BMW Motorsport News – Issue 44/16

Posted on 21. 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.

FIA GT World Cup: Good Macau entrance for
Catsburg.
Nicky Catsburg (NL) from a ROWE Racing Team
claimed seventh place in a FIA GT World Cup on a mythological “Guia
Circuit” in Macau (CN) on Sunday. He had already resolved the
subordinate competition on Saturday with a same outcome in his BMW M6 GT3.
However, Sunday’s competition in a former Portuguese cluster was anything
though normal for Catsburg and a team. At a start of a race, Ricky
Capo (AU) in a BMW Z4 GT3 from Team Modena Racing had strike a crash
barrier, necessitating a prolonged stop to concede correct work to
take place during a “Guia Circuit”. Capo had finished in 16th place on
Saturday. Shortly after a restart, Audi motorist Laurens Vanthoor (BE)
survived a terrifying occurrence when he clipped a wall and catapulted
his automobile into a atmosphere before crashing to a asphalt, upside-down. The
competition was stopped – though feat still went to Vanthoor as
sequence was formed on a path before a incident. “The whole
weekend was an unimaginable experience,” pronounced Catsburg, who also
claimed second place in a “Independence” standings. “This circuit is
unique, and intensely difficult. This was a initial time here for me
and a team, so it was a vital challenge. We got faster with each
session. But that categorical competition was usually crazy. The categorical thing is that
Laurens is fine after his accident. The competition wasn’t that sparkling for
us, as we frequency gathering during all. But altogether it was a sensational
knowledge to competition a BMW M6 GT3 during high speed, so tighten to a pile-up barriers.”

FIA F3 World Cup: Wonderful Macau quip for Félix da
Costa.
The BMW works motorist António Félix da Costa was
a theme of tighten courtesy on his lapse to a many important
Formula 3 eventuality of a year, carrying won a Macau Grand Prix in 2012 –
and a Portuguese motorist valid once again because he is one of a best
racers in a world. He dealt expertly with a severe street
circuit in Macau (CN) right from a start of a FIA F3 World Cup,
and his widespread opening was rewarded with feat in the
subordinate race. On Sunday, he mislaid initial place to Sérgio Sette Câmara
(BR) during a start though returned to a lead as a competition progressed.
Félix da Costa afterwards crossed a finishing line to explain feat in the
FIA F3 World Cup, repeating his delight from 4 years ago. BMW works
motorist Alexander Sims (GB) also competed in Macau, finishing in tenth
place in a categorical race. BMW Motorsport Junior Joel Eriksson (SE) did
not finish.

BMW patron racing: Wittmann and Glock to make entrance in
Bathurst.
DTM Champion Marco Wittmann (DE) and his BMW
team-mate Timo Glock (DE) will competition a mythological 12-hour competition of
Bathurst (AU) in Australia in 2017. They will support BMW Team SRM,
who contested a whole 2016 deteriorate of a Australian GT Championship
with a BMW M6 GT3. Wittmann will share stints during a circle of the
series 100 automobile with group trainer Steve Richards (NZ) and reigning V8
Supercars champion Mark Winterbottom (AU). Glock will competition the
continuation classical in a series 7 sister car. He will have Australian
motorsport legends Mark Skaife, Russell Ingall and Tony Longhurst (all
AU) during his side. It will be a entrance during a Mount Panorama Circuit
(AU) for both Wittmann and Glock. “It is super sparkling to
contest during a 12 Hours of Bathurst,” pronounced Wittmann. “I
haven’t ever been to Australia, so we have copiousness of new impressions in
store, that we am unequivocally looking brazen to. we usually know a track
from a games console during a moment. It is mythological and will no doubt
be a good understanding of fun. we can frequency wait to finish my initial laps
there in a BMW M6 GT3.” Glock added: “It is illusory to
lapse to racing in Australia after a few years break. we adore the
nation and a people and always arrived a week before a Formula 1
races to do some sightseeing. The Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne
was my favourite race. we haven’t driven in Bathurst yet, though a track
in a Blue Mountains is legendary. I’m unequivocally looking brazen to the
plea and my initial competition in a BMW M6 GT3.”

DTM: Wittmann entered into dual “Golden
Books”.
Great honour for Marco Wittmann: A month
after winning his second DTM title, he was celebrated for his
well-developed performances on a racetrack in Fürth (DE) city gymnasium on
Monday evening. At a accepting in a ancestral chamber, Wittmann was
entered into a “Golden Book” of Fürth and of his former
home bishopric of Markt Erlbach (DE). “The entrance into a ‘Golden
Book’ is a good honour for me,” pronounced a DTM Champion. “Of
all a trophies and awards that we have received, naturally this is
something really special. It isn’t each day that we are immortalised
in dual ‘Golden Books’. Since I’m really trustworthy to my roots, this day
means a good understanding to me.”

DTM: The new BMW M4 DTM clocks adult additional test
kilometres.
The preparations for a 2017 DTM deteriorate are
still in full swing. This week, Portimão (PT) hosted a second test
of a new era BMW M4 DTM from Monday to Thursday. The car,
kitted out with countless 2017 book components, finished its
initial kilometres on a racetrack during a “Motorsport Arena
Oschersleben” (DE) during a finish of October. Augusto Farfus (BR) and
Bruno Spengler (CA) were in movement for BMW on a 4.692-kilometre
lane in Portugal. Together they finished 414 exam laps. The BMW M4
DTM will make a subsequent coming during a DTM and Young Driver exam in
Jerez de la Frontera (ES) from 29th Nov to 2nd December.

IWSC: BMW M6 GTLM and BMW M6 GT3 finish exam in
Daytona.
The 2017 deteriorate of a IMSA WeatherTech
SportsCar Championship (IWSC) is already causing a lot of excitement.
A two-day exam with a BMW M6 GTLM took place during a “Daytona
International Speedway” (US) on Tuesday and Wednesday. In an
complete programme, BMW Team RLL prepared a automobile for a first
racing movement of 2017, a 24 Hours of Daytona (US). The Turner
Motorsport group was also in movement with a BMW M6 GT3 in Florida. 

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