BMW Motorsport News – Issue 23/2018.

Posted on 09. Jul, 2018 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 a universe are also formulating headlines. The
“BMW Motorsport News” allows us to frequently summarize all the
movement for we in a compress and ominous manner. This way, you
are always adult to speed.

VLN: Victories and lectern finishes for BMW teams in several classes.

Many private BMW drivers and teams had copiousness to applaud again
during a finish of a fourth foe weekend of a VLN Endurance
Championship Nürburgring. Rudi Adams, Andreas Ziegler (both GER) and
David Pittard (GBR) finished third in a SP9-PRE category in the
Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3. This put them in eighth place
overall. Four BMW M4 GT4s raced in a fiercely-competitive SP10
class. After holding category feat final time out in a VLN, Heiko
Eichenberg (GER) and Yannick Mettler (SUI) finished second this time
in a Securtal Sorg Rennsport run #828 BMW M4 GT4. The Wuppertal team
distinguished a one-two finish in a V4 class. After 4 hours of
racing, Kevin Totz, Cedrik Totz (both GER) and Torsten Kratz (AUT)
came home initial in a #479 BMW 325i, followed by team-mates Oliver
Frisse (GER), Sindre Setsaas (NOR) and Emir Asari (TUR) in a #475
car. Third place went to a #482 Hofor Racing BMW 325i, with Kevin
Küpper and Stefan Meier (both GER) during a wheel. The outcome of the
fourth VLN foe stays provisional tentative review into several
probable breaches of a anathema on overtaking underneath yellow flags which
occurred during an misleading conditions shortly before a mid-point of
a race. Race 5 of a deteriorate will take place on 18th August.

BMW M235i Racing Cup: Victory for Schrey and Ehret.

Michael Schrey and Marc Ehret (both GER) from a Hofor Racing
powered by Bonk Motorsport group continued their winning run. Having
taken their initial win of a deteriorate a fortnight ago in a BMW M235i
Racing Cup, that is hold as partial of a VLN Endurance Championship
Nürburgring (GER), a twin in a #1 BMW M235i Racing continued their
success by holding a tip step on a lectern again. They were followed
home by Tristan Viidas from Estonia in a #694 Securtal Sorg
Rennsport automobile in second place, while Juha Hannonen (FIN) and Patrick
Hinte (GER) finished third in a #679 BMW M235i Racing. The Gentleman
category was won by Guido Wirtz (GER) in a #677 FK Performance car. In
total, 15 cars took partial in a BMW M235i Racing Cup this weekend.

CTSCC: BimmerWorld Racing takes ST category victory.

The BimmerWorld Racing group also had means for jubilee this
weekend during a “Canadian Tire Motorsport Park” (CAN), that hosted
turn 5 of a IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC).
Nick Galante and Devin Jones (both USA) led from start to finish to
explain a widespread feat in a #81 BMW 328i. The win also propelled
a twin to a tip of a Driver and Team standings. In the
Manufacturers’ competition, BMW is now second, only 3 points
off a lead. Spectators and fans were treated to an impressive
fightback in a GS class. Having started from 13th and 15th on the
grid, BimmerWorld Racing pairings of Tyler Cooke and James Clay (both
USA) and Greg Liefooghe and Ari Balogh (both USA, Stephen Cameron
Racing) fought their approach by a margin in their BMW M4 GT4s,
eventually finishing eighth and ninth after dual hours of racing. Round
6 of a deteriorate will take place on 21st Jul during Lime Rock Park (USA).

IMSA series: BMW Team RLL starts from sixth and seventh.

Just one week after a foe during Watkins Glen (USA), a IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship returned to movement this weekend at
a “Canadian Tire Motorsport Park” (CAN). BMW Team RLL will start the
two-hour foe from sixth and seventh place in a GTLM class. Jesse
Krohn (FIN) and Alexander Sims (GBR) contested a subordinate session
in a #24 and #25 BMW M8 GTEs. In a GTD class, a #96 Turner
Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 starts from seventh place. Robby Foley will
swap during a circle with BMW works motorist and BMW North America
Ambassador, Bill Auberlen (both USA). The foe starts on Sunday at
20:05 German time (14:05 internal time).

International GT Open: Two top-ten finishes for BMW Team Teo Martín.

BMW Team Teo Martín was during a Hungaroring (HUN) this weekend
for races 7 and eighth of a season. Victory final time out at
Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) meant that Fran Rueda (ESP) and Andrés
Saravia (GUA) travelled to Budapest with copiousness of confidence.
However, they had to settle for 15th place on a grid for foe one.
Despite that, a twin still managed a certain outcome in a #47 BMW
M6 GT3, climbing 7 places to finish eighth and measure valuable
championship points. Rueda and Saravia went even improved in Sunday’s
race, channel a finish line in sixth place. The dual BMW drivers lie
second in a altogether standings with 62 points. In contrast, their
team-mates Lourenço Beirão da Veiga (POR) and Juan Cruz Álvarez (ESP),
and Marcio Basso (BRA) and Thiago Marques (BRA), left empty-handed
after unwell to finish possibly race. The subsequent event for Teo
Martín’s group comes on 1st/2nd Sep during Silverstone, where the
fifth foe weekend of a deteriorate will take place.

24h Portimão: Five BMWs in action.

This weekend’s 24 Hours of Portimão (POR) was a subsequent stop in
a 24H GT SERIES. Three BMW M235i Racings competed in a Cup1 class.
In a end, a #131 car, run by a Hofor Racing powered by Bonk
Motorsport team, came out on tip and took category victory. Martin Kroll
(SUI), Michael Schrey (GER), Michael Fischer (AUT), Bernd Küpper (GER)
and Gustav Engljähringer (AUT) common pushing duties. The team
finished 23rd overall. Second and third places went to a Securtal
Sorg Rennsport team. Keijo Kaasik (EST), Jesko Herrmann, Dirk Bierbaum
(both GER), José Pires and Paulo Macedo (both POR) came home second in
a #152 BMW M235i Racing. They were followed over a finish line in
third place by a #151 – driven by Chris Wadle, Chris Lewis, David
Richardson, Alexander W. Wetzlich and Seth Thomas (all USA). Two BMW
teams also cowed a 24-hour plea in a SP3 class. Dave Cox,
Jason Cox, Michael Cox, Guy Povey and George Heynes (all GBR) drove
a WEC Motorsport Team’s BMW M3. The quintet finished third and was
followed in fourth place by Cor Euser (NED), Einar Thorsen (NOR) and
Jim Briody (USA) in a Cor Euser BMW M3.

Italian GT Championship: Krohn starts for BMW Padova Team during Mugello.

It is a bustling duration for Jesse Krohn (FIN): after dual race
weekends in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship during Watkins
Glen (USA) and a “Canadian Tire Motorsport Park”, a BMW works
motorist now heads true behind to Europe where he will expostulate in races
7 and 8 of a Italian GT Championship during Mugello (ITA) this
entrance weekend (13th to 15th July). Krohn will be ancillary team
principal Roberto Ravaglia’s (ITA) BMW Padova Team. The Finn will then
lapse to a USA for a subsequent turn of a IMSA.

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