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BMW Motorsport News - Issue 09/2018.
Sun Mar 18 12:13:14 CET 2018 Press Release
Second place for the BMW M4 GT4 at Sebring – Klingmann contests 24h Nürburgring for Falken Motorsports.
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CTSC: BMW M4 GT4 finishes on the podium again at Sebring.
Second race, second podium for the BMW M4 GT4: After second place at the Daytona (USA) IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) season opener in January, the round two race weekend at the Sebring International Raceway (USA) was also a success for the BMW teams. Team Classic BMW drivers Toby Grahovec (USA) and Jason Clunie (CAN) raced the number 26 BMW M4 GT4 to a second-place finish in the two-hour race on Friday. The duo finished 7.651 seconds behind the winning number 60 Ford Mustang GT4. The number 82 BimmerWorld Racing BMW M4 GT4 of James Clay and Tyler Cooke (both USA) - the second-place finishers last time out - finished 11th. Street Tuner class victors at Daytona, Devin Jones and Nick Galante (both USA) raced the number 81 BimmerWorld Racing BMW 328i to a fifth-place finish, which saw them finish in the points.
24h Nürburgring: Jens Klingmann in action for Falken Motorsports.
With just under eight weeks to go until the 24-hour race gets underway at the Nürburgring (GER), Falken Motorsports has announced its driver line-up for the “Green Hell”. In addition to BMW works driver Jens Klingmann (GER), the trio of Stef Dusseldorp (NED), Peter Dumbreck (GBR) and Alexandre Imperatori (SUI) will get behind the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3. Those three drivers contested the endurance classic as a team last year when they finished in eighth place. GT pro Klingmann joins them as the new “fourth man” having been in the BMW driver line-up at the Nürburgring for many years. The 24-hour race at the Nürburgring will be held on 12th/13th May.
Blancpain GT Series: Three BMW teams to contest the 2018 season.
The new Blancpain GT Series season gathered pace this week with an official test at Le Castellet (FRA). Like last season, the starting list includes two BMW M6 GT3 entries for ROWE Racing. Team principal Hans-Peter Naundorf’s (GER) crew will contest all five races of the Endurance Cup. The highlight of the season is the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), which takes place on 28th/29th July. In addition to ROWE Racing, Walkenhorst Motorsport has registered for the endurance races again with a BMW M6 GT3. In the Sprint Cup, the French team 3Y Technologies will battle for top positions with a further BMW M6 GT3. The Blancpain GT Series season gets underway at Zolder (BEL) on 7th April with the first race weekend of the Sprint Cup.
DTM: Current driver portraits available in the BMW Group PressClub.
The opening of the 2018 season is rapidly approaching. Current portrait pictures of the six BMW DTM drivers Marco Wittmann (GER), Augusto Farfus (BRA), Timo Glock (GER), Bruno Spengler (CAN), Philipp Eng (AUT) and Joel Eriksson (SWE) are now available to download in the BMW Group PressClub. They can be used free of charge for editorial purposes.