BMW Motorsport News – Issue 07/16

IWSC: BMW M6 GTLM completes dress operation in Sebring.

BMW Team RLL spent 3 exam days during a Sebring International
Raceway scheming a BMW M6 GTLM for a second competition of a IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), a iconic 12 Hours of
Sebring (US). BMW drivers Bill Auberlen (US), John Edwards (US), Lucas
Luhr (DE), Dirk Werner (DE) and Kuno Wittmer (CA) common a driving
duties during a 5.955-kilometre circuit. Turner Motorsport was also in
action, contrast a BMW M6 GT3, with that a group competes in the
GTD category of a IWSC. The 12 Hours of Sebring will take place on
18th/19th March.


Three questions for … Bill Auberlen.


Bill, what areas of a new automobile have we worked on during testing?

Bill Auberlen: “We worked on several areas. We fine-tuned a overall
package in sequence to serve urge a BMW M6 GTLM and to make it as
arguable as possible. In addition, a exam served us drivers to
serve get proficient with a distance of a automobile and a executive seat
position. You try to know how many millimetres are left before
we strike a quell or leave a track. As a driver, we are always
fine-tuning on that.”


What do we privately like about Sebring?

Auberlen: “Sebring is my many favourite circuit subsequent to Long Beach.
For me, a 12-hour competition is a best continuation eventuality in a universe and
it is a many chronological sports automobile competition in a United States. The
best of a best from a universe come here to compete. Our category is so
competitive, so if we are within a tip 3 we are doing great.”


What do we design from a 12-hour race?

Auberlen: “We have won this competition utterly a few times and have often
been on a podium. If we take what we schooled from Daytona and
urge on it, afterwards we can aim for a tip outcome in Sebring.”



Australian GT:  BMW earnings to Australia after 20-year absence.

Next weekend, a watchful is over: a Australian GT Championship
starts with a Clipsal 500 in Adelaide (AU). BMW Team SRM will make
a competition entrance with a BMW M6 GT3, imprinting a racing lapse of BMW
to a Australian continent after 20 years. Back in a 1990s, a BMW
318i and BMW 320i won countless races in a Australian Super Touring
Championship. BMW competed in this array with a works presence
between 1994 and 1997, winning 8 of a probable 12 titles during
this period. Now group principal Steve Richards (NZ), a engine racing
fable in Australia, will contest together with Max Twigg (AU) and
looks to continue BMW’s success story with a BMW M6 GT3. “I have
never been that vehement before,” pronounced Richards. “I have raced many new
competition cars before, though a BMW M6 GT3 is a comprehensive prominence of my
career.” The final clothing of a automobile will be suggested this entrance week
in Adelaide.