Walkenhorst Motorsport to start a 24-hour competition during Spa-Francorchamps from eighth on a grid.

Posted on 28. Jul, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Spa-Francorchamps. The starting grid for a 70th
book of a Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) 24-hour competition has been
decided. As a best-placed BMW M6 GT3, a #34 Walkenhorst
Motorsport automobile will start a continuation classical from eighth on the
grid. BMW DTM motorist Philipp Eng (AUT) was a eighth-fastest in
Superpole subordinate on Friday evening, with a time of 2:19.517
minutes. Eng will competition a competition alongside BMW works motorist Tom
Blomqvist (GBR) and Christian Krognes (NOR).

 

BMW works motorist Nick Catsburg (NED) contested a Superpole
gift in a ROWE Racing #99 BMW M6 GT3. His time of 2:20.239
mins sees Catsburg and his team-mates, BMW works drivers Jens
Klingmann (GER) and Alexander Sims (GBR), start from 14th
on a grid.

 

The 20 cars that took partial in a Superpole event were determined
in subordinate on Thursday from a normal of a best times for all
drivers in a automobile in a particular subordinate sessions. The contingent in
a #34 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 set a fastest average
time. The #99 ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3 in 20th place also
competent for a Superpole.

 

The ROWE Racing #98 BMW M6 GT3 will tackle a competition from
27th on a grid. The BMW works drivers Marco Wittmann
(GER) and Jesse Krohn (FIN), and BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard
(GBR), will take it in turns in a cockpit. In qualifying, they were
ceaselessly thwarted by trade on track. The party of Henry
Walkenhorst, Ralf Oeverhaus, Immanuel Vinke (all GER) and Anders
Buchardt (NOR) in a Walkenhorst Motorsport #36 BMW M6 GT3 will
competition a AM class. They competent fifth in their category
(50th place overall).

 

The 70th book of a 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps gets
underway during 4:30 p.m. internal time on Saturday 28th July.

 

Quotes from Superpole during Spa-Francorchamps:

 

Philipp Eng (#34 BMW M6 GT3, Walkenhorst Motorsport, starting
position 8):

“The starting position doesn’t matter too most in a 24-hour race, so
I’m confident we’re starting in a tip ten. It was unequivocally hot, which
didn’t play into a hands. It’s impossibly close. If I’d been
one-tenth of a second faster, we’d be starting fourth, so we’re with
a container in terms of pace.”

 

Nick Catsburg (#99 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing, starting position 14):

“The lane conditions were unequivocally hard; it was intensely prohibited out
there so a automobile had altered a small bit given yesterday. we feel like
we under-drove a automobile a small on a initial lap, and on a second
drifting path a tyres were gone. It’s not a best subordinate session,
though we see some cars behind me so it could be worse. Tomorrow is some-more important.”

 

Overview of BMW M6 GT3 motorist line-ups:

 

#98 BMW M6 GT3 – ROWE Racing:

Marco Wittmann (GER)

Jesse Krohn (FIN)

Ricky Collard (GBR)

 

#99 BMW M6 GT3 – ROWE Racing:

Jens Klingmann (GER)

Nick Catsburg (NED)

Alexander Sims (GBR)

 

#34 BMW M6 GT3 – Walkenhorst Motorsport:

Tom Blomqvist (GBR)

Philipp Eng (AUT)

Christian Krognes (NOR)

 

#36 BMW M6 GT3 – Walkenhorst Motorsport:

Henry Walkenhorst (GER)

Ralf Oeverhaus (GER)

Anders Buchardt (NOR)

Immanuel Vinke (GER)

 

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