BMW Motorsport News – Issue 26/2018.

Posted on 13. Aug, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Whether in a DTM, a FIA World Endurance Championship, the
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, or vast other
championships: Week after week BMW teams and drivers around the
universe do conflict for points, victories and titles. Away from the
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. 

VLN: Philipp Eng and Tom Blomqvist behind in a “Green
Hell”.
On a weekend between a dual DTM events at
Brands Hatch (GBR) and Misano (ITA), BMW works motorist Philipp Eng
(AUT) will be returning to a Nürburgring Nordschleife (GER). This
entrance Sunday (18th August), he will be competing in a VLN Endurance
Championship in a ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3. In a 6-hour event, the
fifth competition of a 2018 season, he will be pity a cockpit with his
BMW team-mate and associate works motorist Tom Blomqvist (GBR). Both
drivers distinguished together only dual weeks ago, when they won the
24-hour competition during Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) with Walkenhorst Motorsport
and Christian Krognes (NOR).

BTCC: Turkington on a lectern after clever catch-up
performance.
The British Touring Car Championship (BTCC)
arrived during Rockingham (GBR) this weekend for a seventh eventuality of the
season. In 3 hard-fought races, a West Surrey Racing group was
once again going all out to measure critical championship points and
Colin Turkington (GBR) rewarded those efforts with another podium
finish. The BMW driver, in a #2 BMW 125i M Sport, endured a
formidable start to a weekend though softened from competition to competition and
finished a final competition on Sunday in second place after a strong
catch-up performance. He had been a best-placed BMW motorist in the
initial dual races, finishing seventh and afterwards fifth. Team-mate Andrew
Jordan (GBR) crossed a line in 15th, 13th and 28th positions.

Rob Collard (GBR) was incompetent to attend and was transposed by
his son, BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard (GBR). He noted his BTCC
entrance by claiming 17th, 20th and 30th positions. Stephen Jelley (GBR)
finished a initial competition in 14th and a final competition in 16th. The British
motorist had to retire in a second competition after alighting in a gravel
trap in complicated traffic. Turkington tops a drivers’ standings with 220
points forward of a eighth competition weekend in a BTCC during Knockhill (GBR)
on 25th and 26th August.

Pirelli World Challenge: podiums in Utah for BMW customer
racing teams.
The whole BMW M Motorsport customer
racing swift was competing during a ninth competition weekend in a Pirelli
World Challenge. The BMW M6 GT3, BMW M4 GT4 and BMW M235i Racing were
on a grid in Utah (USA). Motorsport fans were treated to a sight
of 18 BMW competition cars. Karl Wittmer (CAN), Matt Travis (USA) and Johan
Schwartz (DNK) had each reason to celebrate. In both races in a TC
class, Wittmer crossed a line in second place in a Team Classic
BMW #91 BMW M235i Racing. Team-mate Travis finished a initial competition in
third position in a #26 car. Rooster Hall Racing’s Schwartz was
fourth. They substituted places in a second competition in that Schwartz
reached a lectern after finishing Sunday’s competition in third place.
Travis crossed a line in fourth position.

Turner Motorsport reached a lectern in a GT SprintX category
AM class. After 31 laps, Takuya Shirasaka and Naoto Takeda (both JPN)
crossed a line in third place in a BMW M6 GT3. Jon Miller and
Aurora Strauss (both USA) only missed out on a lectern finish. In the
GTS SprintX category, a twin finished fourth in a ST Racing BMW M4
GT4. Henry Schmitt and Gregory Liefooghe (both USA) finished fifth in
class. The second competition in a GT SprintX and a GTS SprintX difficulty had
not finished during a time of publication.

24 Hours of Zolder: clever BMW choice during Belgian endurance
classic.
BMW teams and drivers featured prominently at
a 24-hour competition in Zolder (BEL), an eventuality that is steeped in
tradition. No fewer than 20 BMW cars were competing during a endurance
classic. In a Belcar3 class, a KDW Racing Team #64 BMW M4 GT4
finished fourth, only blank out on a lectern finish. The Baelus
Motorsport #238 BMW M235i Racing finished sixth while a Jusi Racing
group claimed eighth place in a BMW 135 D. The Hofor Racing team
distinguished a double lectern finish, carrying claimed second and third
places in a Belcar4 difficulty with dual BMW M3s. The VDW Motorsport
#300 BMW Z3 M was out in front, and crossed a line initial after 707
laps to explain a difficulty win. In a Belcar5 class, a AR Performance
group #69 BMW 325i surfaced a podium. They were followed by JJ
Motorsport in second place in a BMW Clubsport Trophy and Convents
Racing, finishing third in a #50 BMW 325.

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