The DTM drivers are currently in the Sim-Racing-fever: BMW-Pilot Philipp is Tight already for a decade, an avid Sim-Racer, but the Audi pilots Mike Rockenfeller and Nico Müller were creating their own racing simulators to drive virtual race. And also Champion Rene Rast most recently caused a Furore when he stopped racing a Online formula-1-Star Max Verstappen in chess.

However, the two DTM aces defy the Trend. “The only two that I believe currently, there is no Sim-Racing, Timo Glock, and I” confirms BMW-Pilot Marco Wittmann, compared with ‘Ran’. But why is it that the two-time DTM champion and Ex-formula-1-Pilot were so far successful resistance?

“I’d have to think the training I for the first time in half a year, so I have a Chance at all against the other,” says Wittmann. “And actually, my Plan is that it starts no later than in half a year with the races. Therefore, I currently still have on Sim Racing.”

Wittmann: Not a Simulator, despite the “perfect excuse”

Where Wittmann would his girlfriend be an excuse many of the Hobby-would a Sim want a Racer, just a: He could say that he needs to spend as a season of preparation, a lot of time in the Simulator. “The excuse is actually perfect,” smiles the 30-Year-old. “But I’m doing me actually a bit of a hard time.”

Because the Use is for Wittmann’s not nearly as large as in the high-tech Simulator of BMW in Munich, the ends of the fürth especially before the race as preparation is used. “The Simulator that we have in Munich with BMW Motorsport, which is really good when it comes to the reality as good as possible and the vehicle-votes reveal”, explains Wittmann.

in the Sim-Racing to be competitive, he would have to invest like the Sim-Racing Pros “really a lot of time”. “And this time I don’t want to sacrifice completely, because I would also like to enjoy my free time. I would like to go out, even if it is currently difficult.” If he remains resistant and not a racing simulator to equip, he can’t tell in the Moment itself: “I’m conflicted.”

Glock’s: crisis resistance break

But it looks like about Glock, is entered as Wittmann, 2013 in the DTM? “I have no Simulator at home,” says Odenwald. Still? “But this could change if the crisis would last longer,” he admits.

The 38-Year-old family father, who has a seven-year-old daughter and a three year old son, but to ‘Ran’ deliberately: “If I had a home, then likely my son would be sitting more in it than I am.”

Because the family lives in Kreuzlingen in Switzerland, can’t Glock be traveling to Munich to take advantage of the professional BMW Simulator. “I’m currently out of Switzerland, where we live”, he refers to the closed borders to prevent a spread of the Coronavirus.

Glock, used Toyota formula-1-Simulator

The BMW Simulator Glock uses but like, he explains. We are positioned at BMW, very well,” he explains to auto motor und sport’. How often he uses the facility? “In the Winter, it was six days. The preparation for the races to come.”

used In comparison to the Toyota Simulator in Cologne, the Glock in his formula 1 time in the last decade, the technology has developed significantly. “At the time I witnessed in my formula 1 time the first steps with the simulators. And as all the cars have changed compared to 2008, is with the simulators so. They have developed more and are at a very high level.”

This article by Sven Haidinger

*The contribution of “Wittmann and Glock: Why you defy the Sim-Racing Trend” is was written and published by Contact with the executives here.