BMW Motorsport completes successful 24-hour continuation run with a new BMW M8 GTE during Le Castellet.

Posted on 19. Nov, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Le Castellet. BMW Motorsport has finished an finish three
days of contrast as partial of preparations for a competition entrance of the
BMW M8 GTE in 2018. Endurance – with an finish 24-hour run – was
a categorical concentration of a contrast for a new GT racing automobile during a Le
Castellet “Circuit Paul Ricard” in a south of France. Testing
duties were common between a 4 BMW works drivers Martin Tomczyk
(GER), António Félix da Costa (POR), Philipp Eng (AUT) and Alexander
Sims (GBR).

 

Monday’s report featured a opening test. This authorised the
engineers to weigh a new growth turn for a aerodynamic
components. Tuesday morning was used for set-up work, to ready the
BMW M8 GTE for a continuation test, that took place from Tuesday to Wednesday.

 

The programme of preparations now continues with some-more contrast in the
USA, including a central exam for a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship (IWSC) in Daytona (USA), during a start of December. The
new BMW M8 GTE will afterwards make a competition entrance during a finish of January, in
a Daytona 24-hour race.

 

Reactions to a tests during Le Castellet.

 

Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director: “This
24-hour continuation exam outlines another critical step in a preparation
of a new BMW M8 GTE. This exam reliable that a growth of the
automobile is on track. We have seen that we can finish a marathon test
but any vital issues. Of course, when building a new competition car
there are always areas with a small some-more room for improvement. Our
engineers will now work tough on those in Munich, and during a tests
in a USA. Overall, we are gratified with what we have achieved so far
and we can frequency wait to knowledge a BMW M8 GTE in a initial race
during Daytona in January.”

 

Martin Tomczyk: “The exam went positively. An
continuation exam like this is a genuine poison exam for a car, and a BMW
M8 GTE upheld it. Of course, there were one or dual teenager things but
they did not impact a 24-hour run as a whole.”

 

Philipp Eng: “It is a some-more than earnest pointer that
we can already finish a full 24-hour stretch with hardly any
problems during this theatre of development. We had no genuine problems at
all and also a opening and driveability of a automobile are really good.”

 

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