BMW Motorsport News – Issue 34/2018.

Posted on 01. Oct, 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. 

BTCC: Colin Turkington, BMW and WSR win a Driver,
Manufacturer and Team titles.

Colin Turkington (GBR) is a new British Touring Car Champion. The
36-year-old wrapped adult a British Touring Car Championship (BTCC)
pretension in a penultimate competition of a deteriorate on Sunday during Brands Hatch
(GBR). He became a seventh motorist in a story of a BTCC to win
a championship 3 times. West Surrey Racing group had even more
means for jubilee during a deteriorate culmination by winning a Teams’
title, while BMW was winning in a Manufacturers’ Championship. As
such, all 3 titles accessible in a 2018 BTCC went to a BMW 125i
M Sport.

Andrew Jordan (GBR) also tender in a Brands Hatch finale.
After finishing eighth in competition one, he came home in third place in the
second competition of a day carrying climbed 5 positions to acquire his spot
on a podium. Jordan afterwards finished ninth in a final competition of the
season.BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard (GBR) was again station in
for his father Rob Collard (GBR). He finished 16th,
22ndand 13thin a final 3 races of a 2018 season.

Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup: Two BMW M6 GT3s in a top-ten. 

Philipp Eng (AUT) and Tom Blomqvist (GBR) were carefree of winning the
Drivers’ pretension forward of a final turn of a Blancpain GT Series
Endurance Cup in Barcelona (ESP). Eng common a cockpit of a ROWE
Racing group #99 BMW M6 GT3 with Alexander Sims (GBR) and Jesse Krohn
(FIN). Blomqvist (GBR) raced with Nick Catsburg (NED) and Jens
Klingmann (GER) in a #98 BMW M6 GT3. While Eng and his fellow
drivers crossed a “Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya” (ESP) finish line
in eighth place after 3 hours of racing, Blomqvist had to settle
for ninth place during a 4.655-kilometre circuit. Eng eventually ended
a deteriorate in fourth place in a Drivers’ Championship with 47
points. Blomqvist followed in fifth place with 45 points to his name.
In a Am-Cup difficulty of a Barcelona race, Henry Walkenhorst, Ralf
Oeverhaus and Immanuel Vinke (all GER) finished fourth in a #36
Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3.

GT4 France: Top-ten outcome for Beitske Visser.

BMW Motorsport Junior Beitske Visser (NED) was in movement in Barcelona
(ESP) this weekend. She contested both races in a French GT4
Championship for a 3Y Technology team. On Sunday, she and team-mate
Akhil Rabindra (IND) were a best-placed BMW drivers in eighth place
– followed by Laurent Hurgon and Julien Piguet (both FRA) in a BMW M4
GT4 run by BMW Team France. An occurrence meant that Visser and Rabindra
had to settle for 20th place in Saturday’s opening race.
Hurgon and Piguet finished eighth, creation them a usually BMW drivers in
a tip ten. In total, 6 BMW M4 GT4s competed in both races.

Blancpain GT Sports Club: Finale to deteriorate in Barcelona.

Karim Ojjeh (KSA) suffered set-back in a Blancpain GT Sports Club
when after 18 laps of a Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (ESP), the
categorical competition came to a beforehand finish for a Saudi driver. The weekend
had started promisingly for a Boutsen Ginion Racing motorist with the
#2 BMW M6 GT3 finishing second in both subordinate and a qualifying
competition on Saturday. While a retirement in a final competition of a season
was disappointing, Ojjeh had already wrapped adult a pretension in the
Blancpain GT Sports Club during a start of September, pleasantness of
feat during a Hungaroring (HUN). Jean-Paul Buffin (FRA), in a 3Y
Technology BMW M6 GT3, finished 15th in a categorical race.

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