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Fitness training, sim racing and new hobbies: daily routines of BMW works drivers during #STAYHOME.

Fitness training, sim racing and new hobbies: daily routines of BMW works drivers during #STAYHOME.

07.04.2020: #STAYHOME – this guideline applies to the BMW works drivers as well. Instead of competing in the various race series, they are currently spending their time at home, but they are by no

#STAYHOME – this guideline applies to the BMW works drivers as well. Instead of competing in the various race series, they are currently spending their time at home, but they are by no means sat twiddling their thumbs, even in the mandatory break the BMW drivers have a full schedule. This ranges from fitness training and sim racing, through time with the family, to pursuing old and new hobbies.

 

Keeping fit in pre-season preparations.


 

The BMW works drivers are using the time to keep fit so that they are as well prepared as possible for the first races. Two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann (GER), for example, regularly invites his fans to take part in his training sessions at home via his social media channels.



“At the moment I really am doing a huge amount of exercise – be it endurance training, strength, coordination, or mental training,” confirms Wittmann. For Lucas Auer (AUT), new to the BMW DTM squad, sport is his main focus as it is for almost everyone.



“I do two sessions a day. It keeps you fit and you feel good. I have a treadmill, an ergometer and an arm crank for my endurance training here at home in Kufstein. On top of that I am doing all my specific neck, core and other exercises that I need to stay fit.”

 

The drivers are being supported with their training at home by Formula Medicine and are being given specially devised training plans. For example, BMW Motorsport Junior Dan Harper (GBR), who is currently at home with his family in Northern Ireland. “I’m training four to five times a week using a training plan that I was given by Formula Medicine.”

 

Bruno Spengler (CAN), who is contesting with BMW Team RLL in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, is even using his training at home for competitions: “I’m cycling at home and can do it with friends using Swift. We compete against each other in races online. These online races are really difficult, but are so much fun.” Then there is the strength training that Spengler does in the small gym that, like many other BMW racing drivers, he has set up at home.

 

BMW DTM driver Sheldon van der Linde (RSA) is also set up with his own training equipment at home in South Africa. “I’m fitter now than I ever have been and feel even better prepared for the season than I have in previous years. The break has meant that I have used my time to work consistently on my fitness and to focus on it,” said van der Linde – like many of his BMW colleagues.





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