BMW Motorsport News – Issue 37/16.

Posted on 25. 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.

DTM: Wittmann on march for title.*
During the
eighth DTM weekend of a season, 39,500 spectators saw varying
degrees of success for a BMW teams in a dual races that took place
in Budapest (HU). On Saturday, usually championship personality Marco Wittmann
(DE, 188 points) scored any points, finishing in seventh place. His
closest challenger, Edoardo Mortara (IT, Audi) won a race, a result
that creates a sparkling conflict between these dual drivers even more
thrilling. Wittmann was a best-placed BMW motorist on Sunday, in
fourth place – however, this time 4 of his code team-mates also
done it into a tip ten. The BMW Team RMG motorist now takes a 26-point
lead to a grand deteriorate culmination during a Hockenheimring (DE) in
mid-October. In a manufacturers’ championship, BMW is in second
place with 565 points.  

*Update: After Sunday’s DTM competition during a Hungaroring, following a
news from a technical delegate, a stewards of a meeting
resolved that a underfloor of Marco Wittmann’s automobile did not comply
with a technical regulations.

Wittmann was excluded, BMW Team RMG announced an appeal. In the
provisional competition results, António Félix da Costa (PT) is now the
best-placed BMW motorist in third.

DTM: Farfus and Blomqvist disturb fans in a heart of
Augusto Farfus (BR) and Tom Blomqvist (GB) let
a engines bark in Budapest city centre forward of a DTM weekend at
a Hungaroring (HU). In front of a considerable backdrop of Heroes’
Square and a famous Chain Bridge in a heart of a Hungarian
capital, they put on a stirring uncover for fans on Thursday in the
Shell BMW M4 DTM Race Taxi and BMW M4 GTS DTM Safety Car. After an
designation event and press conference, they cruised by the
streets of Budapest as partial of a absolute convoy. Farfus and Blomqvist
were assimilated by Jamie Green (GB, Audi), Nico Müller (CH, Audi),
Maximilian Götz (DE, Mercedes) and Paul Di Resta (GB, Mercedes) in
their cars, as a procession trafficked by a city. In late summer
weather, their action-packed coming was a prominence of a
festival of motorsport. “What a uncover that was,” pronounced Farfus. “It was
good to expostulate in front of so many fans here in a city centre. We
put on a unequivocally good uncover and demonstrated how absolute a Shell BMW
M4 DTM Race Taxi and a BMW M4 GTS DTM Safety Car are.” Blomqvist was
also visibly tender by a broadside stunt. “That was a real
highlight,” pronounced a BMW Team RBM driver. “I unequivocally enjoyed a day.
You could frequency wish for a improved announcement for a DTM.”

DTM: First BMW for a subsequent generation.
warn for Timo Glock (DE) and Maxime Martin (BE): before a 15th
and 16th races of a DTM deteriorate in Budapest (HU), dual BMW drivers,
who had both turn fathers in a prior week, were presented with
a BMW Baby Racer III by their 6 team-mates. Of course, nobody can
nonetheless tell if Glock’s daughter Leni Malou and Martin’s son Félix will
follow in a footsteps of their racing motorist fathers. In any case,
they can use during home for that eventuality on their BMW Baby Racer
IIIs – though usually when they are 18 months old, of course.

VLN: Mies and Schrey strech their aim – record path for the
The finish of a drivers’ pretension in
a BMW M235i Racing Cup was motionless with dual races of a season
still to go. Alexander Mies (DE) and Michael Schrey (DE) from Team
Bonk Motorsport reason an irrefutable lead. Although points count
double during a deteriorate finale, a twin lead by 72 points and can't be
held even if formula private from a standings are taken into
comment during a finish of a season. Third place in a category for a duo
during a eighth competition of a VLN Endurance Championship during the
Nürburgring (DE) was sufficient for them to explain a altogether VLN
pretension in, in speculation during least. In quite arithmetical terms, their
competitors could still have a possibility of a title; however, the
normal scores for a classes in doubt meant that this is a
fanciful possibility and Bonk Motorsport will explain a fourth VLN title
during a finish of a season. Mies and Schrey had won a initial 7 VLN
races and a 24-hour competition in their class. They mislaid their perfect
record though were gay with their pretension nonetheless. Victory in the
BMW M235i Racing Cup category went to Heiko Eichenberg (DE) from the
Securtal Sorg Rennsport team. He won forward of his team-mates Max
Kottmayr (DE), Kevin Warum (DE) and Erik Johannson (SE). Walkenhorst
Motorsport also had reason to applaud early on. Christian Krognes
(NO) gathering a series 36 BMW M6 GT3 to stick position with a time of
7:53.375 minutes, environment a new path record for a VLN various of the
Nordschleife. However, both BMW M6 GT3s from this group late early
from a race.

Italian GT Championship: Podium for a BMW M6
At a penultimate competition weekend in a Italian GT
Championship 2016 during Imola (IT), BMW Team Italia distinguished another
tip 3 placing. In a second competition on Sunday, Stefano Comandini and
Alberto Cerqui (both IT) finished in third place in a BMW M6 GT3
after 29 laps. They had claimed fifth place in a initial race. The
final dual races in a Italian GT Championship 2016 will take place
parallel with a DTM culmination in Hockenheim (DE) in mid-October.
The series 15 BMW M6 GT3 will be competing in Mugello (IT).

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