Timo Glock spraying champagne.

SIX DRIVERS, TWO TEAMS, ONE GOAL.

The BMW DTM teams and drivers 2020.

SIX DRIVERS, TWO TEAMS, ONE GOAL.The BMW DTM teams and drivers 2020.

The BMW Motorsport driver line-up for the 2020 season of the DTM is packed with experience. Two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann and former Formula 1 driver Timo Glock are joined at BMW Team RMG by an old acquaintance, in the form of Lucas Auer. The Austrian raced in the touring car series between 2015 and 2018, during which time he won four races. As they did last season, Philipp Eng and Sheldon van der Linde line up for BMW Team RBM.

Eng claimed his maiden DTM victory in 2019, while van der Linde also demonstrated his great potential at the wheel. The South African secured his first pole position in only his fourth DTM race. Jonathan Aberdein completes the trio. The South African switched to BMW before the start of the season, having previously spent a full season driving for DTM customer team WRT and finished tenth in the 2019 championship.

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BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.

JENS MARQUARDT.

BMW Group Motorsport Director.

Raised in the Black Forest, Jens Marquardt fell in love with motorsport at a young age. After studying aerospace engineering, he turned his attention to engine development. In 2000, he switched to Toyota Motorsport, where he worked as F1 Operations and Team Manager from 2008, before taking on the role of General Manager Business Development, Operations & Production. In 2011, he replaced Mario Theissen as BMW Motorsport Director. His mission: the successful return of BMW Motorsport to the DTM. The big coup came in the very first year back in the prestigious series, when Bruno Spengler won the Drivers‘ Championship. Since returning to the DTM, eight titles have gone to Munich.

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BMW TEAM RMG.

The successful team from Andernach.

Stefan Reinhold, BMW Team RMG, in conversation with an engineer.

When BMW Motorsport decided to return to the DTM, Stefan Reinhold and his newly-formed company applied to be one of the works teams. In the spring of 2011, Reinhold Motorsport GmbH was given the nod. From that point on, he worked prepared intensively for entering the DTM in 2012. After a period of learning, the team soon found itself in the fast lane. Two DTM Drivers titles with Marco Wittmann, as well as one title and two second-place finishes in the DTM Team competition – that is the impressive track record of Team Principal Reinhold and his outfit so far. In 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2019, the Andernach team was the most successful BMW Motorsport crew. With Timo Glock and Marco Wittmann, RMG 2020 lines up with a wealth of experience in 2020. The duo is joined by Lucas Auer. The Austrian is in his first DTM season with BMW, having previously driven in the series for Mercedes from 2015 to 2018.

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DRIVERS OF THE BMW TEAM RMG.

Timo Glock, BMW works driver in the DTM.

Timo Glock.

Marco Wittmann, BMW works driver in the DTM.

Marco Wittmann.

Lucas Auer, BMW works driver in the DTM.

Lucas Auer.

Timo Glock, BMW works driver in the DTM.

Timo Glock.

Place of birth: Lindenfels, Germany
Date of birth: 18 March 1982

Winner of the GP2 series in 2007, 91 starts and three podiums in Formula 1, racing for BMW in the DTM since 2013, five wins and 14 podium finishes going into the 2020 season.

Marco Wittmann, BMW works driver in the DTM.

Marco Wittmann.

Place of birth: Fürth, Germany
Date of birth: 24 November 1989

Runner-up in Formula BMW in 2007, runner-up in Formula 3 in 2010 and 2011, DTM ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 2013, youngest two-time DTM champion ever (2014 and 2016).

Lucas Auer, BMW works driver in the DTM.

Lucas Auer.

Place of birth: St. Johann, Austria
Date of birth: 11th September 1994

2nd place in the Macau Grand Prix in 2014, four wins and ten podium finishes in the DTM ahead of the 2020 season.

BMW TEAM RBM.

Motor racing in their blood.

Bert Mampaey, Team Principal of the BMW Team RBM, with headphones at the ready.

BMW has always played a prominent role in the Mampaey family. Julien Mampaey ran a successful racing team by the name of JUMA in the 1970s – and won the iconic 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps on three occasions with BMW cars. His son Bart would surpass even these successes. He launched BMW Team RBM in 1995. The acronym RBM stands for Racing Bart Mampaey. The team from Mechelen first appeared for BMW in the DTM in 2012 – on the back of a title win in the 2004 European Touring Car Championship and three triumphs in the world championship (WTCC) between 2005 and 2007. Augusto Farfus presented BMW Team RBM with its first race win in Valencia in the team’s debut DTM season. Farfus went one better in 2013, winning three races on his way to finishing runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship. In 2020, RBM lines up with two hungry youngsters from South Africa, in the form of Sheldon van der Linde and Jonathan Aberdein. At their side: Philipp Eng – two-time winner of the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

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DRIVERS OF THE BMW TEAM RBM.

Sheldon van der Linde, BMW works driver in the DTM.

Sheldon van der Linde.

Philipp Eng, BMW works driver in the DTM.

Philipp Eng.

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Jonathan Aberdein.

Sheldon van der Linde, BMW works driver in the DTM.

Sheldon van der Linde.

Place of birth: Johannesburg, South Africa
Date of birth: 13 May 1999

GTD winner at the Petit Le Mans in 2017, top junior and runner-up in the ADAC GT Masters in 2018, third place at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in 2018.

Philipp Eng, BMW works driver in the DTM.

Philipp Eng.

Place of birth: Salzburg, Austria
Date of birth: 28 February 1990

 Formula BMW champion in 2007, victory at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps in 2016 and 2018, victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2019, DTM ‘Rookie of the Year’ in 2018.

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Jonathan Aberdein.

Birthplace: Cape Town
Date of birth: 14th February 1998


Champion in Formula 4 UAE in 2016, tenth place overall in the DTM in 2019.
 

BMW M4 DTM.

THE BMW M4 DTM.

With the BMW M4 DTM, modified in accordance with Class 1 regulations, BMW M Motorsport has developed the most powerful DTM car ever. The beating heart of the car is the BMW P48 two-litre turbo engine. Together with a significant reduction in the weight of the car, it achieves impressive performance figures and speeds of up to 300 km/h.
The ZF BMW M4 DTM and Schaeffler M4 DTM on the race track.

THE DTM RACE CALENDAR.

Seven countries, ten racetracks, and a large dose of Turbo Power: The 2020 DTM season promises even more excitement and action. As well as a number of traditional circuits, the touring car series will also explore new frontiers and will line up in a total of seven European countries. All the circuits and information on the 2020 calendar.