Tag Archive: BMW

Jul 27

This weekend, nearly 50 percent of the DTM field will be battling it out for the win in the Spa-Francorchamps 24h Race

Defending Spa champion Martin: “Let the race begin”

With Maxime Martin, Tom Blomqvist, Bruno Spengler (all BMW), Nico Müller, Jamie Green, René Rast (all Audi) and Edoardo Mortara (Mercedes-AMG), seven DTM drivers will contest the tradition-rich endurance race.

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Jul 26

Like it or not, Formula E is the future of motorsport

It’s up to manufacturers to jump on board or get left behind

Mercedes’ announcement that it would be snapping up its option on a Formula E entry and joining the electric revolution in 2019 caused quite a stir in motorsport circles when the news dropped on Monday night.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 23

Tom Blomqvist flies to his second pole position in Moscow

The Brit will be followed by Bruno Spengler (BMW)

Tom Blomqvist flies to his second pole position in MoscowThe engineers from Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG probably didn’t get a lot of sleep in the night from Saturday to Sunday during the DTM weekend at Moscow Raceway.

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Jul 22

Wittmann fastest in qualifying, but Rast will be starting from pole

Marco Wittmann posted the fastest lap time in qualifying for the DTM race on Saturday at Moscow Raceway

Wittmann fastest in qualifying, but Rast will be starting from poleNevertheless, the BMW driver will not be starting from pole position for today’s race. In the race at the Norisring, Wittmann incurred his third warning of the current season for an incident with Mattias Ekström and will be dropped five places on the grid as a result.

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Jul 10

BMW goes back-to-back with Canadian Tire Motorsport Park win

Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix

2017-07-09_9877For BMW Team RLL, when it rains it pours – both literally and figuratively as it turns out, in Sunday’s Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix.

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Jul 07

BMW, Acura teams ride hot hand to Canada in WeatherTech Championship GT Classes

There are a lot of similarities between BMW Team RLL and Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian.

2017-07-06_7840For starters, both teams are headquartered in the Columbus, Ohio area. BMW Team RLL, which fields a pair of BMW M6 GTLM race cars in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GT Le Mans (GTLM) class, is based in Hilliard; Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian operates its pair of Acura NSX GT3s that race in the GT Daytona (GTD) class from its Pataskala race shop.

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Jul 02

BMW returns to WeatherTech Championship Victory Lane at Watkins Glen

Alexander Sims held off the Ford GT of Richard Westbrook

BMW returned to victory lane in IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition Sunday in the Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at Watkins Glen International. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jul 01

Spengler claims first BMW victory at Norisring since 1992

Spengler and Martin secure a 1-2 for BMW

#7 Bruno Spengler, BMW M4 DTMEkström takes DTM points’ lead with third place. Rast remains without points after mistake in race on Saturday. Bruno Spengler is the winner of the DTM race at the Norisring on Saturday. After 61 laps in the seventh race of the DTM season, the Canadian drove his BMW M4 DTM to a dominant win from his fellow BMW driver and team-mate Maxime Martin.

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Jun 30

Bruno Spengler posts fastest time in free practice

BMW claimed the first fastest time of the DTM weekend at the Norisring

Bruno Spengler posts fastest time in free practiceBruno Spengler completed his fastest lap of the 2.3 kilometres long street circuit in Nuremberg in 47.971 seconds and thus was 0.077 seconds faster than Mattias Ekström with his Audi RS 5 DTM. With Tom Blomqvist and Timo Glock, third and fourth place were also in the hands of the Munich-based brand. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 28

GT4 European Series Southern Cup celebrates Dijon-Prenois return with bumper 33-car entry list

Aston Martin, BMW, Ginetta, Maserati, McLaren, and Porsche

2017-05-06Following two successful events at Nogaro and Pau, the GT4 European Series Southern Cup is riding on the momentum with a superb 33-car entry list set for round three of this year’s campaign held at Circuit Dijon-Prenois on July 1-2. Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 21

Kaltenborn to split from Sauber as team principal

Monisha Kaltenborn has reportedly left her post as Sauber F1 team principal and CEO on the eve of the Azerbaijan Grand Prix. 

2017-06-09-08-58-31_0032The first female team principal in Formula 1 became Sauber’s CEO in 2010 helping Peter Sauber rebuild the core foundations of the team after its time with BMW before going on to buy shares in the team in 2011.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Jun 19

Sauber has ‘trust’ in Honda despite ongoing issues

“We won’t be able to contribute that much. That’s also not the intention in the partnership”

2017-06-09-14-17-28_1596Sauber boss Monisha Kaltenborn says she ‘can only trust’ the work Honda is doing to bring its power unit up to speed ahead of its engine partnership deal in F1 2018. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 07

BTCC: Rob Collard and Colin Turkington make it 100 wins for the Bavarian marque, as Matt Neal equals Andy Rouse

Ton-up for BMW 

BTCC Rob Collard and Colin Turkington make it 100 wins for the Bavarian marque, as Matt Neal equals Andy RouseColin Turkington claimed BMW’s 100th Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship win, after team-mate Rob Collard had earlier secured the 99th success for the German marque on a thrilling day of racing at Thruxton. Read the rest of this entry »

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May 01

CTCC partners with Pfaff BMW

CTCC is pleased to announce its partnership with Pfaff BMW beginning with the 2017 season

CTCC logoPfaff will be providing support to CTCC competitors that campaign BMW and MINI race cars.  The Pfaff support team will attend each CTCC event and assist teams with parts availability and technical advice throughout the season. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 07

No more secrets: DTM opens the garages for the fans

Mercedes-AMG still the dominating force

The DTM is further extending its already familiar fan activities in order to enhance the on-site experience for the fans at the race trackDTM stands for extremely close motor racing at the highest level. On the track, the drivers and teams racing for Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG fight for every thousandth of a second. The Mercedes-AMG C63 DTM also proved to be the quickest on the third of the four days of testing at the Hockenheimring.

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Apr 06

No more secrets: DTM opens the garages for the fans

DTM stands for extremely close motor racing at the highest level

DTM - Getting closer the Pit View allows the fans to get really close to the actionOn the track, the drivers and teams racing for Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG fight for every thousandth of a second. And when the cars aren’t in action, the work continues in the pit lane or, more precisely, in the garages.

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Apr 06

New prominent partners confirmed for 2017 GT4 European Series Southern Cup

These new major supporters bring along a wealth of trust and experience

The momentum and anticipation continue to rise ahead of the inaugural 2017 GT4 European Series Southern Cup campaign, as championship promoters SRO Motorsports Group confirm three new prominent partners. Read the rest of this entry »

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Apr 05

DTM enters the hot preparation phase – week of testing has been kicked off

The countdown for the DTM season kick-off is ticking ceaselessly

DTM enters the hot preparation phase – week of testing has been kicked offFor the premium-car manufacturers involved in DTM – Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG – these final official DTM tests in the run-up to the 2017 season represent the beginning of the hot preparation phase.

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Apr 05

Innovative new LM GTE Balance of Performance System to be introduced

Automatic System of Adjustment

Innovative new LM GTE Balance of Performance System to be introducedFor many decades, the inclusion of Grand Touring sportscars has been an integral part of major endurance racing events across the globe, most notably the 24 Hours of Le Mans.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Mar 30

More race action in the 2017 DTM season

The countdown for the 2017 DTM season is on

More race action in the 2017 DTM seasonIn less than 40 days, the popular touring-car series will start into its season with an adapted format.

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