Whether in a DTM, a FIA World Endurance Championship, the
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, or vast 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 vast BMW Motorsport family around the
universe are also formulating headlines. The “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.
WEC/Formula E: Focus on fitness.
After a BMW DTM drivers underwent an endless training programme
in Viareggio (ITA) final week, it was a spin of a BMW drivers from
a FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) and a ABB FIA Formula
E Championship to file their aptness from Thursday to Saturday. In
sequence to safeguard they are ideally prepared for a hurdles ahead
and a vicious proviso of a deteriorate with a BMW M8 GTE and a BMW
iFE.18, Tom Blomqvist (GBR), António Félix da Costa (POR), Jesse Krohn
(FIN), Alexander Sims (GBR) and Martin Tomczyk (GER) substituted their
competition overalls for tracksuits. Under a sharp eye of group doctor
Riccardo Ceccarelli (ITA) and his Formula Medicine team, a drivers
worked tough to urge their earthy and mental strength.
The programme enclosed cardio and strength workouts on several pieces
of equipment, as good as greeting and thoroughness exercises. The
drivers were also given profitable tips for scheming for this season’s
remaining races. “The aptness week was good fun. As good as the
tangible exercise, we consider this is paramount,” pronounced Tomczyk. “It is
critical for us drivers to spend time together outward of race
weekends. That brings us together. The possibilities are outrageous here,
quite when it comes to a mental training. It is primarily
about gripping positively ease out on a track, even in stressful
situations. As always, a Formula Medicine group have finished an
superb pursuit and set us adult as good as probable for a critical
proviso of a season.” Félix da Costa adds: “As a racing driver, we am
on a highway a lot. That creates it formidable to find time for focussed
training on several days in a row. That is because a annual training
stay is so critical for me. we can reset and concentration again on taking
caring of my body. After one year, we give ourselves a self-assessment
during this week, to see what turn a aptness is at. we have a
feeling that we have taken a step brazen again.”
Sims and Félix da Costa are behind in movement in Formula E subsequent weekend,
during a Hong Kong E-Prix. The FIA WEC “Super Season” resumes on
13thMarch with a 1000 Miles of Sebring (USA).
Blancpain GT World Challenge America: Big BMW fortuitous at
season-opener in Austin.
BMW fans during a “Circuit of The Americas” (USA) enjoyed an
action-packed weekend with a horde of models from a BMW M Motorsport
patron racing range. Three array kicked off their seasons, as the
Pirelli GT4 America and TC America array common a check with the
Blancpain GT World Challenge America. A fortuitous of 25 BMW competition cars
took partial in a event. As good as a BMW M6 GT3, a crowds during the
circuit were also means to check out a BMW M4 GT4, BMW M240i Racing
and a BMW M235i Racing.
The TC America deteriorate non-stop in quite fantastic fashion.
Johan Schwartz (DNK) in a Rooster Hall Racing BMW M235i and Toby
Grahovec (USA) in a BMW M240i Racing run by Classic BMW were
inextricable in a stirring conflict right down to a final lap. Schwartz
crossed a finish line with a slim lead of only 0.520 seconds.
Grahovec came home second to make it a one-two for a BMW teams in
a initial competition of a season. The best-placed BMW member in
a altogether standings after turn one of a Pirelli GT4 America
array are Justin Raphael (USA) and Stevan McAleer (SCO), who finished
tenth in a BMW M4 GT4 of Classic BMW. Henry Schmitt and Gregory
Liefooghe (both USA) came home twelfth in a Stephen Cameron Racing
BMW M6 GT3. The remaining races had not been finished by the
British GT: Century Motorsport expands a GT3 involvement.
Century Motorsport will run another BMW M6 GT3 in a new deteriorate of
a British GT Championship. The group from Fenny Compton (GBR)
announced behind in Dec that it would be entering a GT3 category
of a British GT Championship with a BMW M6 GT3. This sees Century
Motorsport enhance a impasse in a series, carrying won a Driver
and Team titles in a GT4 category in 2018. As good as a dual BMW M6
GT3, a group will also margin a BMW M4 GT4 again in 2019. The driver
pairings for Century Motorsport’s new GT3 plan have already been
confirmed. 2018 GT4 champion Jack Mitchell (GBR) will swap during the
circle with Adrian Willmott (GBR). Driving duties in a second car
will be common by Ben Green and Dominic Paul (both GBR). The new
British GT Championship kicks off during Oulton Park (GBR) from
20thto 22ndApril. Two 60-minute races will be
hold on Easter Monday.