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Championship, or large other championships: Week after
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victories and titles. Away from a lane too, members of the
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VLN: BMW M6 GT3 wins Nordschleife deteriorate opener.

Perfect start to a new season: John Edwards (USA), Nick Catsburg
(NED) and Marco Wittmann (GER) clinched feat in a BMW M6 GT3 at
a VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring opener. The contingent won the
65th ADAC Westfalenfahrt in a ROWE Racing #99 BMW M6 GT3.
In a #98 sister car, Tom Blomqvist (GBR), Connor De Phillippi (USA)
and Mikkel Jensen (DEN) finished in third place to turn off a strong
result. There was already justification of a BMW M6 GT3’s intensity in
qualifying, that was deferred by several hours due to fog. Blomqvist
cumulative stick position during a circle of vehicle #98. The race, that was
reduced to dual hours and 45 minutes, supposing spectators with
fad down to a final metre. After countless changes during the
front, and tighten duels, Edwards pulled off a winning stratagem on
a 20th and final lap. BMW works motorist Jens Klingmann
(GER) was also in movement in a Eifel plateau behind a circle of
a Team Falken Motorsports #3 BMW M6 GT3. Alongside Alexandre
Imperatori (CHN), he finished in eighth place, while a BMW M6 GT3 was
also during a front in a SP9 Pro-Am class. Rudi Adams, Immanuel Vinke
(both GER) and Jody Fannin (GBR) were winning in a #35
Walkenhorst Motorsport car, and finished twelfth altogether in a standings.

A sum of some-more than 50 BMW cars were represented in a first
2019 foe during a “Green Hell”. In further to 6 BMW M6 GT3s, five
BMW M4 GT4s also battled for points in a SP10 class, and recorded
dual podiums. In a #181 Team Sorg Rennsport BMW M4 GT4, BMW
Motorsport Junior Erik Johansson (SWE) and Heiko Eichenberg (GER)
finished in second place. The #180 BMW M4 GT4 driven by Stefan Beyer,
Emin Akata (both GER) and Torsten Kratz (AUT) took third place. In the
V4 class, Kratz, Oliver Frisse (GER) and Moran Gott (GBR) won in the
Sorg Rennsport #706 BMW 325i. The second foe in a VLN Endurance
Championship Nürburgring is scheduled for 13th April.

BMW M240i Racing Cup: Reigning champions Griessner/Fübrich are victorious.

New name – aged winners: In a initial BMW M240i Racing Cup race, which
was hold as partial of a 65th book of a ADAC
Westfalenfahrt, a dual reigning champions David Griessner (AUT) and
Yannick Fübrich (GER) clinched a win. The Pixum Adrenalin Motorsport
twin were winning in a #650 BMW M240i Racing, brazen of Nico Otto
and Lars Peucker (both GER) in a Team Scheid-Honert Motorsport #666
BMW M240i Racing. The runner-up “Eifelblitz” also means a drivers
feat in a Juniors classification. Juha Hannonen (FIN) in a FK
Performance Motorsport #679 BMW M240i Racing crossed a finish line
in third place carrying common a cockpit with Christian Konnerth and
Marc Ehret (both GER). The win in a Gentlemen sequence went to
Jörg Breuer (GER) in a Walkenhorst Motorsport #682 car.

Jochen Neerpasch celebrates his 80th birthday.

