Three BMW M6 GT3s in a tip 10 during a dress operation for a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring.

Posted on 23. Apr, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Nürburgring. BMW teams competed with 9 BMW M6 GT3s in this
weekend’s 6-hour gift race, a dress operation for the
Nürburgring (GER) 24-hour race. Three cars finished a competition on the
Nordschleife in a tip 10. Three BMW M6 GT3s also claimed their
places in a tip 30 subordinate in a bit some-more than

four weeks.

 

The gift eventuality for a Nürburgring 24-hour competition was a close
affair: a best-placed BMW M6 GT3 was reduction than one notation behind the
winning Audi after 6 hours of racing. The initial 13 cars were only
distant by 3 seconds in qualifying. It all points to a thrilling
conflict in a bit some-more than 4 weeks, as a iconic continuation race
takes place on a Nordschleife for a 45th time on
27th and 28th May.

The #99 ROWE Racing car, with Alexander Sims (GBR), Philipp Eng
(AUT), Maxime Martin (BEL) and Marc Basseng (GER) during a wheel, was
a best-placed BMW M6 GT3 in sixth position. Jens Klingmann, Jörg
Müller (both GER), John Edwards (USA) and Tom Onslow-Cole (GBR) from
Schubert Motorsport, and António Félix da Costa (POR) and Alex Lynn
(GBR) from BMW Team Schnitzer followed tighten behind in seventh and
eighth places respectively. The second cars from ROWE Racing and the
BMW Team Schnitzer finished in places eleven and twelve. The #101 BMW
M6 GT3 from Walkenhorst Motorsport finished a competition in
18th place. The #100 automobile from a same group and a #33 BMW
M6 GT3 from Falken Motorsports both had to retire after an accident.
The second Schubert Motorsport automobile suffered from technical problems.

Before a race, 3 BMW M6 GT3s had cumulative starting places in the
tip 30 subordinate for a 24-hour race. This weekend, only a tip 10
from subordinate and a tip 5 in a gift competition were awarded
one of a sought-after spots in a particular time trials for the
best starting positions in a bit some-more than 4 weeks’ time. The #100
from Walkenhorst Motorsport (position 3), a #33 from Falken
Motorsports (position 6) and a #42 from a BMW Team Schnitzer
(position 9) were means to strech that target. All other BMW crews will
have a possibility to be enclosed in a tip 30 subordinate on a weekend
of a 24-hour race.

Victory in a BMW M235i Racing Cup category went to Christopher Rink,
Danny Brink, Philipp Leisen and Yannick Fübrich (all GER) from the
Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport. Norbert Fischer, Christian Konnerth,
Daniel Zils (all GER) and David Griessner (AUT) finished a one-two
for a group headed by Matthias Unger (GER). Walkenhorst Motorsport
claimed third place in a class.

The BMW M4 GT4 finished a subsequent continuation exam on a Nordschleife.
The new patron racing automobile from BMW Motorsport, that will be in
customers’ hands from 2018 and is concerned in unchanging contrast during
this season, was driven by BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard (GBR),
Dirk Adorf (GER), a coach for a BMW Motorsport Juniors, and Jörg
Weidinger (GER).

 

Reactions to a race:

 

Alexander Sims (ROWE Racing, 6th place):
“Sixth place is a plain result. Of course, we would have favourite to have
cumulative a starting place for a tip 30 subordinate here already, but
now we have to do that in 4 weeks. we would consider that we will be OK
to do it. We schooled a few things during a competition that will assistance us
with a 24-hour race. The tyres seemed to start operative a bit better
during a race, that was a categorical disproportion to subordinate and why
a racing speed was better. All in all, we am confident with the
gift race.”

Jens Klingmann (Schubert Motorsport, 7th
place):
“The gift competition is always a vital dress
operation for a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring. That is how we
approached it. It was critical to get to know a new tyres better
and to ideal a inner processes as a team. This was a first
time this deteriorate that we were competing with all a drivers.
Coordinating how we work together can make a disproportion in such a
parsimonious field. In general, we have a feeling that a turn of
opening has turn even aloft so we are gratified with seventh place.”

Martin Tomczyk (BMW Team Schnitzer, 12th place):
“To start with, we are really happy that we were already able
to secure a blue light for a tip 30 subordinate during a 24-hour
race, in qualifying. This means that we can proceed things in a more
loose demeanour and combine on critical preparations. However, we
also beheld that a times were all really tighten together in
qualifying. It’s going to be really sparkling in a bit some-more than four
weeks. We had a teenager occurrence during a array stop in today’s race,
that cost us a improved position though detached from that, we came through
it but any problems.”

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