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In 2019, Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA) will be the
initial South African motorist to contest in a DTM. In this interview,
a new BMW works motorist talks about his good DTM dream, expectations
for his lass deteriorate and a delay of a family tradition.
Three questions for… Sheldon outpost der Linde.
Sheldon, how does it feel to be a BMW DTM driver?
Sheldon outpost der Linde: “It feels utterly imaginary during a impulse I
have to say. we consider by a time I’m station during a grid in
Hockenheim it will feel some-more real. Before that there is a lot of
credentials that has to be done. The DTM has always been a dream of
mine. To strech that idea is such a service and an feat that
brings motivation. And for certain I’m unequivocally vehement to join a BMW
family as well.”
What has been your tie to BMW in a past?
Van der Linde: “My father has been pushing for BMW in South Africa
for many years as a works motorist as well. That is a unequivocally cool
connection. It feels illusory to continue a family tradition in
that approach and I’m unequivocally vehement to keep a name ‘van der Linde’ high in
a BMW family.”
What are your expectations for your lass DTM season?
Van der Linde: “Of march it is not going to be easy during all.
It’s a best furloughed automobile championship in a universe for a reason. It’s
all a best drivers in one series. It’s not going to be easy and I
will have a lot to learn, generally entrance from GT3. But we know I
have a right group around me to support me in that approach to unequivocally get
a best out of a finish package, so I’m unequivocally assured that we
can do a good job. Like we said, there are a lot of things that need to
be done, and I’m unequivocally looking brazen to Hockenheim in May.”
24h Daytona: Farfus to contest in #25 BMW M8 GTE.
BMW Team RLL has replaced a motorist in a choice for this
weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona (USA). BMW works motorist Augusto Farfus
(BRA) will take a place of Tom Blomqvist (GBR) who has experienced
delays with his visa application. Farfus will share a #25 BMW M8 GTE
with Connor De Phillippi (USA), Philipp Eng (AUT) and Colton Herta
(USA). Farfus has raced with BMW Team RLL 4 times formerly at
Daytona – in 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 with a best finish of second
in 2015. Blomqvist is approaching to re-join a #25 automobile register for
Sebring (USA) and a rest of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship season. “I’m unequivocally unhappy that we am incompetent to race
during Daytona,” pronounced Blomqvist. “I will be behind home with my fingers
crossed for a whole group and looking brazen to returning at
Sebring.” Farfus: “I adore a Rolex 24 At Daytona. we know a team,
a automobile and a circuit unequivocally good and am prepared for this challenge.”