BMW Motorsport News

Posted on 17. Feb, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Whether in a DTM, a FIA World Endurance Championship, the
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a ABB FIA Formula E
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.

 

BMW Customer Racing: BMW M4 GT4 lane days during Portimão.

Autódromo Internacional do Algarve (POR) was a venue for last
week’s BMW M4 GT4 lane days. During a two-day event, hold in
and with a BMW and MINI Driving Experience, VLN winners
Danny Brink, Philipp Leisen and Christopher Rink (all GER) were given
a event to put a GT4 automobile by a paces on Friday. As
good as a healthy volume of esteem money, a 3 BMW drivers were
also presented with a exam expostulate as a reward for winning a 2017/18
BMW Sports Trophy Drivers’ Competition. More patron tests were held
on Saturday. Racing motorist and TV presenter Tim Schrick (GER) was keen
not to skip out on a event to get behind a circle of a BMW
M4 GT4 and take it for a spin during a Algarve circuit. The BMW M4 GT4
enjoyed an intensely successful rookie year in 2018. By a finish of the
season, a new automobile in a BMW Customer Racing portfolio had amassed
33 difficulty wins and only brief of 100 lectern finishes. It was also named
“Race Car of a Year” during a Professional MotorSport World Expo Awards.

 

For a good cause: Marco Wittmann presents a helmet from his
DTM win during a Norisring to a new owner.

Last week, Marco Wittmann (GER) was during a BMW and MINI Driving
Experience in Maisach (GER) to benefaction a helmet from a competition of his
life to a new owner. The two-time DTM champion had a special helmet
pattern constructed for a fourth competition weekend of a 2018 season, during the
Norisring (GER). Wittmann was wearing that really helmet as he crossed
a line to take feat during his home circuit in Nürnberg (GER) for the
initial time on a Sunday afternoon. In and with a BMW and
MINI Driving Experience, a pull was organized for a helmet, raising
over 5,000 euros in donations. All increase went to a charity
‘Stiftung Kinderhilfe Fürstenfeldbruck’, that has been committed to
integrating and ancillary people with disabilities given 1969. On
Tuesday, Wittmann presented a helmet, that facilities several images
of a Norisring competition and a BMW cars from his two
championship-winning seasons in 2014 and 2016, to a propitious winner,
whose name was drawn from all who had donated. After a presentation
of a helmet, a new owners of a helmet was given a ambience of what
Wittmann is able of behind a wheel. Driving exercises were
organized on a drift of a BMW and MINI Driving Academy. “It was
a good day. It felt good to benefaction a helmet to a new owners and
to see how gratified he was with it,” pronounced Wittmann. “I am certain the
helmet is in good hands with him, and that it will be kept in a very
special place. we would like to contend another large appreciate we to him and
all a other donors. we am gay that we have lifted such a large
volume for charity. As good as a display of a helmet, the
pushing exercises were apparently another prominence of a wonderful
day.” In gripping with tradition, a 2019 DTM deteriorate kicks off with
a opening competition during a Hockenheimring (GER) on 4th May.
The tough work starts this week for Wittmann. Together with his five
associate DTM drivers, he will be in Viareggio (ITA) for a aptness camp
to fine-tune his earthy condition forward of a new season.

 

Martin Tomczyk nominated for German Sports Journalist award.

BMW works motorist Martin Tomczyk (GER) has accounted for positive
headlines off a lane as good as on it. He has been nominated for
a German Sports Journalist award, in confirmation of his work as
a TV consultant on SAT.1’s DTM coverage final season. His sound and
interesting analyses warranted him a place in a final preference in the
difficulty “Newcomer of a Year”. “To even be deliberate for this award
is apparently a good honour for me,” pronounced Tomczyk. “To be honest, it
came as a surprise. At a same time, it is something we am unapproachable of.”
The nominees for a awards for a tip German sports reporters of
a year were comparison for a initial time by a cabinet done adult of
distinguished chosen sportspeople and member of a media. The
esteem winners will be announced in Hamburg (GER) on 25th
Mar 2019. Like Tomczyk, BMW works motorist Timo Scheider (GER) also
worked as a TV consultant for SAT.1.

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