DTM at its best
8/8/18 / DTM / Warm-Up
This weekend (August 11 – 12), the DTM will return to the Brands Hatch circuit in England – a track steeped in racing history.Schaeffler driver Mike Rockenfeller has already made his mark on this time-honored track.
In the sixth of ten events, the 2018 DTM will resume this weekend after a four-week summer break. The Brands Hatch circuit will host rounds eleven and twelve. The traditional track in the county of Kent in England is no stranger to the DTM: it was also part of the racing calendar from 2006 to 2013. The course itself is very demanding. Nestled in a hilly landscape, it winds up and down through forested terrain.
Rocky's legendary seven seconds
For the first time, the DTM will race on the full 3.908-kilometer Grand Prix layout as opposed to the 1.973-kilometer “Indy Circuit” used at all previous events. The records list Schaeffler driver Mike “Rocky” Rockenfeller as the most recent DTM Brands Hatch winner. In 2013 – with the Schaeffler Audi RS 5 DTM – he clinched pole position before going on to cross the finish line in the subsequent race with a more than seven-second advantage. Rocky was crowned champion at the end of the season. So far, the 34-year-old Schaeffler brand ambassador has scored one podium finish in 2018.
A wide range of product applications: from vehicles to Wembley Stadium
Schaeffler is represented in the United Kingdom by Schaeffler (UK) Ltd. A total of 1,100 employees in five locations produce various components, such as bearings, clutches and mechanical bucket-type tappets, for the international market. The products are also used locally, including for a number of famous landmarks. Particular highlights are the giant “London Eye” Ferris wheel, the retractable roof of Centre Court at Wimbledon and the arch above Wembley Stadium.
A long DTM tradition
Schaeffler and its product brands have supported drivers and teams with know-how in motorsport and technology right from the start of the DTM. Since 2011, the technology group has been giving its name to the Schaeffler Audi, celebrating major successes including two title wins. In the DTM, cars with internal combustion engines have traditionally been used. With the help of innovative technologies and products, Schaeffler is working to make IC engines more efficient and fit for the mobility for tomorrow.
Learn more about what drives us, our DTM activities and the innovative technologies “made by Schaeffler” here.