Marco Wittmann visits headquarters of new BMW M Motorsport Premium Partner, Schaeffler.

DTM: Wittmann visits new BMW M Motorsport Premium Partner Schaeffler.

As of this DTM season, Marco Wittmann will compete in the new Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, reason enough for the two-time DTM champion to visit the new BMW M Motorsport Premium Partner in Herzogenaurach last Tuesday. 

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Marco Wittmann besucht Schaeffler Hauptsitz in Herzogenaurach.

“That’s how to kick off a successful partnership,” said Wittmann, who grew up just 15 kilometres away from Schaeffler HQ in Herzogenaurach. “I really enjoyed swapping views with some of Schaeffler’s employees and getting to know the impressive factory on a tour. The Q&A session with the Formula Student participants was also really exciting. Just like me, they love and live for the fascination of motorsport. Formula Student is a great entry point for them and some of the BMW Team RMG employees come from Formula Student.” The Schaeffler Motorsport Academy that has taken place annually since 2014 gives the junior engineers who will compete in Formula Student with their teams two days to exchange ideas and talk shop with Schaeffler experts on topics such as automated driving, project management, engineering and electric mobility. Participants take practice-based workshops, get involved in exciting discussion sessions and attend panel discussions with top-class experts. 

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Schaeffer BMW M4 DTM

Also on-site in Herzogenaurach was a new Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM show car, which – like Wittmann – made for a popular subject of numerous selfies. The striking green and white racing car will be in action on the track for the first time this week. The official DTM test drives will be held at the Lausitzring from 16th to 18th April, before the new season gets underway at the Hockenheimring on 4th May.

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