BMW Motorsport News

Posted on 30. Jun, 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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victories and titles. Away from a lane too, members of a large 

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China GT Championship: Two podiums for Yelloly.

BMW works motorist Nick Yelloly (GBR) and FIST-Team AAI claimed more
lectern formula in a China GT Championships. The fourth competition weekend
of a deteriorate in Shanghai (CHN) saw a Brit and Lin Yu (CHN) finish
runner-up during a circle of a #90 BMW M6 GT3 in both a Saturday and
a Sunday race. In doing so, Yelloly tightened his hold on tip spot
in a Drivers’ Championship. BMW was also successful in a GT4
class: Wang Hao (CHN) came home third in a #999 Master Champ BMW M4
GT4 in Saturday’s race. He afterwards crossed a finish line eighth on
Sunday. BMW DTM motorist Joel Eriksson (SWE) was also in movement at
“Shanghai International Circuit”. The Swede common a cockpit of the
#91 BMW M6 GT3 with Betty Chen (TWN) and finished XY and XY. While
Yelloly is contesting a full deteriorate in a China GT Championship,
Eriksson is swapping with BMW works motorist Jesse Krohn (FIN). The
former BMW Motorsport Junior will line adult for FIST-Team AAI during a two
entrance competition weekends in Qinhuangdao (CHN, 8th to
11th August) and Tianjin (CHN, 6th to
8th September), before Eriksson earnings to a cockpit for
a deteriorate culmination (11th to 13th October) in Shanghai.

 

IMPC: Second place gives BimmerWorld Racing a championship lead.

James Clay and Devin Jones (both USA) had dual reasons to celebrate
after a four-hour competition in a IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge in
Watkins Glen (USA). The dual BimmerWorld Racing drivers finished
runner-up in a #82 BMW M4 GT4. This means Clay and Jones transport to
a subsequent competition as altogether leaders in a GS class. The subsequent turn takes
place in Mosport (CAN). In total, 3 BMW M4 GT4 lined adult in Watkins
Glen. Bill Auberlen, Robby Foley and Vin Barletta (all USA) finished
sixth in a #96 BMW M4 GT4 run by Turner Motorsport. Greg Liefooghe
and Henry Schmitt (both USA) finished a competition in 14th place
in a GS category in a #88 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4.

 

Pikes Peak: BimmerWorld Racing lines adult with a BMW M4 GT4.

Just a few hours after success in a IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge
in Watkins Glen, BimmerWorld Racing is behind in movement during a next
highlight. The group lines adult during a “Pikes Peak International Hill
Climb” with a #36 BMW M4 GT4 and James Clay during a wheel. In total,
5 BMW cars are purebred for a mythological mountain climb. The competition in
Colorado (USA) is one of a many iconic motorsport events in a USA.
The 20-kilometre track climbs roughly 1,400 metres in altitude. At the
time of a editorial deadline, a competition had not nonetheless been completed.

 

GT4 European Series: Three podiums for BMW drivers.

The BMW M4 GT4 done 3 appearances on a lectern during a fourth
competition weekend of this season’s GT4 European Series in Misano (ITA). In
Saturday’s race, a #111 BMW M4 GT4 run by a RN Vision STS team
crossed a finish line in second place. Gabriele Piana (ITA) and
Marius Zug (GER) had common a pushing duties. They were followed
over a line in third place by Simon Knap (NED) and Alec Udell (USA)
in a #25 MDM Motorsport BMW M4 GT4. Ricardo outpost der Ende (NED) and
Euan McKay (GBR) afterwards finished runner-up for a Ekris Motorsport in
a Sunday race. The fifth competition weekend of a GT4 European Series
takes place from 12th to 14th Jul in Zandvoort (NED).

 

 

BTCC: Two wins for Turkington during Oulton Park.

Colin Turkington and a #1 BMW 330i M Sport are proof to be
unstoppable in a British Touring Car Championship (BTCC): Having
trafficked to Oulton Park (GBR) for turn 5 of a deteriorate as the
championship leader, Turkington soon won both of a initial two
races. The reigning BTCC champion afterwards came home ninth in a final
competition on Sunday. Andrew Jordan (GBR) also had means for celebration.
The Brit, during a circle of a #77 BMW 330i M Sport run by a BMW
Pirtek Racing team, finished third in competition one and second in competition two.
He narrowly missed out on another lectern in a third and final race,
finishing fifth. However, dual BMW drivers did make it onto a podium
in a final race, in a form of Stephen Jelley (GBR) in second place
and Tom Oliphant (GBR) on a third step. Oliphant had earlier
finished sixth and fourth in a initial dual races. Jelley came home
eleventh in a BMW 125i M Sport in competition one and was sixth in the
second race.

