24h subordinate race: First lectern for a new BMW M6 GT3 on a Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

Posted on 18. Apr, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Nürburgring (DE), 17th Apr 2016. On usually a second tour on the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE), a BMW M6 GT3 distinguished a first
ever lectern finish in a “Green Hell”. Maxime Martin (BE), Philipp
Eng (AT) and Alexander Sims (GB) took third place during a 24h
subordinate competition with a series 23 BMW M6 GT3 of ROWE Racing. On 28th
and 29th May, a new BMW M6 GT3 will entrance during a mythological 24-hour
race. The subordinate competition generally served as an finish exam in the
credentials for a continuation classical in a Eifel mountains.


The weekend in a Eifel segment was characterised by typically
indeterminate continue conditions. Temperatures were low, with a
reduction of sunshine, sleet and even hail. The fanciful inlet of the
continue influenced a early phases of a six-hour race, before a sun
gradually gained a tip hand.


Martin gathering a fastest time in a second subordinate event on
Sunday morning, securing a initial stick position on the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife for a new BMW M6 GT3. The Belgian also
started a race, holding a autocratic early lead. After 20 minutes,
complicated sleet and accost set in over a territory of a circuit and a team
motionless to make an unscheduled array stop to change tyres. The #23 BMW
M6 GT3 forsaken out of a tip 20, though Martin, Sims and Eng quickly
worked their approach behind to a front. An sparkling finish saw a final
driver, Sims, take a third lectern spot.


Jörg Müller (DE), Marco Wittmann (DE) and Jens Klingmann (DE) drove
a sister car, with start series 22. They suffered some bad luck:
Müller was strike by another automobile right after a start, deleterious the
front of a vehicle. After it took one hour and 20 mins to repair
a car, a contingent were means to react a race. Müller, Wittmann and
Klingmann finished in 50th position. All 3 were competing as
“guest drivers” for ROWE Racing and in a 24-hour competition they will be
in a BMW M6 GT3s from Schubert Motorsport.


The second-best BMW M6 GT3 during a 24h subordinate competition was start
series 100 from Walkenhorst Motorsport powered by Dunlop: Victor
Bouveng (SE), Christian Krognes (NO) and Michele di Martino (DE)
finished in eighth position. They also available a fastest path with a
time of 8:18.226 minutes. The sister automobile with start series 101, driven
by Matias Henkola (FI), Kazunori Yamauchi (JP), George Richardson (GB)
and Max Sandritter (DE), was forced to retire.


BMW DTM motorist Tom Blomqvist (GB) once again competed in a BMW
M235i Racing from Walkenhorst Motorsport. He used a subordinate race
to familiarize himself serve with a Nordschleife before holding on
a 24-hour competition in a BMW M6 GT3 from Walkenhorst Motorsport. After
a scattered 6 hours, Blomqvist and his team-mates Alex Lambertz
(DE) and Marc Ehret (DE) finished in 51st position. Victory in a BMW
M235i Racing Cup Klasse went to Norbert Fischer (DE), Christian
Konnerth (DE) and Gabriele Piana (DE) from Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport.


BMW motorist quotes from a 24-hour subordinate race:


Maxime Martin (ROWE Racing, BMW M6 GT3, automobile series 23):

“We urge a automobile each time we get on track, and that was proven
by a fact that we got stick position. We have to keep an eye on
all we are doing and learn as most as possible. But it is a
good pointer that we were quick here. we had a good start, and a good first
lap, we was means to lift out a gap. Conditions were difficult, because
some tools of a lane were totally dry and some were wet. The BMW M6
GT3 is a clever package, and it is removing improved and improved every
time we are on track.” 


Philipp Eng (ROWE Racing, BMW M6 GT3, automobile series 23):

“I cruise it was a very, unequivocally good day, we done some good improvements
on a car. It’s unequivocally easy to drive, gives a lot of certainty to
a driver. We did some simple set adult work again, and that seems to
have worked out unequivocally well. We did a plain pursuit today. We’ve had so
many opposite continue conditions this weekend, so we were means to try
all sorts of tyres, and exam a BMW M6 GT3 in most each way.
Every kilometre we expostulate helps, and we are creation good progress.”


Alexander Sims (ROWE Racing, BMW M6 GT3, automobile series 23):

“I am unequivocally happy. In a end, we cruise we did a unequivocally good pursuit overall.
We maybe played a small bit protected with plan during some points in the
race, though we are still on a podium. By a finish of a competition we was
means to get a few unequivocally nice, transparent laps, that is unequivocally singular here. It
was a unequivocally good day pushing a BMW M6 GT3, and we cruise we are
starting to be in a flattering good position for a 24-hour race.”


Jörg Müller (ROWE Racing, BMW M6 GT3, automobile series 22):

“It is really a empathize to be concerned in an collision in a very
initial chicane, generally in a competition like this, when each completed
kilometre is profitable for a exam work. The ROWE Racing group did a
good pursuit in bringing a automobile behind into a competition and after a repair,
a BMW M6 GT3 unequivocally ran like a clockwork. As we have a code new
competition car, each path is critical for us as we need to accumulate as much
information as possible. This 6-hour competition during a Nordschleife was the
ideal event to do so, as usually 70 cars participated and we were
means to finish countless laps though traffic. Overall we am satisfied
with a swell we have made, though we still have some work to do.”


Jens Klingmann (ROWE Racing, BMW M6 GT3, automobile series 22):

“Despite a set-back on a opening lap, we can still demeanour back
really on a race. The BMW M6 GT3 is already unequivocally good, and we
once again detected and schooled a lot some-more this weekend. That was
a goal, in sequence to be good prepared for a 24-hour race. We have
taken another large step brazen with a car.” 


Marco Wittmann (ROWE Racing, BMW M6 GT3, automobile series 22):

“After a pile-up we used a competition as a test. As such, we were means to
work by a lot of opposite points. That was critical for the
group and BMW Motorsport in scheming for a 24-hour race.
Furthermore, we drivers were means to get a lot of kilometres underneath our
belt, that is always a large positive. we cruise we gained a lot of
experience, that will assistance us in credentials for a 24-hour race.”


Tom Blomqvist (Walkenhorst Motorsport, BMW M235i Racing, car
series 235):

“I cruise we really had a full spectrum of Nordschleife
conditions today. It was a challenge. It started dry, with some damper
areas on track, afterwards on my second path it was commencement to hail. Three
laps in it positively bucketed down, like hardcore hail. To competition here
with a BMW M235i Racing was an critical knowledge as we are
training with each lap. That will assistance me when we am in a BMW M6
GT3. we utterly like continuation racing. It is a opposite approach to go
racing, we have to cruise opposite things. Sharing a automobile with
other drivers, a small compromises we have to make, is something I
am not used to. we adore a Nordschleife. It takes a while to get the
hang of it, though we am feeling gentle here now, looking brazen to
each lap. we can’t wait to expostulate a BMW M6 GT3 here.”


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