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Whether in a DTM, a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship, a ABB FIA Formula E Championship, or large other
championships: Week after week BMW teams and drivers around the
universe do conflict for points, victories and titles. Away from the
lane too, members of a large BMW Motorsport family around the
universe are also formulating headlines. “BMW Motorsport News” allows us
to frequently summarize all a movement for we in a compress and
ominous manner. This way, we are always adult to speed.

 

Formula E: Productive rookie exam with Lucas Auer and Kyle Kirkwood.

One day after Maximilian Günther’s (GER) second place during the
Marrakesh E-Prix (MAR), a BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team was in
movement once again. As partial of a central rookie exam for a ABB FIA
Formula E Championship, BMW DTM motorist Lucas Auer (AUT) and Andretti
Autosport motorist Kyle Kirkwood (USA) were given a event to
benefit their initial practice during a circle of a BMW iFE.20. Auer
finished 86 laps in a #27 automobile and, with a personal best time of
1:17.327 minutes, finished in eighth place. Kirkwood finished 78 laps
in a #28 BMW iFE.20 and finished fifth with a time of 1:17.272
minutes. “The exam day was cool. we felt right during home in a BMW
iFE.20,” pronounced Auer. “Driving with a entirely electric energy section feels
totally opposite to pushing in a DTM, for example. But with a car
that is that well-tuned and with a right proceed it’s no problem
removing used to it. Working with a BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team
went unequivocally good and we were means to work by a exam programme
well. It was a lot of fun.” Kirkwood, who will competition a North
American Indy Lights array for Andretti Autosport in 2020, said: “I
am really gratified with a opening and consider that it was a really
good exam for a team. we used partial of a morning to get used to the
BMW iFE.20. There are a few things we have to learn in an electric
car. Firstly, it’s bizarre conference a airstream rather than the
engine, though when we have found your rhythm, we can suffer a real
racing automobile that essentially impresses with a fact that we have the
full torque accessible immediately. That feels fantastic.”

 

BMW SIM 120 Cup: Rogers and deJong accept sheet for finale
in Munich.

In a second BMW SIM 120 Cup race, a VRS Coanda Simsport team
distinguished victory. After 62 laps on a ‘Sebring International
Raceway’, shutting motorist Mitchell deJong (USA) was a initial to cross
a finish line during a circle of a practical BMW M8 GTE. His team-mate
Josh Rogers (AUS), who started from stick position, finished a first
army of a race. Maximilian Wenig and Maximilian Benecke (both GER),
who won a deteriorate opener on a ‘Daytona International Speedway’,
claimed second place for a Redline team, followed by Patrik Holzmann
(GER) and Sebastian Job (GBR) of Red Bull Esports. The dual BMW works
drivers Philipp Eng (AUT) and Bruno Spengler (CAN) done a guest start
for a Williams eSports group and finished in 21st and 22nd place with
their team-mates Moritz Löhner and André Böttcher (both GER).

 

Rogers and deJong any perceived a money esteem of 1,200 US dollars.
They will now also join Wenig and Benecke as competitors during a BMW
SIM Live Event in Munich (GER) in December. DeJong was during a first
book of a BMW SIM Motorsport deteriorate culmination final year – where he
won. The subsequent turn of a BMW SIM 120 Cup will be hold on 10th May,
when a best sim racers in a universe will contest in their BMW M8
GTEs during a Nürburgring.