BMW Motorsport News

Posted on 29. 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 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.

DTM: BMW M Motorsport presents Official Partners and
BMW M Motorsport can count on a support
of a vast array of partners in a 2019 DTM season. In further to
Premium Technology Partner Shell and 5 Premium Partners, a sum of
7 Official Partners and dual Official Suppliers are on board.
Akrapovič, a BMW Driving Experience, BMW M GmbH, BMW M Performance
Parts and a HR Spezialfedern GmbH Co. KG are all
stability their impasse as Official Partners. Oakley and PUMA
will continue to supply a BMW teams and drivers in their ability as
Official Suppliers. Becker Carbon, dilettante for fibre-reinforced
combination components, earnings to a ranks of a BMW M Motorsport
Official Partners as partial of a technical partnership. The association was
formerly a Partner in a DTM from 2013 to 2015. Official Partner
RoboMarkets is a new member of a BMW M Motorsport family. Founded in
2012, a multi-asset-broker has available clever expansion in recent
years and now provides veteran services for institutional and
private business opposite Europe. The “RoboMarkets” trademark is prominently
featured on a roof and carp of a CATL BMW M4 DTM. BMW Motorsport
Director Jens Marquardt: “We are unapproachable to be means to count on such
vast array of clever partners in a arriving DTM season. They all
safeguard that we can work works racing during a tip level. we would
like to extend my interjection on interest of everybody during BMW Motorsport. It
is of sold significance to me to note that a partnerships
routinely extend distant over simply displaying partner logos. We are
meddlesome in structuring a partnerships so that they broach added
value for everybody involved. Together we are strong.”

VLN: Top 5 outcome for BMW Team Schnitzer on a Nürburgring
Numerous category wins and a tip five
outcome in a altogether standings during a third competition of a VLN Endurance
Championship Nürburgring (GER) meant that BMW teams and drivers can
demeanour behind during a successful competition weekend in a Eifel mountains. After
a length of a initial VLN competition was reduced due to haze and a second
competition had been stopped due to snow, a third VLN competition took place over
a full distance, permitting fans and spectators to suffer standard Eifel
conditions. Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA) and Nick Yelloly (GBR), in the
BMW Team Schnitzer #42 BMW M6 GT3, kept their haughtiness notwithstanding some
serious downpours and finished in fifth place after 24 laps. The ROWE
Racing #99 BMW M6 GT3 finished immediately behind them in sixth
position with Marco Wittmann (GER), Jesse Krohn (FIN) and John Edwards
(USA) pity pushing duties during a wheel. It was an early retirement
for a second ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3, however, a #98 automobile having
been driven by Philipp Eng (AUT), Mikkel Jensen (DEN) and Tom
Blomqvist (GBR). A sum of 7 BMW M6 GT3s had started a race.
BMW also had reason to applaud in a particular classes. In a V4
class, feat was claimed by Stefan Beyer, Emin Akata (both GER) and
Thorsten Kratz (AUT) in a Sorg Rennsport group BMW 325i. The team
from Wuppertal (GER) was also means to applaud in a hard-fought
SP10 class. In a #181 BMW M4 GT4, BMW Motorsport Junior Erik
Johansson (SWE) and Heiko Eichenberg (GER) finished in second place.
Florian Wolf, Arne Hoffmeister (both GER) and Manuel Amweg (SUI)
dull off a lectern behind them. Further category wins were recorded
by Christopher Dreyspring and Christer Jöns (both GER) in a Schubert
Motorsport group BMW M2 Competition in a SP8T class, and by Marcel
Manheller and Carsten Knechtges (both GER) from a Manheller Racing
group in a BMW 328i, in a VT2 class. In total, some-more than 60 BMW
entries were competing during a third VLN competition weekend. The fourth race
in a VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring takes place on 13th July
with a 50th Adenauer Trophy. However, many BMW teams and drivers
will be behind in a Eifel segment in only a few weeks for a six-hour
subordinate race, a final continuation exam before a mythological 24-hour
competition on a Nürburgring Nordschleife that takes place on 18th and
19th May.

BMW M240i Racing Cup: successive success for
Reigning champions David Griessner
(AUT) and Yannick Fübrich (GER) sojourn right on march to urge their
pretension in a BMW M240i Racing Cup. The twin from Pixum Team Adrenalin
valid unbeatable in a third competition of a deteriorate in a CUP5 class,
that takes place as partial of a VLN Endurance Championship
Nürburgring. The dual drivers took a widespread win in a #650 BMW M240i
Racing to extend their lead in a altogether standings. Behind them,
Nico Otto and Lars Peucker (both GER) finished second in a legendary
#666 “Eifelblitz” from a Scheid-Honert Motorsport team. Marc Ehret,
Christian Konnerth (both GER) and Juha Hannonen (FIN) in a FK
Performance Motorsport #679 BMW M240i Racing finished a podium. A
sum of 21 BMW M240i Racings were competing. The fourth competition in the
BMW M240i Racing Cup takes place on 13th July.

ADAC GT Masters: BMW M6 GT3 in sixth place after strong
liberation performance.
BMW Motorsport works driver
Jens Klingmann (GER) and Nicolai Sylvest (DEN) put on an impressive
liberation opening in a season-opener of a ADAC GT Masters at
Oschersleben (GER), securing a good sixth place finish. The duo
started Sunday’s competition from 14th place in a MRS GT Racing
group #14 BMW M6 GT3 and worked their approach adult by 8 positions. This
also alike to third place in a Junior standings for Sylvest. The
span had crossed a finishing line in 17th place in
Saturday’s race. The second competition weekend in a ADAC GT Masters takes
place from 17th to 19th Jun in Most (CZE).

