BMW Motorsport News – Issue 43/16.

Posted on 14. Nov, 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 provides winter sports athletes with BMW driving
dynamics training.

While a stream DTM deteriorate recently finished for Marco Wittmann (DE),
a winter sports athletes upheld by BMW are underneath starter’s orders
for their new season. The Bobsleigh and Luge Federation for Germany
(BSD) visited record partner BMW this week in Maisach (DE). As
partial of a season-opening press conference, winter sports athletes
including Olympic luge champions Felix Loch, Natalie Geisenberger,
Tobias Wendl and Tobias Arlt, as good as universe champions Francesco
Friedrich (bobsleigh) and Tina Hermann (skeleton, all DE), enjoyed
disdainful BMW pushing dynamics training with newly-crowned DTM
champion Wittmann. Wittmann ensured that his passengers experienced
adrenalin rushes in a BMW M4 Coupé. The youngest two-time DTM
champion also educated a winter sports stars as they took the
circle and put a pedal to a metal, delighting all concerned. “I am
a large winter sports fan. we admire a approach these boys and girls race
by a ice channel. It was good to accommodate them today, and to step
on a gas. You can feel that they are ambitious, and that they want
to go to a limit. we always suffer removing to know other athletes from
a BMW sporting family,” pronounced Wittmann.

DTM: Second DTM exam in Portimão.

Just dual weeks after a initial DTM exam in credentials for a 2017
season, featuring two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann (DE) and his
team-mate Timo Glock (DE) in movement during Oschersleben (DE), a next
exam is scheduled for this entrance week. From 14th to 17th November,
Bruno Spengler (CA) and Augusto Farfus (BR) will be pushing a BMW M4
DTM in Portimão (PT).

DTM: BMW Motorsport Juniors Ricky Collard and Joel Eriksson
finish Young Driver Test in a BMW M4 DTM.

From 29th Nov until 2nd Dec BMW Motorsport will give its
dual youth drivers, Ricky Collard (GB) and Joel Eriksson (SE), the
eventuality to benefit endless practice during a circle of a BMW M4
DTM as partial of a DTM Young Driver Test in Jerez de la Frontera (ES).
Both drivers are partial of a BMW Motorsport Junior Programme this
season. While Collard has been in movement in a BMW M235i Racing at
a Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE) as partial of his training, Eriksson
has taken to a lane in a BMW M4 DTM Race Taxi during several DTM race
weekends. Eighteen-year-old Eriksson was contesting his rookie season
in a Formula 3 FIA European Championship in 2016, where he has
caused a stir right from a word go. At a finish of a season, he
finished fifth in a altogether standings and was named “Rookie of the
Year”. Eriksson was also winning during a prestigious “Zandvoort
Masters of Formula 3” in August. In further to his appearances as
partial of a BMW Motorsport Junior Programme, Collard has also been in
movement in a British Formula 3 Championship in 2016 – and with great
success. The 20-year-old was fighting for a pretension until a season
culmination in Donington (GB) and finished second in a altogether standings.
It will be his initial tour in a BMW M4 DTM. This sees BMW send two
of a many gifted stream Formula 3 drivers into movement during Jerez de
la Frontera.

Formula E: Debut in Africa during a Marrakesh ePrix.

The 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship continued in Morocco during the
weekend. The second competition of a season, a Marrakesh ePrix, featured
BMW i as “Official Vehicle Partner” and a MS Amlin Andretti Team
upheld by BMW. The competition in a “Red City” was a special debut: it
was a initial Formula E eventuality to take place in Africa. The MS Amlin
Andretti Team usually missed out on a points this time: Robin Frijns
(NL) finished in 11th place. BMW works motorist António Félix da Costa
(PT) was on his approach to another top-six result, though had to retire early
due to complement problems with his car. The circuit also welcomed some
high-ranking general politicians: a Marrakesh ePrix took place
during a same time as a United Nations Climate Change Conference and
a participants took a eventuality to find out some-more about the
innovative competition array usually for electric-powered regulation cars. The
third competition in a 2016/17 FIA Formula E Championship is scheduled for
18th Feb 2017 in Buenos Aires (AR).

Japanese Super GT Championship: Season culmination in Motegi.

This weekend saw dual races during a deteriorate culmination of a Japanese Super
GT Championship. The third competition of a deteriorate had been cancelled in
Jun due to a serious trembler repairs in Kumamoto (JP), and the
rescheduled eventuality took place during a Twin Ring Motegi (JP). The drivers
also competed in a final competition of a deteriorate as scheduled. Both BMW
teams endured a weekend that was characterised by bad luck. Shinichi
Takagi (JP) and Takashi Kobayashi (JP) from a Autobacs Racing Team
Aguri still had a possibility of claiming a pretension before this race
weekend, though had to retire early after an accident. The dual drivers
were afterwards not means to contest in a final competition on Sunday. Jörg Müller
(DE) and Seiji Ara (JP) from BMW Team Studie had a formidable time in
subordinate and finished a races in 15th and 12th places
respectively, in their BMW M6 GT3. Takagi/Kobayashi claimed fifth
place in a altogether standings, while Müller/Ara finished in 15th.

Australian GT Championship: Season culmination during Highlands
Motorsport Park.

This weekend’s culmination during Highlands Motorsport Park (NZ) also marked
a finish of a 2016 Australian GT Championship season. BMW Team SRM,
that upheld BMW’s quip in Australia with a BMW M6 GT3,
collected some-more points to interpretation an eventful season. Starting from
13th position, Steve Richards (NZ) and Max Twigg (AU) were means to
swell to seventh place in a initial scurry competition on Saturday. The
twin late early in a second race. After 6 events, Richards and
Twigg finished in 27th place in a altogether standings for the
Australian GT Championship. The dual drivers also competed in the
Australian Endurance Championship, finishing a deteriorate in 23rd place. 

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