Walkenhorst Motorsport sets sights on altogether feat in a Ardennes – Demo laps for a new BMW M4 GT3.

Munich. Sights set on altogether victory, while looking brazen to
a future: BMW M Motorsport is focussing on dual categorical sporting
priorities during a prominence of this season’s FANATEC GT World
Challenge Europe, a 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL). In the
race, Walkenhorst Motorsport, armed with a BMW M6 GT3 and a host
of BMW works drivers, will be out to explain a team’s second overall
victory, carrying formerly won in 2018. The new BMW M4 GT3 will
finish a array of demo laps after Superpole on Friday. Not only
will a automobile be presented, though also a hybrid steering wheel,
grown in partnership with FANATEC. The inundate disaster in
Germany and Belgium is another critical topic. Among other things,
a BMW Group is donating 1.5 million euros to support a rescue
services in a disaster areas. As an countenance of sympathy, the
BMW competition cars during Spa-Francorchamps will bear a summary ‘We mount together’.


As in a races already finished in this season’s Endurance Cup – at
Monza (ITA) and Le Castellet (FRA) – Marco Wittmann (GER), Sheldon van
der Linde (RSA) and David Pittard (GBR) will contest in a #34 BMW M6
GT3 for Walkenhorst Motorsport. Timo Glock, Martin Tomczyk (both GER)
and Thomas Neubauer (FRA) will share a circle of a #35 car. Both
crews recently finished in a tip 10 in a 1000 km of Paul Ricard.
The group receives support from BMW M Motorsport partners Akrapovič,
BMW M Performance Parts, CATL, MultiBank, and Shell with a running
of both cars.


Spa-Francorchamps was a stage of Walkenhorst Motorsport’s greatest
success so far. The group from Melle (GER) took altogether feat in
2018. Three years before to that, Glock was among those who caused
utterly a stir when he common a pushing duties in a BMW Z4 GT3,
sporting a Michel Vaillant look, with Bruno Spengler (CAN) and BMW
code envoy Alessandro Zanardi (ITA). Thanks to BMW M Motorsport
Team Boutsen Ginion Racing, this year’s starting grid will again
underline a BMW automobile with a Michel Vaillant design. In a Pro-Am Cup,
BMW works motorist Jens Klingmann (GER) races alongside Karim Ojjeh
(KSA), Jens Liebhauser (GER) and Yann Zimmer (SUI) in a #10 BMW M6 GT3.


Glock and Klingmann will play a categorical purpose in a corner uncover event, put
on by BMW M Motorsport and array partner FANATEC after Friday
evening’s Superpole. The dual BMW works drivers will finish a number
of demo laps in a new BMW M4 GT3, during that they will demonstrate
a globally singular underline of a steering wheel. It was designed to
be used in both a genuine competition automobile and a competition simulator. To showcase
this, Glock and Klingmann will use a matching steering circle in
both a car’s cockpit and a simulator.


The BMW M4 GT3, that caused people to lay adult and take notice a few
weeks ago with a best time during a central tests at
Spa-Francorchamps, will be on arrangement in a paddock all weekend. From
2022, a BMW M Motorsport teams will do conflict for victories and
titles around a universe with a new GT flagship.


Quotes brazen of a 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps:


Mike Krack (Head of BMW M Motorsport): “This 24-hour
competition is quite touching given a inauspicious flooding we have
experienced, some of that has been unequivocally tighten to a Nürburgring and
Spa-Francorchamps racetracks that we all adore so much. Our thoughts
are with all those pang as a outcome of a floods. From a
sporting indicate of view, a idea is to bid farewell to a BMW M6 GT3
by adding another success to a superb record it has enjoyed at
Spa-Francorchamps in a past. The automobile took altogether feat in 2016
and 2018, and we am assured that Walkenhorst Motorsport can play a
vital purpose again this year. Furthermore, we are heralding a epoch of
a new BMW M4 GT3 with a array of proof laps. It gave an
denote of what arrange of speed it is able of a few weeks ago, at
a central tests, even if that was though any antithesis and in a
sequence of a own. We are looking brazen to a sundry weekend.”


Niclas Königbauer (Team Manager Walkenhorst
“This weekend, we lapse to a stage of the
Walkenhorst Motorsport team’s biggest success to date. We know that
a BMW M6 GT3 is clever during this circuit, and wish to brew it during the
front of a margin again in a car’s final competition during Spa-Francorchamps.
We have illusory drivers, who are unequivocally able of challenging
for a podium, and hopefully even a win.”


Sheldon outpost der Linde (#34 BMW M6 GT3, Walkenhorst
“I’m unequivocally looking brazen to racing during Spa
together with Marco Wittmann and David Pittard and perplexing to win again
for Walkenhorst Motorsport, who have shown before how clever a team
and a BMW M6 GT3 are on that track. we consider it would be a perfect
farewell for a automobile in a final year. We had clever gait in a last
competition during Le Castellet though couldn’t move it home so we have some
unprepared business. we would adore to win this race, after having
finished third there in 2018 – behind dual BMW M6 GT3s…”


Timo Glock (#35 BMW M6 GT3, Walkenhorst
 “I am unequivocally looking brazen to pushing in the
24-hour competition during Spa-Francorchamps again, carrying seemed alongside
Alex Zanardi and Bruno Spengler final time out during this event.
Unfortunately, on that arise we usually managed 23.5 hours instead of
24. As such, a idea for this year is apparently to finish a competition –
and, if possible, in a good position. It is a unequivocally special race. The
circuit is simply outstanding, and Spa-Francorchamps always guarantees
good racing. For this reason, we am looking brazen to holding on the
competition together with Martin Tomczyk, Thomas Neubauer and Walkenhorst
Motorsport. we am vehement to see how it plays out, and am looking
brazen to a plea of a 24 Hours of Spa.”


Jens Klingmann (#10 BMW M6 GT3, Boutsen Ginion
“For me, a 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps is the
biggest GT3 competition in a world, with some-more than 60 cars in a starting
line-up. Together with Boutsen Ginion Racing and my associate drivers in
a Pro-Am class, we will be essay to finish for a family, even if
a category is a unequivocally clever one. we am also unequivocally looking brazen to
a uncover run in a BMW M4 GT3. It is a good honour to benefaction the
automobile to a fans and a other teams on this occasion.”