BMW Motorsport News

Posted on 11. Apr, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Whether in a 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 the
universe are also formulating headlines. The “BMW Motorsport News” allows us
to frequently summarize all a movement for we in a compress and
ominous manner. This way, we are always adult to speed.

 

ADAC GT Masters: Jesse Krohn and Martin Tomczyk in movement at
season-opener.
The countdown is on to a start of the
2016 ADAC GT Masters: final week, a dual BMW Motorsport Juniors, Jesse
Krohn (FI) and Louis Delétraz (CH), took a eventuality to exam the
new BMW M6 GT3 in Oschersleben before a opening competition during a same
venue. Krohn and Delétraz will line adult together in a BMW M6 GT3
Junior Car during 4 of this season’s competition weekends. They do so for the
initial time during a second competition weekend of a year, during a Sachsenring
(DE). DTM motorist Martin Tomczyk (DE) will take his place alongside
Krohn for a opening turn in Oschersleben. The gifted German
will be on palm to offer profitable advice, as good as pity the
pushing duties. In doing so, Tomczyk can call on his possess knowledge as
a BMW Junior.

Three questions for… Martin Tomczyk.

Martin, we also took your initial stairs towards a career in
motorsport by a BMW Junior programme. How critical are
promotional programmes like these to immature racing
drivers?
Martin Tomczyk: “Very important. Back then, the
programme had usually usually been launched. we was there in a initial year
of a ADAC Formula BMW Junior Cup, and so witnessed a very
beginnings. Over a following years, we could see how a programme
was apropos increasingly established. The graduation of juniors is
impossibly important. The drivers are removing younger and younger. We
now have 18-year-olds pushing in Formula One and a DTM. For this
reason, we have to accept good support and support from the
word go, in sequence to adjust quick to veteran motorsport, even in
a entry-level classes.

Jesse Krohn, a 2014 BMW Motorsport Junior of a Year, will
competition a whole deteriorate in a ADAC GT Masters. You will join him
for a initial dual races. This is a large step for such a immature driver.
How good is Krohn already?
Tomczyk: “Very good. He has
proven that emphatically. The fact that, during usually 25 years of age, he
asserted himself in Daytona among a chosen of a motorsport world,
and that he is backing adult in continuation races in America and all over
a world, usually goes to underline his undoubted ability. The BMW
Motorsport Junior programme has naturally played an critical purpose in
his pretentious development.”

The automobile we are both pity is a new BMW M6 GT3. How do you
like a new GT car?
Tomczyk: “It goes though saying
that we like it, since it looks positively fantastic. However, a
racing automobile should not usually demeanour good, though also be quick. The BMW M6
GT3 has already proven that it is precisely that. You apparently have
to bear in mind that this is a mint car, and is designed for a
longer life cycle. As such, it is unequivocally some-more work during initial to get
a automobile to a turn it should be at. However, we are on a right
track, and a automobile showed in a initial races in a USA that it has
good intensity and is unequivocally quick. We are now operative tough to ensure
that a BMW M6 GT3 is also successful on a entrance in a ADAC GT Masters.”

Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup: Successful start to deteriorate for
Rowe Racing.
The Rowe Racing group enjoyed a well-nigh
ideal start to a new deteriorate in a Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup
in Misano (IT) during a weekend. Philipp Eng (AT) and Alexander Sims
(GB) had to start Saturday’s subordinate competition from 30th on a grid,
though constructed an considerable fightback in formidable conditions to finish
second. This represented a initial lectern for a BMW M6 GT3 in
Europe. Eng and Sims returned to a lectern after a categorical competition on
Sunday afternoon: this time they came home third. Nick Catsburg (NL)
and Stef Dusseldorp (NL) finished tenth on Saturday and 29th on Sunday
in a second Rowe Racing BMW M6 GT3. As good as a dual Rowe Racing
cars, another BMW M6 GT3 was in movement for a Belgian Boutsen Ginion
Racing group in a Pro-Am class. Amateur motorist Matias Henkola (FI)
perceived support from BMW works motorist Maxime Martin (BE), who had
trafficked true to Misano from a DTM exam in Hockenheim (DE). The
dual drivers constructed an superb opening in a qualifying
race, finishing second in a Pro-Am class. The twin afterwards finished
third in their category in a categorical race. Martin was in certain spirits
during a finish of a weekend: “Unfortunately we were spun during a start,
though third place in a Pro-Am category is utterly okay. It was a first
time for a group and for my co-driver Matias. All in all it was a
certain weekend.” This year’s Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup consists
of 5 events. The subsequent races take place in Brands Hatch (GB) on 7th
and 8th May.

Japanese Super GT Championship: Third place for BMW Team
Studie during season-opener in Okayama.
Successful start
to a deteriorate for BMW Team Studie: The initial competition weekend of a 2016
Japanese Super GT Championship during a Okayama International Circuit
(JP) saw a Japanese group finish on a lectern in a GT300 class.
This was also a initial lectern finish for a new BMW M6 GT3 in Asia.
Starting from third on a grid, BMW works motorist Jörg Müller (DE) and
his team-mate Seiji Ara (JP) remained on march for a mark on the
lectern via a whole race, and eventually crossed a finish
line in third place. The second BMW M6 GT3, run by Autobacs Racing
Team Aguri and driven by Japanese twin Shinichi Takagi and Takashi
Kobayashi, came home eleventh. Round dual of a Japanese Super GT
Championship is in Fuji (JP) on 3rd May.

Rom marathon: BMW works motorist Alessandro Zanardi wins Rome
marathon.
BMW works motorist and Brand Ambassador
Alessandro Zanardi (IT) has succesfully started his 2016 para-cycling
season. This Sunday, he contested a Rome Marathon (IT) – and
distinguished his 5th win during this event. Zanardi finished a 42
kilometre stretch by a ancestral centre of a Italian capital
on his handcycle in a time of 1:09.15 hours. In doing so, he bettered
his possess competition record set in 2012 by dual and a half minutes. “It
was a illusory competition in a sorcery place like Rome. we have been really
quick today,“ he pronounced after a finish. In 2016, Zanardi entirely focuses
on his para-cycling competitions.

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