DTM 2023: KW automotive equips BMW and Porsche teams – our colleague Tim Heinemann ascents in the DTM

The new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) which will take part in the DTM 2023
Manthey EMA will go to the starting line with two new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) in the DTM season of 2023

It still takes some time until the DTM season of 2023 starts. However, the first race at the end of May was cleverly chosen: The 24h race of the Nurburgring Nordschleife and the Nurburgring long-distance series (NLS) are taking place before.

Both new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) with are used by KÜS Team Bernhard in the upcoming season
KÜS Team Bernhard uses two new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) with KW V6 Racing dampers in the new DTM season

In a total of 16 laps – again broadcasted on German television – several BMW and Porsche customer sports teams trust in KW V6 Racing Solid Piston dampers.

Schubert Motorsport was the winner of the last DTM season in 2022
The DTM champions of 2022 are back again in 2023

Besides the DTM titleholder Schubert Motorsport with their BMW M4 GT3, we also equip the BMW racecars of Project 1 and the Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) by KÜS Team Bernhard, Manthey EMA and Toksport WRT with our five-way performance-adjustable motorsport dampers.

The BMW M4 GT3 won several races in the DTM 2022 championship

At our KW headquarters in the Swabian Fichtenberg, we look forward to the DTM 2023 season even more. With his victories, the double DTM Trophy champion and KW sales employee Tim Heinemann saved a place in the Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) cockpit in the GT4 customer sports.

From racing simulator to the DTM: Tim Heinemann's story is extraordinary
Our colleague Tim Heinemann has already won the DTM Trophy championship two times

From the SimRacing simulation RaceRoom to the DTM. What an extraordinary motorsport resume! Besides numerous SimRacing titles, Tim Heinemann – employed in the KW Track Performance sales department – won several brand trophies and the DTM Trophy 2022 championship for the second time.

His motorsports career began in the racing simulator

Besides the DTM Trophy, Tim Heinemann started in the ADAC GT Masters and the Nurburgring long-distance series 2022 in a Porsche 911 GT3 R (991). There, he delivered excellent performances with placements in the top 10.

At the moment, the final DTM 2023 design of the "Tim Heinemann" car is still in the making
The final design of the new Toksport WRT Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) will be presented soon

His numerous successes are why he got a seat in the racecar of Toksport WRT for the DTM season of 2023. The entire KW automotive staff keeps its fingers crossed and wishes good look in the 2023 championship!

A lot of commitment in customer sports

KW automotive Group goes international: We also equip NASCAR cars with BBS wheels
In the USA NASCAR, all racecars are equipped with BBS wheels

At KW, the commitment to customer sports is developing more and more. In 2023, there are hardly any motorsport championships where no KW coilover kits, Reiger motorsport dampers, or BBS wheels are used.

Our different motorsport dampers are homologized for more and more GT3- and GT4 customer sports vehicles. By the way, KW automotive is BMW M Motorsport Official Supplier.

Maximum performance with KW Racing dampers in the new BMW M4 GT4
In the front, there is the BMW M4 GT4 with its two-way performance adjustable KW Racing dampers

Moreover, as coilover manufacturers, we equip the new Porsche 911 GT3 R (992) and the new BMW M4 GT4 (2023), Mercedes-AMG GT4, Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 RS CS, and the Toyota GR Supra GT4.

Reiger Suspension dampers are widely used in Rally and Offroad events
The Toyota GR Yaris Rally1 is equipped with Reiger Suspension dampers – in this picture, Kalle Rovanperä is jumping straight to victory

Moreover, our off-road and Rally projects of the KW automotive brand Reiger Suspension with the WRC bolides Ford Puma Rally1, the Toyota GR Yaris Rally1, and several vehicles at the race of Dakar.

Confident and without mishaps last year’s winner Nasser Al-Attiyah from Qatar and his French co-pilot Mathieu Baumel defended their title in Dakar

Photos by motorsport teams, manufacturers and archive

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