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Posted on 24. Nov, 2019 by in BMW Canada

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IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a ABB FIA Formula E
Championship, or large other championships: Week after week 

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Formula E: Alexander Sims claims his lass victory.

Alexander Sims (GBR) was on tip form during a opening spin of this
season’s ABB FIA Formula E Championship in Diriyah (KSA). The BMW i
Andretti Motorsport motorist twice cumulative stick position and claimed his
initial attainment in Formula E on Sunday, aggregation a sum of 35 points
over a march of a Diriyah E-Prix weekend. This puts him tip of
a Drivers’ Championship. Including final season, he has now taken the
final 3 stick positions in a row. Sims is a usually motorist to have
achieved this attainment in Formula E. His team-mate Maximilian Günther
(GER) also showed considerable gait during a circle of a BMW iFE.20,
notwithstanding that he finished outward a points in both races. 

 

Speaking in an interview, Sims discussed a significance of his win
and a romantic rollercoaster in Diriyah.

 

Three questions for … Alexander Sims.

 

Alexander, how most does this initial win in Formula E meant to you?

Alexander Sims: “Two stick positions and a win on one weekend – it
doesn’t get most improved than that. It is a illusory feeling. But I’m
not usually gratified for myself, though also for a whole team. The entire
organisation during BMW i Andretti Motorsport is done adult of good people. we can’t
report how tough everybody has worked to grasp this success, and how
everybody stood by me by a tough times in Season 5. It is simply
illusory when that work is rewarded with a competition weekend like this.”

 

What kind of romantic rollercoaster did we go by this weekend?

Sims: “It was unequivocally a weekend of romantic highs and lows. It
started good with stick position on Friday, though a final theatre of the
competition was afterwards flattering poor, to be honest. As a driver, we done mistakes
that forsaken me a prolonged approach behind down a field. After a stick on
Saturday, we did better. we unequivocally wanted to spin a stick position into
a good result. We analysed a initial competition and worked together on basic
things. The fact that we finished adult winning was a good reward.”

 

What was eventually a pivotal to your win on Saturday?

Sims: “First and foremost, a huge speed a BMW iFE.20 has
interjection to a team’s tuning work from Friday to Saturday. The automobile was
fantastic, utterly in a corners. That kind of simple speed
apparently done my life a lot easier from a start of a race
compared to Friday when a speed was not utterly as good, that was
positively due to a silt creation a lane slipperier. On Saturday,
even during a re-starts after a reserve cars it was transparent to me that I
could make adult adequate belligerent in a corners to urge my lead on the
straights but – as on Friday – carrying to use too most energy.
Knowing that is impossibly calming for a motorist in a competition series
where appetite government has turn even some-more important.”

 

 

Sim racing: Philipp Eng is second in a Pro-Am competition during the
FIA GTC World Finals in Monaco.

This weekend, a 2019 FIA GTC World Finals were hold in Monte Carlo
(MON). BMW DTM motorist Philipp Eng (AUT) was a guest starter in
Saturday’s Pro-Am race, in that he went adult opposite a world’s top
Gran Turismo drivers. Together with team-mate Giorgio Mangano (ITA),
leader of a 2018 Nations Cup, he constructed a stirring quip to
finish runner-up. In a Manufacturer Series, sim racers Coque López
(ESP), Nicólas Rubila (CHI) and Randall Haywood (USA) were challenging
for a pretension in a BMW M6 GT3. Eng was on palm to support a trio
and pass on his believe as a veteran racing driver. “Sim racing
is partial of my bland life – and it creates me a improved racing driver,”
pronounced Eng. “As such, it was illusory to be here during a FIA GTC World
Finals and to support a 3 guys.” In a end, after 3 races,
a group finished eighth altogether in a Manufacturer Series.

 

Asian Le Mans Series: Podium for a BMW M6 GT3 in Shanghai.

The Asian Le Mans Series (ALMS) kicked off a new deteriorate this
weekend during “Shanghai International Circuit“ (CHN). Among those in
movement were dual BMW M6 GT3s run by Astro Veloce Motorsports and FIST –
Team AAI. While a #90 AAI car, with BMW DTM motorist Joel Eriksson
(SWE) among those during a wheel, unsuccessful to finish a race, a Astro
Veloce group claimed a mark on a podium. After 104 laps, a #17 BMW
M6 GT3 – driven by BMW works motorist Jens Klingmann (GER), Max Wieser
(ITA) and Peiwen Qi (CHN) – came home third in a GT class. The next
ALMS competition is scheduled for 12thJanuary 2020 during Tailem Bend (AUS).

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