BMW Motorsport News – Issue 17/16

Posted on 09. May, 2016 by in BMW Canada

DTM: Podium for a BMW M4 DTM in Hockenheim.

BMW Motorsport enjoyed a successful start to a 2016 DTM season.
Sunday’s competition in Hockenheim constructed dual lectern finishes for a BMW
M4 DTM. Timo Glock (DE) and Augusto Farfus (BR) came home second and
third during a finish of a 60-minute race. However, Glock was
subsequently released from a competition on Sunday dusk for a crack of
a technical regulations. This saw Farfus promoted to second place.
Fellow BMW motorist Maxime Martin (BE) changed adult to third place. Tom
Blomqvist (GB), Marco Wittmann (DE) and Martin Tomczyk (DE) also
finished in a tip ten. In Saturday’s race, Bruno Spengler (CA),
António Félix da Costa (PT) and Maxime Martin (BE) finished sixth,
seventh and eighth. After a second of this season’s 18 races, BMW is
second in a Manufacturers’ Championship with 65 points. Martin is
a best-placed BMW motorist in a Drivers’ Championship, in fifth
place with 19 points. The deteriorate continues in dual weeks with races
3 and 4 in Spielberg (AT). 


DTM: Climbing fable Stefan Glowacz beam BMW Motorsport Hospitality.

The steepest cliffs and remotest regions in a universe are customarily his
stadium – however, German climbing fable Stefan Glowacz took on a
new, rather surprising plea during a opening turn of a DTM in
Hockenheim (D). The BMW Outdoor Ambassador scaled BMW Motorsport
Hospitality in a DTM paddock on Saturday morning. Many curious
onlookers watched as Glowacz climbed adult a prosaic facade. He then
“climbed” into a newcomer chair of a BMW M4 DTM, where he
finished a series of drifting laps of a Hockenheimring with BMW works
motorist Jörg Müller (DE). “I am a large automobile fan and a passionate
driver, though this is my initial revisit to a race. What is going off here
during a racetrack is over your wildest imagination. It is very
impressive,” pronounced Glowacz. “The Race Taxi float was amazing. We
climbers are adrenalin junkies, though this was only as many of a thrill.
The speed, a braking, a centrifugal army – that was an
implausible experience. Visiting BMW Motorsport for a initial time, it
was also really engaging for me to take a demeanour behind a scenes, to
see how a drivers prepare, and to discuss to a physiotherapists. When
it comes to powers of thoroughness and a communication between your
physique and your brain, there are many similarities between motorsport
and climbing.” From a racetrack, a BMW Outdoor Ambassador now
earnings to a waste of one of a many inhospitable regions on the
planet: Glowacz embarks on his subsequent speed to Baffin Island, in
a Canadian Arctic Archipelago, during a start of June. BMW Motorsport
also welcomed another distinguished guest during a Hockenheimring, in the
form of world-class gymnast Fabian Hambüchen (DE).


DTM: BMW Team RBM appears in Brussels.

Just a few days before a start of a 2016 DTM season, BMW Team RBM
seemed in front of a Belgian media with a dual BMW M4 DTMs. The
group and BMW Group Belux had invited guest to a eventuality on Tuesday
dusk during a BMW Brand Store in Brussels (BE). Team principal Bart
Mampaey (BE) and a dual BMW Team RBM drivers Tom Blomqvist (GB) and
Maxime Martin (BE), who assimilated a group this year, looked forward to the
Belgian team’s fourth deteriorate in a DTM. “We are all really motivated,”
pronounced group principal Mampaey. “I am really ardent about motorsport
and BMW, and we can feel that everybody in a group shares this passion.
For me personally, operative with a son of Jean-Michel Martin will
elicit a lot of memories. we know Jean-Michel really good and he stayed in
hold with us even after his racing career. we wish we can contribute
to a new section in a Martin family’s success story in engine racing.
We indeed have dual ‘sons’ in a group this year, as Tom Blomqvist –
son of convene fable Stig Blomqvist – is contesting his second season
with us.”


Japanese Super GT Championship: Pole position and lectern for
a BMW M6 GT3.

The BMW M6 GT3 narrowly missed out on a initial win during turn dual of
a Japanese Super GT Championship in Fuji (JP). The Autobacs Racing
Team Aguri, with drivers Shinichi Takagi (JP) and Takashi Kobayashi
(JP), finished runner-up in a GT300 category after 102 laps. They
finished only 3.7 seconds behind a winners. The series 55 BMW M6 GT3
started a competition from stick position. Jörg Müller (DE) and Seji Ara
(JP) lined adult in fourth place on a grid in a BMW Team Studie BMW
M6 GT3. However, problems during a competition meant they had to settle for 24th. 


Blancpain GT Series: Round dual of a Sprint Cup during Brands Hatch.

ROWE Racing’s competition calendar is a bustling one: only one week after the
second turn of a VLN Endurance Championship during a Nürburgring
(DE), a group was behind in movement with a dual BMW M6 GT3s during round
dual of a Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup during Brands Hatch (GB). Stef
Dusseldorp (NL) and Jesse Krohn (FI) finished 22nd in a series 98
automobile in Saturday’s subordinate race. Their team-mates in a series 99
car, Alexander Sims (GB) and Philipp Eng (AT), did not finish. In the
categorical race, works drivers Sims and Eng constructed an impressive
fightback, scything their approach by half of a margin to finish
16th. Dusseldorp/Krohn were forced to retire after their BMW M6 GT3
was strike by another car. 


British Touring Car Championship: Rob Collard behind on a podium.

Rob Collard (GB) once again finished on a lectern in a British
Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with his West Surrey Racing BMW 125i M
Sport. The British motorist finished runner-up in a second of the
3 races, that were hold on Sunday in Thruxton (GB). Collard came
home sixth in both a other dual races. His team-mate Sam Tordoff (GB)
finished seventh, sixth and eighth. Jack Goff was eighth, fifth and
18th in a third West Surrey Racing BMW 125i M Sport. The race
weekend in Thruxton noted a third turn of a 2016 BTCC season.


24h Series: Class win for Tischner Motorsport during a 12h Zandvoort.

The 24h Series continued during a weekend with a 12h Zandvoort (NL).
The competition was hold in dual parts: initial 3 hours, afterwards nine. Michael
Tischner (DE), Matthias Tischner (DE) and Ulrich Becker (DE) won the
SP3 category in a Tischner Motorsport BMW M3 Coupé. They also finished
16th overall, creation them a best-placed BMW team. In total, 6 BMW
racing cars started a competition in Zandvoort.


Australian GT Championship: Two eventful races for BMW Team SRM.

BMW Team SRM was during a Barbagallo Raceway (AU) this weekend for
turn 3 of a Australian GT Championship. Steve Richards (NZ) and
Max Twigg (AU) had dual eventful races in a BMW M6 GT3. Race one on
Saturday began in soppy conditions, before a lane dusty out over the
march of a race. Richards and Twigg finished 19th. In competition two,
they immediately climbed to 15th during a start. However, during a halfway
point, a competition was influenced by a prolonged reserve automobile duration followed by a
red flag. By a time a competition was re-started only 19 of a scheduled
60 mins remained, during a finish of that BMW Team SRM came home 18th.
“We are still during a really start of a tour with a new car. The
formula might not simulate this, though a BMW M6 GT3 was indeed very
good in this race,” pronounced Richards. “We came here with a idea of
creation serve progress, and we achieved that.” Round 4 of the
Australian GT Championship will take place on 27th and 28th May at
Phillip Island (AU).


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