BMW Motorsport News – Issue 09/16.

Posted on 14. 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.

GT Racing: Walkenhorst Motorsport prepared for a Nordschleife.

Walkenhorst Motorsport took partial in contrast in Aragón (ES) final week
to ready a new BMW M6 GT3 for a deteriorate opener of a VLN
Endurance Championship during a Nürburgring (DE). Henry Walkenhorst’s
(DE) group will competition a whole deteriorate during a Nordschleife,
including a 24-hour race, with a sum of 5 BMW cars. Two new BMW
M6 GT3s, a BMW Z4 GT3 and dual BMW M235i Racings will be in action.
Some of a drivers are famous names within a BMW family. One of
these is Victor Bouveng (SE). The 19-year-old might not have been
“Motorsport Junior of a Year” final season, though his
superb performances in a BMW Motorsport Junior Programme earned
him a place in a BMW M6 GT3. Bouveng will competition in all of the
races in a VLN and a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring for
Walkenhorst Motorsport, for whom he contested some races in a BMW Z4
GT3 in 2015. With this vital step in his career as a GT racer, he
underlines a opportunities that participating in a BMW Motorsport
Junior Programme offers gifted racing drivers. One of a drivers
who Bouveng will share a cockpit with in a 24-hour competition is BMW DTM
motorist Tom Blomqvist (GB). BMW works motorist Jörg Müller (DE) will also
competition for Walkenhorst Motorsport in a VLN.

Three questions for … Victor Bouveng.

Victor, how was your entrance in a BMW M6 GT3?

Victor Bouveng: “It was fantastic. The automobile has incredible
intensity and we used a time to familiarize ourselves with it as
most as possible. We attempted out many opposite set-up versions and my
initial sense was unequivocally good. It was good to be behind in a GT car
after a winter break.”

What are a differences between a BMW M6 GT3 and a BMW Z4 GT3?

Bouveng: “At a finish of final season, in that we was fortunate
adequate to competition some races in a BMW Z4 GT3 for Walkenhorst
Motorsport, we had a few problems with a tip speed. Now a turbo
engine of a BMW M6 GT3 means that we have a lot of energy available
to us. On tip of that, a distance of a BMW M6 GT3 is a categorical contrast
with a BMW Z4 GT3. You have to get used to a measure during first,
though in ubiquitous it is an extraordinary feeling pushing a BMW M6 GT3.”

After your successful deteriorate as a BMW Motorsport Junior you
are a GT motorist now. How do we feel about this subsequent step in your career?

Bouveng: “This is accurately a step that we dreamed of when I
climbed into a BMW M235i Racing as a BMW Motorsport Junior for the
initial time final year. The whole deteriorate in a BMW Motorsport Junior
Programme was unbelievable. we schooled an implausible volume and towards
a finish was given a event to infer myself in a BMW Z4 GT3. I
am unequivocally beholden to all those obliged during BMW Motorsport and
Walkenhorst Motorsport for this. we unequivocally like a group and can hardly
wait for a new deteriorate to start. Everything has run ideally for me
given 2015. Now I’m anticipating that there will also be copiousness of reasons
to applaud in 2016.”

Blancpain GT Series: Official exam in Paul
Ricard.
The BMW M6 GT3 also done a entrance on the
Blancpain GT Series theatre final week. During a central exam in Paul
Ricard (FR), ROWE Racing was in movement with dual new cars. The dual BMW
works drivers Philipp Eng (AT) and Alexander Sims (GB), as good as
Nick Catsburg (NL) and Stef Dusseldorp (NL) were in a cockpits.
Boutsen Ginion Racing also finished their initial laps in their BMW M6
GT3. BMW DTM motorist Maxime Martin (BE) was on palm to support the
Belgian group with a initial set-up work.

DTM: 360° video of Bruno Spengler in a BMW Bank M4
DTM.
A new video that BMW Motorsport Premium Partner BMW
Bank filmed with Bruno Spengler (CA) in Hockenheim (DE) provides
totally new perspectives from a cockpit of a BMW M4 DTM. The 2012
DTM champion is filmed by a 360° camera as he completes a path in the
BMW Bank M4 DTM. The ensuing images capacitate viewers to change the
camera’s perspective with only a rodent click and suffer Spengler’s quick path as
a 360° VR knowledge with a breathtaking view. Viewers have never been
this tighten to a genuine pushing knowledge in a BMW M4 DTM before.

Follow this couple to watch a video: https://youtu.be/SqUpXV6zuu8.

FIA Formula E Championship creates a entrance in Mexico.

Last weekend a FIA Formula E Championship hold a inaugural
competition in Mexico. For BMW DTM motorist António Félix da Costa (PT) the
competition on a Autodromo Hermanos Rodriguez was unlucky. After having
technical problems in use and carrying to change a gearbox he had
to start a competition from 17th position on a grid. During a competition he
was concerned in a collision in a midfield. Félix da Costa attempted to
finish a competition though eventually had to retire his car. Victory went to
Jerome D’Ambrosio (BE), after Lucas di Grassi (BR), who had crossed
a finish line first, had been excluded. The BMW i8 Safety Car wasn’t
in movement during a stirring competition in Mexico City.

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