BMW Motorsport News – Issue 34/16.

Posted on 04. Sep, 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.

VLN: BMW M6 GT3 in a Top 3 – Bonk drivers continue to
browbeat a BMW M235i Racing Cup.
A successful race
on Saturday in a “Green Hell” for large BMW teams: 3 BMW M6
GT3s finished in a tip 10 during a prominence of a VLN Endurance
Racing Championship season, a six-hour competition on a Nürburgring
Nordschleife (DE). BMW works motorist Jörg Müller (DE), Felipe Fernández
Laser (DE), BMW Motorsport Junior Jesse Krohn (FI) and Victor Bouveng
(SE) all done it to a podium. They saw a checkered dwindle in third
place, pushing a array 36 automobile from Walkenhorst Motorsport powered
by Dunlop. The party also available a fastest path time of 08:04.638
minutes. This was a initial coming in a BMW M6 GT3 for Laser.
Müller and Krohn gave themselves a unequivocally special birthday present, in
a form of a lectern finish. BMW works motorist Philipp Eng (AT) also
delivered a convincing opening in his seventh VLN competition of the
year. After securing 11th in qualifying, Stef Dusseldorp (NL) and the
leader of a 24-hour competition in Spa-Francorchamps (BE) put on a
unblemished arrangement of driving. After 43 laps of a Nordschleife, they
crossed a line in fifth in a ROWE Racing team’s BMW M6 GT3. The
third automobile in a tip 10 was a Frikadelli Racing Team’s BMW M6 GT3 ,
in seventh place. The Walkenhorst team’s array 50 BMW Z4 GT3 rounded
off a good altogether outcome for BMW, with a 12th place finish in the
“Green Hell”. Victory in a six-hour competition went to Porsche.

Alexander Mies and Michael Schrey (both DE) sojourn a drivers
to kick in a BMW M235i Racing Cup class, as they available their
seventh win in 7 races. The twin from Team Bonk Motorsport extended
their lead in a Cup standings and in a altogether VLN championship.
Second position in a BMW M235i Racing Cup difficulty went to Thomas Jäger
(AT) and Rudi Adams (DE) from a Scheid-Honert Motorsport team. The
Team Securtal Sorg Rennsport BMW M235i Racing finished in third place
with Heiko Eichenberg and Kevin Warum (both DE) during a wheel.

VLN: Double entrance on a Nordschleife.
BMW DTM
motorist António Félix da Costa (PT) and BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky
Collard (GB) both started a competition in a “Green Hell“ for a first
time in their particular careers. They took on the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE) together during a circle of a BMW M235i
Racing in a seventh turn of a VLN Endurance Championship on
Saturday. This was a second time this year that Félix da Costa had
done a debut, carrying formerly contested a competition in a BMW M6 GT3 for
a initial time in a ADAC GT Masters during a Red Bull Ring (AT) in
July. The competition in a Eifel Mountains was a ideal finish to a great
week for a Portuguese, who distinguished his 25th birthday on
Wednesday. “The Nordschleife is a toughest circuit in a world. It
is any racing driver’s dream to competition there during slightest once,“ said
Félix da Costa. “That dream came loyal for me today. It was singular to
knowledge a parable of a “Green Hell“ in a BMW M235i Racing. we had
good fun, and can positively suppose returning to competition here again.“
Félix da Costa will be behind in movement in a Eifel segment in usually one
week’s time: a BMW Team Schnitzer motorist will competition races 13 and
14 of a DTM deteriorate on 10th and 11th September, when a BMW M4 DTM
will do conflict on a Nürburgring’s 3.629-kilometre Grand Prix Circuit.

BMW Motorsport Junior Collard was also creation his first
coming in a “Green Hell“. “The competition on a Nordschleife was a
genuine highlight. The circuit final all of we as a racing
driver,“ pronounced Collard. “I came here to learn, and we am beholden that I
was means to do that with a good racer like António by my side. This
weekend has supposing me with a lot of profitable information. This will
be unequivocally useful for my destiny career. It was my entrance for BMW and I
feel unequivocally unapproachable to wear a racesuit and paint a code for the
initial time.“ Collard had tender a jury of BMW Motorsport experts at
a shoot-out in March, after that he was rewarded with a opportunity
to accept extensive training on a BMW Motorsport Junior
programme. Collard’s family enjoys a tighten organisation with BMW. His
father Rob Collard (GB) has been pushing BMWs in a British Touring
Car Championship (BTCC) given 2008. He is during a circle of a BMW 125i M
Sport in 2016, and has so distant won dual races this season. Ricky Collard
has also been intensely successful this year. He leads a Drivers’
Championship in a British Formula 3 Championship going into the
final eventuality during Donington Park (GB). Collard and Félix da Costa came
home 61st on a Nordschleife on Saturday.

