Whether in a DTM, a FIA World Endurance Championship, the
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, a ABB FIA Formula E
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.
Formula E: BMW i Andretti Motorsport contrast with a BMW
iFE.18 after feat during a season-opener.
BMW i Andretti Motorsport, a BMW iFE.18 and BMW works driver
António Félix da Costa (POR) distinguished a ideal start to a season
in a ABB FIA Formula E Championship. The whole group was naturally
gay that a initial foe supposing a abounding prerogative for a months
and years of complete growth work. However, one day after the
triumph, a concentration returned to scheming for a subsequent races. BMW
Motorsport Junior Beitske Visser (NED) done her entrance in a BMW
iFE.18 during contrast in Ad Diriyah (KSA). She common exam duties with
Alexander Sims (GBR). “The BMW iFE.18 is a cold car, it feels very
stable,” pronounced Visser. “Having spent a final dual years pushing in GT
and furloughed automobile racing, returning to regulation cars did need a bit of
composition though we had fun and gained some profitable experience.”
Three questions for… António Félix da Costa.
António, now we have slept on your feat in Ad Diriyah, how
does it feel?
António Félix da Costa: “To be honest, it still feels unreal. When I
assimilated a Andretti group in Season 3, we always dictated to strech this
point, however a final dual years have seen copiousness of formidable races
and wily moments. we have been accompanied during these tough times
by many group members who were there to knowledge a win this time.
That is only a good story and we am unbelievably gay about how
How has a increasing BMW change influenced a swell of
Félix da Costa: “The opportunities and a expertise supposing by BMW
have taken a plan in a totally new direction. we visited Munich
frequently during a credentials proviso for a new deteriorate and we have
seen how a array developers go about their work. The BMW i
drivetrain that they have grown for us is simply fantastic.
Nonetheless, before a initial foe starts it is unfit to know
where we mount compared to a competition. We saw that we didn’t
have a fastest automobile in a margin in Ad Diriyah. That motivates
everybody to work that bit harder. But we still managed to win the
race, given we done no errors as a team. That is because we have a very
good feeling about a rest of a season.”
How do we rate a new “ATTACK MODE” and a “FANBOOST”?
Félix da Costa: “From a vital indicate of view, a ‘ATTACK MODE’ is
a large challenge, as it is unequivocally formidable to confirm when and how to use
it rightly in a race. It creates a foe reduction predictable, that is
some-more sparkling for a fans. we am gay that we perceived the
‘FANBOOST’ for a initial time in my Formula E career. That shows that
we get copiousness of support, not only from Portuguese fans though also from
BMW fans all over a universe and Andretti fans in North America. That
is unequivocally cool. we consider both of these boost ideas are good for a fans.”
BMW Customer Racing: BMW M4 GT4 enters a second sales phase.
The BMW M4 GT4 is a success story. In 2018, a initial deteriorate in
movement on a racetracks of a world, it claimed some-more than 30 class
wins and only brief of 100 lectern finishes on 4 continents in the
hands of BMW patron teams. It was hence named “Race Car of
a Year”. In addition, sales of a automobile have been excellent. The
initial collection of 80 cars has already been snapped up, call BMW
Motorsport to furnish some-more cars, that will go on sale in 2019. This
means, as of a entrance season, even some-more teams all over a world
will have a event to contest in a sepulchral GT4 difficulty with
a technically worldly BMW M4 GT4, that has proven a self
underneath a toughest probable conditions in foe action.
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British GT Championship: BMW M6 GT3 set to make a entrance in 2019.
Century Motorsport is expanding a impasse in a British GT
Championship after winning a Driver and Team titles in a GT4
difficulty in 2018. Next season, a group will margin a BMW M6 GT3 in the
top difficulty of a British racing series, as good as a BMW M4 GT4.
This year’s GT4 champion Jack Mitchell (GBR) will share pushing duties
in a BMW M6 GT3 with Adrian Willmott (GBR) in a Pro-Am category.
“I am unequivocally vehement to start with a BMW M6 GT3 in British GT,” said
Mitchell. “Adrian and we will work unequivocally tough during a tests to be as
good prepared as probable for a deteriorate and to get a best possible
out of any lap.” It will be a initial time that a BMW M6 GT3 has
been represented in a British GT Championship. In 2016, a AMD
Tuning and Rollcentre Racing teams any ran a BMW Z4 GT3. Century
Motorsport will also foe in a GT4 difficulty again in 2019, when it will
urge a title. The motorist choice for a BMW M4 GT4 will be
announced during a after date.
IMSA Series: Turner Motorsport to margin a BMW M6 GT3 and BMW
M4 GT4 in Daytona in 2019.
Like Century Motorsport in a British GT Championship, Turner
Motorsport is also putting a faith in dual BMW Customer Racing cars
in North America. As in prior years, Will Turner’s (USA) group will
run a BMW M6 GT3 in a GTD difficulty of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship. The unchanging drivers for a full deteriorate are BMW of North
America Ambassador, Bill Auberlen, and Robby Foley (both USA). The duo
will accept support during January’s 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) from BMW
works motorist Jens Klingmann (GER) and Dillon Machavern (USA). The
Michelin Pilot Challenge, a four-hour foe in a Continental Tire
SportsCar Challenge, will also be hold during a 24h Daytona weekend.
Turner Motorsport will be represented in that foe for a initial time
given 2014, with a BMW M4 GT4 in a GS class. Foley will be during the
circle again. At his side will be a father-daughter twin of Bruce and
Sydney McKee (both USA), who will make their foe entrance for Turner Motorsport.
BTCC: Tom Oliphant to expostulate a BMW 125i M Sport in 2019.
Reigning champions West Surrey Racing have announced their first
motorist for a 2019 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC). Tom
Oliphant (GBR) is switching to a Sunbury-on-Thames (GBR) formed team
and will take his place during a circle of a BMW 125i M Sport next
season. 28-year-old Oliphant enjoyed a successful initial BTCC deteriorate in
2018 and is looking brazen to a new challenge. “To expostulate for West
Surrey Racing in a entrance BTCC deteriorate is a dream for me,” he said.
“I am impossibly unapproachable that Dick Bennetts and his group are putting so
many faith in me.” The group and a motorist Colin Turkington (GBR) took
altogether feat in a BTCC in 2018.
BMW works drivers in movement during media launch of a new BMW
3 Series during Portimão.
During a mangle from racing, many BMW works drivers have been in
movement as ambassadors for a BMW brand. During a media launch of
a new BMW 3 Series during Portimão (POR) in new weeks, they offered
400 general media member a disdainful event to
experience, before a tangible marketplace launch, how it feels to expostulate an
ultra-modern BMW highway car like a BMW M340i xDrive Sedan
(combined fuel consumption: 7.5 l/100 km; total CO² emissions: 172
g/km*) during a sporting limit. At a racetrack, BMW works drivers
showed what a many energetic various of a new, 275-kW/374-hp sports
sedan is able of. The reporters gifted a certain effects
that a comprehensively mutated cessation technology, new damper
technology, reduced weight and reduce centre of sobriety have on the
doing of a BMW M340i xDrive, that was grown by BMW M GmbH.
The BMW 3 Series is now in a seventh generation. The models in this
array are a top-selling reward vehicles in a world, with more
than 15.5 million sole given 1975. Jens Klingmann (GER), Alexander
Sims (GBR), Marco Wittmann (GER), Tom Blomqvist (GBR), Bruno Spengler
(CAN), António Félix da Costa (POR), Philipp Eng (AUT), Timo Glock
(GER) and Augusto Farfus (BRA) were all benefaction in Portugal.