The DTM season lastly bought underway nevertheless it wasn’t an excellent begin for the BMW groups. The first stage at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium introduced ahead some moderately apparent setbacks for the BMW Motorsport groups. It was instantly apparent that the BMW M4 DTM race automobiles had been incapable of maintaining with their rivals from Audi. The distinction was putting and it continued to present itself at Lausitzring too, though the closing outcomes had been barely higher.
Be that as it could, the issues are apparent and the Manufacturer Standings exhibits it, with Audi having practically 3 times extra factors than BMW thus far. Something wants to be performed and the drivers appear to agree that there’s a huge distinction in pace between the two automobiles on the monitor lately. As for what could possibly be the concern, no person appears certain, and Marco Wittmann wasn’t shy of speaking about it in a post-race interview with Motorsport Week.
“It’s difficult, because in the end, with a DTM car you need to have the full package,” the double champion informed the web site. “It’s the engine, it’s the aero, it’s the mechanical grip, the tire, how they work. So it’s an overall package and clearly we need to analyze and see where we are missing this pace.
It’s difficult to point out one specific topic where we can improve, let’s say. Because if we would know, we would do so, you know. And at the end, in Spa, we had a huge gap, yesterday we were a bit better, today we were a bit worse. We have to see and somehow hopefully find it to make their lives a bit more difficult.”
He additionally went on to say that the lack of pace will be felt principally throughout the qualifying rounds and that makes all the distinction in the world. It’s one factor to begin on the entrance line and one other to begin from the seventh place and check out to make your means again up. Whatever the concern – or points – could be, BMW higher get it sorted quick, to be certain this season isn’t utterly misplaced.