BMW Motorsport News

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
movement for we in a compress and ominous manner. This way, you
are always adult to speed.

DTM: Car numbers for a 2018 deteriorate released.

With 79 days remaining to a opening turn of a DTM deteriorate at
Hockenheim (GER), a numbers that will accoutre a cars of a 6 BMW
DTM drivers have been confirmed. Bruno Spengler (CAN), Marco Wittmann
(GER), Augusto Farfus (BRA) and Timo Glock (GER) will take to the
lane with informed automobile numbers, as they line adult with a same numbers
as final season: 7 for Spengler, 11 for Wittmann, 15 for Farfus, and 16
for Glock. BMW DTM visitor Philipp Eng (AUT) will start in a number
25 automobile – a series closely compared with a story of BMW
Motorsport. Back in 1975, a series 25 BMW 3.0 CSL won a 12 Hours
of Sebring (USA). This delight kick-started a story of BMW
Motorsport in North America. The series is still compared with BMW
in North America today: BMW Team RLL traditionally runs a series 25
automobile in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC). Up until
2017 that was a BMW M6 GTLM, though it was transposed in 2018 by a BMW
M8 GTE. In 2010, a series 25 played a lead purpose on the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife: a series 25 BMW M3 GT took feat during the
iconic 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring. Eng will now competition with a 25
in a DTM. “It is really special for me to have this iconic series on
my BMW M4 DTM. we will line adult proudly in a series 25,” pronounced Eng. His
team-mate Joel Eriksson (SWE), another new face in a BMW DTM squad,
opted for a series 47: “I had this series in karting and was crowned
Swedish kart champion with a series 47. That is because we went for 47
again.”

FIA WEC: BMW M8 GTE completes subsequent continuation test.

This week, BMW Motorsport continued preparations for entering
a FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) with an continuation exam at
Portimão (POR). BMW works drivers Augusto Farfus (BRA), António Félix
da Costa (POR), Martin Tomczyk (GER), Nick Catsburg (NED) and Philipp
Eng (AUT) all had a possibility to take a circle of a BMW M8 GTE. The
quintet of drivers finished a operation of opening tests and set-up
tasks, as good as an continuation run that lasted several hours. The
drivers also had a event to take to a lane with LMP1 cars
and accumulate some knowledge of traffic with these rapid prototypes.
The deteriorate kicks off on 5th May with a six-hour competition at
Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), preceded by a WEC Prologue during Le Castellet
(FRA) on 6th and 7th April. The prominence of a deteriorate comes with the
24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA), that will take place on 16th/17th June.

IWSC: BMW Team RLL attends exam during a “Sebring International Raceway”.

Just 3 weeks forward of a second competition of a deteriorate in the
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), a iconic 12 Hours of
Sebring (USA), BMW Team RLL has been racking adult some-more kilometres of
contrast with a new BMW M8 GTE. Over a march of 5 test
sessions, dual of that took place in a dark, Bobby Rahal’s (USA)
group continued a preparations for a second continuation classical of
a deteriorate during a “Sebring International Raceway”. Bill Auberlen
(USA), Connor De Phillippi (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR) took to the
lane in a series 25 BMW M8 GTE during a central IMSA exam though an
occurrence during a finish of Friday’s initial event saw them incompetent to
continue with a test. John Edwards (USA), Jesse Krohn (FIN) and
Colton Herta (USA) were during a circle of a series 24 automobile and
continued to accumulate information for a team. Herta, who took partial in the
Formula E rookie exam in Marrakech (MAR) for a MSAD Andretti
Formula E group in mid-January, will be upheld by BMW of North
America as a BMW Motorsport Junior in 2018. This was a 17-year-old’s
initial tour in a GT car.

International GT Open: BMW Team Teo Martín tests in Barcelona.

BMW Team Teo Martín strictly began a preparations for the
new deteriorate in a International GT Open final week. The initial winter
exam of a deteriorate took place during a “Circuit de Catalunya” near
Barcelona (ESP). As they did final year, Fran Rueda (ESP) and Lourenço
Beirão da Veiga (POR) took to a lane in a BMW M6 GT3. Joining the
group this year is Brazilian Marcio Basso. Over a march of a eight
exam sessions, a team, that finished second in a Driver and Team
competitions final year, clocked a third fastest time. The new season
in a International GT Open gets underway on 14th Apr during Estoril
(POR). Prior to that, another exam will take place during “Circuit Paul
Ricard” in Le Castellet (FRA) on 2nd and 3rd March.