An talk with Beitske Visser: “I wish to expostulate in a DTM one day.”

Posted on 28. Sep, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich. Five promising, gifted youngsters are partial of the
2017 BMW Motorsport Junior Programme. They are all only environment out
on their careers, though already have a fascinating tour behind
them. In a array of interviews, we benefaction any of a BMW
Motorsport Juniors. This time: Beitske Visser (NED).


Visser is a initial lady to have done it onto a BMW Motorsport
Junior Programme. She had spent a prior 3 years racing in the
Formula Renault 3.5 World Series – one of a strongest youth series
in single-seater racing. In 2013, she was partial of a youth organisation at
BMW Motorsport’s reward partner Red Bull. In her initial deteriorate as a
BMW Motorsport Junior, Visser’s knowledge has enclosed her first
track-time on a Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER) in a BMW M235i Racing.


Beitske, when immature girls are concerned with horsepower, it is
customarily in equestrian circles. What captivated we to a universe of motorsport?

Beitske Visser: “My father raced furloughed cars in a Netherlands.
Then we remember there being a 24-hour kart foe when we was 3 years
old. we went with him, and saw some small karts there. From that
impulse on, we told him roughly each day that we wanted a kart and to
have a go during karting. we was finally given one for my fifth birthday. I
immediately left my family and friends during home and headed true to
a kart lane to expostulate it.”


How critical has your father been in your career?

Visser: “When we was younger and racing karts, he used to assistance me as a
mechanic. He would transport to a races, and mostly to tests, with me.
As such, he played utterly a vast role.”


Do we infrequently ask your father for advice?

Visser: “When we was younger, he taught me everything. Nowadays, he
tries to give me a peculiar recommendation to assistance me make a right decisions.”


Is it some-more formidable for a lady to attain opposite male
foe in youth series?

Visser: “I unequivocally beheld that when we was younger. In kart races, a
few drivers forced me off a lane since they did not wish to lose
to me. When we afterwards started to win a lot of races, they started to
honour me. we don’t have those problems anymore.”


Do we always have to be better, in sequence to be taken seriously?

Visser: “I would not indispensably contend we have to be better. You
simply have to uncover that we are there to win, and not only to make up
a numbers. Then we are shown some respect.”


Do we have a motorsport idol?

Visser: “Not really. There are apparently a lot of good drivers that I
like to watch. However, we do not demeanour adult to any one sold driver.
we only concentration on myself.”


You were also a initial lady to be supposed onto a Red Bull
youth programme. How was that, and because did it come to an end?

Visser: “It was unequivocally special to be partial of that programme, and a very
good event for me. Unfortunately, we had a few problems that
year and did not get a formula we had hoped for so it was not
continued. However, we schooled a lot there.”


How did we come into hit with BMW?

Visser: “I gathering for Teo Martín in a Formula V8 3.5 array last
year. The organisation also runs a BMW M6 GT3. At a start of a year,
Dirk Adorf phoned to ask either we would like to take partial in the
shootout for a Junior Programme.”


And we did so in style. What does a BMW Motorsport Junior
Programme offer you?

Visser: “An awful lot. This year, my initial year, there was a
illusory training camp, we visited Munich, and we are operative towards
removing a assent for a Nordschleife. With that in mind, we have
already taken partial in a array of races with a BMW M235i Racing. I
gathering a BMW M3 GT2 foe cab during Spielberg, and will also get an
tour in a BMW M4 GT4. That is a good schedule.”


How is a attribute with a other Juniors?

Visser: “I know Mikkel Jensen, Dennis Marschall and Joel Eriksson
from my time with a German Motopark team. we had also met Ricky
Collard before we met again during a shootout in Miramas. we don’t know
Nico Menzel so good yet, though we have seen him during a Nordschleife. We
are a unequivocally good group.”


What 3 difference would we use to report your celebrity –
both on and off a racetrack?

Visser: “I consider we am utterly focussed, determined, and a bit of a perfectionist.”


What can we do best, detached from engine racing?

Visser: “I was flattering good during maths in school.”


What was a best impulse of your career so far, and what was
a worst?

Visser: “The best impulse was my initial Formula ADAC feat at
Zandvoort, one day after we had a large pile-up – and winning a European
Kart Championship. Losing a pretension in a World Kart Championship
when we had led a array was not so good.”


Do we have any set goals for your career?

Visser: “I wish to expostulate in a DTM one day.”

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