Test of vital importance to the DTM in Portimao

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Portimao decides the future of the DTM. Although it sounds exaggerated to refer in these terms to speak of a test, the testing that Audi
Sport, BMW Motorsport, and Mercedes-AMG are going to do this week in the layout
Portuguese will mark the performance level of the vehicles of each
one of the brands
. However, this is the last session of pre-testing
to the homologation of the car on the 1st day of march, date on which its development
is frozen
. Therefore, manufacturers must give the nail on the head when
interpret the changes in the technical regulations.

Therefore, the four-day test in Portimao, are the keys
the time to adapt the cars to the new technical requirements of the DTM and step
make the last adjustments. However, the Audi RS 5 DTM, BMW M4 DTM and
Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM must live with a new technical base on which
there is less aerodynamics, more power and a tire with higher
degradation
. Many innovations that cause the three manufacturers
involved in the DTM do not leave anything to chance and count for this test in Portugal
with their most experienced pilots.

While at the test in Vallelunga and Hockenheim will be
other riders that may get on the car, in Portimao the experience is a degree. In fact, Paul di Resta, Gary Paffett and Edo Mortara are
the three pilots that will be uploaded to the Mercedes-AMG C 63 DTM in Portugal, while
Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green will do the same in the Audi RS 5 DTM. The two
Audi drivers will complement your work with Loïc Duval and René Rast, two
newcomers that can give a critical view. Finally, BMW has bet
by Augusto Farfus and Marco Wittmann at the time of defining the guidelines of its BMW
M4 DTM.