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BMW Motorsport News - Issue 07/17.
Sun Feb 19 15:56:00 CET 2017 Press Release
Two BMW M6 GT3s from ROWE Racing competing in the Blancpain GT Series 2017 – BMW Team Teo Martín setting out on a mission to defend their title.
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Blancpain GT Series: ROWE Racing again represented by two BMW M6 GT3s.
In 2017, the ROWE Racing team will be competing with two BMW M6 GT3s once again in the Blancpain GT Series. There are ten race weekends in the season, covering the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup and the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup. The highlight of the season is the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), where the team emerged triumphant with the BMW M6 GT3 last year and celebrated its greatest success to date. The driver line-ups for the two BMW M6 GT3s are to be announced in the coming weeks. “Our big goal for 2017 is obviously to defend our title at the Spa 24 Hours,” said team principal Hans-Peter Naundorf. “It would be a dream come true for us to repeat last year’s win. We are still in the process of finalising the driver line-ups for our two BMW M6 GT3s, however, we are very confident that we will once again be able to field very fast and experienced teams of drivers, just as we did last year.” On 13th/14th March, the team will be taking part in pre-season tests for the Blancpain GT Series at Paul Ricard, in the south of France. The season starts on 1st April with the first race of the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup in Misano (ITA). The 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps will take place on 29th/30th July. In addition to competing in the Blancpain GT Series, ROWE Racing will also be represented by both BMW M6 GT3s in the famous 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (GER), which will take place on 27th and 28th May.
International GT Open: BMW Team Teo Martín setting out on a mission to defend the title.
The BMW Team Teo Martin has started out on a mission to defend the International GT Open title. On Friday and Saturday, the Spanish team took part in the “Winter Series Test” for the race series at the Circuit de Catalunya (ESP), using the two days to prepare both BMW M6 GT3s for the 2017 season. The two cars were driven by Jesse Krohn (FIN), Marzio Basso (ESP), Rodolfo Gonzalez (ESP) and Victor Bouveng (SWE) at Barcelona. The team had already successfully completed some winter testing behind closed doors. The BMW Team Teo Martín is approaching the new season as reigning champions. The first races will take place on 29th and 30th April in Estoril (PRT).