Walkenhorst Motorsport to start a 24-hour competition during Spa-Francorchamps from fifth and 14th positions – Timo Glock and Jens Klingmann take to a lane in a new BMW M4 GT3.

Spa-Francorchamps. Everything is prepared for a classic
continuation competition in a Ardennes: Walkenhorst Motorsport cumulative a
earnest starting position for a 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps
(BEL) in Super Pole gift on Friday evening. Sheldon outpost der
Linde (RSA) claimed fifth place in a #34 BMW M6 GT3, Thomas
Neubauer (FRA) finished a final subordinate eventuality in a #35 BMW
M6 GT3 in 14th place.

 

Van der Linde is pity a cockpit in a #34 automobile with Marco
Wittmann (GER) and David Pittard (GBR). Neubauer will be pushing the
#35 automobile with Martin Tomczyk and Timo Glock (both GER). The dual BMW M6
GT3s put on a clever opening in Thursday’s multi-session
qualifying, that was red-flagged several times. The normal of the
best times for a particular drivers in any automobile is distributed to
establish subordinate classification. The 20 fastest cars pierce on to
Super Pole. This acted no problem for Walkenhorst Motorsport, with
fifth place for a #34 automobile and #35 in sixth.

 

On Friday afternoon, it was time for a opposite event, a FANATEC
Esports GT Pro Series race. This sim racing array is a central
component of a FANATEC GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS, which
also includes a 24-hour competition during Spa-Francorchamps. Each team
nominates a motorist who competes in a competition on a Assetto Corsa
Competizione height and can measure points for a genuine overall
standings. Victory during Spa-Francorchamps went to BMW as Pittard won the
sim competition for a Walkenhorst Motorsport team.

 

Super Pole followed on Friday evening, a shootout with dual flying
laps for any car. Rain began to tumble only before a start of the
final subordinate session, though a conditions were still gainful to
pushing on slicks. The dual BMW M6 GT3s went out onto a track, one
after a other. Van der Linde available a fastest time of 2:18.590
minutes, that was adequate to secure fifth on a grid for him and his
team-mates. Neubauer claimed 14th place, going turn in 2:19.011 minutes.

 

“That was a unequivocally good Super Pole for us and that creates me happy,”
pronounced outpost der Linde. “We are also wakeful that subordinate is not decisive
during Spa, so we am assured about a race. we consider that we’ve got a
good competition car, that is what counts. But it was good to be pushing in
Super Pole for a initial time. Thanks to a group for fixation their
trust in me. Now we am anticipating that we can record a good result.”

 

“It is not easy to contest opposite a world’s fastest GT3 drivers in
Super Pole, and when we see a bit of sleet as we are removing into the
car, things get a bit some-more tense. But we were still means to pull on
dry tyres and a lane conditions were good,” reported Neubauer. “Us
BMW drivers had a decent subordinate session, and generally Sheldon
did a mega pursuit so congratulations to him. Our devise is now to make a
good start, afterwards to keep a heads down and equivocate creation any mistakes.”

 

The #10 BMW M6 GT3 automobile from Boutson Ginion Racing, competing in the
Pro-Am Cup, will be starting from 45th position. Jens Klingmann (GER),
Karim Ojjeh (KSA), Jens Liebhauser (GER) and Yann Zimmer (SUI) will be
pity pushing duties in this car.

 

Right after Super Pole, BMW M Motorsport supposing a glance of the
destiny as a new BMW M4 GT3 finished several proof laps of
a ‘Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps’. The new GT3 flagship, that will
be competing as of 2022, seemed with Glock during a circle before
Klingmann took over.

 

“It was so most fun pushing a new BMW M4 GT3 here. Those were my
unequivocally initial laps in this car, though we have to contend that all a tough work
that has been put into this competition automobile has unequivocally paid off,” explained
Glock later. “As shortly as we get into a BMW M4 GT3, we feel good.
The pushing position and a turn of pushing comfort are only as good
as all else. The automobile feels very, unequivocally good right divided and
delivers convincing driveability. The guys unequivocally did some outstanding
work. we am already looking brazen to removing some some-more laps in with
a car, though that was a unequivocally certain start.”

 

“Driving a initial demo laps with a new BMW M4 GT3 was definitely
something special,” pronounced Klingmann. “That gives we an thought of what
subsequent year will be like, when we will hopefully be battling for overall
wins with that car. But we consider that a demo laps were adequate to
realize only how most intensity a automobile has. we can now review it
directly with a BMW M6 GT3, that we am also pushing here this
weekend, and we consider that a automobile gets a good accepting in the
paddock. A lot of teams have already shown an interest, that shows
that BMW M Motorsport is on a right trail with a BMW M4 GT3.”

 

The 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will start on Saturday, 31st July
during 16:30.