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BMW M8 GTE Has Strong Debut At Daytona

BMW Team RLL as they pose for the pre-event photo before the Rolex 24 hours of Daytona. Image Credit: BMW Group USA (2018)

 
BMW M8 GTE Has Strong Debut At Daytona
Words By:  BMW Group USA
Image Credits By: BMW Group USA (unless otherwise specified)
Curated By: Brandon O'Brien
 
The new BMW M8 GTE kicked off at the season opener of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Daytona (USA) this weekend. At the Daytona International Speedway, Jesse Krohn (FIN), John Edwards (USA), Nick Catsburg (NED) and Augusto Farfus (BRA) finished seventh in GTLM class after 773 laps, sharing driving duties at the wheel of the number 24 car. Their team-mates, Alexander Sims (GBR), Connor De Phillippi (USA), Bill Auberlen (USA) and Philipp Eng (AUT) came ninth with the second car entered by BMW Team RLL. The number 67 Ford GT claimed victory in the 24-hour race.
 

BMW To Campaign M8 GTE In 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship


2018 BMW Team RLL M8 GTE undergoing testing at Homestead, Fla.  Image Credit: 2017 BMW Group

 

BMW To Campaign M8 GTE In 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship

By:  Brandon J. O'Brien
Images By:  BMW Group

With the BMW 8 Series only being shown at various venues as a concept it is interesting to note that the M-version is already here.  BMW of North America announced that BMW Team RLL successfully completed the first US test of the all new BMW M8 GTE at Homestead, Fla.  They will be campaigning the new car during the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship after having just completed a successful season with the BMW M6 GTLM which they have used the past two seasons.  The Team will stay in Florida in preparation for the first IMSA-sactioned test at Daytona International Speedway on December 5th and 6th.

BMW Wins 2017 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Manufacturer’s Championship

Podium for the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Finale.   Image Credit: 2017 Cobb / BMW Group

2017 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Finale

By: Brandon J. O'Brien
Images By: Brandon O'Brien / Motor Driven Images unless otherwise specified


Although Paul Holden had a posse of BMW M235iR's on his tail, led by the No. 20 Stephen Cameron Racing M235iR driven by Greg Liefooghe,  Holden was able to elude them through the rolling hills of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca for the final 2 Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car sessions on Friday and Saturday.

Pirelli World Challenge BMW M235i Racing Cars at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

No 1 Classic BMW Motorsports BMW M235iR driven by Toby Grahovec at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.  Image Credit: 2017 Brandon O'Brien / Motor Driven Images

The BMW M235i's Racing At Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
Image Credits: Brandon O'Brien / Motor Driven Images unless otherwise specified

Presented here is a collection of photographs of the BMW M235i Racing cars that showed up for the 2017 finale at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.

BMW of North America’s Ultimate Driving Experience and Turner Motorsport Team Up at Road America and Virginia International Raceway

BMW of North America’s Ultimate Driving Experience and Turner Motorsport Team Up at Road America and Virginia International Raceway
Image Credit: BMW Media

 

The familiar blue and yellow livery of the No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GTD racing car will see a new addition for the upcoming IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar championship races at Road America and Virginia International Raceway as the stalwart BMW NA customer racing team partners with BMW of North America to race in support of the BMW Ultimate Driving Experience.