 

IMSA Series: BMW Team RLL starts from fourth and sixth in
Watkins Glen.

BMW Team RLL started turn 5 of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship in Watkins Glen (USA) from fourth and sixth place. John
Edwards cumulative fourth place in Saturday’s subordinate in a #24 BMW
M8 GTE, dual places forward of Connor De Phillippi (USA) in sixth.
Edwards shares a cockpit with Jesse Krohn during a iconic racetrack,
while De Phillippi will swap with Tom Blomqvist (GBR) during the
wheel. The competition in Watkins Glen had not been finished by the
editorial deadline.

 

Formula E: Alexander Sims tests BMW Group “Power
BEV”.
BMW i Andretti Motorsport motorist Alexander Sims
(GBR) was during a initial NEXTGen hold in Munich (GER) this past week
from Tuesday to Thursday, where together with BMW engineers, he gave
general media representatives, influencers and dealers insights
into a latest developments in foundation and a record of
a BMW iFE.18. He explained a record send between racing
and array production, and reported on an unusual exam expostulate in
a automobile usually as extraordinary. Sims tested a BMW Group hearing vehicle
“Power BEV”, a antecedent built formed on a stream BMW 5 Series
prolongation vehicle, that sounds out what is technically possibly in
a margin of electric mobility. The automobile is propitious with three
fifth-generation electric expostulate units and has a limit complement output
in additional of 530 kW/720 hp. This enables it to accelerate from 0 to
100 km/h (62 mph) in 2.8 seconds – usually as quick as a Formula E
automobile that Sims is pushing this season. The growth team’s aim for
a “Power BEV” was to build an initial automobile that impresses
not usually with a longitudinal dynamics though also in terms of lateral
dynamics. Indeed, as drivers would design from a BMW, it has been
designed not usually to be quick in a true line though also to put a
grin on a driver’s face consummate keenly taken corners. To this end,
a framework and powertrain engineers worked together particularly
closely to maximize a car’s performance. Which they achieved as Sims
reliable after his exam drive: “It is by distant a many absolute and
energetic electric highway automobile that we have ever driven. Congratulations
to a BMW i engineers. They have combined a genuine beast, that proves
in an considerable demeanour that perfect pushing pleasure is also perfectly
probable with electric drive.”

 

Touring Car Classics: Three members of a Wittmann family in
movement during a Norisring.

Pure Wittmann energy in Nuremberg (GER): The fourth DTM competition weekend
will horde a special kind of family reunion during a Norisring. Alongside
BMW DTM motorist Marco Wittmann (GER), his father Herbert and brother
Nico will also be racing. They will both competition a Touring Car
Classics (TWC) with a BMW M3 E30 DTM, in that Dieter Quester (AUT)
once distinguished successes for BMW. Together they form Wittmann
Motorsport. “I’m super vehement for a competition weekend. It’s fantastic
that 3 Wittmanns will be backing adult during a Norisring,” pronounced Marco
Wittmann, who won in front of his home throng during a Norisring last
year for a initial time in his DTM career. “My father and my brother
have both got their racing licence. The competition during a Norisring will be
their initial outing. Hopefully all 3 of us will have reason to
distinguished during a competition weekend – me in a DTM, and them in the
Touring Car Classics.” The lights go immature for a TWC competition on Sunday
7th Jul during 15:35 CEST.

 

International GT Open: Visser stars in a Senkyr Motorsport
BMW M6 GT3.

BMW Motorsport Junior Beitske Visser (NED) will competition for a Senkyr
Motorsport group in a subsequent 3 rounds of a International GT Open.
She will share a cockpit of a BMW M6 GT3 with Richard Gonda (SVK).
Gonda gathering a Senkyr Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 alongside BMW works
drivers Joel Eriksson (SWE) and Mikkel Jensen (DEN) in 2018. The first
tour for a Visser/Gonda partnership will be during a Red Bull Ring
(AUT) in dual weeks. Before then, Visser will competition turn 4 of the
W Series during a Norisring (GER). The BMW Motorsport Junior currently
lies second in a Drivers’ Championship.

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