BMW M Motorsport News, 24th Aug 2021.

DTM: Marco Wittmann enjoys some-more success in a BMW M6 GT3 at
a Nürburgring.

Two weeks after holding feat during Zolder (BEL), Walkenhorst
Motorsport again had means for jubilee during turn 4 of this
season’s DTM during a Nürburgring (GER): Marco Wittmann (GER), in the
#11 BMW M6 GT3, finished third in competition dual to explain another podium.
Wittmann had formerly cumulative a earnest third place on a grid in
Saturday’s subordinate for competition one. However, a group knew that it
would be tough to grasp a lectern finish, due to a additional 25
kilograms he was carrying following a feat during Zolder. At a end
of a 40-lap race, Wittmann crossed a finish line in fifth place.

 

In a soppy subordinate for competition dual on Sunday, a two-time DTM champion
again put a #11 BMW M6 GT3 third on a grid. The reserve automobile then
done dual appearances in an eventful race. As Walkenhorst Motorsport
had already come in for an early array stop, Wittmann had to quarrel his
approach behind past those drivers that had not nonetheless stopped during a restarts.
He did so good and eventually came home in third place to secure
a final mark on a podium. “That was one of a many eventful races
of my DTM career,” pronounced Wittmann. “The second restart was particularly
chaotic. We were 5 cars corresponding entrance into a initial corner,
and we usually hoped that we would somehow get by in one piece. I
upheld 5 or 6 cars within usually a few corners. It could easily
have left wrong, though it worked out and we had a lot of fun.” Wittmann
now lies third in a Drivers’ Championship.

 

The ROWE Racing group had a churned weekend. Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA)
fought behind from 18th on a grid to finish sixth in a #31 BMW M6
GT3 in Saturday’s race. In a Sunday race, a South African was in
with a scream of a lectern finish until his BMW M6 GT3 was strike by
another automobile during a second restart. The outcome was a damaged steering,
that forced outpost der Linde out of a race. His team-mate Timo Glock
(GER) had to settle for 19th place in a Saturday race. However, the
waves incited on Sunday when Glock, in a #16 BMW M6 GT3, worked his
approach from 20th on a grid to eighth place. In doing so, he scored his
initial points of a DTM season. After a race, he was promoted to
seventh place following a chastisement handed to one of his rivals.

 

DTM Trophy: One-two for a BMW M4 GT4 in a Eifel mountains.

BMW M Motorsport teams in a DTM Trophy once again tender with a
clever arrangement during a Nürburgring (GER). Saturday’s competition constructed a
one-two for a BMW M4 GT4. The widespread motorist was Ben Green (GBR) in
a #10 BMW M4 GT4 of FK Performance Motorsport. Starting from pole,
Green took a gentle lights-to-flag victory. Michael Schrey (GER)
followed him home in second place, in a #2 BMW M4 GT4 of Hofor
Racing by Bonk Motorsport, to make it a BMW one-two.

 

Schrey finished fourth in a Sunday race, though was thereafter handed a
five-second chastisement that saw him relegated to eighth place. The
best-placed BMW motorist was Yann Zimmer (SUI) in a #50 BMW M4 GT4,
who finished sixth for FK Performance Motorsport. His team-mate Green
finished usually behind him in seventh, forward of Schrey. Green and Schrey
distortion second and third in a Drivers’ Championship. Green trails the
stream personality by usually 3 points.

 

BMW M2 Cup: Exciting conflict for a championship lead.

The new BMW M2 Cup was also during a Nürburgring (GER) during a weekend
for a third eventuality of a season. An sparkling conflict for the
championship lead grown over a march of dual stirring races on
Saturday and Sunday.

 

In Saturday’s opening race, Louis Henkefend (GER) took a comfortable
second win of a deteriorate in a #17 BMW M2 CS Racing. He crossed the
finish line roughly 6 seconds transparent of his closest rival. In doing
so, Henkefend extended his championship lead – briefly. “That was a
ideal race,” pronounced Henkefend afterwards. “I grabbed a lead in turn
one and thereafter had a transparent lane in front of me. we am unequivocally happy, as I
have scored profitable points in a championship.” Behind him, Fabian
Kreim (GER / #43) and Nicolas Hancke (GER / #99) were inextricable in a
hard-fought conflict for second place. Kreim had a top palm for a
prolonged time, though it was Hancke who eventually prevailed and took second
place. As such, a lectern featured Henkefend, Hancke and Kreim.

