BMW Motorsport News

Posted on 02. Apr, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Whether in a DTM, a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
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 track, members of a vast BMW Motorsport
family around a 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. That way, we are always up
to speed.

DTM: Two races of equal length per weekend in 2017.

The changes for a entrance DTM season, announced this week, promise
even some-more movement and even some-more philharmonic for spectators to feast on.
The dual races, one on Saturday and one on Sunday, will now be a same
length. Each competition will final 55 mins and one lap. The sporting
regulations also outline one imperative array stop per race.
Furthermore, a use of tyre blankets is no longer accessible this
season. As such, a drivers are now faced with a plea of
removing their tyres adult to optimal heat as quick as possible.
The series of organisation members a teams can call on for array stops has
also been reduced to 8 mechanics, while usually dual circle guns are
accessible per automobile and a stops can be taken during any time. The 2017 DTM
deteriorate kicks off with a opening dual races on 6th and
7th May during a Hockenheimring (GER).

Blancpain GT Series: ROWE Racing in a points during season-opener.

The ROWE Racing group enjoyed a successful start to this season’s
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup this weekend in Misano (ITA). The team
softened eventuality by eventuality to finish a weekend with two
points-finishes. Tom Blomqvist (GBR) and Philipp Eng (AUT) started
Saturday’s subordinate competition from 25th place in a series 99
BMW M6 GT3. Their team-mates Markus Palttala and Jesse Krohn (both
FIN) started from 28th though a party showed admirable
fighting spirit. Krohn and Palttala competent tenth, while Blomqvist
and Eng cumulative 16th place on a grid for Sunday’s main
race. The dual duos corroborated adult Saturday’s performances and both
determined themselves in a tip 10 shortly after a start.
Blomqvist and Eng eventually came out usually on top, finishing sixth
forward of their team-mates Palttala and Krohn in seventh. This year’s
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup consists of 5 events. The subsequent races
will take place during Brands Hatch (GBR) on 6th and
7th May.

General:
Alessandro Zanardi celebrates sixth feat during a Rome Marathon
.

Successful Sunday with his handcycle in a Italian capital: BMW
works motorist and BMW Brand Ambassador Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) has
again won a Rome Marathon. It was his sixth feat during this
prestigious event. For a initial half of a competition conditions were dry
though afterwards torrential sleet started, ensuing in unequivocally sleazy streets.
Despite a conditions, Zanardi crossed a line after 1:10.06 hours
as a winner. He was usually 50 seconds slower than final year, when he
had set a new record time in totally dry weather. “Halfway though
a distance, all ruin pennyless lax and it was raining heavily until
a finish line,” Zanardi reports. “But we am intensely gratified with my
performance. we was going unequivocally quick though it was not easy to maintain
that speed in a rain. Maybe it would have been probable during events
like a BMW Berlin Marathon, where a track is prosaic and quick though in
Rome with a parsimonious turns and a cobblestones it was like racing on
ice so we had to delayed down and a formidable conditions cost me a lot
of time. So altogether we am unequivocally happy with my outcome and with my sixth
feat in Rome.” The Rome Marathon dates behind to 1995 and is one of
a biggest marathon events in Europe.

British Touring Car Championship: Successful
season-opener during Brands Hatch
.
The West Surrey Racing group kicked off a new
deteriorate of a British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with a strong
altogether display this weekend. In competition one on Sunday, Andrew Jordan and
Rob Collard (both GBR) came home sixth and seventh in their BMW 125i M
Sports, carrying started a competition in eleventh and 15th place.
In contrast, Colin Turkington (GBR) endured a unsatisfactory start to
a season. He was concerned in a collision with another automobile on the
opening lap, and was hence forced to retire. In competition two,
Collard climbed into second place and was rewarded with a podium
finish on a initial competition weekend of a season. His team-mate Jordan
was also means to applaud another top-ten result, finishing seventh.
However, substantially a many considerable opening came from
Turkington: starting approach down in a squalid 32nd place, the
35-year-old battled his approach by a infancy of a margin and was
rewarded for his efforts with tenth place. Race 3 constructed the
ideal finish to a ideal opening weekend in a BTCC. After a thrilling
conflict during a conduct of a field, Jordan eventually came home forward of
team-mate Turkington to take victory. Collard crossed a finish line
sixth after 24 laps of racing to finish an superb team
performance. The second competition weekend of a deteriorate takes a drivers
and teams to Donington (GBR) on 15th and 16th April.

24h Silverstone: Nine BMW cars finish.

A sum of 9 BMW cars successfully came by this weekend’s
24-hour competition in Silverstone (GBR). The QSR group finished sixth overall
with a BMW M235i Racing. It was adequate to give them feat in the
Cup1 class. The altogether standings featured another BMW, in a form of
a Securtal Sorg Rennsport BMW M235i Racing, that came home eighth
to acquire second place in a Cup1 class. They were followed in third
and fourth place by a JJ Motorsport and DUWO Racing teams. In the
SP3-GT4 class, Moss Motorsport UK took a category feat with a BMW
M3. Intersport Racing finished third in a same category with a BMW M3
CSL. Cor Euser Racing dull off a successful weekend for a BMW M3,
finishing third in a A3 class.

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