BMW Motorsport News – Issue 36/16.

Posted on 18. Sep, 2016 by in BMW Canada

IWSC: Second GTD feat for Turner Motorsport in a 2016
season.

Two months after a initial win for a new BMW M6 GT3 in North
America, that BMW works drivers Jens Klingmann (DE) and Bret Curtis
(US) achieved in Mosport (CA), a Turner Motorsport twin struck again:
At a penultimate competition in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
(IWSC) in Austin (US), Klingmann and Curtis clinched their second GTD
feat of a deteriorate with a series 96 BMW M6 GT3. After 71 laps,
finishing motorist Klingmann cumulative a repeat delight for a group of
trainer Will Turner (US). The series 97 sister car, driven by Markus
Palttala (FI) and Michael Marsal (US), late during a “Circuit of the
Americas” due to a technical issue. Now all that is left of a 2016
IWSC deteriorate is a grand culmination – a tradition-steeped “Petit Le
Mans” in Road Atlanta (US) on 1st October.

 

IWSC: Fourth place for Werner and Auberlen in a BMW M6 GTLM.

BMW Team RLL also battled for profitable points in a IMSA WeatherTech
SportsCar Championship during a “Circuit of a Americas”. In a GTLM
class, Dirk Werner (DE) and Bill Auberlen (US) finished in fourth
place after 73 laps. The gifted twin started from seventh on the
grid and done adult good belligerent during a march of a race, clinching
their best outcome given a competition in Mosport (CA) in July. Werner and
Auberlen finished fourth there as well. Their team-mates John Edwards
(US) and Lucas Luhr (DE) crossed a finish line in seventh in Austin (US).

 

Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup: ROWE Racing rewarded with a
indicate for catch-up.

ROWE Racing delivered a clever catch-up competition after an unfortunate
subordinate eventuality during a second home eventuality in a Blancpain GT Series
during a Nürburgring (DE). The dual BMW works drivers Philipp Eng (AT)
and Alexander Sims (GB) along with Nick Catsburg (NL) in a BMW M6
GT3 with series 99 started from 37th on a grid and worked their way
adult into tenth place, thereby picking adult a championship point. However,
it wasn’t adequate for Eng and Sims to reason on to third place in the
altogether standings of a Endurance Cup. The dual BMW DTM drivers Martin
Tomczyk (DE) and Tom Blomqvist (GB), who in a sister automobile alongside
Stef Dusseldorp (NL) were in movement for ROWE Racing for a first
time, also worked their approach by a margin impressively and after
starting from 34th on a grid finished in 15th. “I overtook a lot in
my army during a start and saw a lot of action. That shows once again
that GT racing is a good understanding of fun,” pronounced Tomczyk. BMW Team Italia
with Stefano Comandini (IT), Max Koebolt (NL) and Stefano Colombo (IT)
in a BMW M6 GT3 picked adult a indicate in a Pro-AM Cup standings for
finishing tenth. Karim Ojeh (SA), Olivier Grotz (LU) and Julian Darras
(FR) of Team Boutsen Ginion Racing finished in 14th place.

 

BTCC: Collard finishes on a lectern in Silverstone.

Sam Tordoff (GB) of West Surrey Racing headed to a penultimate race
weekend of a British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) as overall
leader. However, in all 3 races during Silverstone (GB), his team-mate
Rob Collard (GB) was a best-placed BMW motorist in a field. In the
initial dual races of a day, Collard came ninth and seventh
respectively. Tordoff finished in eleventh place in a BMW 125i M
Sport in both races. The third WSR driver, Jack Goff (GB), crossed the
finish line in 12th and 13th. Collard started a third and final race
from second on a grid – and eventually finished third. Tordoff also
done it into a top-10, holding a checkered dwindle in sixth, while
Goff came 11th. The pretension will be motionless during a BTCC deteriorate culmination in
Brands Hatch (GB) on 1st/2nd October.

 

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