Podium finish during dress operation for 24h Nürburgring – Three BMW M6 GT3s secure spots in a tip 30 qualifying.

Posted on 16. Apr, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Nürburgring. The BMW teams successfully finished a final
continuation exam brazen of a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring (GER) on
12th/13th May. In a six-hour qualifying
race, a best-placed BMW automobile was a #99 BMW M6 GT3 of ROWE Racing
that finished in second place. The dual BMW WEC drivers Martin
Tomczyk (GER) and Nick Catsburg (NED) were during a wheel. Catsburg
took partial in a stirring duel for initial place with a ultimately
winning Mercedes in a final laps, and distinguished a podium
success with Tomczyk after a race. Augusto Farfus (BRA) was also
in movement during a Nordschleife. Together with his motorist colleagues
Markus Palttala (FIN), Christian Krognes (NOR) and Fabian Schiller
(GER), he prepared for a start in a Shell BMW M6 GT3 during the
continuation classic. The exam went good for most of a race, though 90
mins before a end, an collision forced a automobile to retire.

 

In further to a race, this year a subordinate was also essential as
a teams had a event to bind their desired starting
positions in a tip 30 subordinate 4 weeks in allege of a event
by achieving a tip 10 outcome in a subordinate event for the
subordinate race. Both of ROWE Racing’s cars achieved that goal. The
Shell BMW M6 GT3, in movement for Walkenhorst Motorsport, had already
cumulative a eligibility in allege during a VLN race. Furthermore, the
#100 BMW Z4 GT3 of Walkenhorst Motorsport with Jörg Müller, Peter
Posavac, Rudi Adams and Alex Lambertz (all GER) during a circle done it
into a tip 30 interjection to a clever fourth place in a qualifying
session. The dual BMW M6 GT3s of Walkenhorst Motorsport and FALKEN
Motorsports that are not nonetheless authorised for a tip 30 subordinate still
have a possibility to secure their slots during a weekend of a 24-hour race.

 

Reactions to a subordinate competition for 24 Hours Nürburgring:

 

Martin Tomczyk: “For a group and me, a most
critical thing currently was to secure a blue light as one of the
fastest 30 cars in a 24-hour race. That was a categorical design of
a weekend. It was also critical for me to finish as many laps as
probable on a Nordschleife. As a driver, we need a good stroke on
this track. I’ve got that again now. It’s illusory that we even
managed to finish on a podium, and I’m gay for a group in
particular, who we unequivocally get on with and who did a good job.”

 

Nick Catsburg: “The final rounds were a good understanding of
fun. we beheld that we was means to make adult belligerent on a leading
Mercedes and give it my all. Unfortunately, we wasn’t means to locate him
in a end, though second place after a win for a automobile in a final VLN
competition is another good success, that gives us certainty for the
24-hour race. It was genuine racing today. Driving on this lane with
this car, and carrying so many giveaway laps is a biggest pleasure that
we can have as a racing driver.”

 

Augusto Farfus: “Working with a new set-up of
drivers, automobile and group is an sparkling plea for me. we had a lot of
fun on a lane today. It is always something special pushing on the
Nordschleife. We still have a satisfactory bit to work on in terms of the
set-up of a Shell BMW M6 GT3, though we were means to benefit a lot of
critical discernment during a subordinate race. Of course, it’s a shame
that we weren’t means to finish a competition after a collision though overall
I’m feeling really positive. we have clever team-mates and a guys at
Walkenhorst Motorsport are doing an superb job. I’m really
looking brazen to entrance behind here for a 24-hour race.”

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