. This week, it was all about a DTM again during the
Lausitzring (GER). From Monday to Thursday, a 6 BMW drivers and
their rivals were underway on a 4.570-kilometre track. In total,
a BMW squads finished over 1,250 laps and 5,500 kilometres. BMW
Team RBM, BMW Team RMG and a drivers used a exam to prepare
themselves and a 2019 BMW M4 DTM for a start of a season. At
a heart of a competition automobile is a new BMW P48 turbo engine, that was
grown from blemish in suitability with Class 1 regulations. The
BMW M4 DTM has also been mutated extensively in many other areas.
The annual DTM ‘Media Day’ also took place during a Lausitzring on the
Tuesday of a test. The opening turn of a 2019 DTM deteriorate takes
place from 3rd to 5th May during the
Hockenheimring (GER).

 

Quotes from a DTM exam during a Lausitzring:

 

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“That was a unequivocally heated final exam for a teams and drivers before
a DTM season-opener. A large appreciate we goes to a mechanics and
engineers, who have worked tough and shown good joining during
these prolonged days of testing. The whole complement of a 2019 cars is
totally new. As such, it is apparent that we are going to learn and
benefit knowledge with each singular lap. The initial dual days did not
accurately go as we had imagined. However, a whole group – including the
drivers – showed how stretchable they can be during this phase, and did
not let it upset them. We were afterwards means to finish a lot of laps
on Wednesday and Thursday. On a whole, a concentration was on confirming
a new components in a complement and on improved bargain a car
as a whole. We have done large swell in that regard. In terms of
performance, we finished all a designed preparations, in sequence to
arrive in Hockenheim in good form. As always, usually a first
subordinate sessions and races will give a loyal denote of where we
are. We are unequivocally looking brazen to a start of a season.”

 

Bruno Spengler (#7 BMW Bank M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG):

“Before a start of a season, it was unequivocally critical to do more
testing, get behind a circle of a automobile again, make any final
adjustments to a set-up, and ready for a initial races. It was
also critical for me and my new competition operative to forge a relationship
and find a stroke together. We worked a approach by a good
programme. That was important. Now we pierce on to a opening round. I
am already looking brazen to us all assembly adult again during Hockenheim in
a fortnight. We will afterwards have some-more of an thought of where we all stand.”

 

Marco Wittmann (#11 Schaeffler BMW  M4 DTM, BMW Team RMG):

“A exam like this is always critical – utterly this season,
with a new regulations and new engine. After all a work we put
into growth during a winter, it was good to supplement a finishing
touches here. There was a peculiar problem here and there, though that is
a same with each manufacturer during a moment. We now have to iron
them out until a start of a season. As such, it was unequivocally good to
go pushing again during a Lausitzring. We are all naturally intrigued to
see how a season-opener pans out, and how good we indeed are.”

 

Timo Glock (#16 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR):

“I would apparently have favourite to have a few some-more laps in a car, but
a fact that we gathering in a winter tests meant my time here was a
small limited. We done a many of a time, to be good prepared for
Hockenheim. We will take a positives out of a exam and now start
a final preparations for a initial races.”

 

Philipp Eng (#25 ZF BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RMR):

“It was cold to be behind in a DTM automobile after a prolonged break. The BMW M4
DTM is an implausible racing car, utterly with a new engine. It
was good fun anticipating my stroke again and classification a few things out. We
still have some work forward of us before a initial competition during Hockenheim,
though everybody is doing their pinnacle to safeguard we are adult there during the
front of a margin there again.”

 

Sheldon outpost der Linde (#31 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM):

“It’s unequivocally been an beguiling test. I’ve got a lot of laps in the
automobile that is unequivocally nice. It was also an critical exam for me because
it was good to only get used to a car. The new turbo engine is
unequivocally powerful, it’s a lot of fun to expostulate it and it should make
things engaging this year.”

 

Joel Eriksson (#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM):

“On a initial dual days, we had slight issues, though that was solved and
all is looking good and promising. we am indeed feeling very
gentle with a car. Everything is utterly new for everybody though its
operative excellent for me. There are still a few things to urge but
that’s a same for everyone. we am feeling positive.”

 

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