BMW Motorsport News – Issue 45/16

Posted on 28. 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.

Bathurst 12 Hour: Wittmann completes initial test.

In credentials for a 12-hour competition in Bathurst (AU), that will take
place during a mythological “Mount Panorama Circuit” (AU) on 5th February,
DTM champion Marco Wittmann (DE) finished his initial exam kilometres
on a lane in a state of New South Wales this week. This was a
initial expostulate in Australia for Wittmann, who will be competing with
Steve Richards (NZ) and Mark Winterbottom (AU) in a BMW Team SRM BMW
M6 GT3. “Our categorical design is to get to know a automobile and a circuit
better, and to ready for a competition in February. The path times are of
delegate significance right now,” pronounced Wittmann. His Bathurst entrance was
not a usually reason for jubilee for a BMW DTM driver: Wittmann
distinguished his 27th birthday on Thursday.

VLN: Atmospheric finish to a 2016 VLN season.

Last weekend’s championship celebrations noted a official
finish of a 2016 VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring. The
many successful drivers of a deteriorate perceived their accolades in the
Bitburger Event Center during a Nürburgring (DE), headed by VLN winners
Alexander Mies and Michael Schrey (both DE). The twin competed together
in a BMW M235i Racing for all 10 races of a VLN deteriorate and
cumulative a pretension in a BMW M235i Racing Cup, as good as claiming
altogether victory. Twenty four-year-old Mies also won a VLN Junior
Trophy, in a repeat of his feat from 2013.

VLN: Awards for a best in class.

The VLN championship celebrations final weekend also enclosed awards
for those BMW drivers who had achieved many successfully in their
class. The prize in a SP9 category went to Victor Bouveng (SE). The
Swedish driver, who had successfully taken partial in a BMW Motorsport
Junior programme final year, competed in a Team Walkenhorst
Motorsport powered by Dunlop BMW M6 GT3 in 2016 and distinguished five
lectern finishes during a season. BMW drivers finished on tip in a
sum of 5 VLN categories: Cup5, SP6, SP9, V4 and V5. Alongside the
winning VLN twin of Alexander Mies and Michael Schrey (both DE), the
strongest category in a margin was a BMW M235i Racing Cup, that is
personal as a Cup5 category in a VLN and contains 19 cars.

VLN: New deteriorate starts during a finish of Mar 2017.

The culmination of this year’s VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring took
place only a few weeks ago, though formulation is already good underway for
2017. The new competition calendar has been confirmed. Nine events will take
place in a “Green Hell” subsequent season. The 2017 VLN deteriorate will start
on 25th Mar and a final competition will take place on 21st October.

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