This 12 months, the DTM has modified rather a lot. Other than dropping and gaining some new companions and rivals, the German championship is now additionally forcing the groups to make use of 2-liter turbocharged engines, in a brand new chapter for the venue. After two racing weekends, the groups are actually heading to their first worldwide race of the season to date, on the Misano monitor, in Italy. Final 12 months, residing legend, Alex Zanardi raced there as a particular visitor.
Now, the groups head there with huge plans. Following the moderately good outcomes attained within the first two weekends at Zolder and Hockenheim, BMW drivers are doing nicely within the competitors. Philipp Eng is sitting on the high of the drivers’ championship whereas Marco Wittmann is now third. Wittmann has claimed first place on the grid twice, whereas Eng and rookie Sheldon van der Linde have performed so as soon as every. There have been two wins (Wittmann and Eng) and two additional podium finishes for Eng and Joel Eriksson to date.
“It has been a profitable begin to the brand new turbo period within the DTM for us. 4 races, 4 pole positions, two wins and two additional podiums – these are good outcomes for our new BMW M4 DTM. Within the races to this point, now we have seen that every one six BMW drivers are very aggressive and might file some high outcomes. With Philipp main the championship and Marco in third place general, we’re heading to Misano with loads of momentum,” stated Jens Marquardt, BMW Group Motorsport Director.
Not like final 12 months, when the Misano monitor hosted two night time races, this time the racing will likely be performed in daylight. On the similar time, two of the BMW drivers (Wittmann and Timo Glock) will likely be celebrating an important day: each will likely be contesting their 100th race.
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