BMW Motorsport News – Issue 17/2017.

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 track, members of a vast BMW Motorsport
family around a 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. That way, we are always up
to speed.

ADAC GT Masters: Three questions for … Charly Lamm.

Mr. Lamm, we picked adult your initial win in a ADAC GT Masters
on a opening weekend: How would we sum adult that achievement?

Charly Lamm: “We are now in an heated proviso – a preparations
for a Nürburgring 24 Hours and entering a ADAC GT Masters is very
perfectionist for us as a team. That creates us all a happier to have
claimed a feat on a opening weekend. We unequivocally did not expect
that. However, we are gay that a team’s tough work has paid off.”

In Philipp Eng and Ricky Collard, we have dual new drivers in
a team. How have a dual drivers staid in?

Lamm: “Despite carrying unequivocally tiny time, both Philipp and Ricky have
staid into a group unequivocally well. Philipp is a genuine item to a group –
with his knowledge and prudence, he is a ideal team-mate for
Ricky. Ricky had even reduction time to find his feet, though did so superbly
and has rubbed himself like a genuine pro from a word go. We are
gratified to have dual such gifted and illusory drivers in a team.”

You will be using a BMW M6 GT3 frequently this season: what
is your sense of a automobile so far?

Lamm: “We are unequivocally happy with a work with a BMW M6 GT3 so far.
BMW Motorsport has grown an superb car, and we are looking
brazen to competing with a tip car. Following a initial win in the
ADAC GT Masters, we are now anticipating to continue this run of success. We
are really good positioned to do so with a BMW M6 GT3.”

BMW Motorsport Days: BMW works drivers revisit BMW
Just a few days before a opening turn of the
DTM in Hockenheim (GER), visitors to BMW Welt in Munich (GER) have
been removing in a mood for a new season. The 2017 BMW Motorsport
Days underline an interesting programme for a open to suffer and
take partial in. As good as feasting their eyes on a horde of exhibition
cars visitors, vast and small, can also knowledge motorsport for
themselves. Whether on a cab float in a BMW M2, a path in a BMW M4
DTM simulator, or an sparkling competition with radio-controlled BMW models,
racing fans are in for a genuine provide during BMW Welt. The prominence of the
three-day eventuality was Sunday’s designation event with BMW DTM drivers
Marco Wittmann (GER), Augusto Farfus (BRA), Bruno Spengler (CAN) and
Tom Blomqvist (GBR). GT drivers Martin Tomczyk (GER) and Timo Scheider
(GER) who took time out for a visitors to BMW Welt. Motorsport
enthusiasts have until 1st May to check out a BMW
Motorsport Days.

BMW Driving Experience: Wittmann gives participants in the
Allgäu-Orient Rally a special training session.

Training with a champion: members of a 5ever team, that will
take partial in a Allgäu-Orient Rally this year, were put by their
paces in a unequivocally special use event final week. The six-man team
was during a BMW and MINI Driving Academy in Maisach (GER) for a
extensive pushing and reserve training course, pleasantness of DTM
champion Marco Wittmann (GER) and a instructors from a BMW Driving
Experience. They took it in turns to finish laps in a BMW 520i
Touring and a new BMW 5 Series Sedan, during that they were given
profitable tips from two-time DTM champion Wittmann. The Allgäu-Orient
Rally is hold each May. It takes participants 6,666 kilometres from
a Allgäu segment of Bavaria to Jordan. The cars contingency be during slightest 20
years old, or value a limit of 1,111 Euros. Furthermore, a teams
might not use any navigation devices. BMW Group is ancillary a 5ever
team. The Allgäu-Orient Rally starts in Oberstaufen (GER) on
7th May.

International GT Open: Season-opener in Estoril.

The 2017 International GT Open deteriorate kicked off this weekend with
dual races in Estoril (POR). In a thick of a movement were BMW Team
Teo Martín and BMW works motorist António Félix da Costa (POR). The team
entered 3 BMW M6 GT3s – dual in a Pro difficulty and one in a Am
difficulty – in a dual races. Félix da Costa and his team-mate Lourenço
Beirão (POR) finished seventh altogether with a series 51 BMW M6 GT3 in
Saturday’s opening race. Race dual on Sunday was reduction successful for
a duo, as Félix da Costa was forced to retire while using third.
The series 65 car, with Fran Rueda (ESP) and Victor Bouveng (SWE) at
a wheel, came home eleventh and tenth. Filipe Barreiros and
Francisco Guedes (both POR), who were pushing a series 62 automobile in the
Am class, finished third and fourth in their category.

Pirelli World Challenge: Two podiums in a TC
Successful weekend for a BMW teams during the
Virginia International Raceway (USA): Six BMW M235i Racings finished
in a tip 10 in competition one of a Touring Car difficulty in a Pirelli
World Challenge. Greg Liefooghe (USA) of a Stephen Cameron Racing
group and ST Racing motorist Nick Wittmer (CAN) finished second and third
to take their place on a podium. In total, 15 BMW M235i Racings took
partial in a initial competition of a weekend. The second competition had not been
finished during a time of writing.

Italian GT Championship: Two sixth places for BMW Team Italia.

The Italian GT Championship also contested a initial races of the
deteriorate this weekend. BMW Team Italia and a dual drivers Stefano
Comandini and Alberto Cerqui (both ITA) raced a BMW M6 GT3 in Imola
(ITA). The twin started both Saturday and Sunday’s races from eighth on
a grid, and twice managed to stand dual places to finish sixth. The
second competition weekend of a deteriorate will take place from 2nd
to 4th Jun in Misano (ITA).