BMW Motorsport News

Posted on 09. Sep, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Whether in a DTM, a FIA World Endurance Championship, the
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, or vast other
championships: Week after week BMW teams and drivers around the
universe do conflict for points, victories and titles. Away from the
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.

DTM: Tomczyk on a Nordschleife in a BMW M4 DTM.

On Sunday morning, BMW works motorist Martin Tomczyk (GER) strike the
lane for a unequivocally special expostulate during a DTM weekend during the
Nürburgring (GER). At a circle of a DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM race
taxi, a 2011 DTM champion gathering dual laps of a legendary
Nordschleife, any covering some-more than 20 kilometres. DTM races took
place on this circuit until 1993. Tomczyk was on-site to cover the
foe events as a foe consultant for SAT.1 TV. His subsequent coming in the
FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with a BMW M8 GTE is
scheduled for 14th October, during Fuji (JPN).

You can find a video shave of a BMW M4 DTM pushing on the
Nordschleife here:

Three questions for… Martin Tomczyk.

Martin, how did it feel to be pushing a DTM automobile on a Nordschleife?

Martin Tomczyk: “The Nordschleife in a DTM automobile – drivers get
crow bumps usually meditative about it. That was a unequivocally special premiere
for me. we have already driven on a Nordschleife in several cars.
This weekend was my initial time in a “Green Hell” in a BMW M4 DTM. I
have to acknowledge that we had a jitters a bit, as a Nordschleife is
usually totally different. A DTM automobile is set adult to understanding with flatter
circuits and scurry races. Nonetheless, we was flattering fast, interjection to
a marvellous aerodynamics that a DTM automobile provides. The whole event
was a good challenge – and it wasn’t so easy gripping a automobile on a track.”

You are operative as an consultant pundit for a TV channel SAT.1
during this DTM weekend. Was it fun operative in a universe of media?

Tomczyk: “Definitely. Up to now, we had been in front of the
camera and a microphone as a driver, though this time we had a totally
opposite perspective. Of course, it is a new plea that is great
fun though also requires a certain turn of preparation. The SAT.1 crew
is intensely professional. It was good to work with a team. And
saying a fans enjoying illusory races like those we saw during the
Nürburgring creates it all a some-more fun to work as a TV expert.”

Your subsequent stop as a racing motorist is Japan. You will be
competing during a ancestral Fuji circuit in a FIA WEC with a BMW
M8 GTE. What are your expectations of a race?

Tomczyk: “I have not nonetheless raced during Fuji, though as we could see at
a final foe during Silverstone, a opening is a bit lacking
compared to a competition. It would be good to be battling for a
lectern finish during Fuji. We have prepared unequivocally good and we am unequivocally much
looking brazen to it. we am ready.”

ADAC GT Masters: BMW Team Schnitzer usually misses out on podium.

At a penultimate foe in this year’s ADAC GT Masters, a fans
during a Sachsenring (GER) saw dual fantastic races. Saturday’s
thriller featured dual reserve automobile periods, and BMW Motorsport Junior
Mikkel Jensen (DEN) and Timo Scheider (GER) claimed fourth place in
a #42 BMW M6 GT3. Jensen took a BMW Team Schnitzer automobile to fifth
place in qualifying. The BMW Motorsport Junior was means to benefit one
place during a start. After a imperative array stop and driver
changeover, Scheider shielded fourth place to a finishing line.
Although a twin usually only missed out on a lectern in a overall
standings, Jensen/Scheider were still means to applaud on the
rostrum. Fourth place in Saturday’s foe also meant third place in the
Junior Cup. However, that outcome is nonetheless to be confirmed, due to the
proclamation of an interest procedure. Sunday’s ADAC GT Masters event
also supposing fans with copiousness of GT action, featuring reserve car
durations and a foe stoppage. After completing subordinate in the
morning, Jensen and Scheider started a final foe of a Sachsenring
weekend from 16th place. They gradually changed adult by a field
during a 37 foe laps, finishing in ninth position.

BMW Motorsport Junior Dennis Marschall (GER) and Victor Bouveng
(SWE) endured some bad fitness in a second BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M6
GT3 however. On Saturday, they had to retire from a foe on a 34th
lap. They afterwards softened by 15 positions during a second race,
channel a finishing line in 17th place. Jens Klingmann (GER) and
Christopher Zöchling (AUT) common pushing duties in a MRS GT-Racing
Team #14 BMW M6 GT3. The twin claimed 13th place in Saturday’s race.
They were forced to retire early from a second foe on Sunday. The
movement continues in a ADAC GT Masters in dual weeks. The season
culmination will take place during Hockenheim (GER) on 22nd and 23rd September.

Italian GT Championship: BMW Team Italia competing during Vallelunga.

After a summer mangle durability scarcely dual months, a Italian GT
changed into a home widen for a 2018 deteriorate during Vallelunga (ITA).
The gifted Stefano Comandini (ITA) common pushing duties with
immature Dutchman Max Koebolt in a BMW Team Italia #15 BMW M6 GT3. The
twin cumulative sixth and seventh places in a races on Saturday and Sunday.

CTSC: BimmerWorld Racing wins during Laguna Seca.

Nick Galante and Devin Jones (both USA) from Team BimmerWorld
Racing continue to suffer success in a Continental Tire SportsCar
Challenge (CTSC). At a “Laguna Raceway” (USA) in California, they
distinguished their fourth win of a deteriorate in a ST category in a #81
BMW 328i. In a stirring conflict for a win, a BMW changed into the
lead after eleven laps and stayed forward until a finish. This victory
sees BMW lapse to a tip of a manufacturers’ standings. BMW is two
points forward of a closest challenger coming a final foe of
a season. The best-placed BMW in a altogether standings for a race
was also competing for a BimmerWorld Racing team: a twin of James
Clay and Tyler Cooke (both USA) cumulative eleventh place in a #82 BMW
M4 GT4.

GT4 France: More top-ten finishes for BMW teams.

GT4 France visited Magny-Cours (FRA) this weekend. In Saturday’s
initial race, a #101 BMW M4 GT4 of 3Y Technology was a best-placed
BMW, in ninth position with Gilles Vannelet and Enzo Guibbert (both
FRA) during a wheel. In a AM class, Didier Moureu and Alain Grand
(both FRA) claimed second place in a #77 BMW M4 GT4, also from the
3Y Technology team. In a second race, a twin of Vannelet/Guibbert
cumulative sixth place. They were followed by Ronald Basso and Romain
Monti (both FRA) in seventh position. Michael Petit and Romain
Brandela (both FRA) distinguished a category win in a AM class.

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