BMW Motorsport News – Issue 40/16

Posted on 23. Oct, 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: Marco Wittmann visits a home of a BMW M4 Coupé.

After a horde of interviews, editorial meetings and television
appearances, a newly-crowned DTM champion Marco Wittmann (DE)
visited a home of BMW on Friday: a 26-year-old motorist came along
to a BMW Group Plant Munich, a primogenitor BMW Group plant. Cars and
motors have been in prolongation here given 1922. He was welcomed by
plant manager Milan Nedeljkovic. Wittmann enjoyed an extended tour,
holding a demeanour behind a scenes and visiting several prolongation areas
– paint shop, assembly, chair prolongation and public finish. BMW
employees had a event to accommodate their successful motor-racing
co-worker in person. Wittmann, who lerned to be a automobile physique maker,
found out copiousness of information about a employees’ tasks and was
also means to give them an thought of his normal racing day. He also
schooled a lot about a prolongation of a BMW M4 Coupé. This indication is
a basement for his Red Bull BMW M4 DTM, that he gathering to 3 race
wins in 2016. In further to array prolongation of a BMW M4 Coupé,
a BMW Group Plant Munich also constructs a basement models for the
BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition, that has a singular prolongation run of
200. In further to his debate of a plant, a youngest two-time DTM
champion nonetheless also found time for dual designation signing sessions. “It
is always smashing for me to revisit a BMW Group Plant Munich and
accommodate a employees here. Coming here as DTM champion creates it all the
some-more special,” pronounced Wittmann. “Our successes in motorsport would not
be probable though a work of everybody here. That’s because we always
demeanour brazen to giving something behind on days like this.”


DTM: One deteriorate ends, a subsequent one begins.

The BMW teams don’t have many time for a mangle in a DTM: the
preparations for subsequent year start only one week after a 2016 season
draws to a close. The initial central contrast for 2017 will take place
from Tuesday to Friday in a “Motorsport Arena Oschersleben” (DE).
Reigning champion Marco Wittmann (DE) and Timo Glock (DE) will be
behind a circle of a BMW M4 DTM for BMW.


VLN: Double lectern for a BMW M6 GT3 during a culmination on a Nordschleife.

The 2016 VLN Endurance Racing Championship Nürburgring deteriorate ended
with a double lectern for a BMW M6 GT3. At a culmination on the
Nürburgring Nordschleife (DE), BMW works motorist Jörg Müller (DE) and
BMW Motorsport Junior Nico Menzel (DE), competing for a BMW Team
RBM, claimed stick position in a BMW M6 GT3 and afterwards crossed a line
in second place during a finish of a four-hour race. Third place went to
BMW Motorsport Junior Jesse Krohn (FI), Victor Bouveng (SE) and
Christian Krognes (NO) in a Walkenhorst Motorsport car. “It was mad
to be adult here on a podium. A outrageous appreciate we to BMW for giving me the
event to expostulate here in a BMW M6 GT3. And interjection also to BMW
Team RBM for a illusory work. This didn’t tumble into a path – we
reached a lectern interjection to a clever opening and good teamwork.
That creates us all a happier,” said18-year-old Menzel after
completing his second competition with a BMW M6 GT3. The lane was soppy for
a start, though a circuit afterwards dusty out. “The conditions were
anything though easy and we even had some aquaplaning,” explained Müller,
who gathering a initial army from stick position. “I slowed down a little
as a primary design was for Nico to benefit some some-more experience.
Just like in a penultimate race, Nico constructed a good performance
and brought a automobile home quietly in second place.”
Krohn/Bouveng/Krognes had started a competition from eighth place. “I am
delighted,” was Krohn’s criticism on a third-place finish. “The
intensely fanciful conditions done a competition unequivocally difficult. we made
it by a opening proviso all right and my dual team-mates secured
a lectern finish with their stints. It’s good to finish a season
like this.” BMW works drivers Bruno Spengler (CA) and António Félix da
Costa (PT) also competed during a finale, collecting valuable
Nordschleife knowledge in a BMW M235i Racing. Together with
team-mate Kuno Wittmer (CA), they finished a competition in 55th place overall.


VLN: Michael Schrey and Alexander Mies applaud altogether win.

Number 1 for Michael Schrey (DE) and Alexander Mies (DE): a two
Bonk Motorsport drivers were crowned altogether champions of a 2016 VLN
Endurance Racing Championship Nürburgring after a deteriorate culmination on
a Nordschleife (DE). The twin had already cumulative a pretension in their
BMW M235i Racing. The central endowment rite followed. “We are
delighted. Standing on a lectern and holding a series 1 for next
deteriorate only feels fantastic,” pronounced Schrey. Team-mate Mies explained
a pivotal to their success: “We were amazingly unchanging this season,
even underneath a many formidable conditions. And let’s not forget the
good work of a team.” Two races before a finish of a season,
Schrey and Mies were also reliable as winners of a BMW M235i Racing
Cup, that takes place as partial of a VLN. To turn things off, Schrey
and Mies claimed a tenth category feat in a BMW M235i Racing Cup in
a tenth and final race.

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