BMW Motorsport News

Posted on 04. Dec, 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.

 

Formula E: Season 4 gets underway in Hong Kong.

The MSAD Andretti Formula E group kicked off a fourth deteriorate of
a FIA Formula E Championship with dual races in Hong Kong (CHN) this
weekend. Furthermore, an proclamation was done on Friday that BMW i
will continue to be concerned in a array as “Official Vehicle
Partner”. On Saturday, BMW works motorist António Félix da Costa (POR)
and Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) finished sixth and 15th. The duo
afterwards came home in P11 (Félix da Costa) and P17 (Kobayashi) on Sunday.
BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt also visited a Asian
metropolis, where he followed a movement during a “Hong Kong Central
Harbourfront Circuit” during initial hand.

 

Three questions for… Jens Marquardt.

 

Mr Marquardt, Season 4 of a FIA Formula E Championship is
underway. What was your sense of Hong Kong?

Jens Marquardt: “The opening turn of a Formula E season, set
opposite a fantastic backdrop of Hong Kong, showed that the
championship has continued to rise and is relocating in a right
direction. The passion for Formula E is outrageous – among a fans, and
among a drivers and teams. The delay of a partnership
between BMW i and a array was announced in Hong Kong. Furthermore,
we and Michael Andretti’s group also collected some-more profitable experience
with courtesy to BMW fasten a array with a works joining in
Season 5. The destiny of Formula E looks unequivocally promising.”

 

How is a technical growth on a Formula E project
going in Munich?

Marquardt: “The growth of a BMW eDrive energy section for Season 5
is using to plan. The powertrain has successfully finished its
initial prolonged runs on a exam bench, and we are in a center of the
subsequent loop of developments and optimisations. For us, Formula E is a
record lab for BMW iNext and other generations of BMW i models –
with many interfaces between motorsport and prolongation development.
These embody a common exam benches and comforts for prototype
construction. The Formula E growth group is incorporated in the
same dialect as prolongation predevelopment. More than a entertain of
a predevelopment group is operative on a Formula E project. That
shows usually how heated a send of record is.”

 

Are we means to give us any information per a E drive?

Marquardt: “It is already engaging to see some total compared to
a prolongation energy unit: The BMW eDrive complement for Formula E is half
a weight, though twice as absolute – and with twice a engine speed.
The rpm total are 4 times as high as a explosion engine. The
engineers are unequivocally enjoying being means to concentration entirely on the
opening and potency of a energy unit. In doing so, they are
also creation many new commentary for production. From a technical point
of view, Formula E is a pretentious project.”

 

 

IWSC: Connor De Phillippi to expostulate for BMW Team RLL in 2018.

BMW Motorsport welcomes a new member into a engine racing family in
2018. Connor De Phillippi (USA) will competition a whole deteriorate of the
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) during a circle of a new
BMW M8 GTE for BMW Team RLL. De Phillippi, who notwithstanding being usually 24
years aged has already enjoyed good success – including feat during the
Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER) in 2017 and a pretension in a 2016 ADAC GT
Masters – joins John Edwards (USA) as a second American who will
line adult during all of a races in a 2018 IWSC as a unchanging driver. De
Phillippi and Edwards will accept fill-in during a continuation classics
in Daytona, Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road Atlanta (all USA) from Bill
Auberlen (USA), category leader during a 2017 “Petit Le Mans” and brand
envoy for BMW of North America. The European drivers for a 2018
IWSC deteriorate will be announced during a BMW Motorsport Season Review on
15th December.

 

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

The Asian Le Mans Series hold a second competition of a 2017/18 season
this weekend, opposite a considerable backdrop of Mount Fuji (JPN).
Following their feat during a season-opener in Zhuhai (CHN) a good
month ago, Jesse Krohn (FIN), Jun San Chen (TPE) and Chaz Mostert
(AUS) were behind on a podium. After 4 hours of racing during a “Fuji
International Speedway (JPN), they crossed a finish line second in
a GT category during a circle of a BMW M6 GT3 run by FIST-Team AAI.
Having cumulative stick position, usually a stop-and-go chastisement prevented
them from holding a category victory. The subsequent turn of a Asian Le
Mans Series takes place on 13th Jan 2018 in Buriram (THA).

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