BMW M Motorsport News, 10th Aug 2021.

DTM: Marco Wittmann celebrates initial win of a deteriorate during Zolder.

Two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann (GER) distinguished his initial win
in roughly dual years and his initial in a GT3 epoch of a DTM during the
sixth competition of a deteriorate in Zolder (BEL). On Sunday he initial put the
BMW M6 GT3 of Walkenhorst Motorsport in stick position with a path time
of 1:26.687 minutes. He was means to urge that position during a start
and move it home after a competition stretch of 39 laps. This was the
Walkenhorst Motorsport team’s initial feat in a competition array in only
their sixth competition in their lass season.

 

“The whole weekend went unequivocally good for us,” pronounced Wittmann. “We never
approaching that we would be so clever in a run-up though a package has
been brill given Friday. Pole was a pivotal today. And a group can be
unequivocally proud, it’s usually their sixth DTM competition and lots is new to them,
like a quick array stops. They did a illusory pursuit and didn’t make any mistakes.”

 

Wittmann took a checkered dwindle in P5 on Saturday and has finished
in a points in all 6 races of a deteriorate to date. Consequently, he
is in fourth place in a driver’s standings with 67 points. Sheldon
outpost der Linde (RSA) also finished in a points during Zolder. He crossed
a finish line in seventh place on Sunday in a BMW M6 GT3 of ROWE
Racing. He finished in P16 on Saturday, His team-mate Timo Glock (GER)
crossed a finish line in eleventh place on Saturday, on Sunday he
finished in P16.

 

BMW M2 Cup: Two new winners during Zolder.

After Tim Heinemann (GER) dominated a opening weekend of a BMW M2
Cup with his dual wins during a Lausitzring (GER), a starting margin of
16 enjoyed a well-balanced second competition weekend during Zolder (BEL) in
Heinemann’s absence, with stirring duels and dual new winners. In the
competition on Saturday, feat went to a #43 BMW M2 CS Racing with Fabian
Kreim (GER) during a wheel. The three-time German Rally Champion
prevailed over stick sitter Rodrigo Almeida (MOZ) and Salman Owega
(GER), who changed adult a margin impressively from 16th on a grid.
“It’s simply incredible! There’s a outrageous disproportion between convene and
circuit. So I’m even some-more gay with this success,” pronounced Kreim.

 

Kreim was clever once again in Sunday’s race, and usually usually missed
out on a lectern in fourth. This time it was Louis Henkefend (GER) in
a #17 BMW M2 CS Racing who prevailed after a flawless competition to
applaud his initial win of a season. “It was a ideal race! we had
to urge unequivocally tough a whole time and I’m relieved that we got through
it though creation any mistakes,” pronounced Henkefend. He finished in fifth
place on Saturday. Davit Kajaia (GEO) and Theo Oeverhaus (GER)
finished a lectern behind him in Sunday’s race.

 

The altogether standings are impossibly tighten after 4 races so far.
Henkefend with 64 points to his name is usually one indicate forward of Kreim
and Owega in third is in distinguished distance. He finished fifth in race
dual on Sunday. For some-more information about a BMW M2 Cup, see the
central website bmwm2cup.com.
Photos and videos are also accessible to download there in a ‘Media’ section.

 

IMSA: Turner Motorsport celebrates subsequent win with a BMW M4
GT4 and lectern with a BMW M6 GT3.

Turner Motorsport looks behind during a successful weekend in a IMSA
series: At Road America (USA), a group distinguished their subsequent win with
a BMW M4 GT4 in a IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge and a podium
finish with a BMW M6 GT3 in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship. This sees Turner Motorsport lead both championships. The
IMSA was in movement on a iconic racetrack during Elkhart Lake (USA) from
6th to 8th August.

 

The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge competition was hold on Saturday. The #95
BMW M4 GT4 of Bill Auberlen and Dillon Machavern (both USA) started
from stick position. Machavern led for most of a competition before handing
a circle over to Auberlen. The seasoned motorist faced dual challenges
in his stint. Firstly, it started pouring with rain, and secondly, he
had to be careful with fuel to strech a finish line without
pitting again. Auberlen mastered both good once again that saw
him and Machavern applaud their second win of a deteriorate and
contend a solitary lead in a GS class. Their team-mates Robby Foley
and Vincent Barletta (both USA) finished in fourth place in a #96
BMW M4 GT4 and changed adult into second place in a championship standings.

 

Then on Sunday, Turner Motorsport contested a GTD category of a IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a #96 BMW M6 GT3, with
Auberlen and Foley during a wheel. They finished a competition durability 2
hours and 40 mins in second on a podium, with another clever
strategy. This saw Auberlen and Foley retrieve a altogether lead in the
GTD class.

 

24h Spa: Boutsen Ginion Racing’s personal feat during their
home event.

Sunday, 16:30 in Spa-Francorchamps (BEL): After 24 hours, a #10 BMW
M6 GT3 of Boutsen Ginion Racing crossed a finish line in a iconic
continuation competition in a Ardennes. For a Belgian BMW M Motorsport team,
creation it to a finish during their home eventuality was something of a
personal victory. The group with a drivers Jens Klingmann
(GER), Karim Ojjeh (KSA), Jens Liebhauser (GER) and Yann Zimmer (SUI)
overcame each plea during a 24h of Spa-Francorchamps. 

 

In a opening phase, characterised by a prolonged full march yellow
proviso followed by complicated rain, a #10 BMW M6 GT3 of Boutsen Ginion
Racing was moving as it courageously battled a approach adult a field.
Starting from 45th on a grid, it ploughed a approach adult by the
field. BMW works motorist Klingmann got a automobile adult into 25th place – and
took a lead in a Pro Am class. “We had a unequivocally good gait in the
race,” pronounced Klingmann. “We showed that we are unequivocally means of
being adult there with a Pro frontrunners with a Pro Am car. That’s
also a good pointer for a remaining races of a season.”

