BMW Motorsport News

Posted on 12. Nov, 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: Class 1 BMW M4 DTM hits a “virtual” racetrack for the
initial time.

The initial roll-out has already been finished successfully and BMW M
Motorsports in Munich is stability to work tough on further
growth of a BMW M4 DTM, that is mutated in suitability with
Class 1 regulations. The DTM vehicle for a 2019 deteriorate has now done its
initial coming on a racetrack – despite a practical track. Last week,
BMW DTM motorist Marco Wittmann (GER) finished a simulator exam with
a Class 1 BMW M4 DTM. The two-time DTM champion was tender by the
new era of a foe car. “It was a really cold experience,” said
Wittmann. “You can clearly feel that a vehicle has intensely more
energy than before. We can all demeanour brazen to that – spectators and us
drivers alike. The aloft opening will change a pushing style, as
we will be coming corners significantly faster, so a braking
points will come sooner. We contingency apparently wait to see how it is in
reality, as this was only a initial expostulate in a simulator. However,
we can benefit an initial sense and we consider that a Class 1
regulations will make for utterly a uncover subsequent year. we am already really
looking brazen to indeed pushing a new vehicle in a tests.” The
initial ITR exam forward of a 2019 deteriorate will take place from 11th to
14th Nov 2018 during Estoril (POR).

 

DTM: Eng now means to transport to a racetrack in a BMW M5 Competition.

Philipp Eng (AUT) now has a new association vehicle in his garage: a BMW
DTM motorist trafficked to Salzburg (AUT) to accept his new BMW M5
Competition this week (combined fuel expenditure in l/100 km: 10.8 –
10.7; total CO2 emissions in g/km: 246 – 243). With 625 PS under
a bonnet, a BMW M5 Competition is a many absolute indication so far
in a story of BMW M. It can accelerate from 0 to 100 km/h in an
considerable 3.3 seconds and, with a M-specific check environment and
optimised M sports empty system, it is lifting a bar in the
high-performance sedan class. “The name says it all with a BMW M5
Competition,” says Eng. “The opening is unbelievable, and the
torque is intensely good. we quite like a sound, especially
when downshifting. There are really few cars that grasp a balancing
act between sports vehicle and sedan as ideally as a BMW M5
Competition. we can expostulate during over 300 km/h, though also extremely
efficiently. It feels good to have a BMW M5 Competition as my new
association car.”

 

Customer Racing: BMW M4 GT4 is “Race Car of a Year”.

“And a leader is… a BMW M4 GT4!” – The latest member of BMW M
Motorsport’s patron racing operation was named “Race Car of a Year”
during Wednesday evening’s display rite during a Professional
MotorSport World Expo Awards in perfume (GER). The BMW M4 GT4
tender a 20-strong consultant jury, consisting of heading motorsport
and record journalists, saying off clever antithesis from many
other vehicle manufacturers concerned in engine racing. This accolade
is a prominence of what has been a wholly successful entrance season
for a BMW M4 GT4, that has been dirty with victories and titles
all over a world. The BMW M4 GT4 done a entrance in patron hands at
a 24-hour Dubai (UAE) foe in Jan 2018. Since then, it has
claimed vast foe wins and podiums around a world, including
a prestigious feat in a fiercely-contested SP10 category during the
Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER). Other highlights enclosed GT4 titles in
a Blancpain GT Series Asia and a British GT Championship. As well
as a BMW M4 GT4, West Surrey Racing Team was also recognised. The
team, from Sunbury-on-Thames (GBR), perceived a endowment for “European
Race Series Team of a Year”. The group enjoyed a ideal deteriorate in
a British Touring Car Championship (BTCC), winning a Drivers’
pretension with Colin Turkington (GBR) and holding initial place in a Team
competition. BMW also won a Manufacturers’ Championship.

 

Customer Racing: Ben Tuck named “Top British GT4 Driver”.

British weekly motorsport journal Motorsport News has celebrated Ben
Tuck (GBR) for his superb performances in a BMW M4 GT4,
awarding him a fame “Top British GT4 Driver”. Tuck done his
entrance in a British GT Championship during a circle of a Century
Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 in 2018. He won one race, started from pole
twice, claimed dual podiums and 5 top-five results. He also set a
fastest path time. At a finish of an superb rookie season, Tuck
missed out on a pretension in a GT4 category by only one point, finale the
year as runner-up.

 

Japanese Super GT: ARTA narrowly misses out on GT300 title.

Autobacs Racing Team Aguri (ARTA) led a Driver and Team
competitions in a Japanese Super GT Championship forward of a final
foe weekend in Motegi (JPN). However, things did not run wholly to
devise in subordinate for Shinichi Takagi (JPN) and Sean Walkinshaw (GBR)
in a #55 BMW M6 GT3. They started a eighth and final foe of the
deteriorate from tenth on a grid. The twin struggled to make adult any ground
in a foe itself, and eventually crossed a finish line in ninth
place. That meant Takagi and Walkinshaw had to settle for second place
in a Drivers’ Championship during a finish of an sparkling season. In the
Team competition, ARTA finished a Super GT year in second place.

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