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Posted on 07. May, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Three questions for… Timo Glock.

With a win in Sunday’s competition during a Hockenheimring (GER), Timo Glock
(GER) dull off his roughly ideal initial competition weekend of a year in
a DTM. In a noted motorsport thriller, with copiousness of changes at
a front, he degraded Gary Paffett (GBR, Mercedes) during a circle of
his DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM, and distinguished his fifth DTM win.


Timo, a fans jumped out of their seats in a stands, this
DTM competition was sparkling for everyone. What was it like from the
viewpoint of a cockpit?


Timo Glock: “It was incredible. we don’t know what universe we was in, but
it was a opposite one somehow. The duel with Gary was like dual boxers
in a ring, who were smacking any other with a left offshoot and the
right offshoot though stopping, and conjunction wanted to risk a knockout. It
was simply racing during a finest. we won a race, though a leader is the
DTM. It was an implausible summary to everybody out there – and to
Mercedes, who unequivocally should recur either they wish to withdraw
from such a championship. That is what a fans wish to see: emotions
and a crazy battle, that was impossibly satisfactory on both a parts. It
was simply sensational.”


Third place on Saturday, stick position and a win on Sunday.
Did we design to have such a ideal start to a deteriorate before a weekend?


Glock: “No, not necessarily, given we didn’t know how good a car
unequivocally is and how good a others are. But we have finished an incredible
pursuit as a team. The guys did good work via a weekend, a car
was shining a whole weekend and a group didn’t make a single
mistake. We done minimal changes from Saturday to Sunday, that meant
that a automobile had an implausible pace. This transport is a good start to a season.”


In dual weeks, a deteriorate continues during a Lausitzring. What
are your expectations as we conduct to that track?


Glock: “We need to wait and see. We haven’t been that clever during the
Lausitzring in a past. We need to see if we have accepted a car
improved and schooled from a mistakes of final year. Then we will see
how we do there this year.”



IMSA: BMW Team RLL gets stick position in Mid-Ohio.

Strong opening by BMW M8 GTE in subordinate for a fourth competition of
a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Mid-Ohio (USA): John
Edwards (USA) got a best time in a #24 automobile while Alexander Sims
(GBR) in a #25 BMW M8 GTE finished in third place. At their home
race, BMW Team RLL had an glorious starting position for a race
that got underway during 1:05 p.m. internal time (7: 05 p.m. CEST). 


Japanese Super GT Championship: ARTA BMW M6 GT3 during Fuji.

Jubilation for Autobacs Racing Team Aguri (ARTA) in a Japanese
Super GT Championship: during a second competition of a deteriorate during Fuji (JPN),
Shinichi Takagi (JPN) and Sean Walkinshaw (GBR) distinguished feat in
a GT300 category with their #55 BMW M6 GT3. The twin had already secured
stick position. Starting motorist Takagi was means to build adult a good lead
in a initial stages. After a motorist change, Walkinshaw was means to
say a good pace. Takagi gathering a third and final army without
any vigour from behind and brought a ARTA BMW M6 GT3 home with a
lead of some-more than 25 seconds after 102 laps. It was a second
start-to-finish feat in Fuji in a quarrel for ARTA.


International GT Open: BMW Team Teo Martín wins during Paul Ricard.

BMW Team Teo Martín started a 2018 deteriorate of a International GT
Open with a win in competition one and a double lectern in competition two. The
opener was during Paul Ricard in a south of France. In a competition on
Saturday, Fran Rueda (ESP) and Andrés Saravia (GTM) in a #47 BMW M6
GT3 finished on a tip step of a lectern – they won with a clear
domain of some-more than 18 seconds. Their team-mates Lourenço Beirão da
Veiga (POR) and Juan Cruz Álvarez (ESP) finished in fourth place in
a #3 sister car. In a second competition on Sunday, there was a double
lectern for BMW Team Teo Martín: Beirão da Veiga/Álvarez finished
second and Rueda/Saravia third. In a team’s third BMW M6 GT3, the
dual Brazilians, Márcio Basso and Thiago Marquez, common a cockpit.
The twin finished a dual races in 17th and 12th places.


CTSCC: Podiums for BMW drivers in Mid-Ohio.

The IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC) was also during the
“Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course” (USA) during a weekend. In a BimmerWorld
Racing #82 BMW M4 GT4 Tyler Cooke and James Clay (both USA) finished
in third place in a GS category after 77 laps. Greg Liefooghe and Ari
Balogh (both USA) also done it into a tip ten, finishing eighth in
a Stephen Cameron Racing #19 BMW M4 GT4. In a ST class, Nick
Galante and Devin Jones (both USA) in a BimmerWorld Racing BMW 328i
finished in third place behind a dual MINI JCW cars.


Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup: BMW M6 GT3 wins Silver Cup classification.

Andrew Watson (GBR) and Lukas Moraes (BRA) of Team 3Y Technology won
a Silver Cup sequence with their BMW M6 GT3 in a initial race
during a second eventuality in a Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup during Brands
Hatch (GBR). In a second race, a twin crossed a finish line in
second place in their class.


GT4 European Series: BMW M4 GT4 brings home 3 podiums.

The second competition weekend of a GT4 European Series took place at
Brands Hatch (GBR). The BMW M4 GT4 teams done it onto a lectern a
sum of 3 times in a dual races. In a initial race, Simon Knap
and Max Koebolt (both NED) finished second, forward of their team-mates
during MDM Motorsport, Koen Bogaerts and Mark outpost der Aa (both NED) in
third place. In a second race, Knap and Koebolt steady their
clever opening and finished in second place again. The BMW
Motorsport Juniors Beitske Visser (NED) and Dennis Marschall (GER)
finished sixth in a second race. In a initial race, that was
red-flagged after an accident, a Juniors finished during a behind of a field. 


BMW code ambassador: Alessandro Zanardi on a para-cycling
lectern again.

BMW code envoy Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) got off to a successful
start in a 2018 para-cycling season. He took partial in a UCI
Para-cycling Road World Cup in Ostend (BEL) during a weekend. In the
particular time hearing on Thursday, Zanardi finished on a lectern in
second place. In a highway competition on Saturday, he was on his approach to
victory, though had to settle for fifth place with a necessity of 33
seconds after a violent shutting phase. The weekend was dull off
with a group send on Sunday evening, that was not finished during the
time of a editorial deadline. “I’m unequivocally gratified with a outcome in
a particular time hearing given we wasn’t in best shape, so second
place was unequivocally good,” pronounced Zanardi. “However, I’m angry about the
highway race. My Dutch opposition Tim de Vries and we were during a front for 64
kilometres, and it was transparent that it would be between a dual of us in
a scurry finish. Everything was going according to plan, we dropped
behind in a final spin to scurry to a front for a final 800 metres
though we couldn’t determine on who would take a lead so we finished up
finishing in fifth place, and he came sixth. It was stupid, though it
wasn’t a many critical competition of a year. I’m happy overall, since
a weekend showed me that we am opposition adequate to get bullion medals
in both a particular time trials and a highway races. That means the
Paralympic games in Tokyo in 2020 are no longer only a dream, they are
gradually apropos a picturesque goal.” At a commencement of August,
Zanardi will contest in a UCI Para-cycling Road World Championships
in Maniago, Italy, to urge his titles.    


DTM: BMW M2 Competition with M Performance Parts unveiled.

At a universe entrance during a DTM opener during Hockenheim BMW works drivers
Bruno Spengler (CAN) and Marco Wittmann (GER) denounced a new BMW M2
Competition* with BMW M Performance Parts in a BMW universe of
knowledge on Saturday. The highlights of this special M automobile
embody a M Performance automobile roof Carbon, a M Performance
Carbon bonnet, a M Performance Carbon back spoiler, a red M sports
braking complement and a Carbon/Alcantara M Performance interior kit.
The new opening sports automobile in a BMW M portfolio was presented by
BMW M Performance Parts product line manager Rudi Schneider (GER). The
BMW M2 Competition, with a high pushing performance, leaves all
a category opposition in a wake. The rebel M automobile is also a ideal
choice for a BMW M Performance Parts absolute components. Exclusive
products desirous by motorsport make for an glorious participation and
even some-more dynamics and pushing pleasure.


*Fuel expenditure in l/100 km (combined): 9.9 – 10.0 (9,2); CO2
emissions in g/km (combined): 225 – 228 (209 – 210)


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