The DTM Championship will return in early August, due to this fact groups have been allowed to race on the well-known Spa-Francorchamps monitor earlier than the principle occasion. The BMW M4 DTM was among the many automobiles burning rubber on the Belgian monitor this Thursday. However not with one of many DTM drivers behind the wheel. The official ITR check didn’t permit present DTM drivers to partake within the check so BMW needed to search for another.
Augusto Farfus was due to this fact invited to get behind the wheel of the BMW M4 DTM and check it out. Farfus, who took 4 victories and completed runner-up within the 2013 season earlier than his DTM profession drew to an in depth on the finish of the 2018 season after 104 races, accomplished greater than 130 laps of the seven-kilometer circuit.
That amounted to a check workload of greater than 900 kilometers. The primary purpose of the check was to find how the BMW M4 DTM would behave on the demanding monitor and to realize precious expertise in preparation for the primary race weekend on 1st/2nd August.
Following his return to the cockpit of a DTM automotive, Farfus, who contested the enduring 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on the wheel of a BMW M6 GT3 in 2019, mentioned: “It was a pleasure to drive the BMW M4 DTM once more. I really feel honored and wish to thank BMW Motorsport for selecting me as the motive force for this check. It felt like yesterday that I did my final DTM race. After two laps I felt at house once more within the BMW M4 DTM. The check was bother free. I may do plenty of kilometers and suppose that we collected sufficient information to assist the crew.”
The DTM is on the point of resume in a number of weeks. The final time the Spa-Francorchamps monitor hosted DTM automobiles was again in 2005. This yr, the German Touring Championship will return to the enduring circuit in Belgium, not only for follow, however for actual racing as properly, on August 1st.