Regeneration, aptness training and tellurian competition appearances: What a BMW DTM drivers work on during winter.

Posted on 20. Jan, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. Just 6 months apart a 2017 DTM deteriorate culmination in
Hockenheim (GER) in Oct and a 2018 opener during a same lane in
May. It competence sound like a prolonged break, though a 6 BMW DTM drivers
don’t get wearied during that time. They have an endless programme
even during a DTM break. The drivers ready themselves mentally
and physically for a entrance season. And all 6 BMW DTM drivers
are during a circle of competition cars – even in winter – during marks around
a world.


Two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann (GER / BMW Team
RMG) was behind in movement on a racetrack, for a initial time during the
FIA GT World Cup in Macau (CHN) only a few weeks after a DTM season
finale. In a BMW M6 GT3, he hurtled by a slight civic canyons
of a “Guia Circuit”. In Dec and January, Wittmann used a DTM
mangle to pursue one of his good hobbies: skiing. And during home in
Fürth, he also still works frequently in his father’s physique shop. This
winter, Wittmann’s vital plea is removing a lorry pushing license.
“I started with a initial assist course, and now it’s time for the
unsentimental pushing lessons, that I’m unequivocally looking brazen to,” he
said. A many pacier pushing knowledge awaits Wittmann on a first
weekend in February, when, like final year, he will competition his first
competition of a year during a 12 Hours of Bathurst (AUS) with a BMW M6
GT3. Then after he earnings home, a complete credentials for the
2018 DTM deteriorate gets underway with a aptness week for all BMW DTM drivers.


His BMW Team RMG associate motorist Timo Glock (GER)
headed true from a DTM deteriorate culmination during Hockenheim to a USA.
He was during a Formula 1 races in Austin (USA) and Mexico City (MEX) as
a TV consultant for RTL – a purpose that he will spend some-more time pursuing
this year in further to his competition starts for BMW Motorsport. “Since I
will be on a highway a lot in 2018 with my races for BMW and my TV
appearances, I’m perplexing to spend as many time as probable with my
family this winter,” pronounced Glock. Skiing with his son was on a agenda
countless times in Dec and January, after returning from a media
display of a new BMW M5 (combined fuel consumption: 10.5 l/100
km; CO2 emissions combined: 241 g/km)* during Estoril (POR) in November.
Then during a finish of January, Glock will fly to Australia, where he,
like Wittmann, will once again competition in Bathurst with a BMW M6 GT3.


The third BMW Team RMG driver, Augusto Farfus (BRA),
is experiencing one of a many complete winters of his career and
clocked adult copiousness of atmosphere miles in a process; he is in movement in
several BMW racing cars in Asia, America and Australia. He was during the
circle of a BMW M4 DTM once again when a DTM and Japanese Super GT
Championship met in Motegi (JPN) in November, before he had a honour
of pushing a 18th BMW Art Car in Macau. That was followed
by a guest coming in a Brazilian Stock Car championship and test
drives in a BMW M8 GTE in a USA in December. After a brief break
for Christmas with a family, Farfus returned to a USA during the
commencement of Jan for complete preparations for a 24 Hours of
Daytona. He will be in movement for BMW Team RLL in that competition next
weekend. His universe debate continues right after a race: from Daytona
he will conduct true to Australia, where he will competition a 12 Hours
of Bathurst. Back in Europe, Farfus will burst true into preparing
for a start of a deteriorate in both a FIA World Endurance
Championship and a DTM. “First Daytona and Bathurst, afterwards DTM and
WEC – it unequivocally is a really sparkling programme,” pronounced a gay Farfus.


Bruno Spengler (CAN / BMW Team RBM) went straight
from a 2017 deteriorate culmination to Spain, to spend a week personification golf
with friends. Then a Canadian returned to a wheel: in Estoril he,
like Glock, was a guest during a display of a new BMW M5, and
introduced a high-performance automobile to general media
member in larger detail. Then in mid-December, it was on to
Shanghai (CHN) for Spengler. “We had a special goal there: setting
a new lane record for prolongation cars with a BMW M5 on a Formula
1 track. We did it, we kick a prior record by 6 seconds,” said
Spengler. Over Christmas and New Year, a 2012 DTM champion treated
himself to a few pacific days with his family. Then in mid-January he
pennyless new racing ground: in Marrakech (MAR) he took partial in the
central rookie exam for a ABB FIA Formula E Championship on behalf
of a MSAD Andretti Formula E Team. And only a few days later,
Spengler is a universe divided from a Moroccan desert. This weekend, he is
holding motorist training courses in a BMW M5 during a BMW eventuality in the
Swiss ski review of Gstaad. Then during a commencement of Feb he will
conduct to Mechelen (BEL) to join his BMW Team RBM to ready for the
season. This will be followed by a aptness week with all a BMW DTM drivers.


Philipp Eng (AUT), new to a DTM and BMW Team RBM
this season, started Dec with a targeted muscle-building
programme, as a ideal credentials for his new role. The aim was to
urge his fitness. “I consider that there is a lot some-more aria in the
DTM than in a GT array given a automobile has a many larger downforce
and accelerates many some-more quickly,” he said. The Austrian spent
Christmas during home with his family in Salzburg (AUT), and celebrated
New Year in London (GBR). On 3rd January, Eng boarded a
craft to a USA – to a “Roar” forward of a 24-hour competition in Daytona.
At a continuation classical in Florida, he will also be one of the
drivers to take a circle of a new BMW M8 GTE in a initial race. He
and Farfus will afterwards fly true from Daytona to a other finish of the
world, to a 12-hour competition of Bathurst. After a race, he will
continue his preparations for his lass DTM season.


Also new to a BMW DTM patrol and BMW Team RBM is former BMW
Motorsport Junior Joel Eriksson (SWE). His winter
mangle after a deteriorate culmination of a FIA Formula 3 European
Championship kicked off with a DTM Young Driver Test. Then he also
headed to Macau, where he cumulative stick position and second place in
a subordinate competition during a prestigious Formula 3 race. In Jan he,
like Spengler, took partial in a rookie exam for a ABB FIA Formula E
Championship in Marrakech. However, Eriksson is spending many of the
winter in complete credentials for his DTM debut. “I had the
specialists during Formula Medicine put together a training devise for me,
that gives me a ideal credentials for my initial race,” said
Eriksson, who will revisit BMW Team RBM in Belgium for a initial time
subsequent week. When he is not concerned in competition action, he infrequently still
works as a lorry motorist in his local Sweden and restores classical cars
in his giveaway time.



* The fuel expenditure and CO2 emissions total shown were
dynamic according to a European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the
chronicle germane during a time of form approval. The total impute to
a car with simple pattern in Germany and a operation shown
considers a opposite distance of a comparison wheels and tires.


The CO2 efficiency specifications are dynamic according to
Directive 1999/94/EC and a Pkw-EnVKV, and formed (for classification)
on a fuel expenditure and CO2 values as per a NEDC cycle.


Further information on central fuel expenditure total and specific
CO2 emission values of new newcomer cars is enclosed in a following
guideline: “Leitfaden über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und
basement Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel
consumption, CO2 emissions and electric energy expenditure of new
newcomer cars), that can be performed giveaway of assign from all
dealerships and at

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