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

FIA GT World Cup: The countdown is on.

Next weekend, 4 BMW M6 GT3s will be in movement during a FIA GT World
Cup in Macau (CHN) including a 18th BMW Art Car, designed
by Cao Fei (CHN) and driven by Augusto Farfus (BRA). This rolling work
of art will be run by BMW Team Schnitzer, who lapse to a Guia
Circuit for a initial time given 2009. Speaking in an interview, Team
Principal Charly Lamm (GER) discusses a team’s lapse to a narrow
civic canyons of Macau.


Three questions for … Charly Lamm.


Mr Lamm, BMW Team Schnitzer is returning to Macau. How does
that feel to we as Team Principal?
“Our group and Macau
share a prolonged story together. We initial raced there in 1980, and won
a final time in Macau in 2009. Interestingly, Augusto Farfus was at
a circle behind afterwards too – he took feat during a final turn of the
World Touring Car Championship in a BMW 320si WTCC. After such a long
time away, we are now intrigued to see how Macau has changed. we am
quite looking brazen to a special sorcery that surrounds this
travel circuit. It is good to be racing there with a GT3 automobile for the
initial time – generally with Augusto and a 18th BMW Art Car.” 


Why has BMW Team Schnitzer always finished so good during Macau in a past?

Lamm: “The BMW furloughed cars we fielded in Macau in a past were
always really rival cars. But we also always had accurately a right
motorist for a pursuit – from Hans-Joachim Stuck right by to Augusto
Farfus. Macau is a singular travel circuit, and winning there was always
really special for us.”


BMW Team Schnitzer will run a 18th BMW Art Car in
Macau. What does this assignment meant to you?

Lamm: “The thought behind a BMW Art Cars dates behind to a 1970s. It
is intensely considerable to see how Jochen Neerpasch’s thought has
grown given then. We have had a honour of using a BMW Art Car
on a few occasions now. This time too, it is really special to appear
with a latest indication – quite in China, with a square combined by
a initial Chinese Art Car designer, Cao Fei. The FIA GT World Cup is
really set to be a prominence for us again.”



IWSC: Season preparations underway for BMW Team RLL.

Next year’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) is looming
on a horizon. A array of BMW Team RLL engineers and technicians are
now during a BMW Motorsport domicile in Munich (GER) to be
closely concerned in a subsequent theatre of preparations of a BMW M8 GTE
for a 2018 season, and to benefit profitable knowledge with a new car.
The initial US-bound BMW M8 GTE is approaching to arrive during a team
domicile in Hilliard (USA) during a finish of November, with a first
IMSA exam scheduled for 5th and 6th Dec during Daytona (USA). BMW
Team RLL is entering a tenth deteriorate as a BMW works group in North
America. “Coming off one of a many successful years with BMW, we am
really gratified that we will continue to work together in a years to
come to benefit some-more victories and titles for BMW,” pronounced Bobby Rahal
(USA), Team Principal. “This has been a tremendous, long-term
attribute that started in 2009 and we are really celebrated and
absolved to paint BMW on a competition marks of North America. An
extended RLL organization for 2018 will no doubt assistance in the
growth and using of a new BMW M8 GTE, that certainly is one of
a many sparkling new cars of 2018.” The new deteriorate gets underway for
BMW Team RLL and BMW Motorsport with a iconic 24 Hours of Daytona on
28th/29th January.


Japanese Super GT Championship: Podium for a BMW M6 GT3.

Autobacs Racing Team Aguri (ARTA) resolved a 2017 deteriorate of the
Japanese Super GT Championship with second place in a GT300 class.
The grand culmination took place during a “Twin Ring Motegi” (JPN) during the
weekend. The #55 ARTA BMW M6 GT3 started a final competition of a year
from second on a grid. Shinichi Takagi (JPN) and Sean Walkinshaw
(GBR) led a competition for a while, before dropping behind to second place
in a shutting stages. Jörg Müller (GER) and Seiji Ara (JPN) of BMW
Team Studie finished 13th in a #7 BMW M6 GT3.


DTM: Bruno Spengler and BMW Bank disturb participants during “Drive
like Bruno” during Spielberg and Hockenheim.

This year, BMW DTM motorist Bruno Spengler (CAN) and BMW Motorsport
reward partner BMW Bank once again bid farewell to a 2017 motor
racing deteriorate with a illusory “Drive like Bruno” events – and
again anxious hundreds of propitious guest in a process. The Red Bull
Ring during Spielberg (AUT) and a Hockenheimring (GER) supposing the
venues for a sixth book of “Drive like Bruno”. Over a march of
a 5 days, roughly 100 BMW Bank business and fans enjoyed a wide
operation of pushing activities in fascinating BMW models. Among the
highlights of a eventuality were on-track training in a Formula BMW FB02
and drifting laps as a newcomer in a BMW Bank M4 DTM competition taxi. Never
distant from a movement was Bruno Spengler, who has been a superficial of
this array of events given 2012. “Drive like Bruno has grown into
a genuine code over a years,” pronounced Spengler. “I adore these events.
They are always a illusory approach to finish a season. It is overwhelming to
see how most fun a guest have during a pushing events. Plus, a team
has turn a genuine family, and we demeanour brazen to saying them every
year.” Felix Laabs, Head of Marketing and Sales during BMW Bank: “Drive
like Bruno is a singular knowledge for a customers. The combination
of a several programme equipment and a event to accommodate Bruno up
tighten and personal means we can clarity a fad among all a guests.”


24h Series: Seven BMWs in movement in Austin.

Austin (USA) hosted a final turn of a 24h Series this weekend.
In total, 41 competition cars took their places on a grid. The initial 14
hours of a competition were hold from 09:00 to 23:00 internal time. A Parc
Fermé law was in place for all cars during a night. The
remaining 10 hours of racing during a 5.49-kilometre “Circuit of the
Americas” (USA) took place from 08:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. The competition had
not finished by a time this newsletter went to press. After the
initial partial of a race, a JR Motorsport group run BMW was on course
for a lectern finish in a SP3 class. The Classic BMW group had their
nose in front in a BMW M235i Racing Cup. They were followed in
second place by QSR Racingschool, forward of Sorg Rennsport in third. In
total, 7 BMW racing cars took partial in a 24 Hours of Austin.