DTM: Tomczyk and Wittmann go full stifle during the
Lausitzring.
Like a DTM, a Red Bull Air Race also
represents uncontrollable energy and breath-taking action. For a first
time given 2010, a many fantastic atmosphere uncover in a universe returned
to a Lausitzring (DE) and perplexed a visitors. The dual BMW DTM
drivers Martin Tomczyk (DE) and Marco Wittmann (DE) were partial of the
philharmonic again this year. On Saturday and Sunday, Tomczyk in his BMW
M Performance Parts M4 DTM and Wittmann in a Red Bull BMW M4 DTM
finished dual uncover runs. For 20 mins on any run, Tomczyk and
Wittmann smoked their tyres and preoccupied a spectators with
burnouts and doughnuts. Fans had a eventuality to admire a dual BMW
competition cars adult tighten and personal in a paddock before and after their
appearances. Both Tomczyk and Wittmann also done time for several
designation sessions in further to a uncover runs. The Red Bull Air Race
World Championship is a array of aeroplane races organized by Red Bull
– Premium Partner of BMW Motorsport in a DTM. The aim is to fly
by a march of atmosphere gates in 350 hp propeller planes as quick as
probable while behaving a specified manoeuvres correctly. The
sixth of a sum of 8 events in a 2016 deteriorate took place at
a Lausitzring.

BMW M6 GT3: A quick path with Jens Klingmann in South
Africa.
The BMW M6 GT3 does not usually contest around the
universe in patron sport: it featured during a “South African Festival of
Motoring” this week. The eventuality took place from 31st Aug to 4th
Sep 2016 during a “Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit” in Midrand (ZA),
that frequently hosted a Grand Prix of South Africa from 1967 to
1993. BMW South Africa had invited Team Schubert Motorsport to present
a BMW M6 GT3 to a wider open with a special pattern for a 100th
birthday of a BMW Group – as seen during a 24-hour competition during the
Nürburgring (DE). The “South African Festival of Motoring” attracts up
to 150,000 visitors any year. BMW business and internal media
member were gay to have a possibility to knowledge laps
in a competition cab with BMW works motorist Jens Klingmann (DE).

DTM: Unique fan graduation with Augusto Farfus in a Shell BMW
M4 DTM competition taxi.
Twenty 3 years after a last
competition on a Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE), a DTM automobile will drive
by a “Green Hell“ again on Monday 12th September. After a DTM
competition weekend in a Eifel region, BMW works motorist Augusto Farfus (BR)
will be pushing laps on a longest permanent competition lane in a world
in his Shell BMW M4 DTM. The leader of a fan graduation from Shell –
Premium Technology Partner of BMW Motorsport in a DTM – will be in
a newcomer seat. Matthias Malmedie (DE), best famous from “Grip –
Das Motormagazin“ on a German TV hire RTL II, will be
commentating on this singular cab journey. This pushing knowledge with
Farfus is being done probable by special acclimatisation work to a Shell
BMW M4 DTM, to adjust it to a specific mandate of the
Nordschleife. “The Nordschleife is as informed to me as my living
room, we know any centimetre of pavement here. we have competed in the
24-hour competition vast times, and we won it in 2010,“ pronounced Farfus.
“However, we have usually gifted a “Green Hell“ from a cockpit of
a GT car. Being authorised to expostulate a few laps here with a Shell BMW M4
DTM competition cab will be a genuine prominence – generally as we am a first
DTM motorist to have this honour for 23 years. we am unequivocally looking
brazen to this singular graduation and to my fans, who should really
suffer this.“ Next weekend, a DTM will be holding place during the
mythological Nürburgring for a 50th time. There have been 73 races at
a ancestral circuit in a Eifel in this furloughed automobile series, a number
usually bettered by Hockenheim (80) in Germany. The races will take place
on a 3.629-kilometre brief chronicle of a Grand Prix circuit on 10th
and 11th September. The 1993 deteriorate was a final arise on that DTM
cars were means to conflict a Nordschleife.

24H Barcelona: Two difficulty wins during a “Circuit de
Catalunya”.
The 24H array paid a revisit to Barcelona
(ES) this weekend. The sixth competition of a deteriorate took place during the
“Circuit de Catalunya” (ES), that also hosts a Spanish Grand Prix
in Formula 1. A sum of 9 BMW cars were competing during a “24H
Barcelona”. After 601 laps, Daan Meijer, Pieter outpost Soelen, Mark van
der Aa and Koen Bogaerts (all NL) from Team JR Motorsport celebrated
a difficulty win in a SP-3 category, securing 17th in a overall
standings. Second position in a difficulty went to Patrick outpost Glabeke
(BE), Martin Lanting, Bob Herber and Harry Hilders (NL), who were also
competing for JR Motorsport. In a A3 category, Mark Bus, Simon Knap,
Rob Severs and Bas outpost de Ven (all NL) crossed a line in third place
after 24 hours in their MDM Motorsport car. Jimmy de Breucker (BE),
Mario Timmers (BE), Del Bennett (GB), Fortia Pares (ES) and Alvaro
Vela (ES) claimed feat in a BMW M235i Racing Cup difficulty for the
DUWO Racing team. Porsche cumulative a altogether feat during a “24H Barcelona”.

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