BMW M Motorsport attends three-day DTM Young Driver Test during Jerez de la Frontera.

Jerez de la Frontera. The DTM Young Driver Test during Jerez de la
Frontera (ESP) authorised BMW M Motorsport to offer 4 drivers the
event to benefit profitable knowledge during a circle of a BMW M4
DTM – and presumably to interest their explain for a BMW DTM chair for the
2019 season. The drivers in movement were former BMW Motorsport Junior
and destiny BMW works motorist Mikkel Jensen (DEN), BMW works driver
Nick Catsburg (NED), Britain’s Nick Yelloly, and South African
Sheldon outpost der Linde. The three-day exam took place from Monday to Wednesday.


Jensen finished his second year of training as a BMW Motorsport
Junior in 2018. The 23-year-old was a unchanging motorist in a ADAC GT
Masters, in that he common a cockpit of a BMW M6 GT3 with Timo
Scheider (GER). Catsburg is a permanent member of a group in a BMW
M8 GTE in a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), and also makes
unchanging appearances during a circle of a BMW M6 GT3.


Yelloly is another informed face in a BMW family. The 28-year-old
Brit gathering a BMW M6 GT3 for ROWE Racing in this season’s Blancpain
GT Series Endurance Cup. Yelloly’s Formula racing has taken him right
adult to GP2, and he has been successful in one-make cups for several
years. 19-year-old outpost der Linde held a eye on a GT stage last
year. He finished runner-up in a ADAC GT Masters and came home third
to explain a mark on a lectern during a 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL).


The 4 drivers took to a lane during Jerez de la Frontera in the
2018 DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM. BMW DTM motorist Philipp Eng (AUT) took
a automobile out for a anxiety laps.


BMW M Motorsport also used a three-day exam to continue development
work on a BMW M4 DTM for a 2019 season, that has been mutated in
line with Class 1 regulations. BMW DTM drivers Marco Wittmann (GER)
and Bruno Spengler (CAN) alternated during a circle of a car, that is
powered by a newly-developed turbo engine.


Quotes from a DTM Young Driver Test and DTM Test during Jerez.


Mikkel Jensen:

“I know a BMW M4 DTM as a competition taxi, though to expostulate a real
competition automobile in a exam on a lane is something different. You consider you
could use we knowledge from a cab though we have to put a automobile on
a extent in a opposite way. You have to unequivocally fine-tune your
pushing character to be quick and there is always something we can find in
each corner. That was unequivocally interesting. The CO brakes are
amazing, as they punch unequivocally hard. It was illusory to feel how the
automobile was stopping. And a high-speed corners: when we are used to GT
cars, we consider we lay in a same form of car. But a BMW M4 DTM
usually goes so many faster in a corner.”


Nick Catsburg:

“It was unequivocally a lot of fun. The large disproportion to a BMW
M8 GTE and a BMW M6 GT3 we customarily expostulate is a high-speed cornering.
The downforce turn is many aloft and a braking was something we had
to get used to. The BMW M4 DTM is a unequivocally considerable car, flattering much
as we approaching as we had already listened that it’s unequivocally cold automobile – and
that’s overtly true. A unequivocally cold automobile to drive.”


Nick Yelloly:

“It was good fun to expostulate a BMW M4 DTM, we unequivocally enjoyed it.
A large appreciate we to BMW for giving me a opportunity. Considering the
weight of a car, a high-speed in a corners is unequivocally fantastic.
As we have driven high downforce cars before we knew what to design but
a BMW M4 DTM still tender me a lot.“


Sheldon outpost der Linde:

“It was an extraordinary experience. It’s so opposite to what we am
used to. we have usually driven in GT3 before so it was a unequivocally large step
in a beginning, though a engineers and everybody helped me a lot and
Philipp also gave utterly a few tips. What we favourite many about a BMW M4
DTM is a downforce. It’s implausible and a speed we can enter the
corners with is amazing.”


Marco Wittmann:

“Our pursuit during a tests was to make swell with a development
of a new car. One concentration was on a new turbo engine: it is important
to know this better, and to excellent balance it, from exam to test. The
engineers, teams and us drivers apparently still have a lot of work
brazen of us, to be good prepared going into a new season. After all,
this is a start of a new epoch in a DTM. However, we are all excited
and unequivocally many looking brazen to it. More energy is always cold for us
drivers. The exam during Jerez was another critical step towards a new
deteriorate and we have now all – drivers, mechanics, engineers – earned
a Christmas. we would like to wish a fans, who can demeanour brazen to
an sparkling DTM deteriorate in 2019, a unequivocally happy Christmas.”


Bruno Spengler:

“We are surpassing good with a work on a BMW M4 DTM for the
entrance season. The conditions have been consistent, we finished a lot
of laps, and done good swell by a designed programme. That is
unequivocally important, as we usually have a certain series of exam days. It was
a prolific exam and we am now looking brazen to a few still days
‘between a seasons’ with my family. we would like to wish a whole
group and all a fans, who support us all year round, a merry
Christmas and a happy New Year.”