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Because of Hankook tires: DTM test at Lausitzring postponed

Because of Hankook tires
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E Actually, the DTM teams wanted to add a two-day test to the Lausitzring race weekend on Tuesday and Wednesday (2/3/6/2015). But on Sunday evening those involved decided at short notice to leave earlier than planned.

Discussion about Hankook DTM tires

The reason for the postponement of the test drives is the tire manufacturer Hankook. In the opinion of the engineers, the behavior of the tires currently in use deviates from known empirical values ​​in a large number of teams. The ITR has now asked tire partner Hankook for a detailed analysis and prompt clarification. Only then do further test drives make sense.

Head of BMW Motorsport Jens Marquardt was already irritated after the first Lausitzring race on Saturday that Audi can handle the rubbers much better than BMW and Mercedes at the start of the season. 'While the others are struggling with tire degradation, Audi is getting faster and faster towards the end of the race. The tire behaves differently than we were used to from the test drives in winter. Now we have to investigate why.'

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