DTM: BMW leads all 3 championships after Zandvoort weekend.
The BMW DTM teams scored profitable points in all 3 championships
during a fifth foe weekend of a DTM deteriorate in Zandvoort (NL). Marco
Wittmann (DE), in particular, constructed dual clever drives to finish
second and fourth and urge his lead in a DTM Drivers’
Championship. In a group competition, BMW Team RMG changed to a top
of a standings pleasantness of Wittmann’s good formula and sixth place
for Timo Glock (DE) on Sunday. BMW defended initial place in the
Manufacturers’ Championship. As good as Wittmann and Glock, António
Félix da Costa (PT), Maxime Martin (BE) and Tom Blomqvist (GB) also
finished in a points in a Netherlands.
ADAC GT Masters: Félix da Costa creates his initial coming in
a BMW M6 GT3.
The fourth foe weekend of this season’s ADAC GT Masters, during a Red
Bull Ring (AT), sees a BMW DTM motorist start alongside BMW Motorsport
Junior Jesse Krohn (FI) in a BMW M6 GT3 for a second time this
season. From 22nd to 24th July, António Félix da Costa (PT) will make
his entrance in a GT racing car, that is fielded by Schubert
Motorsport. The Portuguese motorist is contesting his third DTM season
in 2016, and was also in movement in a FIA Formula E Championship. He
also done a guest start in a Brazilian Stock Car Championship during the
start of a year. He now goes in office of a good outcome in a BMW
M6 GT3 for a initial time in his career. The BMW M6 GT3 Junior Car
also perceived support from a BMW DTM motorist during a opening turn of
a ADAC GT Masters in Oschersleben (DE). Martin Tomczyk (DE) finished
fifth and eighth alongside Krohn. The races in Spielberg start at
13:15 on Saturday and 12:15 on Sunday (both races are live on Sport1).
Three questions for… António Félix da Costa.
António, sixth place on Saturday and usually 17th on Sunday: how
would we sum adult a DTM weekend in Zandvoort?
António Félix da Costa: “Fortunately we scored some decent points for
finishing sixth on Saturday, nonetheless it was transparent to me from the
initial path that it would be tough. we struggled with my automobile and did not
get a tyres working. As a result, we had to go on a defensive in
a race. On Sunday, a initial half of a foe was indeed quite
okay. Unfortunately, we afterwards done hit with Esteban Ocon. After
that, a automobile was shop-worn and there was not a lot some-more that we could do.”
You will competition your initial foe in a BMW M6 GT3 this
weekend. How most are we looking brazen to this new experience?
Félix da Costa: “I can frequency wait to finally go racing in this
illusory car. Over a march of my career, we have driven flattering much
all we can try out as a racing motorist – though a GT automobile is
something new for me. we am also looking brazen to operative with Jesse
and a Schubert team. we don’t know a group yet, though we have actually
raced opposite Jesse. This will be a initial time we have common a
cockpit with him. we consider we will have to adjust a bit and get used to
a BMW M6 GT3 and a series. However, my tour in a ADAC GT
Masters gives me a ideal event to do only that.”
As a football fan, are we still in enjoyment one week after
Portugal won a European Championship?
Félix da Costa: “That was a unequivocally implausible experience. The
significance of this pretension transcends competition in Portugal. The entire
nation flattering most came to a delay when a group was given its
central acquire when it returned from a Euros. Portugal has had
some tough years economically, so this pretension was a outrageous relief. we was
propitious adequate that a initial compare we was means to watch during home was
indeed a final. we distinguished with 20 or 30 of my friends. That was
unequivocally cool. we indeed know some of a players personally, and am
unequivocally gratified for them.”
VLN: Podium for Walkenhorst Motorsport.
The fifth turn of a VLN Endurance Championship during a Nürburgring
(DE) finished with a lectern for a BMW M6 GT3 and a Walkenhorst
Motorsport team. Victor Bouveng (SE), BMW Motorsport Junior Jesse
Krohn (FI) and BMW works motorist Jörg Müller (DE) finished third in the
series 36 automobile after 4 hours of racing on a Nordschleife. The
series 35 car, driven by Matias Henkola (FI) and Michele di Martino
(DE), came home fifth. The Walkenhorst Motorsport team’s BMW Z4 GT3
also finished in a tip ten. Felipe Fernandes Laser (DE), Peter
Posavac (DE) and group principal Henry Walkenhorst (DE) were ninth.
Alexander Mies (DE) and Michael Schrey (DE) of Bonk Motorsport remain
a group to kick in a BMW M235i Racing Cup class. The twin claimed its
fifth win in 5 races and stays dominant on a Nordschleife this
season. Second place went to Thomas Jäger (AT) and Rudi Adams (DE) of
a Scheid-Honert Motorsport team. Heiko Eichenberg (DE) of Securtal
Sorg Rennsport was third. BMW teams claimed 6 category victories in total.
Italian GT Championship: BMW Team Italia on a lectern again.
BMW Team Italia and a BMW M6 GT3 sojourn on march for success in
a Italian GT Championship. Four weeks after a initial win in Misano
(IT), group principal Roberto Ravaglia’s (IT) outfit once again done it
onto a lectern in Mugello (IT). Alberto Cerqui (IT) and Stefano
Comandini (IT) finished second in Sunday’s race. After 35 laps, the
twin came home 6 seconds behind a winning Lamborghini. The BMW M6
GT3 indeed led Saturday’s foe with only dual laps remaining, until a
pile-up dashed any hopes of a second win in a row.