Tag Archive: BMW

Mar 24

BMW Team France confirms double entry in 2017 GT4 European Series Southern Cup

The German luxury carmaker has entrusted its two cars to Julien Piguet’s renowned outfit Autovitesse

The GT4 European Series Southern Cup continues to gather steam ahead of its inaugural 2017 campaign, as BMW confirms it will field two EKRIS-prepared M4 GT4s under its BMW Team France banner. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 21

Gerhard Berger takes over from Hans Werner Aufrecht as ITR Chairman

The world’s most popular touring-car series will be comprehensively enhanced

Gerhard Berger was confirmed as Chairman of ‘Internationalen Tourenwagen Rennen e.V’ (ITR)ITR is being restructured for the future: Today, former Grand Prix winner, BMW Motorsport Director and Formula One team co-owner Gerhard Berger was confirmed as Chairman of ‘Internationalen Tourenwagen Rennen e.V’ (ITR).

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Mar 10

BMW to supply official pace cars for Le Mans

Up to 26 vehicles will be used during the 24 Hours of Le Mans and five will be required for year-round track events

BMW devient fournisseur des voitures officielles des circuits du MansBMW and the Automobile Club de l’Ouest have signed an agreement making the German car manufacturer the official vehicle supplier at the Circuit des 24 Heures in Le Mans, both during and outside race events. Read the rest of this entry »

Mar 07

Falken’s dynamic duo: Porsche and BMW to tackle the 24h-Race at Nürburgring

Falken will enter both cars in various VLN endurance races as well as the legendary 24h-Race on Nürburgring

Falken’s dynamic duo Porsche and BMW to tackle the 24h-Race at Nürburgring In the new racing season, Falken will line up on the grid with not one, but two racing cars from premium German manufacturers.

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Mar 06

BMW DTM drivers hone their fitness

The six BMW DTM drivers underwent an intense training regime this week

BMW DTM drivers hone their fitnesshttp://www.dtm.com/sites/default/files/news/866dd882-3961-4a5b-88bc-2eb2b90be904-orginal.jpgThey were in Viareggio from Sunday to Wednesday for a four-day fitness camp. Team doctor Riccardo Ceccarelli  and his Formula Medicine team had put together an extensive and diverse training schedule to ensure that the drivers are perfectly prepared for the coming DTM season. Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 28

Last DTM tests prior to the homologation deadline on 01st March

The countdown is on: on first March, the DTM cars for the 2017 season will be homologated

BMW M4 DTMAnd in the run-up to the homologation, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG travelled to Portugal for the first tests in 2017 (21st to 23rd February) that also represented the last opportunity to test the cars prior to the homologation deadline.    Read the rest of this entry »

Feb 08

More insight into the DTM paddock for the fans

Friendliness towards the fans always has represented a priority in DTM

More insight into the DTM paddock for the fansIn the paddock, the fans of the popular touring-car series can get closer than close to the drivers representing the Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG camps. During autographing sessions with the likes of Mattias Ekström, Marco Wittmann, Gary Paffett & Co, for instance.

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Feb 02

Three DTM tests in the run-up to the 2017 season

The first five days of testing (20th to 24th February) will be held at Portimão

Three DTM tests in the run-up to the 2017 seasonIn the run-up to the 2017 DTM season that will be kicked off from 05th to 07th May at the Hockenheimring Baden-Württemberg, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG will contest three official tests.

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Jan 28

DTM drivers: The class of 2017

The entry list for the 2017 DTM season is complete

DTM drivers: The class of 2017After Audi and BMW, Mercedes-AMG now also announced their line-up for the coming season. 18 drivers will represent the three premium-car manufacturers on the grid and will make for an absolute top-class field.

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Jan 04

Michael Johnson, Stephen Simpson back with JDC-Miller Motorsports for 2017 season with BMW

Paralyzed driver signs on for another season with teammate Simpson

Michael Johnson Jr.24-year-old sportscar driver Michael Johnson announced today that he will join JDC-Miller Motorsports for another season in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The paralyzed former motorcycle racing champion was unable to complete the entire 2016 season, because his specially-designed car wasn’t race-ready in time for the first two competitions.

