The Canadian driver and the M Motorsport team spent three days in Jerez (Spain) developing the brand new BMW M4 DTM.

The 2019 DTM season opener will take place in Hockenheim in two months and there is a lot of work to be done, considering that the Class One regulation engine will be coming into play for the first time this year.

The new rule will see the BMW M4 DTM powered by a new four-cylinder two-litre turbocharged engine offering a power increase of more than 100 bhp. Several parts of the car have been redesigned to fit the more compact turbo engine and its cooling requirements. The rear wing, underfloor, front and rear diffusors have also had updates and other rule changes have led to aerodynamic developments.

Bruno Spengler and Timo Glock drove at Jerez from March 5 to 7, weather permitting. The next testing sessions will take place from April 15 to 18, as part of the official ITR collective testing at the Lausitzring, and will be attended by all the 2019 DTM championship drivers.

“Although the weather could have been better, we were able to work on several points of our testing program and were able to make progress with regard to the car development.”

“Taking part in the development of a car like this one is very interesting as we can really see the progress made all through the winter testing. We still have a bit to do before the season opener but we will still have opportunities to do it on track at the Lausitzring. We will get into the finer details when we get to prepare the car for the first race in Hockenheim and we will aim at optimizing the car’s performance during the first rounds.”

“The whole team has worked hard over the winter and has done an excellent job in order to deliver the best car possible. We are now looking at the Lausitzring for the final phase of the testing program and then it will already be time to get ready for the first race.”