BMW Motorsport Director Considers Dedication to DTM Well worth ItOctober 16, 2018
As the DTM came to a near this weekend, some men and women discovered BMW’s performance this season to be a bit disappointing. In the Manufacturer’s championship BMW misplaced to Mercedes-Benz but concluded in advance of Audi, even though in the Drivers’ Championship Marco Wittmann was when yet again the best in fourth posture, adopted by Timo Glock. Nonetheless, you cannot win it all and BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt considers BMW’s endeavours in the DTM have paid out dividend by now.
Following calendar year the German collection will no for a longer period be showcasing Mercedes-Benz at the starting up line. The German manufacturer made the decision this was its last calendar year in the DTM and that still left the destiny of the entire venue on the edge. BMW signaled its dedication to the levels of competition from the commencing and, mixed with the endeavours of the ITR and Audi, the collection will go on, with Aston Martin as a new associate from 2019.
There are a selection of improvements coming to the DTM however, aside from that. This calendar year, some races were held in somewhat unique areas, this sort of as Japan, for illustration, and numerous extra improvements will come later on as the collection evolves. “We are content and proud that all the endeavours and dedication on different concentrations in the past months and months have paid out off. When Mercedes, to everyone’s shock, abruptly announced they would be turning their back on the DTM, the series’ existence was in jeopardy,” said Marquardt in a recent job interview.
“We then rolled our sleeves up promptly and promised to struggle for this magnificent collection for the followers – which is particularly what we did. Our early dedication to the DTM was a really crucial signal numerous other steps adopted. Collectively with the ITR, Gerhard Berger and Audi, we then resolutely expedited the certain plans, no matter if now in the Course One particular rules, marketing or internationalization. Standing shoulder to shoulder with the Japanese Super GT producers and the Aston Martin will work entry evidently demonstrates that our dedication to the DTM has paid out dividends,” he extra.
The significant news next calendar year will be the new Course One particular rules, of class. This suggests automobiles in the DTM will get extra electric power and extra downforce than at any time right before, which need to lead to even extra interesting races and duels, exactly where drivers enjoy an even extra crucial role. The DTM will also focus extra on marketing and spreading to even more corners of the planet. In this regard, the Japanese companions will enjoy an crucial role.
“The focus stays on internationalization, which was a single of the premises of our rejoining the collection and is continue to of elementary importance. This applies to the strengthening and more elaboration of the partnership with the Japanese producers at intercontinental level, as perfectly as the more expansion of the DTM platform in Europe. The new ‘Class One’ rules come into pressure next calendar year – our preparations for this are in comprehensive swing. We will shortly have the initial roll-out of the new motor vehicle, adopted by the initial tests,” Marquardt also extra.