BMW Motorsport News – Issue 15/16.

Posted on 25. Apr, 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 dispute 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.

DTM: Bruno Spengler drives a BMW M2 Coupé in South Africa.

BMW DTM motorist Bruno Spengler (CA) done a guest entrance during the
press preview of a BMW M2 Coupé in South Africa shortly before the
DTM deteriorate gets underway in Hockenheim (DE) on 6th May. The 2012 DTM
champion took a around 60 reporters benefaction for cab rides to show
only how boldly we can expostulate a new BMW M2 Coupé. The
display was hold during a racetrack on a premises of a Motor
Museum in Franschhoek (ZA).

ADAC GT Masters: Race entrance for Louis Delétraz during a Sachsenring.

The second foe weekend of a ADAC GT Masters deteriorate during the
Sachsenring (DE, 29th Apr – 1st May) sees a dual BMW Motorsport
Juniors Jesse Krohn (FI) and Louis Delétraz (CH) make their first
corner entrance in a BMW M6 GT3. Delétraz will make his foe debut
in a Schubert Motorsport car. The male from Switzerland who incited 19
only a few days ago was incompetent to foe in a initial foe weekend in
Oschersleben (DE) due to a scheduling dispute with his parallel
activities in Formula racing. However, Delétraz has already completed
some tests in a BMW M6 GT3, creation him well-prepared for a two
races subsequent weekend. He will foe in a sum of 4 GT Masters
events in 2016. Krohn will foe a whole season, that got
underway with fifth and eighth for him and BMW DTM motorist Martin
Tomczyk (DE) in Oschersleben. Before Krohn and Delétraz conduct to the
Sachsenring, they will attend a Welcome Event for a 2016 BMW
Motorsport Junior Programme in Munich (DE) on Monday and Tuesday,
where a new category of Juniors will be presented.

Three questions for… Louis Delétraz.

Louis, your second year as a BMW Motorsport Junior officially
gets underway this week. Just how vehement are you?

Louis Delétraz: “Very excited. The Welcome Event during a start of
a entrance week is a illusory start to a new deteriorate of the
programme. It will be fun to get to know a new Juniors and to no
longer be a rookie in a programme (he laughs). we am also really
looking brazen to a following outing to a Sachsenring. I’m about to
foe my initial ever GT foe and no doubt still have a lot to learn.
However, I’m certain it will be an implausible experience. we can hardly
wait to get started.”

You will switch between a BMW M6 GT3 and a Formula automobile quite
mostly this season. Have we already got used to this adjustment?

Delétraz: “I don’t find it a problem. The composition is mainly
in my head, and we schooled to understanding with that unequivocally good in a BMW
Motorsport Junior Programme final year.”

You got off to an superb start of your Formula racing
deteriorate with your initial win in a initial race. What is your idea for
your entrance in a BMW M6 GT3?

Delétraz: “Yes, we unequivocally did have a dream entrance in Formula V8
3.5. We’ll have to wait and see either things go as good during the
Sachsenring. We’ll see how a BMW M6 GT3 works on this unequivocally special
track, and will hopefully finish in a points again in a race. If
it turns out that we can do even better, naturally we will give it our
all to make a many of a opportunity. But a foe in the
ADAC GT Masters is of a unequivocally high calibre.”

Blancpain GT Series: Four BMW M6 GT3s foe in Monza.

Four BMW M6 GT3s were on a starting grid during a opener of the
Blancpain Endurance Cup in Monza (IT). ROWE Racing fielded dual cars in
a foe and, in further to their unchanging drivers, opted for support
from a gifted BMW works drivers Dirk Werner (DE) and Lucas Luhr
(DE) in a three-hour race. However, both cars were forced to finish the
foe early. The best-placed BMW M6 GT3 was a automobile of Boutsen Ginion
Racing in 15th place in a Pro-Am Cup. The BMW M6 GT3 of BMW Team
Italia headed by group trainer Roberto Ravaglia (IT) late early. The
win went to McLaren.

International GT Open: BMW Team Teo Martín on a podium.

The International GT Open deteriorate started with a lectern position for
BMW Team Teo Martín and a new BMW M6 GT3. Gustavo Yacamán (CO) and
Fernando Monje (ES) finished in a clever second place in a first
foe in Estoril (PT). The sister automobile driven by fortifying champion
Miguel Ramos (PT) and Roldan Rodriguez (ES) crossed a finish line in
seventh. Yacamán and Monje finished a second foe on Sunday in
sixth. The second BMW M6 GT3 late before a finish of a race.

European GT4 Series: Two BMW M4s on a podium.

Racing Team Holland by Ekris Motorsport distinguished a clever start to
a deteriorate of a European GT4 Series in Monza (IT). In a initial race
on Saturday, Ricardo outpost der Ende and Bernhard outpost Oranje (both NL)
finished second in their BMW M4. Their team-mates Simon Knap und Rob
Severs (both NL) finished right behind them in third. In a foe on
Sunday, outpost der Ende and outpost Oranje were a best-placed BMW group in sixth.

FIA Formula E Championship: Spectacular entrance in Paris.

The FIA Formula E Championship done a fantastic entrance in Paris
(FR). In front of a considerable backdrop of a French collateral and
with 20,000 spectators in sole out stands, BMW DTM motorist António
Félix da Costa (PT) picked adult points for finishing eighth. Victory
went to Lucas di Grassi (BR). The foe finished behind a BMW i8 Safety
Car, after Félix da Costa’s team-mate Ma Qing Hua (CN) had an accident
5 laps before a end. The subsequent stop on a foe calendar of the
FIA Formula E Championship will be hold in a German collateral of
Berlin on 21st May.

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