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Dec 13

Audi DTM driver line-up for 2017 features two new faces

Three days after the announcement of the BMW driver line-up for the 2017 DTM season it was Audi’s turn to announce their drivers for 2017

Loïc DuvalAnd other than their rivals from Munich, Audi added two new signings to their line-up for next year: Frenchman Loïc Duval and their previous DTM reserve driver René Rast will contest the coming season with the Audi RS 5 DTM. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 10

BMW announces DTM driver line-up for 2017

BMW is going to rely on proven drivers, in the 2017 DTM season

Timo Glock and Marco WittmannThis Friday, the Munich based manufacturer was the first brand to announce its driver line-up for the coming season. And BMW chose six drivers that already represented their camp in the previous years. Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 07

BMW to rely on the services of two DTM teams, in the future

Just as Mercedes-AMG, BMW now also have restructured their team line-up for the 2017 DTM season

20160508-0101 A few weeks ago, the Stuttgart based manufacturer announced that all its cars will be run by Mercedes-AMG DTM-Team HWA, next year. In the case of BMW, however, two teams will be responsible for running BMW’s DTM racers: BMW Team RMG and BMW Team RBM. Read the rest of this entry »

Nov 30

Young Driver test and DTM test at Jerez

Development of the 2017 DTM vehicles from 29th November to 02nd December

Joel ErikssonHaving already tested at Oschersleben and Portimão, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG now travelled to Jerez de la Frontera for the third phase of testing for the 2017 DTM season.

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Nov 02

Joint DTM test at Oschersleben

Less than two weeks had gone by since the DTM season finale at Hockenheim when the DTM cars were back in action

Mike RockenfellerThe preparations for the 2017 season already are running flat out and so, the three manufacturers involved in DTM, Audi, BMW and Mercedes-AMG, tested their development vehicles for the coming season from 25th to 28th October at Oschersleben.

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Oct 27

Audi keeps on banking on DTM in the future

Audi re-orientated their motor-racing strategy – but the DTM involvement remained untouched

2016 Audi won in both the manufacturers’ and the team titles.This Wednesday (26th October, in front of some 300 motor-sport department employees, Chairman Rupert Stadler announced and presented the reorientation of the premium brand. While the Ingolstadters say farewell to the FIA WEC to join the Formula E with a works effort, DTM will remain an attractive field of activity for the brand with the four rings. It would be important to focus on the things that would keep Audi competitive in the coming years, Stadler stressed. Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 19

Interview with the champion: “I had to fight for every point”

Marco Wittmann did it

Marco Wittmann was crowned DTM champion for the second timeThanks to his fourth place at the season finale at the Hockenheimring he was crowned DTM champion for the second time. This makes Wittmann the first BMW driver to win two drivers’ championships in the DTM.

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Oct 15

A strong qualifying by BMW – Félix da Costa on pole position

In the penultimate qualifying session of his DTM career, António Félix da Costa secured his second pole position

António Félix da CostaIn qualifying for Saturday’s 17th DTM race of the season, the Portuguese posted the fastest lap time of 1m32.344s with his BMW M4 DTM and thus will be starting from the best grid position.

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Oct 08

Four scenarios – how Wittmann, Mortara or Green can win the title

In the DTM season finale at Hockenheim, several constellations in the final two races can make for different results in the battle for the title

Four scenarios – how Wittmann, Mortara or Green can win the titleA lot of factors make you believe that it will be a battle between BMW’s Marco Wittmann and Audi’s Edoardo Mortara. There still is a maximum of 50 points to be won and with a gap of 14 points to the championship leader, Mortara still can steal Wittmann’s lead without the support of other drivers. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 30

Alex Zanardi back on track with Sparco

Paralympic Champion Alex Zanardi back on track in Mugello for the last round of Italian GT Championship

Alex Zanardi - Sparco Prime Zanardi will fit the new Sparco Prime suit on his BMW Team Italia’s BWM M6 GT3. Welcome back Alex. Alex Zanardi will be back on track in the sixth round of Italian GT Championship next October 16th . Sparco will join the Italian champion that will fit the new Sparco Prime suit, the lightest suit ever made by Volpiano’s brand. The suit weight il less than 600gr.  Read the rest of this entry »

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