BMW Motorsport News – Issue 38/16.

Posted on 02. Oct, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Another lectern for BMW Team Teo Martín – deteriorate finales in the
Blancpain GT Series, BTCC and IWSC


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 line 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.

BMW Motorsport Junior Programme: Menzel celebrates his debut
in a BMW M6 GT3.

Next weekend, BMW Motorsport Junior Nico Menzel (DE) will celebrate
his foe entrance in a BMW M6 GT3. At a ninth foe of a VLN
Endurance Racing Championship during a Nürburgring (DE), he will share
a cockpit of a BMW M6 GT3 with BMW works motorist Jens Klingmann
(DE). Menzel got his initial ambience of a GT flagship automobile from BMW last
week when he took partial in a roll-out for ROWE Racing.

VLN: Another BMW M6 GT3 on a Nordschleife.

The starting choice for a penultimate foe in a VLN Endurance
Racing Championship during a Nürburgring (DE) on 8th Oct will
embody another BMW M6 GT3. Competing on a mythological Nordschleife
with a BMW M6 GT3 is a one-off for FALKEN Motorsport. BMW works driver
Philipp Eng (AT) and Alexandre Imperatori (CH) will share driving
duties during a 4-hour foe in a “Green Hell”.

Action-packed culmination in Road Atlanta

Torn-up asphalt, blazing cars and countless reserve automobile phases: the
final turn of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) in
Road Atlanta (US) once again offering American fans a glorious arrangement of
action-packed GT racing, with a horde of incidents. Unfortunately, BMW
Team RLL was also held adult in a misunderstanding during a 11th and final round
of a year. John Edwards (US), Lucas Luhr (DE) and Kuno Wittmer (CA)
finished sixth during “Petit Le Mans” – notwithstanding a contingent descending many laps
behind a leaders as a outcome of a pile-up and a inadequate alternator. A
problem with a steering meant that a ten-hour foe came to a
beforehand finish for Dirk Werner (DE), Bill Auberlen (US) and August
Farfus (BR). Markus Palttala (FI), Michael Marsal (US) and Cameron
Lawrence (US) came home fourth in a GTD class.

International GT Open:
Podium for BMW Team Teo Martín

BMW Team Teo Martín finished on a lectern again during a penultimate
foe weekend of a 2016 International GT Open in Monza (IT). Gustavo
Yacaman (CO) and Fernando Monje (ES), in a series 2 BMW M6 GT3,
finished second in foe dual on Sunday. Their team-mates Pieter
Schothorst (NL) and Miguel Ramos (PT) late with a technical issue.
Yacaman/Monje finished fifth in Saturday’s opening race, usually forward of
Schothorst/Ramos in sixth place. These formula meant a group narrowly
missed out on jacket adult a pretension in a Team competition, with
races still to come. However, they were means to extend their lead. The
pretension foe will now be motionless during a deteriorate culmination in Barcelona (ES)
on 5th and 6th November.

BTCC: Tordoff misses out on altogether feat by a whisker.

Thrilling culmination in a British Touring Car Championship: The title
foe in a 2016 Drivers’ Championship was usually motionless in a final of
a 3 races of a deteriorate culmination during Brands Hatch (GB). Sam Tordoff
(GB), who furnish consistently good performances via a entire
deteriorate in his BMW 125i M Sport, finished usually dual points behind
Britain’s Gordon Shedden. Tordoff’s JCT600 with GardX group also missed
out on a pretension in a Team foe by a whisker. Tordoff
finished seventh, fifth and second in a 3 races. Team-mate Rob
Collard (GB) came home eighth, sixth and fourth to finish a deteriorate in
fifth place overall. Jack Goff (GB), who finished ninth and seventh
twice during Brands Hatch, was 11th overall.

Blancpain GT Series: Season culmination for ROWE Racing in Barcelona.

The 2016 Blancpain GT Series drew to a tighten in Barcelona (ES) this
weekend with turn 5 of a Sprint Cup. However, a culmination during the
“Circuit de Catalunya” (ES) nearby Barcelona (ES) did not go
to devise for a ROWE Racing team. After Philipp Eng (AT) and Alexander
Sims (GB) had a good grid position with eighth in a subordinate race,
a bad array stop and a drive-through chastisement in Sunday’s categorical race
meant a twin in a series 99 BMW M6 GT3 had to settle for 24th. Nick
Catsburg (NL) and Stef Dusseldorp (NL) finished 15th in a series 98
car. Catsburg and Dusseldorp had formerly fought behind good from the
behind of a margin to finish 18th in a subordinate race. They also
mislaid profitable time during a array stop. However, group principal
Hans-Peter Naundorf was certain in his estimation of a season: “that
could have been a good finish of a deteriorate for us, though unfortunately we
done a few mistakes in a foe and in a array lane, that cost us
improved results. Despite this, a Blancpain GT Series 2016 season, our
initial with a BMW M6 GT3, has been successful and constructed an
comprehensive highlight, in a form of feat during a 24-hour foe in Spa.”

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