BMW Motorsport News – Issue 03/17.

Posted on 23. Jan, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Turner Motorsport announces choice for 24 Hours of Daytona –
BMW works drivers during general press launch of a BMW M760Li xDrive.

  • IWSC: Turner Motorsport announces motorist choice for the
    24-hour competition in Daytona.
  • General: BMW works drivers revisit a general press
    launch of a BMW M760Li xDrive.
  • Dubai 24 Hour: Jörg Müller gratified with performance.
  • Asian Le Mans Series: deteriorate culmination in Malaysia.

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 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.

IWSC: Turner Motorsport announces choice for 24 Hours of Daytona.

Strong choice for a 24 Hours of Daytona (USA): when a new IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) deteriorate starts subsequent weekend
with this mythological classical race, Turner Motorsport will be competing
in a GTD category with an absolute motorist line-up. DTM motorist Maxime
Martin (BEL) will be pity pushing duties in a array 96 BMW M6
GT3 with BMW works motorist Jens Klingmann (GER), a BMW Motorsport
Junior of a Year 2014, Jesse Krohn (FIN), as good as Justin Marks
(USA). The 24-hour competition in Daytona starts this Saturday,
28th January, during 14:30 internal time (20:30 CET).

General: International Press Launch for a BMW M760Li xDrive
– BMW works drivers revisit Palm Springs
.

The general press launch for a new BMW M760Li xDrive kicked
off final Thursday in Palm Springs (USA) with a special programme of
events. Around 130 domestic and general reporters had the
possibility to put a disdainful new M Performance vehicle from BMW
by a paces. The tip indication in a successful BMW 7 array is the
many absolute BMW array prolongation automobile ever, while an acceleration
time of only 3.7 seconds from 0 to 100 km/h means it also has the
fastest acceleration of any BMW car. The reporters were assimilated in
Palm Springs by 4 BMW works drivers. The DTM drivers Bruno Spengler
(CAN), Marco Wittmann (GER) and Augusto Farfus (BRA), as good as
Martin Tomczyk (GER), who will give his racing entrance in a IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) subsequent week, acted as
instructors to lead a reporters by a sparkling programme on
a track. Test drives on open roads and on a track, as good as
active pushing workshops during a BMW Performance Center West, gave the
reporters benefaction a durability sense of a 610 HP BMW M760Li with
a Twin Power Turbo 12-cylinder petrol motor. The gifted BMW
drivers were gay with this latest model. “It is good fun to
expostulate a BMW M760Li xDrive. This automobile has all we could wish
for It is a genuine prominence for me to be partial of this eventuality in Palm
Springs,” pronounced Bruno Spengler after his initial army as an instructor.
International trade visitors will have a possibility to take a closer
demeanour during a multiple of oppulance and opening supposing by a BMW
M760Li xDrive until 8th February.

Dubai 24 Hour: Jörg Müller gratified with performance.


The Dubai 24 Hour took place final weekend, marking
a initial prominence of a 2017 motorsport season. On a grid: the
BMW M4 GT4, that is still in development. This was a initial exam of
a automobile underneath competition conditions, and was finished successfully by BMW
works drivers Jörg Müller and Jens Klingmann (both GER), as good as
BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard (GBR), together with a Schubert
Motorsport team. This was a special impulse for Collard in particular.
“As a BMW Motorsport Junior, it is unequivocally special for me to be
concerned in a growth of a new competition automobile with gifted BMW
drivers”, he said. “It was good fun to exam a new BMW M4 GT4 under
competition conditions for a initial time, together with Jörg and Jens.”

Three questions for… Jörg Müller.

Jörg, a Dubai 24 Hour strictly non-stop a 2017 motorsport
season. Did we suffer it?

Jörg Müller: “It is always good to conduct for a object in Dubai during the
start of a year, and to take partial in a competition there with roughly 100
cars. It is a good start to a deteriorate and a Dubai 24 Hour is a
good event, year after year.”

This was a initial exam for a new BMW M4 GT4. How did it go?

Müller: “This was really a successful entrance for a BMW M4 GT4.
Other than that, it all went smoothly. Finishing a 24-hour competition like
that but a blemish on a automobile is simply unbelievable. So we are
gratified with this initial event. We schooled a lot.”

You successfully finished a 24 hours together with Jens
Klingmann and Ricky Collard. What was it like to share a cockpit
with them?

Müller: “The group constructed some marvellous driving. Our BMW
Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard did a good pursuit and Jens Klingmann
showed once again that he has racing in a blood. We achieved very
good as a team, and it was good fun to be partial of this event.”

Asian Le Mans Series: deteriorate culmination in Malaysia.

The 2016/17 Asian Le Mans Series deteriorate resolved this weekend with
a 4 Hours of Sepang during a Sepang International Circuit in Malaysia.
As had been a box during a prior competition in Buriram (THA), a AAI
Motorsport group was upheld by BMW works drivers Tom Blomqvist (GBR)
and Philipp Eng (AUT). Blomqvist common pushing duties in a number
90 BMW M6 GT3 with unchanging motorist Akira Iida (JP) and Lam Yu (CHN) and
crossed a line in sixth place in a GT category after 4 hours.
Finishing directly behind them in seventh place was Eng, who competed
together with Jun San Chen (TW) and Ollie Millroy (GB) in a number
91 BMW M6 GT3.

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