The DTM has celebrated this week its second test of
preseason set on the track of Vallelunga, located to the north of Rome. The
fast Italian track has been witness therefore of the great work that they are
made the three brands present at the event to evolve their new
cars. Newly approved, the Audi RS 5 DTM, BMW M4 DTM and Mercedes-AMG C 63
DTM have been shot without a break of the hand of the pilots of the three marks. The goal
not only know the limits of the new cars, but to adapt its performance to
the new tyres developed by Hankook.
Audi Sport has completed a total of 2.121 miles
during this test with the new Audi RS 5 DTM. With the body officially approved,
different to the one that showed the vehicle on its presentation in society in the
Geneva, the new DTM of the firm of Ingolstadt was in the hands of
Mattias Ekström and Jamie Green. The pilot Swedish completed two days on the
Audi RS 5, while Green gave her respite on the central day of the test in
Vallelunga. Both drivers agreed that the car is most demanding
terms of riding and in the management of the tires.
For his part, Mercedes-AMG have faced this test with Robert
Wickens, Gary Paffett and Edo Mortara. The three pilots of the signature of the
star recorded a total of 518 laps, or what is the same, a distance
of 2.116 miles. The canadian Robert Wickens, a day after his own
birthday, was commissioned to get at the controls of a Mercedes-AMG C 63
DTM according to the words of Paffett still is not the final version
approved. All in all, the british was in charge of get in the car in the
Wednesday, while Edo Mortara closed the work of the team
during the Thursday.
BMW Motorsport has been the training that the less details it has
revealed your work on the test in Vallelunga. All in all, the brand of Munich
has completed a program similar to that of their rivals in terms of mileage.
As the other two manufacturers, BMW has placed special emphasis on the management of
the new tyres Hankook for part of his new BMW M4 DTM, as well as in the
new aerodynamics of the car. Maxime Martin has been one of the pilots present in the test and at the same time the most kilometres completed
with the new M4. Also have been filmed by the BMW Marco Witmann and Tom Blomqvist.