Munich. The patrol of drivers during BMW M Motorsport for the
entrance DTM deteriorate is holding figure with Lucas Auer (AUT) returning to
a furloughed automobile array after a one-year break. He will start in the
BMW M4 DTM in 2020. The 25-year-old can call on a resources of
knowledge gained in 73 races in a furloughed automobile series, of that he
won four. Alongside Auer, 4 informed faces will continue to drive
for BMW in a DTM: two-time champion Marco Wittmann (GER), Philipp
Eng (AUT), Timo Glock (GER) and Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA). Joel
Eriksson (SWE) will no longer be in movement in a BMW M4 DTM.
“Welcome behind to a DTM, Lucas Auer,” says BMW Group Motorsport
Director Jens Marquardt. “I am apparently quite happy, not only
to be means to acquire him behind to a DTM, though also to acquire him
into a BMW family. In his 73 DTM races so far, Lucas has
emphatically shown what he is able of and, with 4 wins and ten
podiums, has proven that he can brew it during a unequivocally front of a field.
We trust that he will fit in unequivocally good with us, not usually given of
his outrageous intensity as a driver, though also his accessible nature.”
“I am unequivocally vehement about returning to a DTM with BMW,” says Auer.
“During my career, we have been in hit with BMW Motorsport on
several occasions, though it all came together this time. we am counting
down a days until we get into a automobile for a initial time. we took a
large step brazen privately final year in Japan. The pivotal now will be to
adjust fast to a DTM again. However, we am not disturbed about that.”
Auer done his DTM entrance with Mercedes in 2015. His initial victory
followed in 2016 during a Lausitzring (GER). 2017 was his most
successful DTM deteriorate so far, with another 3 competition wins at
Hockenheim (GER), a Lausitzring again and during a Nürburgring (GER).
Auer’s final competition to date came during Hockenheim in mid-October 2018. Last
season, he competed in a Japanese Super Formula array – formerly
Formula Nippon – among other things.
Wittmann, Glock, Eng and outpost der Linde sojourn on board.
Alongside Auer, 4 drivers who have already gifted movement at
a circle of a BMW M4 DTM given 2018 will contest for BMW again in
subsequent season’s DTM: Wittmann and Glock are both entering their eighth
season, while Eng earnings for another moment during a DTM pretension in his
third year. Van der Linde is looking to take a subsequent step in 2020,
after a entrance deteriorate that constructed a series of highlights.
“We have left for smoothness with 4 of a drivers for next
season,” says Marquardt. “With his speed and implausible consistency,
Marco Wittmann is a tip performer in a DTM patrol each season. He
scarcely always creates a unequivocally many of any opportunities he gets. Timo
Glock was unequivocally hapless final season. However, there is no doubting
his gait during a circle of a BMW M4 DTM. Philipp Eng performed
fantastically in 2019, quite in a initial half of a season.
Hopefully he can build on that subsequent year. Sheldon outpost der Linde
tender us in his rookie season. We see good intensity in him,
that he will hopefully do some-more mostly in 2020.”
Eriksson bids farewell to a DTM.
Joel Eriksson will no longer expostulate for BMW in a DTM in 2020. He
contested 37 races in a BMW M4 DTM and took feat during Misano (ITA)
in 2018. In total, he done 3 appearances on a podium. He is
now racing for FIST-Team AAI in a BMW M6 GT3 in a Asian Le
Mans Series. We will announce during a after date who will take his place
in a DTM.
“I would like to appreciate Joel Eriksson for a good team-work over
a past dual years in a DTM. we wish him all a best for the
future,” says Marquardt. “We enjoyed some highlights with him and are
now deliberating serve corner commitments as partial of a GT engagement.”