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BMW Motorsport News – Issue 16/17.

Whether in a 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.


BMW Motorsport Juniors: Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup in Monza.

BMW Motorsport Juniors Nico Menzel (GER) and Mikkel Jensen (DEN)
finished their initial rival coming together during a weekend.
They gathering a Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 during a Blancpain GT
Series Endurance Cup competition in Monza (ITA). The group was upheld by
third driver, Jaap outpost Lagen from a Netherlands. However, they
suffered some bad fitness during a 3-hour competition on Sunday afternoon.
They were concerned in a mass wreck by no error of their own,
immediately after a start, an eventuality that influenced roughly a entire
field. The radiator of a BMW M6 GT3 was so badly shop-worn that
starting motorist outpost Lagen had to park a automobile during a corner of the
track. The BMW M6 GT3 was one of countless cars that was incompetent to
continue once a interrupted competition was restarted about half an hour
later. “Of course, it is unequivocally frustrating when a competition finishes after
only a few hundred metres like this,” pronounced Menzel. “But that is
racing. Overall, it was good to get to know a array and see
everything. We did learn a bit as well. Now we are anticipating for a bit
some-more fitness on a subsequent appearance.” Menzel and Jensen will be competing
together via a whole deteriorate in a Blancpain GT Series
Endurance Cup.


Three questions for … Mikkel Jensen.


Mikkel, what is your greeting to your initial rival race
as a BMW Motorsport Junior?

Mikkel Jensen: “Unfortunately, a competition finished early though detached from
that, we am utterly happy. Quite a few things were new to me. This was my
initial time pushing in a GT3 car, we have only assimilated BMW and a team
was new. It was a good experience. You can unequivocally feel a team
suggestion when we work with everybody else. It is something new for me to
be pity a cockpit with other drivers. You’re a sole wolf in
Formula 3 though here a drivers work together as a team. We assistance one
another and try to grasp something together. we like that.”


What were a many critical aspects of a BMW M6 GT3 that
we had to get used to?

Jensen: “The many formidable thing was removing used to a ABS. You
have to rise a feeling for how to use it and how it helps you. I
had no problems with a doing of a car. As a racing driver, you
have a healthy instinct for that though a brakes unequivocally were different
to any others we was used to.”


How good do we get on with Nico?

Jensen: “Very well. We already know any other from Formula racing,
as we competed opposite one another in 2014. He is a cool, ease man and
a unequivocally good team-mate. And that is important. we feel right during home
in a BMW Motorsport family.”  



BMW Open by FWU: Timo Glock demonstrates his tennis skills at
a luminary doubles.

BMW DTM motorist Timo Glock (GER) has had a bustling week divided from the
track. Glock valid that his sporting talents are not only restricted
to a racetrack during an muster compare that took place as partial of
a opening even for a BMW Open by FWU in a Munich Airport Center.
Together with German tennis pro Florian Mayer, he put on a good
opening when competing opposite BMW Open contest director
Patrick Kühnen (GER) and gifted German tennis actor Maximilian
Marterer. Glock and Mayer did have to acknowledge defeat, however. “I have
spent a lot of time during airports during my racing career though playing
tennis there is a initial for me. It was great,” resolved Glock. The
BMW Open by FWU is one of 250 ATP tournaments and takes place this
year from 29th Apr to 7th May in Munich (GER).
Glock will start a new DTM deteriorate on 5th May in
Hockenheim (GER).