BMW Motorsport News – Issue 24/16.

Posted on 26. Jun, 2016 by in BMW Canada

DTM: Double lectern for BMW Team RBM.

BMW Motorsport had a essential DTM weekend during a Norisring (DE). In
a one-hour competition on Sunday, Tom Blomqvist (GB) and Maxime Martin (BE)
distinguished a double lectern for their BMW Team RBM with second and
third places respectively. BMW Team RMG motorist Marco Wittmann (DE)
also regained a altogether lead in a drivers’ championship during his
home event. The internal favourite finished in fourth place on Saturday and in
sixth place on Sunday. This saw him pierce adult to a tip of the
classification, with 75 points and a two-point lead over Edoardo
Mortara (IT). BMW shielded their lead in a manufacturers’
championship, and now have 310 points to their name. Races 7 and
8 of a 2016 DTM deteriorate were hold on a travel circuit in
Nürnberg. The subsequent eventuality is in 3 weeks (15th to 17th July) during the
dune circuit in Zandvoort (NL).


DTM: Bruno Spengler visits a BMW International Open.

The DTM weekend during a Norisring (DE) was not a usually sporting event
during that BMW DTM motorist Bruno Spengler (CA) could be seen in action
this week: a Canadian teed off in Wednesday’s Pro-Am tournament
forward of a BMW International Open, a many prestigious professional
golf contest in Germany. And Spengler valid to be an all-round
sportsman, impressing with his golf skills and combining partial of the
winning team, alongside veteran golfer Nicolas Colsaerts (BE),
presenter Annica Hansen (DE) and ex-footballer Karl-Heinz Pflipsen
(DE). For Spengler, this was a ideal approach to ready for a fourth
DTM competition weekend of a season: “It was good fun to play during a BMW
International Open. You can apparently learn a lot from a tip pro like
Nicolas Colsaerts. That atmosphere was good and a outcome was good
too. we find golf a ideal foil to engine racing.”


DTM: Celebrities take a spin in a BMW M4 DTM Race Taxi.

The Norisring (DE) is famous as a ‘Franconian Monaco’ and, as during the
Grand Prix in a Mediterranean principality, many celebrities flocked
to Nuremberg to watch races 7 and 8 of a 2016 DTM season.
The celebrities, including comedian Oliver Pocher, met a 8 BMW
DTM drivers in a loose atmosphere during a VIP eventuality organized by ITR on
Saturday afternoon. Many of a celebrities also took a opportunity
to knowledge a few drifting laps of a slight travel circuit in the
newcomer chair of a BMW M4 DTM Race Taxi. They enclosed actress
Mariella Ahrens, indication Alena Gerber, Olympic luge champion Natalie
Geisenberger, a personality in a Red Bull Air Race World Championship,
Matthias Dolderer, and BMX supplement Nadja Prieß, who will take partial in
this year’s Olympic Games.


DTM: Musical guest revisit BMW Motorsport.

There was an scarcely low-pitched feel during BMW Motorsport during the
Norisring (DE) on Thursday. Two appearances held a courtesy of
visitors in a array lane. Darko Popovtschak, violinist in a Munich
Symphony Orchestra, visited BMW Team Schnitzer. Complete with tails
and violin, Popovtschak acted alongside BMW DTM motorist Martin Tomczyk
(DE) in front of a BMW M Performance Parts M4 DTM for a new PR
debate for a Munich Symphony Orchestra. Popovtschak is a
associating motorsport enthusiast, and Tomczyk gave him an exclusive
glance behind a scenes of a DTM. In a subsequent garage, a focus
was on array stop training for BMW Team RMG; a tyre change on Marco
Wittmann’s (DE) Red Bull BMW M4 DTM was accompanied by hip-hop beats
and ideally choreographed dancing from a ‘mechanics’. Not all of
them were members of a BMW Team RMG crew. Dancers from ‘Red Bull
Flying Steps’, mixed universe breakdancing champions, had assimilated the
array organisation to film a illusory video shave together with premium
partner Red Bull.


BMW Brand Ambassador: Alessandro Zanardi during a Goodwood
Festival of Speed.

BMW Brand Ambassador Alessandro Zanardi (IT) returned to a cockpit
of a BMW Z4 GT3 during a iconic Goodwood Festival of Speed in
Chichester (GB). The Italian anxious fans in a BMW Z4 GT3 with the
Michel-Vaillant livery, with that he contested a 24 Hours of
Spa-Francorchamps (BE) alongside Timo Glock (DE) and Bruno Spengler
(CA) final year. “I unequivocally enjoyed being here in Goodwood. It was
illusory to be concerned in such a famous event, and to accommodate a lot of
good aged friends from several opposite motorsports. And it goes
but observant that we also unequivocally enjoyed being behind during a circle of
a smashing BMW Z4 GT3,” pronounced Zanardi. He also sent a video message
from Goodwood to a Norisring, in that he wished all a BMW DTM
drivers all a best for a DTM races in Nuremberg. The BMW Group was
represented during this year’s festival in Goodwood with many BMW, MINI
and Rolls-Royce racing cars, as good as BMW Motorrad. BMW was also the
festival’s “Honoured Marque” this year – a wise honour, as the
association celebrates a centenary.


VLN: Müller, Krohn and Bouveng share a cockpit of a BMW M6 GT3.

The initial VLN competition given a Nürburgring 24 Hours (DE) was a
rain-dominated affair. A soppy lane and bad prominence done the
four-hour competition a vital plea for all concerned – even for BMW works
motorist Jörg Müller (DE), who lined adult alongside BMW Motorsport Junior
Jesse Krohn (FI) and Victor Bouveng (SE) in a #36 Walkenhorst
Motorsport BMW M6 GT3. Müller is behaving as coach during all of the
outings of a BMW Motorsport Juniors in a BMW M6 GT3. The trio
finished fifth on Saturday, with feat going to Audi. Alexander Mies
(DE) and Michael Schrey (DE) sojourn a group to kick in a BMW M235i
Racing Cup. They won a fourth turn of a VLN and sojourn unbeaten
in their category this season. Second place went to Michael Funke (DE) of
a Schirmer team. In third place, following a pretentious fightback
from a behind of a field, were Rudi Adams (DE) and Thomas Jäger (AT)
in a ‘Eifelblitz’ car. In total, BMW teams claimed 4 category victories.


Blancpain GT Series: Four BMW M6 GT3s in movement in Paul Ricard.

ROWE Racing, Boutsen Ginion Racing and a BMW Team Italia fielded a
sum of 4 BMW M6 GT3 in Saturday’s 1000-kilometre competition in Paul
Ricard (FR). The Boutsen Ginion Racing automobile finished a Blancpain
Endurance Cup race, that served as credentials for a 24 Hours of
Spa-Francorchamps (BE), in 20th place altogether and eighth in a Pro-Am
Cup. BMW Team Italia came home 12th in a Pro-Am Cup. The dual ROWE
Racing cars both unsuccessful to finish. Victory went to McLaren.



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