BMW Motorsport News – Issue 04/16.

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 the
universe are also formulating headlines. The “BMW Motorsport News” allows us
to frequently summarize all a movement for we in a compress and
ominous manner. This way, we are always adult to speed.

DTM: Bruno Spengler hurdles winter sports stars to a contest.

In reduction than 100 days BMW Motorsport will get a fifth DTM season
given a quip in 2012 underway with a opening foe in
Hockenheim (DE). But even when there are no races, a BMW drivers
don’t lay behind and relax. Bruno Spengler (CA) took on a ultimate
plea on ice and sleet final weekend. At a Winter Challenge hosted
by BMW Bank, one of BMW Motorsport’s reward partners, a Canadian
took on biathlon statue Fritz Fischer (DE) and luge fable Georg Hackl
(DE), any with a group done adult of fans. In an interview, Spengler
talks about a eventuality and his adore of winter sports.

Three questions for… Bruno Spengler.

Bruno, we are totally crazy about sport, so a BMW Bank
Winter Challenge contingency have been a dream come loyal for you…

Bruno Spengler: “Absolutely! The view during Königssee and in
Saalfelden alone, that was a backdrop for this exceptional
competition, was fantastic. To set a mood, on a initial evening, we
hold an ice kart plea and went on a torch-lit travel to an Alpine
meadow. This speedy genuine group spirit. Then a tangible competition
day was on Saturday. We competed in 3 disciplines – a biathlon,
luge and in a BMW Driving Experience. It was a illusory knowledge to
line adult opposite Fritz and Georg. They are legends in their sports.
They have won a sum total of 8 medals during a Olympic Games
and have been universe champions 12 times. That is an considerable record.
And they are both illusory people. We got on unequivocally well. Despite the
cold temperatures, a lot of persperate was flowing, as was copiousness of
adrenalin. The 3 of us are intensely rival people who always
give 100 percent and wish to win. In a end, Fritz and his group just
edged it, yet a outcome is not that important. The concentration was on fun,
and we had copiousness of that during a Winter Challenge. There was a lot of
laughter. The prize-giving rite hosted by Magdalena Neuner in the
towering encampment of Priesteregg in a dusk was a fantastic
warn and a shining approach to turn off a eventuality for everybody involved.”

Does this form of foe assistance we keep fit for the
arriving DTM season, even yet a concentration is on fun?

Spengler: “Definitely, each form of sporting activity helps
ready for a season. If we aren’t fit, we have no possibility in the
DTM. You can usually win races when we are during your rise both physically
and mentally. That’s because we always go full stifle in winter. When
cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in Canada, we lay a foundations
for a deteriorate in terms of endurance. However, my ideal foe is
biathlon. The sharpened exercises assistance me sojourn focussed, even when my
beat rate is intensely high.”

What are your expectations going into a 2016 DTM season?

Spengler: “We have to wait and see where we are compared to our
competitors. we wish to get a best out of myself and my automobile – that’s
my initial idea for a 2016 season. we might have been a best BMW driver
again in 2015 and means to win a few lectern positions, yet we was unable
to get a victory. we wish to change that in a entrance season. For me
there is zero improved than station during a unequivocally tip of a podium
after a race. That’s what we live for.”

DTM: Timo Glock teaches incline stars to drift.

It wasn’t usually Bruno Spengler (CA) who ventured onto ice and snow
this week. His BMW team-mate in a DTM, Timo Glock (DE), was also on
sleazy belligerent final week. He tender some of a fastest
bobsledders in a universe with his feel for pushing in a BMW Snow
Driving Challenge on a Rettenbach glacier (AT) in a Ötztal Alps.
The top winter training march pushing turf in a universe is
located during an altitude of 3,000 metres, and is where a winter sports
stars were flown in by helicopter directly from a Olympic bobsled
run in Innsbruck-Igls (AT). Under Glock’s instruction, a incline stars
mastered perfectionist hurdles such as a deposit slalom, traction
plea and off-road course, and had copiousness of fun during a circle of
a sporty BMW models. Among those competing were reigning two-man bob
universe champion Francesco Friedrich (DE) with his pusher Thorsten
Margis (DE), as good as four-man incline Olympic Games leader Steven
Holcomb (US). For a athletes, this was a ideal warm-up for the
arriving BMW IBSF World Championships in incline and skeleton to be hosted
from 8th to 21st February. “It’s always a lot of fun with a bob
athletes,” pronounced Glock. “They were means to take their mind
off a World Championships for a while and unequivocally went for it today.
It’s always good to accommodate other athletes from a BMW Sport family.”

MotoGP: BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car takes heading purpose in
apex of motorcycle racing.

BMW M goes into a 2016 MotoGP deteriorate with a Safety Car formed on the
new BMW M2 Coupé. The BMW M2 MotoGP Safety Car is a new prominence of
a central MotoGP swift and immediately takes a heading purpose in the
apex of motorcycle racing. The BMW M2 Coupé denounced in Detroit
(US) in Jan 2016 provides a ideal basement for a MotoGP Safety
Car. The new inline six-cylinder engine with innovative M TwinPower
Turbo record and three-litre ability guarantees an extremely
sporty performance. With a limit outlay of 272 kW/370 hp and a
limit torque of 7,000 rpm, a intensely rev-happy powertrain really
creates a symbol out on a track. The intelligent, lightweight concept,
low indicate of sobriety and small, unsprung weight are serve trump
cards, that assistance safeguard a limit lively and dynamics of the
high-performance coupé. In a BMW M bureau in Garching nearby Munich
(DE), a prolongation automobile was modified, optimised and prepared by hand
for a new purpose in MotoGP.