Why BMW lost the 2019 DTM title

Why BMW lost the 2019 DTM title

This has been a motorsport year to forget for BMW, compounded by Audi comfortably beating it to the DTM manufacturers' championship with two rounds to spare. Its turnaround effort for '20 must start now

Defeat in the DTM to Audi, an initially promising Formula E season unravelling and an exit from the World Endurance Championship after just one season. The 2019 season has been anything but a stellar one for BMW, and its defeat in the DTM offers more questions than answers.

That's partly down to the fact that BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt has not been an ever-present media figurehead at the DTM this year, with Rudolf Dittrich, the manufacturer's manager of vehicle development, often stepping in for quick soundbites at the media pen instead.

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