Augusto Farfus looking forward to start of season.
Augusto, it was your first DTM test with the new BMW M4 DTM and the new team. How do you feel it went?
Augusto Farfus: “It was an honour for me to be the first to drive the new BMW M4 DTM. The car feels good and has great potential, but we still have a lot of set-up work ahead of us between now and the start of the season. It was important to use these days to get to know both the new car and my new team.”
How did you spend the winter break?
Farfus: “There was a lot going on. For the first time in my life, I spent Christmas and New Year with just my wife and daughter and was not in Brazil. We flew to Dubai together for the festive period. I also spent a lot of time in the USA. I was in Daytona twice, first for the test and then for the 24-hour race. I then headed to Palm Springs for the launch of the BMW M760Li xDrive. So, I had plenty to do and it was not actually a very long winter break.”
You are part of the strong BMW Motorsport contingent at the Nürburgring 24 Hours again in 2017…
Farfus: “That is definitely a highlight. Our contingent is even stronger than it has been in recent years. We saw last year that the Nordschleife really suits the BMW M6 GT3. Unfortunately, technical issues prevented us from challenging for the win. We want to change that this time around.”
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