BMW Motorsport News – Issue 02/17.

  • Customer racing: BMW M4 GT4 completes only underneath 3,000 test
    kilometres in competition conditions in Dubai.
  • 24 hours of Dubai: Full BMW energy with 11 competition cars during the
    dried classic.
  • DTM: Wittmann and BMW group principals distinguished during DMSB gala
    of champions.


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.


24h Dubai: First exam for a BMW M4 GT4 underneath competition conditions.

Dubai (UEA) hosted a initial critical 24-hour competition of a 2017
deteriorate this weekend. This year, a newest member of a BMW customer
racing operation took on a plea in a desert: Schubert Motorsport
tested a BMW M4 GT4, that is still in development, in race
conditions for a initial time. BMW works drivers Jörg Müller and Jens
Klingmann, and BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard (GBR) took it in
turns behind a wheel. The continuation exam was a resounding success –
both in terms of a opening of a GT4 automobile as good as a reliability.

24 hours of Dubai: One-two outcome for Sorg Rennsport.

In further to a new BMW M4 GT4, 10 other BMW competition cars were in
a starting choice during a 24-hour competition in Dubai. In a BMW M235i
Racing Cup class, a Sorg Rennsport group distinguished a one-two result
on a 5.390-kilometre track. The winning series 151 BMW M235i
Racing was driven by Stephan Epp, Christian Andreas Franz, Heiko
Eichenberg (all GER), as good as Michael Hollerweger (AUT) and Oskar
Sandberg (NOR). Ahmed Al Melaihi (ARE), Jesus Diez, José Manuel de los
Milagros (both ESP), George Richardson (GBR) and Shawn Peh (SGP) took
it in turns behind a circle of a second-placed car. Third place
went to Hermann Bock, Rainer Partl and Max Partl (all GER) in a Bonk
Motorsport BMW M235i Racing.

DTM: Marco Wittmann distinguished during a DMSB celebration of champions.

At a windy Kurhaus Wiesbaden on Friday, BMW works driver
Marco Wittmann (GER) was awarded an honour for winning a 2016 DTM
title. At a DMSB celebration of champions, in a participation of BMW
Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt, he perceived a German Motorsport
Association (DMSB) potion prize for a best DTM motorist for a second
time; carrying initial been awarded a prize after his 2014 championship
victory. “Winning my second prize in my fourth year of DTM is
incredible. There aren’t many DTM drivers with dual titles,” said
Wittmann, and took a demeanour forward to a 2017 season: “When we are
champion, naturally we wish to urge your title. we wouldn’t contend ‘No’
to a third title.” Stefan Reinold (GER) of BMW Team RMG and Bart
Mampaey (BEL) of BMW Team RBM also perceived honours in Wiesbaden, for
finishing second and third in a DTM group standings. “We’re kind
of regulars here now,” pronounced Reinold, who perceived a potion trophy
for a third time in a row. Mampaey also dared to demeanour forward to the
new season: “With 3 drivers and 3 cars there are several
changes. We will ready well; it’s going to be an sparkling year.”

IWSC: Winter pleasure meets pushing pleasure.

Martin Tomczyk (GER), who is now scheming for a start of the
IMSA WeatherTechSportsCar Championship (IWSC) deteriorate during a 24-hour
competition in Daytona, was a guest during a BMW IBU World Cup Biathlon in
Ruhpolding (GER) this week. He met BMW code envoy Magdalena
Neuner (GER), who with 12 universe championship titles and dual Olympic
Games bullion medals is regarded as one of a best biathletes of all
time. First, Tomczyk showed a winter sports star how to master the
BMW xDrive barrier march during a circle of a BMW X4 M40i. After
several fantastic drifts in a snow, they changed on to a shooting
range. In a biathlon simulator, Neuner let a BMW works motorist in
on a few tricks for progressing ideal thoroughness when shooting.
The IWSC opener is in Tomczyk’s report on
28th/29th January.