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Posted on 09. Apr, 2018 by in BMW Canada

GT4 European Series: Strong BMW choice during season-opener in Zolder.

The GT4 European Series deteriorate started during a weekend with a sum of
10 BMW M4 GT4s during Circuit Zolder (BEL) and with BMW Motorsport
Juniors Beitske Visser (NED) and Nico Menzel (GER) in action. The duo
will be spending a whole deteriorate in a RN Vision STS group #110 BMW
M4 GT4 and scored points in both races during a season-opener. The car
crossed a line in seventh place on Saturday and again on Sunday. On
Sunday, Visser and Menzel put in a good chasing opening after
starting from 17th position. The best-placed BMW M4 GT4 in
both races was a MDM Motorsport group #1 car. Simon Knap and 2017 BMW
Sports Trophy winner, Max Koebolt (both NED), cumulative fifth place on
Saturday and finished sixth on Sunday.


3 questions for … Beitske Visser and Nico Menzel.


What conclusions did we pull from a initial foe weekend in
a GT4 European Series?


Beitske Visser: “I am utterly happy with a season-opener. Recording
dual seventh-place finishes in a margin of 40, on a circuit that perhaps
is not ideally matched to a BMW M4 GT4 is a good result. And if all
a horizon and conditions being perfect, we competence have even
achieved more.”


Nico Menzel: “It was satisfactory to middling, in my opinion. With such a
clever field, subordinate is crucial. It did not go so good for us on
Saturday and we had to make do with starting from eighth and
17th. It’s unequivocally formidable to make it to a front from
there, nonetheless a foe speed was great, generally on Sunday.”


What is it like to be operative together, and with a new RN
Vision STS team?


Visser: “We are operative together unequivocally well. we get on good with
Nico. we consider that once we have got to know one another even better
over a subsequent few foe weekends, and a circuits are some-more matched to
a BMW M4 GT4, we will shortly be in a using for lectern finishes.”


Menzel: “We all make a unequivocally good team. It is really good to be
operative with a RN Vision STS people; all is strong yet
relaxed. Racing with Beitske is also an instance of good teamwork, such
as during my army on Sunday – we was usually means to pierce so distant up
since she had taken good caring of a tyres and handed me a automobile in
ideal operative order. We work really good together.”


Your deteriorate in a BMW Motorsport Junior programme started
with a aptness stay during Formula Medicine. How did we find that?


Visser: “Physically, it was tough, though that is what a aptness stay is
ostensible to be. we find a mental aspect during Formula Medicine
quite impressive. we don’t consider we can get such good mental
training anywhere else in motorsport.”


Menzel: “Of march we have to be in good earthy figure to be able
to finish a aptness stay like that, though we consider we all are. At
Formula Medicine, we always learn a lot about myself. How do we conflict to
highlight situations, or to errors that we have made? Learning how to deal
with situations like that gives a camps during Formula Medicine real
combined value.”



Blancpain GT Series: opening weekend for a Sprint Cup during Zolder.

The Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup also hold a initial foe weekend
during Zolder. The 3Y Technology group is competing in a Silver Cup class
with a BMW M6 GT3. In Saturday’s race, a motorist twin of Andrew Watson
(GBR) and Lukas Moraes (BRA) finished fourth, only blank out on the
lectern in their category. They finished fifth in their difficulty on Sunday.


Japanese Super GT Championship:
Season-opener for a BMW M6 GT3 during Okayama

The Japanese Super GT Championship deteriorate kicked off during Okayama
(JPN), a initial of 8 races. In movement once again this year are
a Autobacs Racing Team Aguri (ARTA), that finished final deteriorate in
second place altogether in a GT300 class. In 2018, Shinichi Takagi
(JPN) and Sean Walkinshaw (GBR) will again be pity a cockpit of
a #55 ARTA BMW M6 GT3. The twin claimed sixth place during a season-opener.


Podium finishes for WSR to start a new season

Fans of a British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) were treated to a
violent start to a 2018 deteriorate in Brands Hatch (GBR). The BMW
drivers from a West Surrey Racing (WSR) team, that distinguished the
Team and Constructors’ titles in a prior season, were among the
categorical protagonists on a brief Indy circuit. In a initial of three
races on Sunday, Colin Turkington (GBR) was concerned in a conflict for
a lead in his BMW 125i M Sport, right to a finish line. He missed
out on a win by only 0.547 seconds, claiming second place. His
team-mate Andrew Jordan (GBR) assimilated him on a lectern by finishing
third. Rob Collard (GBR) crossed a line in 15th
position. Stephen Jelley (GBR) of Team Parker Racing, also competing
in a BMW 125i M Sport, finished in 22nd place. Changeable
continue conditions incited a margin on a conduct in a second race. It
had rained before a start and Jordan was concerned in a three-way
conflict for a lead, carrying altered forward during a initial half of the
race. Conditions afterwards altered dramatically as a circuit dusty out
and a heading container fell back, with no possibility of alleviation on
wet-weather tyres. Jordan crossed a line in 21st place.
Collard finished in 26th position, Turkington in
27th and Jelley was forced to retire from a race. These
formula tangible a grid positions for a third and final race.
Turkington began a follow and worked his approach adult to ninth place during the
checkered flag. Jordan was 17th, Jelley finished
23rd. Collard retired.


ADAC GT Masters:
Klingmann adds support to Team MRS

BMW works motorist Jens Klingmann (GER) will be ancillary a BMW
patron racing Team MRS during a ADAC GT Masters season-opener this
entrance weekend (14th and 15th April) at
Oschersleben (GER). Klingmann will be pity a cockpit of a BMW
M6 GT3 with unchanging motorist Christopher Zöchling (AUT). MRS is
competing with a BMW M6 GT3 for a initial time in a ADAC GT
Masters. A sum of 3 BMW M6 GT3 are competing in a 2018 ADAC GT
Masters. The other dual cars are racing for BMW Team Schnitzer, with
a motorist duos of Timo Scheider (GER)/Mikkel Jensen (DEN) and Dennis
Marschall (GER)/Victor Bouveng (SWE).


Readers’ choice: BMW favourite manufacturer in a furloughed automobile category. 

The readers of “MOTORSPORT aktuell” repository were recently asked to
select their “Racer of a Year 2017” – and they comparison BMW as the
best in several categories. They were asked to choose, among other
categories, their favourite manufacturer code in automobile
racing. 24.6 % of participants voted for BMW in a “Touring Car”
category, putting a code in initial place. The readers also chose
their favourite indication within a automobile category, selecting a preferred
foe for a selected indication during a same time. This afterwards indicates
that competitions many agreeably impact a certain notice of
a prolongation model. The BMW 1 array and BMW 2 array models won in
a “Compact Class”, with 18.9 % of votes cast. Popular reasons for
this choice were competing in one-make cups and a appearances in
furloughed automobile racing. In a “(Upper) Mid-Size” class, 33.0% of the
votes ensured that initial place went to a BMW 3 array and BMW 4
array models. These models suffer sold recognition with readers
interjection to their appearances in furloughed automobile racing. The complete
formula of a “Racer of a Year 2017” opinion were published in the
stream book of “MOTORSPORT aktuell”. 


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