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BMW Motorsport News – Issue 46/15.
Mon Dec 07 09:26:50 CET 2015 Fact & Figures
BMW Sports Trophy winner Christian Büllesbach looks back on his season – Turner Motorsport takes delivery of two BMW M6 GT3s.
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Whether in the DTM, the United SportsCar Championship, or countless other championships: week after week BMW teams and drivers around the world do battle for points, victories and titles. Away from the track too, members of the large BMW Motorsport family around the world are also creating headlines. The “BMW Motorsport News” allows us to regularly summarise all the action for you in a compact and informative manner. This way, you are always up to speed.
BMW Sports Trophy Award Ceremony: Adrenalin Motorsport triumphant.
Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport were the big winners at the BMW Sports Trophy Award Ceremony, which took place last Friday in the BMW Museum in Munich (DE). Team principal Matthias Unger’s (DE) outfit defended the title it won last year in the Team Competition. VLN and RCN driver Christian Büllesbach (DE) also claimed a surprise first place in the Driver Competition. Speaking in an interview, he discusses this success and his season.
Three questions for ... Christian Büllesbach.
Mr Büllesbach, how surprised are you to receive this honour as the icing on the cake at the end of your successful season?
Christian Büllesbach: “Very, as I never expected to finish first among these outstanding BMW drivers. I had a great year and had hoped for a top ten result, but I never even dreamed of winning the competition.
What were the highlights of your season at the Nürburgring?
Büllesbach: “One major highlight was obviously defending my title in the Rundstrecken Challenge Nürburgring, the RCN. However, my team and I also followed on from last year’s success at the Nürburgring 24 Hours. We managed to win the class for the third time in a row. That was a fantastic effort.”
What do you like about BMW cars?
Büllesbach: “On the one hand, BMW offers a car concept that is superbly suited to motorsport. Although the car is no longer the latest model, it is still very quick and also very reliable. You almost always make it to the finish, which is a key factor in any success at a tough circuit like the Nürburgring. Then there is the issue of the budget. I predominantly finance my own outings, which means I have a keen interest in keeping things affordable. BMWs are perfect for that, as they offer a privateer like myself the opportunity to pursue my passion – motorsport – at relatively affordable costs. I am very grateful for that.”
WTSCC: Turner Motorsport takes delivery of the BMW M6 GT3.
In the run-up to the BMW Season Review in the BMW Museum, Will Turner (US) had another very special appointment at BMW Motorsport in Munich. The team principle of Turner Motorsport received the two BMW M6 GT3s, with which he will line up in 2016 in the GTD class of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (WTSCC) in North America. One of his regular drivers will be BMW works driver Jens Klingmann (DE), who gained valuable experience with the new car during testing. “The moment I entered the foyer at BMW Motorsport and saw the two cars standing there with their covers on, it was like receiving a present at Christmas,” said Turner. “I was excited – and the first season with the BMW M6 GT3 will certainly be exciting. Compared to the BMW Z4 GT3, it is a car with a completely different concept. I will also have a few new BMW drivers in the team. As such, a lot will be new, so it is hard to predict how quickly we will be up among the front-runners. However, I am impressed by the support offered by BMW Motorsport. Everyone is doing their best to make the project a success as quickly as possible.”