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Nov 21

BMW already preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with an endurance test at Paul Ricard

The German marque is pursuing the development of its M8 GTE with, among other things, a 24-hour test in preliminary …

BMW already preparing for the 24 Hours of Le Mans with an endurance test at Paul RicardBMW Motorsport will compete in the 2018/2019 Super Season of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the LMGTE Pro class.

The 24-hour testing session took place at the Circuit Paul Ricard in the south of France. Four drivers were on-site to take turns at the wheel of the BMW M8 GTE: German driver Martin Tomczyk (2011 DTM champion), Portuguese native Antonio Felix da Costa, Austrian driver Philipp Eng and Brit Alexander Sims. The last two have participated in the 24 Hours of Le Mans once and won the 2016 24 Hours of Spa representing the German manufacturer.

The staff of BMW Motorsport spent three days at the French track. The first day was reserved for performance testing then the other two for the 24-hour test. The development of the BMW M8 GTE will now continue. The car will then debut in competition at the Rolex 24 at Daytona in January, and will be entered in the LMGTE Pro class of the World Endurance Championship (WEC) for the first race of the season on May 5, 2018 at the WEC 6 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps.

The complete article here on lemans.org

source:  lemans.org

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