BMW Motorsport News – Issue 21/16.

Posted on 05. Jun, 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.

DTM: Wittmann second in a Drivers’ Championship after a Lausitzring.

BMW Team RMG motorist Marco Wittmann (DE) climbed into second place in
a altogether standings with 55 points on a third foe weekend of the
2016 DTM deteriorate during a Lausitzring. After 6 races, he trails leader
Robert Wickens (CA) by only 3 points. Wittmann was a best-placed
BMW motorist in both races, finishing fourth on Saturday and sixth on
Sunday. Maxime Martin (BE), Bruno Spengler (CA) and Timo Glock (DE)
also picked adult points. BMW was means to urge a lead in the
Manufacturers’ Championship, as was BMW Team RMG in a Team
competition. As good as a DTM, a serve 4 championships thrilled
fans during a Motorsport Festival during a Lausitzring. In total, 170
drivers and riders were in movement in over 100 racing cars and on 25
motorcycles. The programme, that featured a ADAC GT Masters and
SUPERBIKE*IDM, captivated 67,500 spectators to a Lausitzring. It was
also a special weekend for Herbert Schnitzer, owners of BMW Team
Schnitzer: he distinguished his 75th birthday on Sunday.

DTM: Bobsleigh athletes revisit a Motorsport Festival during a Lausitzring.

The German incline stars were penetrating not to skip out on a largest
motorsport philharmonic of a year on German soil. Three-time world
champion Francesco Friedrich (DE), Nico Walther (DE) and incline coach
Gerd Leopold (DE) visited a Lausitzring. Walther, who finished
runner-up in a four-man incline during a 2015 Bobsleigh World Championship
in Winterberg (DE) and won a altogether World Cup in 2016, and Leopold
took a event to take a float in a DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM
Race Taxi. “That was a illusory experience,” pronounced Walther. “I had a
lot of fun. The parallel acceleration of a DTM racing automobile was
quite impressive. As incline athletes, we are not used to that. It
is unequivocally startling how fast we can dilemma in this car.” BMW has
been Premium and Technology Partner of a German Bobsleigh, Luge, and
Skeleton Federation (BSD) given 2010.

International GT Open: Victory and second place for BMW Team
Teo Martín.

BMW Team Teo Martín continued a winning run in a International GT
Open: a group won one foe and finished runner-up during a third race
weekend of a season, that took place on a “Paul Ricard” racetrack
in Le Castellet (FR) in a south of France. Miguel Ramos (PT) and
Roldan Rodriguez (ES) took their second win of a deteriorate in the
series 1 BMW M6 GT3 in Saturday’s opening race. Their team-mates
Gustavo Yacamán (CO) and Fernando Monje (ES), who unsuccessful to finish on
Saturday, finished runners-up in Sunday’s second foe to take their
place on a podium. Ramos/Rodriguez came home eighth in foe two.

ADAC GT Masters: Impressive arrangement from Krohn and Delétraz at
a Lausitzring.

The third foe weekend of this season’s ADAC GT Masters took place as
partial of a Motorsport Festival during a Lausitzring (DE). Schubert
Motorsport fielded dual BMW M6 GT3s. BMW Motorsport Juniors Jesse Krohn
(FI) and Louis Delétraz (CH) alternated during a circle of a series 20
car. The twin started Saturday’s foe from an superb third place
on a grid. However, repairs caused by a collision brought their
plea to a beforehand end. In foe dual on Sunday, a span produced
an considerable fightback from 17th place: during a finish of an eventful
race, they came home sixth in a BMW M6 GT3 to finish in a points.
The dual BMW Motorsport Juniors were coached by BMW works motorist Jörg
Müller (DE) via a whole weekend. The series 19 Schubert
Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 was driven by Claudia Hürtgen (DE) and Niklas
Mackschin (DE), who were both creation their debuts in BMW’s new GT
sports car. They late from foe one following a collision in an
eventful opening phase, before finishing 20th in foe two.

IWSC: Turner Motorsport during Detroit’s Belle Isle Park.

While a GTLM category of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
(IWSC) takes a mangle until after a Le Mans 24 Hours (FR), a GTD
category contested a fifth turn of a deteriorate final weekend. The race
took place during Belle Isle Park in Detroit (US). Bret Curtis (US) and
BMW works motorist Jens Klingmann (DE) finished ninth in a series 96
Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3. Their team-mates Michael Marsal (US) and
Markus Palttala (FI) came home 11th in a series 97 car.

British Touring Car Championship: Victory and championship
lead for Tordoff.

West Surrey Racing motorist Sam Tordoff changed to a tip of a overall
standings in a British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) with a
successful Sunday of racing during Oulton Park (GB). Tordoff won the
second of a day’s 3 races in a BMW 125i M Sport. He finished
runner-up in a other dual races. This was sufficient to give him a
one-point lead during a tip of a Drivers’ Championship. Team-mate Jack
Goff (GB) finished 12th, ninth and had a DNF. Rob Collard (GB) was
23rd, 25th and sixth in a third West Surrey Racing BMW 125i M Sport.

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