The dual competition cars from BMW Team SRM will be accompanied by one BMW M6
GT3 from a Marc GT team. Walkenhorst Motorsport is also competing in
a 12-hour race, with one car. The #99 BMW M6 GT3 will be sporting a
tradition BMW Motorsport Junior Programme clothing to officially
commemorate a special anniversary: this season, a talent promotion
programme for immature racing drivers celebrates a 40th
birthday. The mythological BMW Junior Team – also famous as a “Wild
Riders Ltd.” – debuted in 1977. BMW works motorist Jörg Müller (GER)
will be during a circle of a #99 car, as will a dual BMW Motorsport
Juniors Ricky Collard (GBR) and Nico Menzel (GER).
BMW Motorsport is promulgation some obvious DTM drivers “Down
Under” to support a teams. Marco Wittmann (GER) and Timo Glock (GER)
will be competing during a mythological Mount Panorama Circuit.
Wittmann will be racing in a Bathurst 12 Hour for BMW Team
SRM. He had already finished contrast on this circuit in Bathurst for
a same group behind in November. He will share pushing duties in the
series 60 BMW M6 GT3 with group manager Steve Richards (NZL) and Mark
Winterbottom (AUS), a 2015 V8 Supercars champion.
Glock will contest in a classical continuation competition in a series 7
automobile for BMW Team SRM. He will be assimilated by Australian motorsport
legends Mark Skaife, Russell Ingall and Tony Longhurst. Australia is
not unknown domain for Glock: as a Formula 1 driver, he competed
in a Grand Prix during Albert Park in Melbourne on 5 occasions.
However, a Bathurst 12 Hour will be a initial competition during a Mount
Panorama Circuit for both Glock and Wittmann.
Marc GT will be represented by Chaz Mostert, Morgan Haber and
Max Twigg (all AUS). Accompanied by Richards, Twigg finished a 2016
Australian GT Championship deteriorate in a BMW M6 GT3 for BMW Team SRM.
The 6.213-kilometre Mount Panorama Circuit is situated approx.
200 kilometres west of Sydney. The drivers have to overcome gradients
of 16 percent. So far, BMW has claimed altogether feat twice: in 2007
and 2010. The 2017 competition will take place on Sunday 5th
Feb during 5:45hrs internal time. The leader will be crowned 12 hours later.
Quotes brazen of a Bathurst 12 Hour:
Marco Wittmann (BMW Team SRM, #60 BMW M6 GT3):
“Of course, it’s illusory to be opening a racing year with a
classical eventuality like a Bathurst 12 Hour. we had a possibility to get to
know a circuit a bit improved when contrast for BMW Team SRM in
November. But this is my initial competition in Bathurst. All we hear from my
Australian team-mates is what a enormous eventuality this is. we am really
encouraged and I’m looking brazen to finally removing started.”
Timo Glock (BMW Team SRM, #7 BMW M6 GT3):
“Bathurst will be a double entrance for me. we will be during a circle of
a BMW M6 GT3 in a competition for a unequivocally initial time, and this will be my
initial time during a Mount Panorama Circuit. we am unequivocally looking forward
to a event. The Australian Grand Prix in Melbourne was my favourite
competition when we was a Formula 1 driver. It’s good to be racing ‘Down
Under’ after a few years away. The circuit is legendary. we am ready
for this new challenge.”
Jörg Müller (Walkenhorst Motorsport, #99 BMW M6 GT3):
“Up to now, I’ve usually watched a Bathurst 12 Hour on a live
stream. we consider it is one of a good GT3 races. So I’m really
looking brazen to finally holding part. we will be racing with a two
BMW Motorsport Juniors Ricky and Nico – those boys are super fast.
They have finished a good pursuit each time we have raced together in the
past. we have never been to Australia before, so I’ll be going there a
few days progressing to take a demeanour during Sydney.”
Nico Menzel (Walkenhorst Motorsport, #99 BMW M6 GT3):
“I gained some knowledge during a circle of a BMW M6 GT3 during the
final VLN deteriorate – a Nordschleife is a best, and a toughest, way
to get to know a car. Now a prolonged winter mangle is over and we have
only finished my high propagandize exams, so we am unequivocally looking brazen to
an Australian adventure. Racing in Bathurst is a genuine prominence at
this theatre in my career.”
Ricky Collard (Walkenhorst Motorsport, #99 BMW M6 GT3):
“It is a dream to be means to contest in a BMW M6 GT3 in Bathurst.
The plcae of this circuit is only fantastic. we have not nonetheless raced
in a BMW M6 GT3. Nonetheless, we wish that we can assistance a group with