BMW Motorsport News

Dress operation for 24 Hours of Daytona – practical Formula E
foe in Las Vegas delights fans and drivers.


  • IWSC: BMW Team RLL and Turner Motorsport contrast in Daytona.
  • Formula E: practical Formula E foe in Las Vegas.
  • Formula E: Félix da Costa teaches NBA stars some tricks.
  • Asian Le Mans Series: fourth and fifth place for AAI Motorsport.


Whether in a DTM, a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship, or vast other championships: Week after week BMW
teams and drivers around a universe do conflict for points, victories
and titles. Away from a lane too, members of a vast BMW
Motorsport family around a universe are also formulating headlines. The
“BMW Motorsport News” allows us to frequently summarize all the
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are always adult to speed.


IWSC: BMW Team RLL and Turner Motorsport contrast in Daytona.

Three weeks before a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s
(IWSC) new deteriorate starts during a mythological 24 Hours of Daytona (US),
BMW Team RLL and a Turner Motorsport group finished their dress
rehearsals during a Daytona International Speedway this weekend. Both
teams took partial in a three-day “Roar before a 24”, giving them the
eventuality to perform extensive contrast and see how the
foe measures adult for a initial time this season. BMW Team RLL
will competition in a GTLM category with dual BMW M6 GTLMs, only like last
year. These will be automobile numbers 19 and 24. The classical 24-hour race
will also see a 19th BMW Art Car in action, that was
designed by John Baldessari (US) and strictly presented final year.
There have been some changes to a motorist pairings this year. During
a sum of 7 exam sessions, Bill Auberlen (US), Alexander Sims
(GB), Augusto Farfus (BR) and Bruno Spengler (CA) common a cockpit
of a array 19 BMW M6 GTLM Art Car. Martin Tomczyk (DE), John
Edwards (US), Kuno Wittmer (CA) and Nick Catsburg (NL) common driving
duties in a array 24 car. Turner Motorsport competed with a BMW M6
GT3 and one of a drivers was BMW works motorist Jens Klingmann (DE).

Formula E: practical Formula E foe in Las Vegas.

A really special eventuality took place this weekend in Las Vegas (US) to
assistance overpass a prolonged opening to a subsequent foe in a FIA Formula E
Championship in Buenos Aires (AR) on 18th February. Prize
income of one million US dollars was adult for grabs in a Visa Vegas
eRace, a practical Formula E foe that took place during a Consumer
Electronics Show (CES) trade fair. The 20 Formula E drivers were up
opposite 10 gamers who had competent for a event. This was a first
eventuality featuring drivers from a top-ranking racing array competing
opposite comparison gamers in a specially-created contest. Taking part
was BMW works motorist António Félix da Costa (PT), who is competing for
a MS Amlin Andretti Team upheld by BMW this season. The
Portuguese motorist claimed initial place in a gift foe and
his team-mate Robin Frijns (NL) finished third. The foe itself was
won by Dutch motorist Bono Huis, who cumulative a tip esteem of 200,000 US
dollars. Félix da Costa enjoyed another highlight, in further to
competing in a practical foe on a games console: together with his
associate Formula E competitors Sam Bird (GB) and Mitch Evans (NZ), he
took partial in a night uncover expostulate by Las Vegas in a Qualcomm
BMW i8 Safety Car.

Formula E: Félix da Costa teaches NBA stars some tricks.

For BMW works motorist António Félix da Costa (PT), this weekend was
all about practical racing. The Visa Vegas eRace gave a Portuguese
motorist a eventuality to learn basketball legends Shaquille O’Neal,
Charles Barkley and Kenny Smith (all US) some special tricks. At the
Consumer Electronics Show (CES) trade fair, Félix da Costa showed the
NBA stars a many critical tips and tricks for removing a many out
of a foe simulator, that was also used in a practical foe on Saturday.

Asian Le Mans Series: fourth and fifth place for AAI Motorsport.

The AAI Motorsports group had some powerful support this weekend at
a third foe of a Asian Le Mans Series in Buriram (TH). BMW DTM
motorist Tom Blomqvist (GB), who had already done a guest appearance
final year, was assimilated on a circuit by former BMW Motorsport Junior
Jesse Krohn (FI) and Philipp Eng (AT), a leader of a 24 Hours of
Spa. Blomqvist and Krohn common pushing duties in a array 90 BMW M6
GT3 with unchanging motorist Akira Iida (JP), and crossed a line to
finish in fourth place in a GT category after 4 hours. Eng competed
together with Jun San Chen (TW) and Ollie Millroy (GB) in a number
91 BMW M6 GT3 and finished fifth. The final turn of a 2016/2017
Asian Le Mans Series will take place on 22nd Jan in
Sepang (MY).