BMW M6 GT3 teams work their ways towards a front in a early stages of a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring.

Nürburgring. The 45th book of a 24-hour race
during a Nürburgring (GER) is underway – and a BMW teams have
started a continuation classical in a Eifel plateau though any
vital incidents. At 20:00, a sum of 4 BMW M6 GT3 cars are
positioned within a tip 10 of a altogether standings. The highest
placed BMW is a #42 of BMW Team Schnitzer, driven by Augusto
Farfus (BRA), Marco Wittmann (GER), Martin Tomczyk (GER) and Tom
Blomqvist (GBR) in sixth position.

 

In prohibited and balmy conditions, with temperatures adult to 27 degrees
Celsius, a margin of 160 cars started a tour by a “Green
Hell” during 15:30. The BMW drivers did not take any risks in a early
stages and shortly got into their rhythm. Only a group of Walkenhorst
Motorsport gifted some bad luck: a #101 BMW M6 GT3 forsaken back
due to technical issues though is still in a race.

The continuation exam for a new BMW M4 GT4 is going good so far. Dirk
Adorf (GER), who takes partial in a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring for
a 25th time, BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard (GBR),
Jörg Weidinger (GER) and Jethro Bovingdon (GBR) are currently
42nd overall.

 

Drivers’ quotes:

 

Marco Wittmann (#42 BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer):
“So far, so good. We still are in a initial hours of racing,
so we can’t contend too most right now. My army was generally okay; now
and afterwards there were Code 60s and yellow flags. First of all, it is
critical to come by a opening proviso of a competition though any
incidents. Thanks for channel a fingers for us.”

 

António Félix da Costa (#43 BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer):
“I can usually contend ‚Wow‘ after my initial competition 24h competition laps in
a BMW M6 GT3. This competition is a large adventure, there are so many cars
out there. Although it’s a 24-hour race, everybody tries to not lose
any time in traffic. Initially we attempted to get a good feeling in the
car. Then it ‘clicked‘. From that impulse we had a good gait and could
pass some cars. Hopefully there are many some-more stints to come.”

 

Alexander Sims (#98/#99 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing): “It
was all well-spoken and it went well. We pitted early compared to a rest,
to get some purify lane and that worked good we think. All is working
good so far. we overtly didn’t know we had been heading a competition until
we came into a box, though it’s never a bad place to be.”

 

Jörg Müller (#19/#20 BMW M6 GT3, Schubert Motorsport):
“I gathering a start and it went flattering well. But one thing is
for sure: this is a hottest 24-hour competition we have ever contested here.
It is essential to conduct a tyres good and we succeeded in doing that.”

 

Philipp Eng (#99 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing): “It is a
unequivocally prohibited race. We can still feel a high temperatures in the
cockpit notwithstanding a fact that we have good atmosphere conditioning in the
BMW M6 GT3. You could see that everybody is discreet in a early
stages of a race, generally when it comes to lapping in traffic.
You need to conduct a tyres really good and move them safely over the
distance. We should be means to urge in a standings when it gets cooler.”

 

Dirk Adorf (#40 BMW M4 GT4, Securtal Sorg Rennsport):
“It is scarcely relaxing to expostulate a BMW M4 GT4 – notwithstanding the
prohibited conditions. This is accurately how a patron racing automobile should be:
we should feel gentle behind a circle and this is only a case
with a BMW M4 GT4. We don’t have any issues and are going a pretty
quick pace.”

 

Positions of a BMW M6 GT3 teams during 20:00:

 

#19 BMW M6 GT3, Schubert Motorsport – 9th

Jens Klingmann (GER), Jörg Müller (GER), John Edwards (USA), Tom
Onslow-Cole (GBR)

 

#20 BMW M6 GT3, Schubert Motorsport – 21st

Jesse Krohn (FIN), Jörg Müller (GER), Bruno Spengler (CAN), Kuno
Wittmer (CAN)

 

#42, BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer – 6th

Marco Wittmann (GER), Tom Blomqvist (GBR), Martin Tomczyk (GER),
Augusto Farfus (BRA)

 

#43, BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer – 7th

Augusto Farfus (BRA), Alexander Lynn (GBR), António Félix da Costa
(POR), Timo Scheider (GER)

 

#98 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing – 16th

Markus Palttala (FIN), Nick Catsburg (NED), Alexander Sims (GBR),
Richard Westbrook (GBR)

 

#99 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing – 10th

Philipp Eng (AUT), Alexander Sims (GBR), Maxime Martin (BEL), Marc
Basseng (GER)

 

#33 BMW M6 GT3, Falken Motorsports – 14th

Peter Dumbreck (GBR), Alexandre Imperatori (SUI), Stef Dusseldorp
(NED), Marco Seefried (GER)

 

#101 BMW M6 GT3, Walkenhorst Motorsport – 110th

Henry Walkenhorst (GER), Jordan Tresson (FRA), David Schiwietz (GER),
Jaap outpost Lagen (NED)