BMW Motorsport News – Issue 22/2018.

Whether in a DTM, a FIA World Endurance Championship, the
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, or vast other
championships: Week after week BMW teams and drivers around the
universe do conflict for points, victories and titles. Away from the
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



Blancpain GT Series Asia:
First win for BMW M4 GT4.
First feat on home
soil: Takayuki Kinoshita and Sunako Jukuchou (JPN) distinguished their
initial win during a third competition weekend in a Blancpain GT Series Asia.
At their home competition on a Suzuka International Circuit (JPN), a two
BMW Team Studie drivers were winning in Saturday’s competition in a #81
BMW M4 GT4. “It is strenuous for a group to win during Suzuka,” said
Kinoshita. “We have come really tighten though never achieved it and it was a
good competition today. we enjoyed fighting with Ryuichirou [Ohtsuka], who’s
a good driver, and we had so most fun overtaking some GT3s during the
start of a race.” Ken Urata (JPN) and Max Chen (TPE) dull off a
good day in a #82 BMW M4 GT4, finishing third to explain another
lectern finish for BMW Team Studie. In a second competition on Sunday,
Kinoshita/Jukuchou finished in fourth place while Urata/Chen crossed
a line in sixth. Thanks to this successful weekend during Suzuka, BMW
Team Studie has taken a lead in a group championship during the
season’s median point. The group has collected 136 points forward of the
outing to Fuji (JPN), where a fourth competition weekend is scheduled to take
place on 21st and 22nd July.

CTSCC: Another lectern for BMW M4 GT4.
The BMW M4
GT4 carried on a success record in a IMSA Continental Tire
SportsCar Challenge (CTSCC). Team BimmerWorld Racing’s Tyler Cooke and
James Clay (both USA) cumulative second place in a #82 BMW M4 GT4 after
4 hours of racing during a Watkins Glen International Circuit (USA).
The lectern finish was their prerogative for a glorious liberation performance
after starting a competition from eighth position. The BMW M4 GT4 success
on unfamiliar dirt continued with a patron competition automobile claiming another
lectern finish in a fourth competition of a CTSCC season. Greg Liefooghe
and Ari Balogh (both USA), from Team Stephen Cameron Racing, rounded
off a clever performance, channel a line in sixth place in the
#19 BMW M4 GT4. The BimmerWorld Racing group had serve reason to
applaud when Nick Galante and Devin Jones (both USA) claimed second
place with a #81 BMW 328i in a ST class. The fifth competition in the
CTSCC takes place subsequent week during a “Canadian Tire Motorsport Park” (CAN).

Japanese Super GT Championship:
ARTA out of fitness in Buriram.
The Autobacs Racing
Team Aguri (ARTA) suffered from bad fitness during a fourth competition of the
deteriorate in a Japanese Super GT Championship. At a Chang
International Circuit in Buriram (THA), Shinichi Takagi (JPN) and Sean
Walkinshaw (GBR), racing a #55 BMW M6 GT3, had to make do with an
eleventh-place finish in a GT300 class. After securing third place
in qualifying, it looked really most like a twin would be concerned in
a conflict for victory, as they were during a second competition of a season
in Fuji (JPN). However, fitness was not on ARTA’s side during a race
with a BMW M6 GT3 losing a estimable volume of time after
hapless hit with another automobile and putting them out of
row for a lectern finish. The fifth competition weekend in a Japanese
Super GT Championship takes place on 4th and 5th Aug in Fuji (JPN).

BMW Group Classic: Captivating cars during a Legends
The Red Bull Ring in Spielberg (AUT) once again
hosted a march of ancestral racing cars and obvious drivers on
Sunday. Shortly before a start of a Austrian Grand Prix, eleven
classical furloughed cars from a 1970s and 80s ecstatic a throng back
to a golden age of a German Racing Championship (DRM). BMW Group
Classic was also concerned in this year’s Legends Parade with two
unusual cars from a collection. The spectators were treated to
an coming from a BMW M1, a mid-engine sports automobile introduced 40
years ago, and a BMW 3.0 CSL, which, as a successful sports car, was
a sporting superficial of a operation of coupes introduced by a brand
50 years ago. In total, a BMW 3.0 CSL won 6 titles in a European
Touring Car Championship, a initial of that came in a entrance year in
1973. The European champion that year was Dutchman Toine Hezemans, who
was behind during a circle of a BMW 3.0 CSL in this year’s Legends
Parade. The BMW M1 from a BMW Group Classic collection was driven by
former Formula 1 motorist Christian Danner (GER). Danner also enjoyed
success on a furloughed automobile stage and is one of a drivers who had
already proficient himself with a BMW M1 in a Procar Series. The
fortuitous of aged DRM racing cars also featured 3 privately-owned
BMWs, including a BMW 3.6 CSL Alpina, with three-time Formula 1 World
Champion Niki Lauda (AUT) behind a wheel.

Arlberg Classic Car Rally: Eng competing in a BMW 503
BMW works motorist Philipp Eng (AUT) used a break
between a DTM races during a Norisring (GER) and Zandvoort (NED) to
join co-driver Christian Morawa (AUT) in a 1959 BMW 503 Coupé during the
Arlberg Classic Car Rally (AUT). The participants gathering a classic
cars by a sum of 17 special stages in a Vorarlberg Alps. They
crossed a 1,894-metre Hantennjoch pass and followed a “Blue Inn”
into a Swiss canton of Appenzell. The bishopric of Lech (AUT) was the
start and finish indicate for any day. After his road into a world
of rallying, Eng earnings to a DTM in dual weeks. The ninth and tenth
races of a DTM deteriorate afterwards take place during Zandvoort. The DTM rookie
is now a third-best BMW driver, in seventh place in the
altogether standings, with 53 points.