Sheldon Completes Successful Pre-Season DTM Test

Lausitzring. This week, it was all about the DTM again at the Lausitzring (GER). From Monday to Thursday, the six BMW drivers and their rivals were underway on the 4.570-kilometre track. In total, the BMW squads completed over 1,250 laps and 5,500 kilometres. BMW Team RBM, BMW Team RMG and the drivers used the test to prepare themselves and the 2019 BMW M4 DTM for the start of the season. At the heart of the race car is the new BMW P48 turbo engine, which was developed from scratch in accordance with Class 1 regulations. The BMW M4 DTM has also been modified extensively in many other areas. The annual DTM ‘Media Day’ also took place at the Lausitzring on the Tuesday of the test. The opening round of the 2019 DTM season takes place from 3rd to 5th May at the Hockenheimring (GER).

Sheldon van der Linde (#31 BMW M4 DTM, BMW Team RBM):

“It’s been a really productive and positive test for me personally. I’ve got a lot of laps in (348 laps across 3 days) the car which was very important due to the limited testing we get during the DTM season. The new turbo engine is really impressive, it’s a lot of fun to drive and it should make things exciting this year. Counting the days to our season opener in Hockenheim.”

Sheldon van der Linde