BMW Motorsport Newsletter – Issue 14/17.

Posted on 09. Apr, 2017 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 track, members of a vast BMW Motorsport
family around a 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. That way, we are always up
to speed.

 

DTM: Fans to get an disdainful discernment into a “sacred halls”.

The BMW fans in a DTM can demeanour brazen to a illusory innovation
for a 2017 season: At a deteriorate opener in Hockenheim (GER) on the
initial weekend in May, holders of a paddock sheet are means to gain
disdainful discernment into how a teams work during a array stop. The
fans will have entrance to a array from where they can watch a teams
work in a dual beside garages during tighten quarters. A sum of
3 pits will be open to DTM spectators during a array stops in
destiny – one per manufacturer. The DTM is environment standards once again
in terms of bringing fans tighten to a action. On tip of this, an
appealing programme on a uncover theatre in a fan encampment will provide
even some-more entertainment. Spectators can also watch all a teams
rehearse array stops live during a special array travel on Saturday and
Sunday morning. A serve array travel on Saturday dusk offers an
additional wander by a array lane. The doors will be open for an hour.

 

VLN: Successful competition entrance for Félix da Costa.

António Félix da Costa (POR) finished his initial competition tour in the
BMW M6 GT3 on a Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER) with success. In the
second competition of a VLN Endurance Championship, a BMW works driver
got a sixth-fastest time in qualifying, thereby giving his team-mate
Timo Scheider (GER) a place on a third quarrel of a grid for the
4-hour race. And during one point, a twin in movement for BMW Team
Schnitzer were even on march to finish on a podium. After a
stirring race, they finished adult finishing in tenth place, trailing the
winning Porsche by 2:41 minutes. This done Félix da Costa and
Scheider a best-placed BMW team. “Driving on this line in this car
is one of a best practice of my racing career – allied only
with my initial exam in a Formula 1 car,” pronounced Félix da Costa. “I’m
training an implausible volume in such a brief space of time during the
moment. But that is normal during this stage. For me, it’s about being at
a tip of my diversion for a 24-hour race.” A sum of 9 BMW M6 GT3
cars were on duty. In further to BMW Team Schnitzer, Schubert
Motorsport, ROWE Racing, Walkenhorst Motorsport and Falken Motorsports
were also in movement in a GT3 class.

 

BMW M235i Racing Cup: Second win of a deteriorate for a “Eifelblitz”.

Rudi Adams (GER) and Thomas Jäger (AUT) distinguished a second win of
a deteriorate in competition dual in a BMW M235i Racing during the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER). The twin in a “Eifelblitz” of Team
Scheid-Honert Motorsport prevailed over Heiko Eichenberg (GER) of Team
Securtal Sorg Rennsport after a tighten race. Third place went to Glib
Kutepov (UKR) and Tobias Müller (GER) of Team MKR-Engineering. A total
of 18 BMW M235i Racing were on a grid.

 

Blancpain GT Series Asia: First success in initial race.

The dual races in Malaysia non-stop a initial deteriorate of the
Blancpain GT Series Asia this weekend. In a opening competition on
Saturday, a BMW M6 GT3 immediately distinguished a initial success.
After 26 laps of a “Sepang International Circuit” (MAS), Jesse Krohn
(FIN) and Ollie Millroy (GBR) finished third for FIST – Team AAI. The
were forced to retire early in competition 2. The initial deteriorate of the
Blancpain GT Series Asia comprises a sum of twelve races, spread
over 6 events. The subsequent dual races will be hold during a “Chang
International Circuit” in Thailand on 20nd/21st
May. Then a array will be hosted by Japan twice and by China.

 

ADAC GT Masters: Eng and Collard starting in a BMW M6 GT3.

BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard (GBR) will finish a full season
in a ADAC GT Masters. Collard is competing in a BMW M6 GT3
together with Philipp Eng (AUT), a leader of a 24 Hours of
Spa-Francorchanmps (BEL) in 2016. The automobile will be sporting a colours
of a BMW Team Schnitzer. Collard distinguished his entrance in a BMW M6
GT3 in March, competing during a Bathurst 12 Hour (AUS) with Nico Menzel
and Jörg Müller (both GER), a coach for a BMW Juniors in GT
racing. “It is good to contest in a full deteriorate in a ADAC GT
Masters,” says Collard. “I was means to get some initial impressions of
a BMW M6 GT3 in Bathurst. The automobile is fantastic. we am particularly
looking brazen to being with a BMW Team Schnitzer. It is legendary
in motorsport. It is an honour for me to be means to contest with
Phillip Eng for Charly Lamm’s team.” The 2017 ADAC GT Masters season
gets underway with a initial dual races in Oschersleben (GER) on
29th/30th April. Collard, Eng and a BMW Team
Schnitzer will be battling for points on a sum of 7 race
weekends, before a deteriorate concludes with a culmination in Hockenheim on
29th September. “The ADAC GT Masters provides fantastic
engine racing during an intensely high level,” says Eng. “I am really
looking brazen to creation my quip there in a BMW M6 GT3. In
Ricky, we will have an intensely quick youngster alongside me. we am sure
we will be means to means a stir. For us to both be starting for
Schnitzer unequivocally is a topping on a cake. This group is legendary.”

 

Japanese Super GT Championship: Fifth place for Autobacs
Racing Team Aguri during season-opener in Okayama.

The initial competition weekend of a 2017 Japanese Super GT Championship at
a Okayama International Circuit (JPN) saw a Autobacs Racing Team
Aguri only skip out on a lectern finish in a GT300 class. After 77
laps Shinichi Takagi (JPN) and Sean Walkinshaw (GBR) came home fifth.
The second BMW M6 GT3, run by BMW Team Studie and driven by Jörg
Müller (GER) and Seiji Ara (JPN), finished 13th. Round two
of a Japanese Super GT Championship is in Fuji (JP) on 3rd
and 4th May.

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