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BMW Team MTEK focuses on competition simulations during a FIA WEC Prologue in Le Castellet.

Le Castellet. BMW Team MTEK and a new BMW M8 GTE officially
launched their 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) campaign
during a “Circuit Paul Ricard” nearby Le Castellet (FRA). On Friday and
Saturday, a series 81 and 82 cars lonesome a sum of 5,075
kilometres. Seven BMW works drivers – Tom Blomqvist (GBR), Nick
Catsburg (NED), António Félix da Costa (POR), Philipp Eng (AUT),
Augusto Farfus (BRA), Alexander Sims (GBR) and Martin Tomczyk (GER)
– were on avocation over a march of a 30-hour exam during the
5.861-kilometre circuit.


Reactions on The Prologue in Le Castellet:


Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK):

“We’re happy to get closer to a genuine start of a FIA World
Endurance Championship Super Season, as we have put in a lot of hard
work and bid to get to this point. There are some unequivocally positive
things to take divided though we also have lots to do forward of Spa. We have
a bustling few weeks.”


Martin Tomczyk (#81 BMW M8 GTE):

“It was a initial time for us to strike a lane in a FIA World
Endurance Championship with all of a competitors and set-up as we
would go to into a foe weekend. It is useful to have such an official
exam and get used to a procedures. We worked by a full
programme, including foe simulations, and we wish we are now prepared
for a season-opener.”


Nick Catsburg (#81 BMW M8 GTE):

“It was a unequivocally successful exam though it’s tough to decider where we are
we. The automobile is using like clockwork and I’m unequivocally looking forward
to my initial FIA World Endurance Championship event.”


Philipp Eng (#81 BMW M8 GTE):

“It was an critical exam for all of us since it was a initial time
we were confronting a approach foe in a FIA World Endurance
Championship. It was also good to go by all of a operations and
rise a strategies. It was, in that respect, a some-more critical test
than formerly when we were using alone.”


Augusto Farfus (#82 BMW M8 GTE):

“The exam has been unequivocally positive. Once again, we managed to get some
good kilometres. It was a initial time that we have had a full FIA
World Endurance Championship choice of automobile series 82 exam together. I
therefore consider a prominence has been that we all share a same
opinion and feedback of a car, that will concede us to work well
together this season.”


António Félix da Costa (#82 BMW M8 GTE):

„It’s good to finally get a FIA World Endurance Championship
deteriorate started. This plan has been a prolonged time in a creation and
it’s good to finally see a BMW M8 GTE attack a lane with all of
a competitors. Next time on lane is in a Six Hours of Spa and I
can’t wait to get behind out there and go racing.”


Alexander Sims (#82 BMW M8 GTE):

„We were means to finish a utterly endless and desirous test
programme, that is always nice. The automobile ran for a good stretch and I
found it unequivocally useful from a motorist indicate of perspective to know the
Michelin tyres before we conduct to Spa-Francorchamps.”