BMW Motorsport News

Posted on 17. Sep, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Whether in the DTM, a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship, or vast other championships: Week after week BMW
teams and drivers around a universe do conflict for points, victories
and titles. Away from a lane too, members of a vast BMW
Motorsport family around a universe are also formulating headlines. The
“BMW Motorsport News” allows us to frequently summarize all the
movement for we in a compress and ominous manner. This way, you
are always adult to speed.


 

DTM: Aerial warm-up for Spielberg.

Marco Wittmann (GER) squandered no time after his third place in
Sunday’s DTM competition during a Nürburgring (GER), immediately starting his
credentials report for a subsequent span of races during a Red Bull Ring
during Spielberg (AUT). Taking off from Red Bull Hangar 7 in Salzburg
(AUT) – a considerable home of a Flying Bulls – a two-time DTM
champion accompanied Lucas Auer (AUT, Mercedes) and Mattias Ekström
(SWE, Audi) on house a 1958 Douglas DC-6B aircraft. The usually DC-6B in
a whole of Austria has been painstakingly easy and forms the
centrepiece of a swift for BMW Motorsport Premium Partner Red Bull.
Although bad continue conditions meant that it was not probable to fly
over a circuit, it did not moderate Wittmann’s unrestrained for a race
in Styria. “It was good to fly so low in a DC-6B and to see
a alpine landscape,” he said. “It’s a contrition that a flyover
couldn’t take place though I’ll get over it. we already know a Red Bull
Ring good and have been successful there. Naturally, we wish to repeat
that success this time. Taking off with a Flying Bulls was a great
experience.”

ADAC GT Masters: Eng and Catsburg in a points in both races.

BMW Team Schnitzer headed to a Sachsenring (GER) this weekend
for races eleven and twelve of a season. Philipp Eng (AUT), who was
second in a Drivers’ Championship going into a weekend, had his
sights set on scoring profitable points in a pretension race. Eng and
team-mate Nick Catsburg (NED) fought behind strongly in a series 42
BMW M6 GT3 in competition one on Saturday, climbing by a margin from
eleventh on a grid to finish fourth. Eng afterwards competent seventh for
Sunday’s race, in that a Schnitzer twin finished sixth to score
critical points forward of a deteriorate finale, that takes place during the
Hockenheimring (GER) subsequent weekend (22nd to 24th September). Eng
stays second in a Drivers’ Championship, 20 points off a lead
with dual races remaining.

Blancpain GT Series: ROWE Racing produces considerable fightback.

The teams and drivers in a Blancpain GT Series fabricated at
a Nürburgring (GER) this weekend for a final dual scurry races of
a season. Among those in movement was a ROWE Racing team. Saturday’s
subordinate competition featured both a series 98 BMW M6 GT3, driven as
common by Finnish twin Markus Palttala and Jesse Krohn, and a number
99 car. At a circle of a second BMW M6 GT3 were a dual BMW works
drivers António Félix da Costa (POR) and Jens Klingmann (GER), who was
station in for unchanging motorist Philipp Eng (AUT). Starting from 20th,
a series 99 automobile worked a approach into seventh place, while
Palttala/Krohn also constructed an considerable fightback to finish tenth
from 26th place on a grid. The Finnish twin upped their diversion again in
Sunday’s categorical race, finishing an superb fourth in a final race
of a Sprint Cup. Félix da Costa and Klingmann had to settle for
eleventh place. The final turn of a Blancpain GT Series is the
Endurance Cup in Barcelona (ESP) on 30th Sep to 1st October.

BTCC: Eventful competition weekend during Silverstone.
The
penultimate competition weekend of a 2017 British Touring Car Championship
(BTCC) constructed copiousness of movement during Silverstone (GBR). Sunday’s
opening competition enclosed a large pile-up involving Rob Collard (GBR), which
eventually led to a competition being suspended. Fortunately, Collard was
means to get out of his BMW 125i M Sport though assistance, though was
still taken to sanatorium for a precautionary check-up. This brought the
competition weekend to a beforehand finish for a British driver. His West
Surrey Racing team-mate Andrew Jordan’s (GBR) automobile was also concerned in
a crash, and was incompetent to finish competition one. Colin Turkington (GBR),
who is now second in a Drivers’ Championship, was third.
Turkington finished in a points, again in third place, in competition two,
putting him in a good position with one turn remaining. In a third
competition he finished out of a points in 22nd. Jordan was 27th and 8th in
races dual and three. The final turn of a BTCC will take place at
Brands Hatch (GBR) from 30th Sep to 1st October.

GT4 European Series Northern Cup: Koebolt and outpost der Ende
take altogether victory.


A wise finish to a successful season: Max Koebolt and Ricardo
outpost der Ende (both NED) dominated record in a Ekris M4 GT4 at
a final competition weekend of a GT4 European Series Northern Cup during the
Nürburgring (GER). Two wins from dual races was sufficient to secure
altogether victory. The twin in a series 8 automobile left a antithesis in
their arise in qualifying, securing stick position on both Saturday and
Sunday. Koebolt/van der Ende afterwards constructed flawless performances in
a dual races to take feat in a Silvercup and acquire Ekris
Motorsport a Team’s pretension with a autocratic lead.

Red Bull Air Race: BMW DTM drivers revisit a Lausitzring.

Before a DTM earnings to movement this entrance weekend, BMW
drivers Marco Wittmann (GER) and Tom Blomqvist (GBR) took the
eventuality to revisit a Red Bull Air Race during a Lausitzring (GER).
Wittmann and Blomqvist entertained a open over a march of the
two-day eventuality with action-packed proof drives in a BMW M4
DTM and BMW M3 DTM. Reigning DTM champion Wittmann also took
“Germany’s Next Top Model” competitor Betty Taube for a path in a BMW
competition taxi. Taube, who had already been taken for a integrate of ‘flying’
laps with Red Bull Air Race universe champion Matthias Dolderer (GER),
was visibly impressed. This was a second time that BMW Motorsport
has visited a Red Bull Air Race. Last year, Wittmann was assimilated at
a Lausitzring by BMW works motorist Martin Tomczyk (GER).

Spanish Touring Car Championship: More unsentimental experience
for Mikkel Jensen.


BMW Motorsport Junior Mikkel Jensen (DEN) gained some-more practical
knowledge this weekend. The 22-year-old was pushing a BMW M235i
Racing in a Spanish Touring Car Championship during a Circuit de
Barcelona-Catalunya (ESP). Over a march of a season, Jensen, who
has been partial of a BMW Motorsport Junior programme given a start
of a year, has also proven himself during a circle of a BMW M4 GT4
and a BMW M6 GT3.

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