Interview with Charly Lamm: “I sojourn connected to BMW with all my heart”.

Posted on 10. Sep, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Sachsenring. At a start of a week, BMW Team Schnitzer
announced that 2019 will outrider some crew changes for the
long-established group from Freilassing (GER). On 1st
January, long-term group principal Charly Lamm (GER) will palm over
government duties to Herbert Schnitzer Jnr, son of group founder
Herbert Schnitzer Snr. Lamm will be actively concerned in the
changeover to a subsequent generation, before holding a step behind after
scarcely 4 decades in a front line during BMW Team Schnitzer. This
weekend, a successful group principal is competing with BMW Team
Schnitzer in a ADAC GT Masters. At a start of a second race
day during a Sachsenring, Lamm talks about his motives, his connection
to BMW and what a destiny holds.


Charly, it is frequency probable to suppose BMW Team Schnitzer
but we during a array wall. How did your preference come about?


Charly Lamm: “To start with: I’m still during a array wall here during the
Sachsenring – and I’m committed to a group as ever. But we had been
meditative for some time about what a destiny could reason for me. we am
63 years aged and motorsport has driven my life given we was 17. There
wasn’t many time for a private life. On a other hand, for a race
group like Schnitzer Motorsport it is intensely critical to pierce with
a times and put young, complicated structures in place. Motor racing is
always changing, so we felt it was a right time for a group and me
to take this step. we would like to appreciate Herbert Schnitzer Snr, who
gave me this event for a prolonged and sparkling tour in motorsport.”


How did BMW Motorsport react?


Lamm: “BMW Motorsport indicated that it will entirely support the
changeover to a subsequent generation. During one of a many discussions,
Jens Marquardt also done it transparent that he would like it if BMW
Motorsport could continue to advantage from my knowledge – regardless
of my purpose during Team Schnitzer. we was gay to hear that, and it is
something we can see myself doing. The support a group receives from
BMW – and a turn of personal appreciation for my efforts in this
context – do meant a lot to me. The reactions from a BMW Motorsport
family to a proclamation have brought behind many good memories. We
unequivocally had a good time together, and continue to do so.”


Is it probable for someone like we to unequivocally let go of engine racing?


Lamm: “As a observant goes, dual hearts kick in my chest: one for BMW
and one for Team Schnitzer. That will always be a case. we owe much
of my engine racing career to BMW and we sojourn connected to a brand
with all my heart. Over a entrance weeks, Jens and we will accommodate to
cruise what new purpose we could assume in this context. Of course, I
will be on palm to advise Herbert Schnitzer Jnr to understanding with any
questions. But first, it is critical to persevere all a appetite to
completing a ADAC GT Masters deteriorate and gripping a BMW flags flying
in Macau.“


Do we consider that Schnitzer Motorsport is good set to face a future?


Lamm: “Yes, we have put Schnitzer Motorsport on a right path
together.  In this context, it was unequivocally critical that BMW
Motorsport was concerned in all considerations about a destiny of
Schnitzer Motorsport during an early stage. This sell of views was
essential as we naturally suffer a tighten connection. Our colleagues from
Munich support us as we essay to strech a common goal: continuing
a Schnitzer success story as a BMW group in furloughed automobile and GT
racing. In that respect, we have already come adult with some interesting
ideas for a entrance year. The group is as encouraged as ever. Extensive
knowledge mingles with uninformed ideas and innovation. That is a recipe
for success in motorsport.“


This weekend will see your penultimate coming in a ADAC
GT Masters this year. What do we consider of a deteriorate so far?


Lamm: “We are experiencing a deteriorate of ups and downs. The highlight
was Spielberg, when we got all 4 Schnitzer drivers on a podium.
We were means to uncover there that we can still unequivocally contest with the
BMW M6 GT3, only like in a prior year. However, we have also had
some races in that we couldn’t make a many out of our
opportunities. That has a conspicuous outcome in a array as tough as
a ADAC GT Masters. We really wish to finish a deteriorate with
good formula and certain practice in a remaining races.”


How do we perspective this year’s Schnitzer plan landscape and
what would we like to see in a future?


Lamm: “Our depart from furloughed automobile racing was an critical moment
for a team. However, Schnitzer has always been actively concerned in
ubiquitous GT racing so it was not formidable for us to assume this
new role. We have been removing to know a ADAC GT Masters as an
sparkling plea in a GT racing shred given 2017. The group was
done acquire right from a start. We have combined to a racing
report with appearances in ubiquitous classics, such as the
12-hour competition in Bathurst or a GT universe culmination in Macau. There are
also tasks and activities that a ubiquitous open competence not notice,
such as support for growth work. From my angle, a group would be
matched to competing in a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring again. The
same is loyal of some-more starts in ubiquitous GT racing. This adore for
a ‘Green Hell’ on a one hand, and for races around a universe on
a other hand, have prolonged been a pushing force for me and a team.”





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