DTM: Pole position and lectern for Marco Wittmann in Spielberg.
Walkenhorst Motorsport motorist Marco Wittmann (GER) continued his
considerable run during a fifth foe weekend of a DTM season. He has
picked adult points in any of a 10 races so far. Wittmann was the
best-placed BMW motorist in a Saturday foe during a Red Bull Ring
(AUT), finishing seventh. He started Sunday in stimulating form,
securing stick position in a #11 BMW M6 GT3. In a race, he was
inextricable in a constrained conflict with Ferrari motorist Liam Lawson
(NZL), behind whom he eventually finished in second place. Following
his third lectern of a season, Wittmann now lies fourth in the
Drivers’ Championship with 121 points, 26 points off a lead.
Wittmann: “The start from stick was unequivocally good during first. We were
immediately means to open adult a opening between Liam Lawson and a rest of
a field. We fundamentally had good gait in a foe too. In a end, we
mislaid initial place in a array stops, that is a large articulate indicate this
season. Nevertheless, we scored some-more profitable points towards the
championship today.” Wittmann was referring to a fact that a number
of manufacturers have an advantage during a tyre change this season,
as a circle nuts on their cars are fixed directly to a rims,
saving time. However, this form of connection is not probable on some
of a cars, including a BMW M6 GT3.
Timo Glock (GER) twice finished tenth to measure points for ROWE Racing
in Spielberg. Sheldon outpost der Linde (RSA) was unequivocally detrimental on both
days. After glorious subordinate results, with fourth on Saturday and
third on Sunday, he unsuccessful to finish both races.
DTM Trophy: One-two-three for a BMW M4 GT4.
The BMW M Motorsport teams distinguished a one-two-three in a DTM
Trophy during a Red Bull Ring (AUT) and claimed 5 of a probable six
lectern places over a march of a dual foe days. Victory in
Saturday’s foe went to Ben Green (GBR) in a FK Performance BMW M4
GT4, forward of his team-mate Yann Zimmer (SUI) and Theo Oeverhaus (GER)
in a Walkenhorst Motorsport-run BMW M4 GT4. A sum of 6 BMW drivers
done it into a tip ten. On Sunday, 5 BMW M4 GT4 finished in the
points – dual of them on a podium. That time, Michael Schrey (GER)
came home second in a Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport car. He was
followed over a finish line in third place by Green, whose second
lectern of a weekend was sufficient to recover a lead in the
Drivers’ Championship. With 148 points, he now leads Sunday’s winner
William Tregurtha (USA, Mercedes) by 10 points. Schrey is third with
110 points and still within distinguished distance.
BMW M2 Cup: Double success for Oeverhaus.
Theo Oeverhaus (GER) not usually done it onto a lectern in a DTM
Trophy during a Red Bull Ring (AUT), though also dominated both races in
a BMW M2 Cup. The 16-year-old cumulative stick position for both races
during a circle of his BMW M2 CS Racing. After good starts in both races,
he went on to take autocratic victories. In doing so, he was seemingly
unblushing by a violent racing going on behind him, that featured
some conspicuous battles. “It was a dream weekend. Two wins, dual poles
– usually perfect,” pronounced a gay Oeverhaus. “I hardly beheld all the
misunderstanding behind me. My re-starts after a reserve automobile were unequivocally good.
we was immediately means to open a opening and stay transparent of it all.” Second
and third place on Saturday went to Colin Caresani (NED) and Louis
Henkefend (GER). On Sunday, Henkefend finished runner-up behind
Oeverhaus and forward of Nicolas Hancke (GER). In doing so, he extended
his altogether lead. Now with 133 points to his name, he usually has a
five-point lead over Fabian Kreim (GER), who finished fifth and fourth
in Spielberg. More information on a BMW M2 Cup can be found on the
central website bmwm2cup.com.
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GTWC: 3-hour foe during a Nürburgring.
The scheduling strife with a DTM meant Walkenhorst Motorsport had to
margin a opposite motorist choice in foe 4 of this season’s Fanatec
GT World Challenge Endurance Cup during a Nürburgring (GER) during the
weekend. In a #34 BMW M6 GT3, unchanging motorist David Pittard and his
new team-mates Jake Dennis and Nick Yelloly (all GBR) finished the
three-hour foe in 12th place. Pittard had previously
finished runner-up in a Pro difficulty in a Fanatec Esports GT Pro
Series on Saturday, scoring profitable points for Walkenhorst Motorsport
in a Team competition. Regular drivers Martin Tomczyk (GER) and
Thomas Neubauer (FRA) were assimilated by Nick Catsburg (NED) in a #35
BMW M6 GT3, and a contingent finished a foe in 15th place.
Boutsen Ginion Racing and a drivers Jens Klingmann (GER), Karim
Ojjeh (KSA) and Jens Liebhauser (GER) struggled with technical issues
in a race. They eventually came home 12th in a Pro-Am class.
GT4 European Series: Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport on a Pro-Am podium.
Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport done it onto a lectern in a Pro-Am
difficulty during a GT4 European Series eventuality during a Nürburgring (GER).
Hansan Tansu and Yagiz Gedik (both TUR) finished second in their class
in a #11 BMW M4 GT4 on Saturday. Their team-mates Cem Bölükbasi and
Berkay Besler (both TUR) were seventh altogether in a best-placed BMW
M4 GT4. Paolo Meloni (SMR) and Massimiliano Tresoldi (ITA) from the
WD Racing Team finished fourth in a AM class, narrowly missing
out on a podium. The BMW M Motorsport teams did not furnish any top
formula in a Sunday race.
