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Whether in a DTM, a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship, a ABB FIA Formula E 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. 

 

Alessandro Zanardi: new universe record in continuation triathlon.

Just one week after winning dual some-more universe champion titles in
paracycling, BMW works motorist Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) set a new world
record in an continuation triathlon. On Saturday, Zanardi competed in the
‘Ironman Italy Emilia-Romagna’ in Cervia (ITA), and kick his own
record from final year. The BMW code envoy finished a 3.8
kilometres of swimming in a Mediterranean Sea, 180 kilometres of
cycling with his handbike and a final 42.2 kilometres marathon
stretch in his wheelchair in 8:25.30 hours. This is a fastest ever
time to date for a physically marred triathlete. Zanardi was one of
a unequivocally best athletes holding partial in a eventuality and finished in eighth
place altogether in a margin of 2,560 entrants. “I’m unequivocally pleased,”
pronounced Zanardi afterwards. “It was a formidable competition to start with
since a sea was unequivocally choppy. We all had to conflict with it, but
it was quite tough for me though legs. That’s since we mislaid ten
mins compared with final year. But afterwards we was unequivocally quick with the
handbike, and a using didn’t go badly either. When we consider
that we hadn’t lerned during all with my racing wheelchair this year,
since we was focussing on a paracycling universe championship, I’m not
usually unequivocally pleased, though a small bit surprised. Obviously, we am very
tired, though unequivocally happy.”

 

After only one night of rest, Zanardi contested a Ironman 70.3 on
Sunday. He finished a competition in 4:31.38 hours.

 

BMW sim racing: theatre transparent for a ‘BMW Driving Experience
120
at Road Atlanta’.

The subsequent sim racing eventuality is scheduled for this entrance Sunday, which
BMW Motorsport is hosting in partnership with iRacing. In a ‘BMW
Driving Experience 120 during Road Atlanta’, sim racers from around the
universe will form teams of dual and take it in turns during a circle of the
BMW M8 GTE. The winners of a ‘top split’, in that a highest
ranked participants will compete, can demeanour brazen to a float in a real
BMW racing automobile and will any take partial in a BMW M Race Track GT
training march (level 1) with a BMW M4 GT4. A warn group of BMW
works drivers will also contest with a BMW M8 GTE. The competition
gets started on Sunday during 3:00 p.m. CEST with a brief qualifying
session, before streamer true into a two-hour race. At a finish of
May, some-more than 140 teams took partial in ‘BMW 120 during Le Mans’, with the
win going to Alexander Voss and Laurin Heinrich (both GER). The ‘BMW
Driving Experience 120 during Road Atlanta’ will be promote live on
Twitch and YouTube.

 

International GT Open: points in a rain.

Heavy sleet heading adult to a competition and a reserve automobile incited a first
competition of a International GT Open during a “Circuit de Catalunya” (ESP)
into a lottery. On a drying track, Šenkýř Motorsport group opted to
switch to slicks, that saw Richard Gonda (SLO) and Beitske Visser
(NED) collect adult points and finish in seventh place. In a second race
of a weekend Gonda/Visser came home ninth with a BMW M6 GT3.

 

TC America: one-two-three outcome for a BMW M240i Racing.

The BMW M240i Racing distinguished a one-two-three outcome in a competition on
Saturday in a TC America. After 14 laps, James Clay (USA) of Team
Copart / BimmerWorld Racing crossed a finish line in initial place at
Road America (USA). In second place, trailing by only 0.232 seconds,
was Toby Grahovec (USA) of Classic BMW. In a Rooster Hall Racing #80
BMW M240i Racing, Johan Schwartz (DNK) finished in third place to
turn off BMW’s success in a TC class. The second competition of the
weekend had not finished during a time of a editorial deadline.

 

GT4 America: lectern success for a BMW M4 GT4.

Sean Quinlan and Gregory Liefooghe (both USA) had reason to celebrate
during a GT4 America SprintX East competition weekend. After 19 laps at
Road America (USA), they finished third in a Stephen Cameron Racing
#19 BMW M4 GT4 to make it onto a lectern in a competition on Saturday.
Their lectern success also saw them secure feat in a Pro Am
category. Fifth place altogether went to Classic BMW’s Justin Raphael
(USA) and Stevan McAleer (GBR). Their team-mates Chris Ohmacht and
Toby Grahovec (both USA) finished in eighth place.

 

In a initial competition in a GT4 America Sprint, Sean Quinlan (USA) in
a Stephen Cameron Racing #19 BMW M4 GT4 was a best-ranked BMW
driver. He crossed a finish line in twelfth place altogether after 22
laps, that was fifth place in a Am class. The second competition of the
array had not finished during a time of a editorial deadline.

 

Blancpain GT World Challenge America: top-ten outcome for
the
BMW M6 GT3.

It was a formidable competition for BMW Teams in a Blancpain GT Challenge
America. Henry Schmitt and Gregory Liefooghe (both USA) were the
best-ranked BMW drivers in a altogether standings, finishing tenth in
a Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M6 GT3. With 13thplace in
a initial race, Naoto Takeda and Takuya Shirasaka (both JPN) in the
Turner Motorsport #96 BMW M6 GT3 claimed initial place in a Am
classification. The second competition of a Blancpain GT Challenge America
in Road America (USA) had not started during a time of a editorial deadline.