BMW Motorsport News

Posted on 15. Apr, 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 large other championships: Week after week 

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DTM: CATL new BMW M Motorsport Premium Partner.

Joel Eriksson (SWE) can demeanour brazen to carrying a new clever partner
during his side during a DTM deteriorate opener during Hockenheim (GER). After the
proclamation of ZF, Schaeffler and BMW Bank as BMW M Motorsport
Premium Partners for a cars of Philipp Eng (AUT), Marco Wittmann
(GER) and Bruno Spengler (CAN), a subsequent partnership has now been
decided. Joel Eriksson will be fighting for DTM points and wins in the
#47 CATL BMW M4 DTM this year. Previously, a appetite storage system
manufacturer was concerned in works-supported patron racing and in
a FIA WEC. “With CATL, we have gained another committed Premium
Partner for a DTM,” pronounced BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.
“It’s always good when partnership can be grown and expanded
invariably over a years. That was a box with CATL in recent
seasons. Now we wish to applaud success together in this new
dimension of a partnership.” Matthias Zentgraf, President Europe,
CATL, said: “CATL is a clever partner for a automobile attention that is
because we am unequivocally gratified that we can arrangement CATL’s messages on the
lane with Joel Eriksson as of this season. As a new Premium Partner
of BMW M Motorsport in a DTM, we wish to lower a partnership with
BMW and suffer success together.” Eriksson added: “I’m gay to be
contesting a DTM with CATL as Premium Partner this season. This will
be my second year in a DTM and I’ve set myself copiousness of goals. I
wish to be driving for a tip positions as mostly as probable with
CATL, and will give it my all.”

 

About CATL:

CATL is a personality manufacturer of appetite storage systems. The Chinese
association was founded in Ningde in 2011. CATL develops and distributes
high-performance lithium-ion batteries for electric cars and electric
buses, as good as still appetite storage systems for customers
around a world. Based on a latest materials, a batteries and
systems pledge limit safety, reliability, peculiarity and charging
efficiency. CATL’s design is to rise state-of-the art concepts
and record that can be used to expostulate a immature appetite revolution.

 

DTM: Wittmann visits new BMW M Motorsport Premium Partner Schaeffler.

As of this DTM season, Marco Wittmann (GER) will contest in a new
Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM, reason adequate for a two-time DTM champion to
revisit a new BMW M Motorsport Premium Partner in Herzogenaurach (GER)
final Tuesday. In further to an designation event and a comprehensive
bureau tour, a QA event with Formula Student youth engineers
was a sequence of a day. “That’s how to flog off a successful
partnership,” pronounced Wittmann, who grew adult only 15 kilometres divided from
Schaeffler HQ in Herzogenaurach. “I unequivocally enjoyed swapping views with
some of Schaeffler’s employees and removing to know a impressive
bureau on a tour. The QA event with a Formula Student
participants was also unequivocally exciting. Just like me, they adore and
live for a mindfulness of motorsport. Formula Student is a great
entrance indicate for them and some of a BMW Team RMG employees come from
Formula Student.” The Schaeffler Motorsport Academy that has taken
place annually given 2014 gives a youth engineers who will compete
in Formula Student with their teams dual days to sell ideas and
speak emporium with Schaeffler experts on topics such as programmed driving,
plan management, engineering and electric mobility. Participants
take practice-based workshops, get concerned in sparkling discussion
sessions and attend quarrel discussions with top-class experts. Also
on-site in Herzogenaurach was a new Schaeffler BMW M4 DTM uncover car,
that – like Wittmann – done for a renouned theme of numerous
selfies. The distinguished immature and white racing automobile will be in movement on
a lane for a initial time this week. The central DTM exam drives
will be hold during a Lausitzring (GER) from 16th to 18th April, before
a new deteriorate gets underway during a Hockenheimring (GER) on 4th May.

 

DTM: BMW M1 Procar Revival during a Norisring.

40 years after a start of a Procar array instituted for a BMW
M1, a automobile is enthralling motorsport fans once again. As partial of the
DTM races during a Norisring (GER, 5th-7th Jul 2019), 14 models of the
racing automobile built according to Group 4 regulations during that time and
afterwards driven by Formula 1 drivers and general privateers will
make a fantastic quip on a track. BMW Group Classic has been
means to attract famous drivers behind into a BMW M1 cockpit for the
Procar Revival on a Nürnberg travel circuit. Former Formula 1
drivers Jan Lammers (NED) and Marc Surer (SUI), dual motorsport legends
who were throng pleasers in a strange Procar races 4 decades ago
will be in action. With ancestral motorsport on a DTM support
programme, BMW Group Classic is evoking a BMW M1’s racetrack debut
that was unusual in many ways. The mid-engine blueprint sports car
that was designed for both racing movement and highway use was presented in
autumn 1978. Delays in a prolongation routine prevented homologation
from being finished on time, so a executive of BMW Motorsport GmbH
during that time, Jochen Neerpasch, along with a Formula 1 managers Max
Mosley and Bernie Ecclestone started a totally new competition series. The 19
Procar array races hold in sum in 1979 and 1980 made adult to be an
ideal theatre for a BMW M1 that went on to suffer success in other
general competitions.

 

VLN: Snow causes competition termination in a Eifel Mountains.

Race dual of this season’s VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring
(GER) felt a full force of this weekend’s late conflict of winter in
Germany. Heavy layer and temperatures around frozen indicate caused
a competition to be cancelled only dual laps in. The #42 BMW Team Schnitzer
BMW M6 GT3, with Martin Tomczyk (GER) during a wheel, was heading at
that point. Tomczyk was pity a automobile with BMW works drivers Timo
Scheider (GER) and Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA), who gained his first
knowledge during a circle of a BMW M6 GT3 during Friday’s exam and
subordinate on Saturday morning. In qualifying, when it was still dry,
BMW works motorist Jens Klingmann (GER) and Peter Dumbreck (GBR) had
cumulative second place on a front quarrel of a grid in a FALKEN
Motorsports BMW M6 GT3. In total, roughly 70 BMW cars were registered
for a 44th DMV 4-Hour Race. These enclosed some-more than 20
BMW M240i Racings in a CUP5 class, as good as 6 BMW M4 GT4s in the
SP10 category and 5 BMW M6 GT3s in a SP9 class.

 

GT4 European Series: Successful start to a deteriorate for the
BMW M4 GT4.

BMW Customer Racing teams enjoyed their initial successes with a BMW
M4 GT4 during a opening turn of this season’s GT4 European Series at
Monza (ITA). Simon Knap (NED) and Alec Udell (USA) finished third in
a MDM Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 in Saturday’s opening race. Gabriele
Piana (ITA) and Marius Zug (GER) came home sixth for RN Vision STS,
earning themselves feat in a Pro-Am category in a process. They
steady their sixth-place finish in competition dual on Sunday, that this
time meant second place in a Pro-Am class. Piana and Zug lead the
Pro-Am standings with 43 points after a opening competition weekend.

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