Classic Down Under: BMW M6 GT3 earnings to Bathurst.

Posted on 31. Jan, 2018 by in BMW Canada

BMW Motorsport is promulgation 4 DTM drivers down underneath to support the
teams. Marco Wittmann (GER) is returning to Bathurst for a second
time, and will expostulate for BMW Team Schnitzer this year. He shares the
cockpit with his associate BMW DTM motorist Augusto Farfus (BRA), who will
fly to Australia true from a 24-hour competition in Daytona (USA) to
make his entrance in Bathurst. Local favourite Chaz Mostert (AUS)
completes a contingent in a #43 BMW M6 GT3.

Timo Glock (GER) is also set for his second coming in
Bathurst, carrying raced there final year. He joins Team Principal Steve
Richards (NZL) in a #100 BMW M6 GT3 run by BMW Team SRM. The third
motorist in this automobile is BMW DTM visitor Philipp Eng (AUT) who, like
Farfus, is travelling true from Daytona. This will be Eng’s first
time racing in Bathurst.

The new BMW M4 GT4 is also set for a Bathurst entrance this year.
The newly-developed patron racing automobile for a GT4 category
successfully finished a initial competition tour in patron hands during the
Dubai 24 Hours (UAE) in mid-January and now takes a place on the
grid during this classical Australian continuation race. BMW patron teams
will run a sum of 4 BMW M4 GT4s in Bathurst.

As good as a BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team SRM will also margin a #44
BMW M4 GT4, with drivers Dean Grant, Xavier West and Cameron Hill (all
AUS) pity pushing duties. The cockpit of a #30 BMW M4 GT4, run by
a Boat Works Racing team, will be home to some obvious names:
Australian racing fable Tony Longhurst is group principal and driver.
He lines adult alongside Matt Brabham (AUS), grandson of three-time
Formula 1 universe champion Jack Brabham (AUS), and Aaaron Seton (AUS).
Daren Jorgensen, Cameron Lawrence, Brett Strom (all USA) and Kuno
Wittmer (CAN) will swap during a circle of a Marc GT #13 BMW M4
GT4. The #15 BMW M4 GT4 will be run by Baigent Motorsport and driven
by a New Zealand party of Kent Baigent, Neil Allport, Matt Spratt
and Ash Blewett.

The Mount Panorama Circuit is located about 200 kilometres west
of Sydney and is 6.213 kilometres long. The drivers contingency cope with 16
percent climbs in places. BMW now has dual altogether victories to
a name – in 2007 and 2010. The 2018 competition will get underway during 05:45
internal time on Sunday 4th February.

Quotes brazen of a Bathurst 12 Hour:

Marco Wittmann (BMW Team Schnitzer, No. 43 BMW M6 GT3):

“I am unequivocally looking brazen to competition again during a Bathurst 12 Hour in
Australia. For me it will be my initial competition of 2018. Last year, it
unequivocally was one of a highlights of my season, a unequivocally cool
experience. we consider that final year we have been flattering rival and
a opening of a BMW M6 GT3 was unequivocally strong. We wish to be
clever again this year, to maybe have a small bit some-more fitness and to
quarrel for a tip result. I’m in a unequivocally confident mood and looking
brazen to a good start to a new year.”

Augusto Farfus (BMW Team Schnitzer, No. 43 BMW M6 GT3):

“It is an honour for me to expostulate in Bathurst. It will be my first
appearance in a Bathurst 12 Hour, and my second time in
Australia. As we listened from many drivers, Bathurst is one of the
coolest circuits in a world. So it will be a good and large challenge
for me. With Marco and Chaz in a automobile we have a unequivocally clever line-up
and so we am unequivocally looking brazen to it. we consider that a lane might
fit a automobile as final year a BMW M6 GT3 had a clever gait there.
Overall, we can’t wait to get there.”

Chaz Mostert (BMW Team Schnitzer, No. 43 BMW M6 GT3):

“I’m pumped to be streamer behind to a Bathurst 12 Hour and to be back
in a BMW M6 GT3. To be doing it with such an iconic group and with a
motorist choice that clever is incredible. It’s a genuine honour, because
we know that there are tip turn GT drivers all over a universe doing
their best to get on a Bathurst grid. These continuation events aren’t
about being a quickest automobile out of a gate, it’s about us doing a
plain pursuit as a team, carrying a automobile prepped as good as possible, and
settling on a set-up that will demeanour after a tyres and brakes. We’re
looking brazen to carrying an sparkling race.”

Timo Glock (BMW Team SRM, No. 100 BMW M6 GT3):

“I am unequivocally looking brazen to being behind in Bathurst. we have been
there for a initial time final year and we unequivocally enjoyed it. It was a
large experience. we usually adore a lane and a competition itself as an event
grew massively over a past years. It has a unequivocally good repute so I
am unequivocally looking brazen to it. It is also good to be behind behind the
steering circle and to digest a mangle until DTM in Europe starts
again. we can’t wait to do a initial laps again around a Mount
Panorama Circuit.”

Philipp Eng (BMW Team SRM, No. 100 BMW M6 GT3):

“It will not usually be my entrance during a Bathurst 12 Hour though in general
my initial time ever in Australia. It has always been my wish to go
there and in further we consider that each competition motorist has to expostulate in
Bathurst during slightest once. we am some-more than happy that we will do so now
with BMW and with this line-up. we already did a billion laps on this
circuit in a simulator, usually since it is so most fun. It is great
that we now can put a genuine tyre on a pavement there. we consider that with
a car, a group and my clever team-mates we have all a required
mixture to be successful.”

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