From 2nd to 4th March, BMW Motorsport completed three days of testing in Portimao, Portugal, ahead of the 2015 DTM season that will kick off in Hockenheim on 2nd of May. Bruno Spengler hit the track on Tuesday 3rd, and had the opportunity to be back at the wheel of his M4 DTM with the classical black BMW Bank livery. That was quite a promising first run for the canadian, that will compete with BMW Team MTEK for the first time this season.

“That was a very productive test for us. We were able to complete our programme without any problems. There is obviously still some work to be done on the remaining test days, but we have definitely taken a step in the right direction. Our advantage compared to last season is that we now know the BMW M4 DTM much better, meaning we are more experienced when it comes to finding the right set-up”.

“However, we also saw that the opposition has not been sleeping over the winter, and are in good shape”.

From 2nd to 4th March, BMW Motorsport completed three days of testing in Portimao, Portugal, ahead of the 2015 DTM season that will kick off in Hockenheim on 2nd of May. Bruno Spengler hit the track on Tuesday 3rd, and had the opportunity to be back at the wheel of his M4 DTM with the classical black BMW Bank livery. That was quite a promising first run for the canadian, that will compete with BMW Team MTEK for the first time this season.

“That was a very productive test for us. We were able to complete our programme without any problems. There is obviously still some work to be done on the remaining test days, but we have definitely taken a step in the right direction. Our advantage compared to last season is that we now know the BMW M4 DTM much better, meaning we are more experienced when it comes to finding the right set-up”.

“However, we also saw that the opposition has not been sleeping over the winter, and are in good shape”.

L’équipe BMW Motorsport a pris part à trois journées de tests sur le circuit de Portimao, au Portugal, du lundi 2 au mercredi 4 mars. En piste lors de la journée du mardi, Bruno Spengler retrouvait à cette occasion sa fameuse M4 DTM noire aux couleurs de BMW Bank, ainsi que sa nouvelle écurie BMW MTEK, pour un premier galop d’essai concluant avant les essais officiels de la fin du mois.

“Ce fut un test très productif pour nous. Nous avons pu effectuer notre programme sans aucun problème. Il y a bien évidemment du travail à faire lors des prochains tests, mais nous avons définitivement fait un grand pas dans la bonne direction.”

“Notre avantage comparé à la saison passée est que nous connaissons désormais la BMW M4 DTM bien mieux, ce qui nous permet d’être plus expérimentés lorsqu’il s’agit de définir les bons réglages. Mais nous avons aussi vu que la concurrence ne s’est pas endormie non plus durant l’hiver, et qu’elle est en bonne forme”.

Les prochains tests se disputeront fin mars sur le circuit de Estoril, toujours au Portugal.