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BMW Motorsport completes successful 24-hour continuation run with a new BMW M8 GTE during Le Castellet.

Le Castellet. BMW Motorsport has finished an finish three
days of contrast as partial of preparations for a competition entrance of the
BMW M8 GTE in 2018. Endurance – with an finish 24-hour run – was
a categorical concentration of a contrast for a new GT racing automobile during a Le
Castellet “Circuit Paul Ricard” in a south of France. Testing
duties were common between a 4 BMW works drivers Martin Tomczyk
(GER), António Félix da Costa (POR), Philipp Eng (AUT) and Alexander
Sims (GBR).

 

Monday’s report featured a opening test. This authorised the
engineers to weigh a new growth turn for a aerodynamic
components. Tuesday morning was used for set-up work, to ready the
BMW M8 GTE for a continuation test, that took place from Tuesday to Wednesday.

 

The programme of preparations now continues with some-more contrast in the
USA, including a central exam for a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship (IWSC) in Daytona (USA), during a start of December. The
new BMW M8 GTE will afterwards make a competition entrance during a finish of January, in
a Daytona 24-hour race.

 

Reactions to a tests during Le Castellet.

 

Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director: “This
24-hour continuation exam outlines another critical step in a preparation
of a new BMW M8 GTE. This exam reliable that a growth of the
automobile is on track. We have seen that we can finish a marathon test
but any vital issues. Of course, when building a new competition car
there are always areas with a small some-more room for improvement. Our
engineers will now work tough on those in Munich, and during a tests
in a USA. Overall, we are gratified with what we have achieved so far
and we can frequency wait to knowledge a BMW M8 GTE in a initial race
during Daytona in January.”

 

Martin Tomczyk: “The exam went positively. An
continuation exam like this is a genuine poison exam for a car, and a BMW
M8 GTE upheld it. Of course, there were one or dual teenager things but
they did not impact a 24-hour run as a whole.”

 

Philipp Eng: “It is a some-more than earnest pointer that
we can already finish a full 24-hour stretch with hardly any
problems during this theatre of development. We had no genuine problems at
all and also a opening and driveability of a automobile are really good.”