ADAC GT4 Germany: ideal entrance for BMW M4 GT4 in
Gabriele Piana (ITA) and Marius Zug
(GER) distinguished a ideal start in a newly-created ADAC GT4 Germany
in a RN Vision STS group #7 BMW M4 GT4. The twin finished second in
subordinate before claiming feat in Saturday’s competition during the
Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (GER). The new competition array delivered
fad right adult to a final metres of Sunday’s competition as well, but
BMW only missed out on another lectern finish. Michael Schrey (GER) and
Thomas Jäger (AUT) finished a competition in fourth place in a #3 BMW M4
GT4, followed by Claudia Hürtgen (GER) and Michael Fischer (AUT) in
fifth position in a #2 BMW M4 GT4. Both cars are competing in the
ADAC GT4 Germany for Hofor Racing powered by Bonk Motorsport. The duo
of Piana/Zug finished tenth in Sunday’s race. A sum of 5 BMW M4
GT4s were competing. The successive competition in a ADAC GT4 Germany takes place
from 7th to 9th June during a Red Bull Ring (AUT).

Blancpain GT World Challenge America: successful weekend for
BMW M patron racing cars.
A vast choice of cars
from a BMW M Motorsport patron racing operation enjoyed numerous
successes during a Virginia International Raceway (USA). The BMW M6 GT3,
a BMW M4 GT4, a BMW M240i Racing and BMW M235i Racing were
competing during a mythological circuit in a Blancpain GT World Challenge America.

A clever liberation opening in Saturday’s competition saw Justin
Rapheal (USA) and Stevan McAleer (GBR) explain feat in a SprintX
altogether standings for a initial time in a Team Classic BMW #29 BMW
M4 GT4. This also alike to feat in a SprintX East championship.
Greg Liefooghe and Sean Quinlan (both USA) dull off a clever result
with third place in a #19 BMW M4 GT4 from Stephen Cameron Racing.
Randy Mueller and James Clay (both USA) crossed a finishing line
immediately behind them in a Epic Motorsport #3 BMW M4 GT4 to claim
a win in a SprintX East AM standings. The second competition and the
scurry competition had not nonetheless finished during a time of publication. In
Saturday’s race, Precision Driving Tech’s Marko Radisic (USA) had
driven a best-placed BMW M4 GT4 to fourth place, narrowly missing
out on a lectern finish in a AM standings.

BMW also had reason to applaud in a TC class, with 6 BMW
cars out in front after a initial race. In a Rooster Hall Racing #80
BMW M235i Racing, Johan Schwartz (DEN) claimed feat forward of Toby
Grahovec (USA) in a Classic BMW #26 BMW M240i Racing and a #81 BMW
M235i Racing of Steve Streimer (USA), also competing for Rooster Hall
Racing. The second competition had not finished during a time of going to press.

The BMW M6 GT3 was also competing during a Virginia Raceway. In
Saturday’s race, Henry Schmitt (USA) and Greg Liefooghe crossed the
line in 14th place in a #87 BMW M6 GT3 from a Stephen
Cameron Racing team. Once again, Sunday’s competition had not nonetheless finished at
a time of publication.

BTCC: Double win for Turkington in
Reigning champion Colin Turkington (GBR) made
an considerable lapse during a second turn of a British Touring Car
Championship (BTCC) during Donington (GBR). The British motorist claimed
feat in a initial dual races in a West Surrey Racing #1 BMW 330i M
Sport. He had laid a foundations for a wins with initial place in
qualifying. He cumulative ninth place in a third and final race. West
Surrey Racing team-mate Tom Oliphant (GBR), competing in a #15 BMW
330i M Sport, finished a initial competition in third place and was in a
earnest position for most of a second competition before dropping out of
a points after a spin. He finished in 13th position in
a third race. The third automobile competing for West Surrey Racing, the
#77 BMW 330i M Sport, was driven by Andrew Jordan (GBR) who retired
from a initial competition and was incompetent to seem in possibly of the
successive races. Stephen Jelley (GBR), competing for a Parker
Racing group in a #12 BMW 125i M Sport, finished in 17th place in the
initial competition and cumulative 20th position in a third race. He had to
retire from a second race. The successive BTCC competition weekend will take
place during Thruxton (GBR) on 18th and 19th May.

DTM: Flying lessons for Marco Wittmann with aerobatics world
champion Matthias Dolderer.
Two-time DTM champion
Marco Wittmann (GER) was drifting high final week as partial of a film shoot
for a SAT.1 TV station. Wittmann and his dual associate DTM drivers Nico
Müller (SUI, Audi) and Ferdinand von Habsburg (AUT, Aston Martin) paid
a revisit to aerobatics universe champion Matthias Dolderer (GER) in
Tannheim (GER) to knowledge a quite fast-paced drifting lesson.
Dolderer took a racing drivers on a turn outing to uncover them some
illusory aerobatic manoeuvres. Wittmann was initial adult and was even
means to take a controls himself for some manoeuvres. “This was my
second time in a cockpit with Matthias after 2016, though it was just
as sparkling and illusory as a initial time,” pronounced Wittmann. “Many
interjection to Matthias for a invitation to this illusory event! we hope
he will now be means to accept a invitation to a DTM, so that we
can lapse a favour.” SAT.1 will uncover a finish film of this day
of aerobatics for Wittmann and his associate DTM drivers as partial of the
live promote of a season-opener from Hockenheim (GER) this entrance weekend.

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