Italian GT: BMW Team Italia on a lectern with a BMW M6 GT3.
Marius Zug (GER) and Stefano Comandini (ITA) tender in both races
in a Italian GT Sprint Championship during Imola (ITA) and were rewarded
for their clever performances with a place on a podium. They came
home fourth on Saturday, narrowly blank out on a lectern with a BMW
Team Italia BMW M6 GT3. However, they went one improved on Sunday,
finishing third to secure their place on a podium. Their team-mates
Nicola Neri and Giuseppe Fascicolo (both ITA) were second in the
GT4-AM difficulty in their BMW M4 GT4 on Saturday, though unsuccessful to finish the
BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy: Luigi Ferrara bags a prop during Imola.
The fourth foe weekend in a BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy was all
about Luigi Ferrara (ITA). He won both races during Imola (ITA) and took a
large step towards a tip of a altogether standings. Now with 101 points
to his name, he trails a personality Gustavo Sandrucci (ITA) by usually nine
points. Sandrucci finished runner-up behind Ferrara in a opening
race, though had to settle for sixth place in foe two. Third place on
Saturday went to Lorenzo Marcucci (ITA), while Marco Zanasi and
Alessandro Brigatti (both ITA) assimilated Ferrara on a lectern on Sunday.
24h Barcelona: ST Racing claims GT4 difficulty victory.
The ST Racing group distinguished feat in a GT4 difficulty during a 24-hour
foe in Barcelona (ESP). After 638 laps of racing, Samantha Tan, Nick
Wittmer (both CAN), Chandler Hull and Jon Miller (both USA) came home
good forward of their closest rivals to take a difficulty win and finish an
considerable 12th overall. Daren Jorgensen, Brett Strom (both
USA), Nathan Freke (GBR) and Danny outpost Dongen (NED) from a RHC
Jorgensen-Strom by Century group finished runner-up in a GT4 difficulty to
finish a one-two for a BMW M4 GT4.
GT World Challenge America: Victory for Turner Motorsport in
a BMW M6 GT3.
Robby Foley and Michael Dinan (both USA) claimed a initial win of the
deteriorate for Turner Motorsport in foe dual of a Fanatec GT World
Challenge America during Road America (USA). After 41 laps of racing, the
twin in a #96 BMW M6 GT3 came home 4.6 seconds forward of their closest
rivals. Foley and Dinan had formerly finished seventh overall,
fourth in a Pro category, in a initial foe of a event, that took
place on a final weekend in August. They now distortion fourth in the
Drivers’ Championship with 87 points.
GT4/GT/TC America: Victories and podiums aplenty for BMW teams.
BMW M Motorsport teams claimed many victories and podiums across
several array and classes during a Road America (USA) foe weekend at
a finish of August. The BMW M4 GT4 was in movement in both a GT4
America and GT America array during a iconic circuit. Meanwhile, the
BMW M2 CS Racing and a BMW M240i Racing were out on lane in TC America.
In GT4 America, a BMW M4 GT4 took 5 of a 6 places available
on a podium. In foe one, it was James Walker and Bill Auberlen
(both USA) of a BimmerWorld Racing group who took victory, forward of
Tom Capizzi and John Capresto-Dubets (both USA) of Auto Technic Racing
and a second BimmerWorld Racing twin of James Clay and Nick Galante
(both USA). Tim Barber and Cole Ciraulo (both USA) finished runner-up
in a Silver difficulty for CCR Racing/Team TFB. The second foe was won
by Sean Quinlan and Gregory Liefooghe (both USA) in a Stephen
Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4, forward of Capizzi and Capresto-Dubets, who
again finished runner-up. Harry Gottsacker and Tyler Maxson (both USA)
won a Silver difficulty for ST Racing. In GT America, Quinlan took
feat in a GT4 difficulty in both races as an particular starter for
Stephen Cameron Racing.
BMW M Motorsport achieved a top-five and a top-six close out in TC
America. Jacob Ruud (USA) won foe one in A BMW M2 CS Racing for
Classic BMW. He was followed home by a serve 3 BMW M2 CS
Racings. Fifth place went to Austen Smith (USA) in a BMW M240i Racing
run by Auto Technic Racing. That warranted Smith feat in a TC class.
In foe two, no fewer than 6 BMW M2 CS Racings led a margin home.
The foe was won by Stephen Cugliari (USA) of Accelerating
Performance, forward of Hard Motorsport drivers Ruud and Steve Streimer
(USA). This was a same contingent that had distinguished on a lectern after
a opening foe – usually in a opposite order. Smith finished third in
a TC difficulty this time.
BTCC: A win and 4 podiums for BMW teams in Thruxton.
The final weekend in Aug saw a British Touring Car Championship
(BTCC) during Thruxton (GBR) for a second time this season. There was
some-more means for jubilee for those during a circle of a BMW 330i M
Sport – quite Adam Morgan (GBR), who took feat for a Car
Gods with Ciceley Motorsport group in a third and final foe on
Sunday. He was followed home in second place by Colin Turkington
(GBR). The Team BMW motorist had finished 12th and sixth in a first
dual races and is a tip BMW motorist in a Drivers’ Championship in
fifth place. Morgan is usually next him in a standings in sixth place.
He finished a initial dual races during Thruxton in seventh and eighth place.
Tom Oliphant (GBR) done dual appearances on a podium, finishing third
for Team BMW in races one and two. He dull a weekend off with
12th place in a third race. BMW continues to lead the
Manufacturers foe with 532 points.