On ice with winners: BMW Group Classic during a GP Ice Race 2020 in Zell am See.

Posted on 13. Jan, 2020 by in BMW Canada

Munich. Chilly continue is not to everybody’s taste
though there are dual outrageous advantages to a racing eventuality for historic
vehicles on ice: low tyre wear and “natural” cooling for engines
using hot. At a weekend of 1 and 2 Feb 2020, a GP Ice Race
will be hold for a second time in a Austrian city of Zell am See.
Motor-sport classics from opposite marques and derring-do drivers
will conflict together in fascinating duels on a glacial aspect there.
BMW Group Classic is holding partial in a icy philharmonic for a first
time. Vehicles with a winner’s genetic makeup are being dispatched to
a GP Ice Race 2020, including a first-generation BMW M3 that won
a European Touring Car Hillclimb Championship twice before being
converted to a successful convene vehicle, and a MINI ALL4 Racing,
jubilant in a Dakar Rally in 2012. And a reproduction of a classic
Mini Cooper S that combined a prodigy only a few weeks ago during the
Coppa delle Alpi 2019 will also line adult during a starting grid on the
automotive ice course in Zell am See.

The GP Ice Race is a reverence to a mythological racing events that were
hold on a town’s solidified lake in any of a winter seasons between
1937 and 1974 and captivated vast numbers of spectators. The new
book will take place on a healthy ice lane during a aged airfield
where complicated racing cars piloted by countless luminary drivers compete
alongside youngtimers and classical cars to exam their eagerness in a
environment with a wintry towering backdrop.  The eventuality programme also
includes skijoring, that is one of a precursors for ice racing in
Zell am See. Daredevil skiers used to be pulled along over a icy
lane by galloping horses and after by motorcycles and cars.

BMW Group Classic is rising dual ancestral racing cars on a ice.
These winners achieved their biggest successes on really different
terrain. A first-generation BMW M3 has been purebred for a GP Ice
Race 2020, that Francis Dosières gathering to feat during a European
Touring Car Hillclimb Championship in 1988 and 1989. In a subsequent
year, a BMW M3 was converted to a convene car. And it also
demonstrated a strengths in a new discipline. Dosières’ compatriot
Patrick Artru was successful with it in a French Rally Championship
for several years. The BMW M3 is being piloted by a internal matador. The
GP Ice Race depends as a home competition for Salzburg-born DTM motorist Philipp Eng.

By contrast, silt and stones were once a domain of a MINI ALL4
Racing. In 2012, a dual French drivers Stéphane Peterhansel and
Jean-Paul Cottret gathering a automobile to feat during a Dakar Rally. This
was a initial Dakar success for MINI. Eight years later, Christian
Menzel is contrast either a MINI ALL4 Racing can gleam with
unstoppable dash on ice as good as in a desert. And Menzel has a
proven lane record of knowledge as an continuation racing driver. In
1998, he was a member of a party of drivers that won a 24 Hour
Race pushing a BMW 320d on a Nürburgring.

The reproduction of a Mini Cooper S in a convene chronicle is carrying its
second tour in a Alps within a space of only a few weeks. While
a rubber was still attack a snowy or privileged roads in December,
this time a lane is a piece of pristine ice. However, flexibility has
always been a gift of a many jaunty chronicle of a classic
Mini. After all, a Mini Cooper S won a Monte Carlo Rally in the
years 1964, 1965 and 1967.

BMW Group Classic is also presenting dual classical racing cars in Zell
am See that once combined a prodigy during a 24 Hour Race of Le Mans.
The BMW M1 entered a French continuation classical in 1981 and was an
evident eyecatcher with a surprising paintwork finish. Design artist
Walter Maurer had styled a mid-engined sports automobile with hand-painted
images of normal Munich inns and city sights. The “Tavern
Automobile” became a pitch of a tighten tie between BMW and
internal sponsors from Munich. It will be presented in Zell am See
together with a Le Mans leader from 1999: a BMW V12 LMR. With this
open-top sports car, BMW succeeded in achieving altogether feat for
a initial time with a works automobile during a world’s many legendary
continuation race.

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