BMW Motorsport News – Issue 08/16.

Posted on 07. Mar, 2016 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 lane too, members of a vast BMW Motorsport family around the
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. This way, we are always adult to speed.

Blancpain GT Series: Two BMW works drivers share a cockpit
of a BMW M6 GT3.
The ROWE Racing group is receiving
distinguished support in a Blancpain GT Series: BMW works drivers
Alexander Sims (GB) and Philipp Eng (AT) will contest with a new BMW
M6 GT3 in both a Sprint and Endurance Cup in 2016. Sims is a loyal GT
specialist. In new years, he has been in movement for BMW during the
prestigious 24-hour races during Spa-Francorchamps (BE) and the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE). In 2015, he finished runner-up in the
drivers’ standings in a British GT Championship during a circle of a
BMW Z4 GT3 with Ecurie Ecosse. Eng emphatically showed his category in
2014 and 2015 with dual titles in a Porsche Carrera Cup and one in
a Porsche Mobil 1 Supercup. Before Eng and Sims launch their
debate during a opening turn of a Blancpain GT Series, a Sprint
Cup foe in Misano (IT) on a second weekend in April, a BMW M6
GT3’s pre-season preparations embody dual days of contrast during the
Circuit Paul Ricard (FR) on 9th and 10th March.

Three questions for … Philipp Eng.

You are returning to a BMW family after roughly 10 years –
with what memories and emotions?
Philipp Eng: “It is a
unequivocally cold story. we am unequivocally looking brazen to pushing for BMW again
after all these years – generally in a top-class racing automobile like the
BMW M6 GT3. we demeanour behind impossibly fondly on a time we spent with BMW
before. we some-more or reduction schooled to travel with BMW Motorsport. we finished
third in Formula BMW Germany and enjoyed my initial vital success in the
Formula BMW FB02 when we won a Formula BMW World Final in Valencia in
2007 – and we was one of a final people to expostulate a Formula One automobile for
a BMW Sauber F1 Team. That was my esteem for winning in Valencia. I
will never forget that experience.”

How good was a basement that BMW gave we for a rest of your
motorsport career?
Eng: “Very good. Back afterwards we was a
BMW Junior and perceived endless coaching from a BMW works drivers
during a time. They were my heroes. From them we not usually schooled how to
hoop a racing automobile during a limit, though how to ready scrupulously for a
race. Through this, BMW Motorsport laid a substructure for a rest of
my career, that has been a successful one. we am behind now, and wish we
can reap a rewards for that superb training together.”

You start for ROWE Racing in a Blancpain GT Series. What are
your expectations for a season?
Eng: “As a racing
driver, we apparently always wish to win. However, a bottom line is
we will have to wait and see how things vessel out. we have raced in the
Blancpain Endurance Series before, so we know how impossibly high the
customary of drivers, teams and cars is. It is a initial year of racing
for a BMW M6 GT3 and a plea we face in a Blancpain GT
Series is a large one. However, we feel gentle in a car, have
illusory team-mates by my side, and an intensely veteran and
gifted group behind me in ROWE Racing. When we accommodate a people,
we notice immediately that they have been operative together for a long
time and are ideally coordinated. we consider we have all the
mixture for a successful season.”

Pirelli World Challenge: TC category feat for a BMW M235i
Racing.
The BMW M235i Racing done a unequivocally successful
North American foe entrance with a Pirelli World Challenge (PWC)
Touring Car (TC) category feat in Race 2 for Toby Grahovec (US),
pushing a series 26 Classic BMW Motorsports M235iR. The day before
Grahovec finished second in Race 1 as a 2016 PWC deteriorate began at
“Circuit of a Americas“ (US). Grahovec drives a initial two
US-specification M235iR cars for Classic BMW Motorsports, Classic
BMW’s racing team. “It is overwhelming to win tighten to home,” said
Grahovec. “We have about 60 family members and friends here currently and
to win is fantastic.” Another BMW highwayman motorist was in movement over
a weekend. In a GTA class, Michael Mills (US) raced in a number
46 BMW Z4 GT3. He finished second in a opening race. Race dual was
not finished before a editorial deadline.


Australian GT Championship: Start to a comeback
season.
BMW is behind on a Australian engine racing scene
– and had an eventful initial foe weekend in a Australian GT
Championship. More than 200,000 spectators followed a BMW M6 GT3’s
initial tour down underneath during a Clipsal 500 in Adelaide (AU). In three
action-packed races, Steve Richards (NZ) and Max Twigg (AU) came home
19th, 21st and 15th in a automobile run by BMW Team SRM. The subsequent turn of
a Australian GT Championship takes place in Melbourne (AU) from 17th
to 20th March, when fans will be means to check out a BMW M6 GT3 on
a same check as a Formula One Grand Prix during Albert Park (AU).

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