 

But 24-hour races play by their possess rules. Like many other teams,
Boutsen Ginion Racing were not spared from technical issues, which
compulsory prolonged array stops. But a group kept on battling, and after 24
hours crossed a finish line in 11th place in a Pro Am category and
35th place overall.

 

“Obviously it was a contrition that a technical array stops caused us to
dump right down a field, though we gave it a all to make it to the
checkered dwindle for us and for BMW,” pronounced Klingmann. “It goes without
observant that a altogether outcome wasn’t what we had hoped for, though I
have to contend that we had a lot of fun in a car. Spa is a really
perfectionist racetrack, and we consider that we can suffer each singular lap.
I’m also beholden that a BMW M6 GT3 showed what it’s means of once
again, even if that wasn’t utterly reflected in a position. We’re
feeling certain going into a final dual continuation races in a GT
World Challenge and hopefully we will be means to give a BMW M6 GT3 a
wise send-off in this array as well.” On a initial weekend in
September, Boutsen Ginion Racing will take to a grid during the
Nürburgring (GER) with a #10 BMW M6 GT3 to competition a FANATEC GT
World Challenge Europe powered by AWS Endurance Cup, a deteriorate finale
will be hold in Barcelona from 8th to 10th October.

 

GT4 European Series: Cem Bölükbasi with dual Am Cup wins in a Ardennes.

The GT4 European Series competition weekend during Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) was
intensely successful for Cem Bölükbasi (TUR) and his group Borusan
Otomotiv Motorsport. The fourth eventuality of a deteriorate was hold from 27th
to 31st Jul as partial of a 24-hour competition weekend – and Bölükbasi won
a Am Cup category in both races with a #12 BMW M4 GT4. He finished in
sixth place altogether in competition one on Friday and won in a Am Cup with a
lead of 28 seconds over a second-placed automobile in that class. In race
dual on Saturday morning, Bölükbasi wowed with a marvellous recovery
race. From a 19th quarrel on a grid, he unequivocally ploughed his way
by a margin with a BMW M4 GT4. Half-way by a competition he
was even in fifth place overall. He went on to remove positions as the
competition went on, though in P11 in a altogether rankings he was once again the
transparent leader in a Am Cup, with a lead of roughly 25 seconds over the
second-placed automobile in that class.

 

British GT Championship: Leader Century Motorsport finishes on
a lectern twice during Snetterton.

Century Motorsport continues to be successful in a British GT
Championship. The fifth eventuality of a deteriorate was hold in Snetterton
(GBR) final weekend, and a group cumulative second place on a lectern in
both races.

 

In competition one, Gus Burton and Will Burns (both GBR) in a #57 BMW M4
GT4 finished in second place. Their team-mates Andrew
Gordon-Colebrooke and Chris Salkeld (both GBR) late in a #9 BMW
M4 GT4. Then, in competition dual it was a Gordon-Colebrooke/Salkeld pairing
who cumulative second place. Burton and Burns finished fifth. In a GT4
motorist standings of a British GT Championship, Burton and Burns
sojourn in a transparent lead with 143.5 points, and Gordon-Colebrooke and
Salkeld are in second place with 99 points. Burton/Burns also lead the
Silver classification. In a GT4 group standings, Century Motorsport
stays unchallenged during a top, with 242.5 points and a lead of 117.

 

GT America: Stephen Cameron Racing on a lectern during a ‘Music
City Grand Prix’.

‘Music City Grand Prix’ – that was a musical name of a fourth
turn of a GT America deteriorate hold in Nashville (USA) final weekend.
The competition took place on a proxy travel circuit. On Saturday, in the
initial of a dual races, a BMW M4 GT4 finished on a podium. Sean
Quinlan (USA) finished third in a GT4 category in automobile series 119 of
Stephen Cameron Racing. Right behind him was Mark Brummond (USA) in
a #11 BMW M4 GT4 of Classic BMW in fourth. In competition dual on Sunday,
Quinlan usually usually missed out on another mark on a podium, finishing
in fourth.

 

TC France: Top 3 spots for a BMW M2 CS Racing during Spa-Francorchamps.

 

As partial of a 24-hour weekend in Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), a TC
France, a ‘Championnat de France FFSA Tourisme’, also hold an event
during a iconic Belgian lane from 29th to 31st July. The BMW M2 CS
Racing dominated a initial competition on Friday evening, holding all top
3 spots. Ricardo outpost der Ende (NED / #16) of L’Espace Bienvenue
won with a lead of 0.5 seconds over his team-mate Benjamin Lessennes
(FRA / #17). Third place went to Steven Palette (FRA) in a #18 BMW
M2 CS Racing of VSF Sports – Amplitude Automobile. In competition dual on
Saturday morning, Palette in P3 finished on a lectern again, outpost der
Ende and Lessennes finished fourth and fifth.

 

BTCC: Three podiums during Oulton Park.

The British Touring Car Championship hold a fourth turn of the
deteriorate during Oulton Park (GBR) on 31st Jul and 1st August. On a
violent competition Sunday, on that dual of a 3 races had to be
red-flagged, a BMW drivers cumulative 3 podiums. Independent driver
Andrew Morgan finished in third place with a #33 BMW 330i M Sport of
Ciceley Motorsport in both competition one and two. Then, Stephen Jelley
(GBR) of Team BMW clinched second place on a lectern in competition three.
He was pushing a #12 BMW 330i M Sport. After 4 rounds, BMW leads
a manufacturer’s standings with 334 points and a lead of twelve.