BMW Motorsport News – Issue 14/16.

Posted on 18. Apr, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Whether in a DTM, a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship or in
vast other racing series: 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 yield we with a regular, compress and ominous outline of all
a goings-on. This way, we are always adult to speed.

24h Nürburgring: Qualification competition provides good preparation.

Maxime Martin (BE), Alexander Sims (GB) and Philipp Eng (AT) claimed
a initial lectern in a “Green Hell” for a new BMW M6 GT3 with third
place during a gift competition for a Nürburgring 24 Hours. Driving
for ROWE Racing, Martin had formerly clocked a fastest qualifying
time in a #23 BMW M6 GT3, and had so cumulative a initial pole
position during a Nürburgring for a new GT3 racing car. In the
six-hour race, a early stages of that were dominated by the
unsettled continue a Eifel is eminent for, a contingent finished third
to explain a mark on a lectern after an sparkling final lap. The number
22 automobile was concerned in a collision in a initial dilemma and
hence spent over an hour being remade in a garage. Jörg
Müller (DE), Jens Klingmann (DE) and Marco Wittmann (DE) came home
50th after 6 hours of racing. The fastest path of a competition also went
to a BMW M6 GT3: this was set by a #100 Walkenhorst Motorsport
car, in that Victor Bouveng (SE), Christian Krognes (NO) and Michele
di Martino (DE) finished eighth.

ADAC GT Masters: Krohn and Tomczyk in a points twice.

BMW Motorsport Junior Jesse Krohn (FI) and BMW DTM motorist Martin
Tomczyk (DE) finished in a points in both races on a opening race
weekend of a ADAC GT Masters during Motorsport Arena Oschersleben (DE).
After fifth place on Saturday, a BMW M6 GT3 run by Schubert
Motorsport came home eighth on Sunday. Krohn and guest starter Tomczyk
have 14 points to their name in a Drivers’ Championship after the
opening round.

Three questions for… Jesse Krohn.

Jesse, how would we sum adult your initial competition weekend in the
2016 ADAC GT Masters?

Jesse Krohn: “Firstly, it was critical to measure points in both
races. We did that. On Sunday we was means to lift off some good
overtaking manoeuvres, that was fun. Generally speaking, we must
still work on a gait – quite in qualifying. In this large
field, it is intensely formidable to finish a ideal path in
qualifying. If we can do that, we can also make it onto a podium. I
am already looking brazen to a subsequent competition weekend during a Sachsenring.”

How was it to expostulate alongside BMW DTM motorist Martin Tomczyk?

Krohn: “Martin is a legend. He has been in this business for so many
years and has so most knowledge that we can learn an implausible amount
from him. He is also a good guy. You can have a lot of fun with him.
Above all, we celebrated how he went about a competition weekend. When it
comes to scheming for a race, we consider we can learn as most from
examination an gifted male like him as anything else.”

You had already driven a BMW M6 GT3 in North America and on
a Nordschleife, and now in a ADAC GT Masters. How are you
enjoying your 2016 competition schedule?

Krohn: “It is good for me to spend a lot of time in a automobile and to
competition regularly. That moves me brazen in my growth as a GT driver
and helps me to strech a turn we wish to be during in a destiny faster.
My outings in a USA were fantastic, and we am really gratified to be able
to competition a whole deteriorate in a ADAC GT Masters. However, we am
quite looking brazen to racing during a Nürburgring 24 Hours.”

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IWSC: BMW M6 GTLM creates a entrance in Long Beach.

The BMW M6 GTLM done a entrance on a streets of Long Beach during the
weekend. The famous travel circuit hosted turn 3 of a 2016 IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC). Local favourite Bill
Auberlen (US), during a circle of a #25 BMW M6 GTLM run by BMW Team
RLL, cumulative stick position in a GTLM category on Saturday. The competition on
Sunday was dominated by a array of incidents. In a end, Auberlen
and pushing partner Dirk Werner (DE) finished fifth. Their team-mates
Lucas Luhr (DE) and John Edwards (US) came home tenth in a number
100 car.

British GT Championship: Podium for a BMW Z4 GT3 during season-opener.

The 2016 British GT Championship kicked off with a lectern for a BMW
Z4 GT3. The opening competition during Brands Hatch saw Lee Mowle (GB) and Joe
Osborne (GB) finish runner-up in a #7 BMW Z4 GT3, run by the
AmDTuning.com team. The second BMW Z4 GT3 in a margin was driven by
Richard Neary (GB) and Martin Short (GB) of a ABBA Rollcentre Racing
team. They came home ninth. The competition had to be dangling when a car
hold glow following a crash.

British Touring Car Championship: Collard wins in a BMW 125i
M Sport.

The West Surrey Racing group claimed a initial win of a deteriorate in
a British Touring Car Championship with a BMW 125i M Sport. Rob
Collard (GB) won a second of 3 races that shaped turn dual of
a season, that was hold during Donington Park (GB) on Sunday. Starting
from sixth, Collard immediately climbed into second place during a start
and squandered small time in holding a lead. He finished a other two
races in sixth and fourth place. His team-mate Sam Tordoff (GB) also
finished on a lectern in Donington: he came home third in competition three,
carrying formerly finished ninth and eighth. Jack Goff (GB) was
fourth, fifth and sixth in a team’s third BMW 125i M Sport.

BMW Motorsport Junior programme: Victory for Delétraz on his debut.

BMW Motorsport Junior Louis Delétraz (CH) enjoyed a ideal start to
a deteriorate in a Formula V8 3.5 series. The 18-year-old crossed the
finish line initial in his initial competition in this high-class youth series
for single-seater drivers. He afterwards finished an considerable fifth in
competition two, once again as a best rookie. BMW Motorsport have allowed
Delétraz to pursue his career in single-seater racing, alongside his
outings in a BMW M6 GT3. He will competition his initial races in a ADAC
GT Masters during a Sachsenring (DE) in dual weeks, when he will share
a cockpit of a BMW M6 GT3 with Jesse Krohn.

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