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BMW Motorsport News - Issue 23/2017.
19.06.2017 Press Release
BMW provides official fleet of cars at the 24 Hours of Le Mans – Šenkýř Motorsport celebrates two wins in two races in Most.
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24 Hours of Le Mans: BMW provides the official fleet of cars at the endurance classic.
Next year, BMW will contest the famous 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) again for the first time since 2011 – but BMW cars took to the track at the endurance classic on the Sarthe river this year. As partner of the organiser, the Automobile Club de l’Ouest (ACO), BMW provided the official fleet of cars on the racetrack in Le Mans. So the fleet, headed by the BMW M2 Coupé Safety Car, was in action once again this weekend at the 2017 running of the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The fleet of cars consisted of a total of 26 high-performance cars, from safety cars, medical car and extrication cars, to emergency cars for track officials.
Eset V4 Cup: Double victory for Šenkýř Motorsport in Most.
The Šenkýř Motorsport team had double reason to celebrate this weekend in Most, Czech Republic. The team got the win in both races – one sprint race and one endurance race. On Saturday, Jakub Knoll (CZE) in the BMW Z4 GT3 started from third on the grid and worked his way to the front of the field, ultimately celebrating his second win of the season. Then in the endurance race on Sunday, it was Robert Šenkýř and Daniel Skalický (both CZE) in the BMW Z4 GT3 who overtook the leading Audi on lap 29 and crossed the finish line in first place.
FIA Formula 3 European Championship: Eriksson on the podium
twice in Budapest.
Alongside the DTM, the FIA Formula 3 European Championship also stopped off at the Hungaroring (HUN) this weekend, and the fourth weekend of the season could not have gone much better for BMW Motorsport Junior Joel Eriksson (SWE). After he made it into the top ten when he finished tenth in the first of three races, the Swede improved in the other two races, and first crossed the finish line in second place on Saturday. Then the 18-year-old improved once again in race three, and celebrated his fourth win of the season. As the leader of the overall standings, Eriksson will return to action in two weeks, this time at the Norisring (GER). The FIA Formula 3 European Championship will hold its 13th to 15th races of the season as part of the fourth DTM weekend. In addition to his outings in Formula 3, Eriksson also drove the BMW M4 DTM race taxi on the Hungaroring.
Italian GT Championship: Fifth and seventh for BMW Team Italia .
On the third race weekend of the Italian GT Championship in Monza (ITA), the two regular drivers Stefano Comandini and Alberto Cerqui (both ITA) in the BMW M6 GT3 secured fifth and seventh. This saw the BMW Team Italia duo pick up further points and move into ninth place in the overall standings. The fourth race weekend of the season will be held in Mugello (ITA) from 14th to 16th July.