Published on April 17th, 2015 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
BMW Motorsport completes pre-season preparations with test in Oschersleben
With two weeks remaining until the start of the 2015 DTM season, BMW Motorsport has completed its programme of preparations. From Tuesday to Thursday, the four BMW DTM teams and their eight drivers took part in the final pre-season test at the “Motorsport Arena Oschersleben” (DE). The first two races of the year will take place in Hockenheim (DE) on 2nd and 3rd May.
The BMW DTM teams and drivers used the three-day test at the 3.667-kilometre circuit to continue work on the set-up of the BMW M4 DTM. The conditions were generally good in the Magdeburger Börde region of Germany, with plenty of sunshine, spring temperatures and some strong gusts of wind.
The fastest time of the day went to a BMW driver on two of the three days. On Tuesday, Marco Wittmann (DE, BMW Team RMG) clocked the fastest lap time of 1:19.913 minutes at the wheel of his Ice-Watch BMW M4 DTM. With this time, Wittmann was also the fastest man overall at the Oschersleben test. On Wednesday, Tom Blomqvist (GB, BMW Team RBM) topped the time sheets, setting a time of 1:20.216 minutes in his BMW M4 DTM. On the third and final day, Wittmann recorded the fastest time of the afternoon session in 1:19.990 minutes. In the day’s rankings he came second. In total, the eight BMW DTM drivers completed more than 6,000 kilometres in Oschersleben.
The next stop for the eight BMW DTM drivers is Nürnberg (DE), where BMW Motorsport will present its complete programme for 2015 on 26th April. Visitors to the official BMW Motorsport Car Launch at the BMW Dealership in Nürnberg can look forward to an exciting programme, which includes the BMW works drivers and various BMW racing cars.