Dirk Werner became the latest driver to test BMW's 2012 DTM machine during two days of running at the Hungaroring this week.
The German joined Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus – the only two confirmed race drivers for the manufacturer next year – and Dirk Muller at the test. Jorg Muller, who drove at Lausitz last week, was not present.
As at Lausitz, all three of BMW's 2012 DTM squads; Schnitzer, RBM and RMG ran a car with Werner and Muller – both members of the manufacturer's GT lineup – taking a day each.
"It was a great feeling to be able to test the BMW M3 DTM for the first time," said Werner. "It is very different to the BMW M3 GT. The carbon brakes, in particular, require a big readjustment. The car felt very good from the first moment. We made good progress over the course of the day. I am looking forward to the next opportunity to do some more testing."
Priaulx, a three-time World Touring Car champion for BMW, added: "In this current phase, every test is very important to us.
"The way the car and tires interact is a particularly important factor in order to ensure we are competitive, and that was a key component of our test program. With every test we have a better understanding of the car. We gained more important knowledge again here at the Hungaroring."