A male inextricably related with BMW Motorsport – Jochen Neerpasch
(GER) distinguished his 80th birthday on Saturday. Neerpasch
was conduct of BMW Motorsport GmbH from 1973 to 1979. He also shaped the
initial BMW Junior Team, creation him a father of BMW Motorsport junior
development. “I would like to wish Mr. Neerpasch a unequivocally happy
80th birthday,” pronounced BMW Motorsport Director Jens
Marquardt. “As one of a many critical personalities in a history
of BMW M and BMW Motorsport, he is a good impulse to me in many
respects, since as a colonize he showed a trail to a destiny around
a universe for BMW M and BMW Motorsport in particular, though also for
BMW’s youth development  and a BMW Art Cars. Without his visions,
his passion and his courage, BMW M and BMW Motorsport wouldn’t be
where they are today.” In his time as authority of a house during BMW
Motorsport GmbH, Neerpasch was concerned greatly in a development
of a mythological BMW M1 sports car, among other things. True to his
sign “only a multiple of motorist and record can be
successful,” Neerpasch founded a BMW Motorsport youth development
in 1977. It was a initial time in German vehicle racing that a
works group introduced a pristine group of juniors. To this day, a first
era of BMW Juniors – Marc Surer (SUI), Manfred Winkelhock (GER)
and Eddie Cheever (USA) – are famous as a “Wilde Reiter GmbH” (Wild
Riders Ltd) due to their fantastic pushing style.

With their works car, a BMW 320i mutated according to Group 5,
a contingent contested a German racing championship, as credentials for
their after entrance in a one-make universe championship. As their careers
progressed, any of a 3 drivers done it to Formula 1. Neerpasch
also carried out critical pioneering work for BMW in a USA and with
a coming of a BMW 3.0 CSL in American racing, significantly
increasing code recognition overseas. BMW competed there for a first
time in 1975, and in a second race, during a 12 Hours of Sebring,
Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER), Brian Redman (GBR), Sam Posey (USA) and
Allan Moffat (CAN) clinched a win.

Italian GT Championship: Johansson and Krohn share a cockpit
during Monza.

Current and former BMW Motorsport Juniors Erik Johansson (SWE) and
Jesse Krohn (FIN) will share a BMW Team Italia BMW M6 GT3 cockpit at
a Italian GT Championship opener during Monza (ITA) from 5th
to 7th April. Johansson, who as partial of his first
year of training will foe a whole deteriorate of a Italian GT
Championship during a circle of a BMW M6 GT3, has in Krohn a partner
who was promoted from BMW Motorsport Junior to BMW works driver. “I’m
unequivocally looking brazen to contesting a initial foe during Monza with
Jesse Krohn,” pronounced Johansson. “Two Scandinavians in an Italian group –
it’s an sparkling combination. we consider we are unequivocally well-positioned and
I’m happy to be means to collect adult a few tips from a former BMW
Motorsport Junior. I’m unequivocally vehement and can’t wait for a first
race.” In further to a Italian GT Championship, Johansson, who was
certified to a BMW Motorsport Junior programme in an intensive
preference procession during a start of a year, will also foe the
VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring (GER), where he will take the
circle of a Team Sorg Rennsport BMW M4 GT4. In a initial VLN foe of
a year, a Swede, with Heiko Eichenberg (GER), finished second in
a SP10 category in a #181 car. Krohn, who successfully finished BMW
Motorsport’s youth growth programme from 2014 to 2016, will
foe a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in a BMW Team RLL
BMW M8 GTE.

DTM: Marco Wittmann completes special exam expostulate during a Nürburgring.

On Saturday, BMW works motorist Marco Wittmann (GER) contested his
initial foe this deteriorate during a Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER) as part
of a VLN Endurance Championship, however a 2014 and 2016 DTM
champion had already finished his initial kilometres on a Nürburgring
this year a few days before to a race. At a circle of a BMW M2 (fuel
expenditure in l/100 km combined: 10.0 – 9.8; CO2 emissions in g/km
combined: 227 – 224) he was authorised to finish a few laps of Grand
Prix track, while veteran racing cyclist Christian Knees (GER)
sat in a newcomer seat. The pro-cyclist, who has already been in
movement during a Nürburgring a few times as partial of “Rad am Ring”, was
tasked with reproducing a Grand Prix lane layout, while Wittmann
drifted around a corners in a BMW M2. “It was a humorous idea. In my
view, he mastered it unequivocally well. He had dual tiny swerves, though we can
pardon him for those,” pronounced Wittmann with a blink in his eye. The
result, an art imitation on Alu-Dibond, will be given divided in a
foe on a Nürburgring’s Facebook page.