DTM concludes official test days- Four full days, roughly 19,000 kilometres

DTM concludes official test days- Four full days, roughly 19,000 kilometres

11.06.2020: • Focus on sporting aspects: facts and figures about the DTM test • Audi and BMW on a par, DTM faster than current lap record


•    Focus on sporting aspects: facts and figures about the DTM test


•    Audi and BMW on a par, DTM faster than current lap record


•    In total 19,106.685 kilometres of testing and 5,265 laps completed

 

Back on track – the DTM has completed successful and intense test days at the Nürburgring. Between them, the manufacturers Audi and BMW as well as the privateer teams WRT (Audi) and ART (BMW) racked up roughly 19,000 kilometres and over 5,200 laps of testing.



Thanks to the partly ideal conditions, Ferdinand Habsburg (AUT, WRT Team Audi) emerged as the fastest driver of the test days and was faster than the current DTM lap record: his time of 1m 18.911s is the best lap time ever achieved by a DTM car at the sprint circuit. In general, Audi and BMW turned out to be on a par.



Successful implementation of the infection protection plan


A detailed and precise infection protection plan allowed for the test days to be held amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. In the implementation of the measures, such as distancing, use of protection and regular temperature checks, all the organisations involved perfectly worked together.







Robert Kubica – 2,000 kilometres of testing in preparation for his debut season



On all four days, Robert Kubica was particularly active. In total, the DTM rookie completed 1,963.289 kilometres at the Nürburgring and therefore ranked among the most prolific drivers.



While the works teams only were allowed to run one car at the time during testing, the two privateer teams WRT and ART had permission to run a maximum of two cars. For Kubica, this meant that he was allowed unlimited running on all four test days.






The most prolific drivers



Mike Rockenfeller (GER,Audi) was the works driver with the most laps in testing by far. The 2013 champion stepped in for his teammate Loïc Duval (FRA) and therefore racked up a total of 569 laps, equalling 2,064.901 kilometres. The top five drivers:



•    Mike Rockenfeller (Audi) – 569 laps (2,064.901 km)

•    Robert Kubica (BMW) – 541 laps (1,963.289 km)

•    Ferdinand Habsburg (Audi) – 529 laps (1,919.741 km)

•    Robin Frijns (Audi) – 363 laps (1,317.327 km)

•    René Rast (Audi) – 359 laps (1,302.811 km)




Summary testing kilometres Audi works teams: 1,964 laps (7,127.356 km)


Summary testing kilometres BMW works teams: 1,737 laps (6,303.573 km)




- ITR - photo DTM

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