 

Race dual on Sunday was another thriller with a drivers in a BMW
M2 CS Racing cars creation a horde of fantastic manoeuvres on a dry
track. This time, it was Hancke who combined feat to a second place
he accessible on Saturday. “It has been a prolonged highway onto a podium. I
was lacking a bit of gait in a initial few races, though it was better
here during a Nürburgring. we am impossibly happy with a result,” said
a #99 BMW M2 CS Racing driver. Second place went to Kreim, with
Davit Kajaia (GEO / #5) holding third. Henkefend had to settle for
sixth place after receiving a chastisement for unwell to observe lane limits.

 

That outcome saw a championship lead change hands and Kreim is the
new personality with 97 points. Henkefend is now second with 95 points,
followed in third place by Hancke (76 points). The BMW Junior Team
visited a BMW M2 Cup paddock during a Nürburgring weekend. Dan Harper
(GBR), Neil Verhagen (USA) and Max Hesse (GER) called on their
knowledge to give a drivers some profitable tips. More information on
a BMW M2 Cup is accessible on a central website: bmwm2cup.com.
There, we will find images and videos to download in a ‘Media’ section.

 

GTWC: New motorist pairings for Walkenhorst Motorsport.

Walkenhorst Motorsport will contest with 3 determined drivers
and 3 new drivers in a cockpits of a dual BMW M6 GT3 in the
remaining dual races of a deteriorate in a Endurance Cup, within the
FANATEC GT World Challenge Europe, during a Nürburgring (GER, 5th
September) and Barcelona (ESP, 10th October). Jake Dennis (GR) will
make his GT entrance for BMW M Motorsport alongside unchanging motorist David
Pittard (GBR) in a #34 car. Just a few days ago, he finished his rookie
deteriorate in a ABB FIA Formula E World Championship with BMW i Andretti
Motorsport in third place in a altogether standings. The third driver
in a all-British choice will be Nick Yelloly (GBR). At a circle of
a #35 BMW M6 GT3, unchanging drivers Martin Tomczyk (GER) and Thomas
Neubauer (FRA) will be ably assisted by Nick Catsburg (NED). Catsburg
and Yelloly not usually won a 2020 Nürburgring 24 Hours together in a
BMW M6 GT3, though also raced for Walkenhorst Motorsport in the
Intercontinental GT Challenge so know a group really well. The change
in a motorist choice is due to a report strife with a DTM, in
that Marco Wittmann (GER) is pushing for Walkenhorst Motorsport on
a same weekends, while Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA) and Timo Glock
(GER) contest for ROWE Racing.

 

Super GT Championship: BMW Team Studie in movement during Suzuka.

BMW Team Studie was behind in movement in a Japanese Super GT
Championship final weekend – this time during Suzuka (JPN). The
300-kilometre competition was creatively scheduled for a finish of May, but
had to be deferred to Aug due to a coronavirus. The #7 BMW M6
GT3 of BMW Team Studie was once again driven by Seiji Ara and Tomohide
Yamaguchi (both JPN). In Saturday’s subordinate session, a twin was
14th fastest. However, in Sunday’s race, that took place underneath cloudy
skies and in temperatures of about 30 degrees, a #7 forsaken back
by a margin as a outcome of a drive-through penalty. In the
end, Ara/Yamaguchi came home in 25th place.

 

GT4 Scandinavia: Second eventuality of a deteriorate during Gelleråsen.

GT4 Scandinavia staged a second eventuality of a deteriorate final weekend.
This time, Gelleråsen Arena (SWE) hosted a dual races. Flying the
dwindle for BMW was a 996 Lestrup Racing Team with a #98 BMW M4 GT4.
Alternating during a circle were Joakim Walde and Victor Bouveng (both
SWE). The twin had formerly taken feat and claimed another podium
outcome in a Pro-Am category during a season-opener during Fällfors (SWE) in
June. At Gelleråsen, Walde/Bouveng finished fourth, narrowly missing
out on another podium. They were thereafter hapless and unsuccessful to finish
in competition dual on Sunday.

 

BTCC: Milestone feat for Colin Turkington during Knockhill.

Colin Turkington (GBR) reached a miracle during turn 5 of the
British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) during Knockhill (GR) in
mid-August. In a initial of a 3 races, Turkington took a
gentle feat in a #2 BMW 330i M Sport run by Team BMW – this
was a team’s 100th feat in a BTCC and a 75th time they had
distinguished together with BMW. Turkington thereafter finished runner-up in
competition two. His team-mate Stephen Jelley (GBR) stepped onto a podium
after competition three, carrying finished third in a #12 BMW 330i M Sport.
Turkington finished a third and final competition of a weekend in eighth
place. After 5 competition weekends, BMW tops a Manufacturer standings
with 439 points and a lead of 55 over a closest rivals.