BMW Motorsport News – Issue 33/16.

Posted on 28. Aug, 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.

BTCC: Tordoff celebrates successful follow and feat in Rockingham.

It did not demeanour like a successful weekend was on a cards for the
BMW drivers in a British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) after a
formidable subordinate eventuality in Rockingham (GB), though it resulted in an
considerable delight for Sam Tordoff (GB) nonetheless. Having started
a weekend heading a drivers’ standings, he began a initial of
3 races on Sunday from 28th position. However, his BMW 125i M
Sport was most improved than in subordinate and he was means to make adult a
lot of ground, finishing in tenth place. Tordoff continued to improve
in a second race, recording an considerable victory. Rob Collard (GB)
constructed a identical performance. In a initial race, he changed adult from
starting 27th to finish in 14th. He also enjoyed larger success in
a second race. He battled his approach by a margin like Tordoff,
reaching a lectern in third place. The best-placed BMW motorist in the
third foe was Collard, in sixth position. Tordoff could usually reach
16th on this occasion. Jack Goff (GB) was incompetent to record a tip ten
outcome in a third BMW 125i M Sport.

Blancpain GT Series: entrance for ROWE Racing during a Hungaroring.

Four weeks after triumphing during a 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
(BE), ROWE Racing returned to a racetrack for a initial time in the
Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup during a Hungaroring (HU). This was the
team’s entrance during a circuit nearby a Hungarian capital, and they
competed with dual BMW M6 GT3s. One of a cars was code new, as the
winning automobile from Spa is no longer in competition. Philipp Eng (AT) and
Alexander Sims (GB), winning in Spa, were not means to continue
racing during a gait they had shown in a Ardennes. They finished in
13th place in Sunday’s categorical race. Their team-mates Nick Catsburg (NL)
and Stef Dusseldorp (NL) crossed a line in 15th position. Victory
went to Mercedes. 

Japanese Super GT: bad fitness for Farfus co. in Suzuka

BMW DTM motorist Augusto Farfus (BR) guested for BMW Team Studie in the
Japanese Super GT Championship during a weekend. He upheld Seiji Ara
(JP) and BMW works motorist Jörg Müller (DE), in a BMW M6 GT3 during the
prominence of a season, a 1000 Kilometres of Suzuka. However, the
foe weekend finished early. The group was incompetent to start a foe due to
technical problems in a warm-up. Autobacs Racing Team Aguri
finished a foe 14th in a GT300 category after 158 laps in the
second BMW M6 GT3.

Australian GT Championship: BMW Team SRM competing in Sydney.

At a weekend, BMW Team SRM competed in a second foe of the
Australian Endurance Championship deteriorate during a Sydney Motorsport Park
(AU). Steve Richards (NZ) and Max Twigg (AU) started a 101-lap race
from 11th, and were within touching stretch of a tip 10 result.
However, a collision in a shutting proviso pushed a twin behind through
a field. The third foe of a deteriorate takes place on 30th Oct in
Hampton Downs (NZ).

IWSC: Third quarrel of a grid for BMW Team RLL cars in a heat
of VIR.

In one of a closest and, but doubt, hottest subordinate sessions
of a year in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar (IWSC) during a Virginia
International Raceway (US) a BMW Team RLL cars cumulative a third row
of a grid for a ninth turn of a series. It was John Edwards
(US) who claimed fifth in a series 100 BMW M6 GTLM, while Dirk
Werner (DE) in a series 25 automobile was sixth. The temperatures soared
into a low thirties with really high steam for a 15 minute
eventuality that was hold during a hottest partial of a day, and a nine
cars in the GTLM category were lonesome by usually 0.815secs. As a foe is
usually for GT cars, this means they started during a front finish of the
grid. In a GTD category a Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3s of Michael
Marsal (US) and Markus Palttala (FI) (number 97) and  Bret Curtis (US)
and Jens Klingmann (DE) (number 96) were ninth and tenth respectively.
The dual hour forty notation foe will not finish until late Sunday
dusk European time.

BMW M235i Racing: double-header in China.

The BMW M235i Racing competed in dual foe events during a Chengdu
International Circuit (CN) during a weekend. On Friday, Steven Lin (CN),
Jack Gu (CN), Terbo Yu (CN) and Ulrich Sanne (ZA) claimed feat in
a five-hour Chinese Endurance Championship (CEC) race. The quartet
kick off clever foe from a 13-car field, delivering a
considerable opening with unchanging path times. On Sunday, the
Southwest Touring Car Elite foe took place. Four BMW M235i Racings
took partial in this event. The BMW that claimed a category feat also
cumulative an considerable third place in a altogether standings.

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