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BMW Motorsport News – Issue 36/2019.

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.  

 

DRM Classics: Flasch and Thiemer during a circle of a BMW 320
Group 5.

The DRM Classics demo runs were highlights in a support programme
of a Hockenheim (GER) DTM finale. More than 20 competition cars from DTM‘s
prototype array “Deutsche Rennsport-Meisterschaft“ (DRM) took to
a lane on all 3 days. The array played a vital purpose in the
German-speaking racing universe between 1972 and 1985. A sum of nine
BMW competition cars were in action, among them a BMW M1, a BMW 2002 and
a BMW 3.0 CSL. The BMW 320 Group 5 from 1977, a former automobile of the
mythological BMW Junior Team, also took partial in a highspeed demo runs.
Jochen Neerpasch, a initial CEO of a BMW Motorsport GmbH, was
present, while Markus Flasch, a Director of BMW M GmbH, sat during the
circle on Friday and Saturday. “This has been a fascinating
experience,“ he said. “Our code is tangible by a heritage. If you
see a ongoing unrestrained of a fans for a BMW 320 Group 5, then
it‘s something unequivocally special. I‘m unapproachable to be means to do such drives
with M – a strongest minute in a world.“ On Sunday, Jens Thiemer,
Head of BMW Brand Management, sat during a wheel. He added: “This
apparently is a mythological automobile that wrote story for BMW. Therefore it
was an honour for me to expostulate such a automobile during a DRM Classics in
a DTM support programme. The BMW 320 Group 5 ran unequivocally good in the
rain, nonetheless we initial had to get used to a conditions out there.
After 4 or 5 laps, however, all felt fine.“

 

GT4 Scandinavia: Söderström and Serwanski secure second place
in a Pro-Am standings. 

The GT4 Scandinavia culmination took place this weekend during Mantorp Park
(SWE) – and a Lestrup Racing group dull off a deteriorate with two
some-more tip 10 finishes. In a #97 BMW M4 GT4, Oliver Söderström and
Robert Serwanski (both SWE) claimed eighth and fifth places in a two
races on Saturday. The twin can demeanour behind over a successful deteriorate that
featured a sum of 4 wins. They resolved a deteriorate 13 points
divided from initial place, only blank out on a pretension in a Pro-Am
drivers’ standings.

 

Italian GT Championship: Bad fitness for Alex Zanardi and BMW
Team Italia.

The Italian GT Championship weekend did not utterly go to devise for the
BMW Team Italia. At a penultimate competition of a deteriorate during Mugello
(ITA), BMW works motorist Alessandro Zanardi (ITA), BMW
Motorsport Junior Erik Johansson (SWE) and Stefano Comandini (ITA) in
a #15 BMW M6 GT3 were forced to retire early due to a technical
issue. The group had approached a competition weekend with high hopes. The
guest coming by Zanardi influenced memories of past successes. He had
formerly seemed during a Italian GT Championship culmination in 2016.
That was his entrance coming in a BMW M6 GT3 and his feat in
Sunday’s competition was distinguished via a paddock. Zanardi returned
to Mugello in a cockpit of a mutated BMW M6 GT3, racing for BMW
Team Italia headed by group principal Roberto Ravaglia (ITA). However,
timid from a penultimate competition of 2019 put paid to any hopes of
claiming a array title. 

 

Nonetheless, BMW Team Italia still had reason to celebrate. Giuseppe
Fascicolo, Francesco Guerra and Andrea Fontana (all ITA) reached the
lectern in a GT4 category with a contingent in a #207 BMW M4 GT4 crossing
a line in second place.