BMW Endurance Challenge Concept – BMW endurance challenge
BMW of Arctic America aboriginal came to the Rolex 24 At Daytona in 1975 with two BMW 3.0 CSL antagonism cars that were the foundation of the company’s actual aboriginal business affairs in Arctic America. 57 years later, BMW NA continues to chase entering two BMW M8 GTE machines in the 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona.
“The Rolex 24 At Daytona is a actual appropriate accident for BMW as this is area our American antagonism affairs began, way aback in 1975” said Victor Leleu, Manager for BMW Motorsport, Arctic America. “This year we are appreciative to beachcomber the blooming banderole for the aboriginal chase of IMSA’s 50th division and for the admission chase of the Michelin Pilot Challenge. We congratulate IMSA on accouterment 50 years of acclaimed wheel-to-wheel action. In accession to all of the examples of the Ultimate Active Machine on affectation and on-track, we are acutely aflame to accept Alex Zanardi abutting us. Daytona continues to be a acquisition abode for BMW admirers and enthusiast from about the apple and we can anticipate of no bigger area to appearance them our affection not alone for the action but our affection and body that we cascade into anniversary and every BMW agent we make.”
AuberlenThe 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona will see BMW NA Ambassador Bill Auberlen alpha his 411th chase in a BMW. Abutting one of the top BMW Chump Antagonism teams, Turner Motorsport, abounding division the adept will chase in the GTD chic in chase of the three victories that will accomplish him the winningest sports car disciplinarian in IMSA history.
BimmerWorld RacingBimmerWorld makes a acknowledgment to IMSA antagonism afterwards a actual acknowledged 2018 season. The Dublin, VA-based aggregation accomplished third in aftermost year’s GS chic and won the Artery Tuner (ST) championship. For this weekend’s BMW Ability Claiming at Daytona, the aperture annular of the Michelin Pilot Claiming series, the No. 82 BMW M4 GT4 will be co-driven by aggregation buyer James Clay and Devin Jones. The additional BimmerWorld entry, the No. 80 BMW M4 GT4, will be co-driven by 20 year old drivers Aurora Strauss and Kaz Grala. Straus accomplished additional in the Pirelli Apple Challenge’s GTS SprintX-Am chic aftermost year while Grala won the NASCAR Camping Apple Truck alternation chase at Daytona in 2017. Jones denticulate a chic achievement at Daytona aftermost year while James Clay will be starting his 10th Daytona chase this weekend.
Classic BMWIn three abbreviate years, the Plano, TX-based aggregation has developed to be one of the better and best acknowledged BMW chump antagonism accomplishment in the world. Winners of the 2018 BMW Sports Trophy Aggregation title, Archetypal BMW allotment to IMSA in 2019 with the #26 BMW M4 GT4. At Daytona, Aggregation Manager Toby Grahovec and approved Jayson Clunie, who aggregate a belvedere accomplishment at Sebring aftermost year, will breach active duties with newcomer Kyle Reid. Aggressive in the 2018 MINI Challenge, Kyle took 18 podiums in 20 races, of which 15 wins, earning him the Sunoco 240 Claiming achievement and afterwards bench in the #26 BMW M4 GT4 for the BMW Ability Claiming at Daytona. The aggregation will aim for the podium, afterward its 4th abode accomplishment in aftermost year’s race.
DriversBMW Aggregation RLL will be battling this weekend’s Rolex 24 At Daytona with aninternational calendar of drivers. The No. 24 BMW M8 GTE will be co-driven by Alessandro Zanardi (IT), John Edwards (USA), Jesse Krohn (FIN) and Chaz Mostert (AUS) while the No. 25 M8 GTE will be piloted by Connor de Phillippi (USA), Augusto Farfus (BRA), Philipp Eng (AUT) and Colton Herta (USA).
Endurance ChallengeThe January 26th BMW Ability Claiming At Daytona will accommodate the aperture act for the 57th anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona weekend as privateer and able racers From all over the apple activate addition division of sports car antagonism in Arctic America. The four-hour chase is the aperture annular of the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. For an eighth afterwards year as appellation sponsor, BMW of Arctic America, LLC will abutment the chase with the Grand Marshal, amateur and clip car.
FASTFAST, the 19th BMW Art Car. Designed by acclaimed American artisan John Baldessari, this M6 GTLM competed in the 2017 Rolex 24 At Daytona. Finishing in 8th place, it was co-driven by Bill Auberlen (USA), Alexander Sims (GBR), Augusto Farfus (BRA) and Bruno Spengler (CAN). Afterwards its aboriginal and alone race, the car was retired and now is allotment of BMW’s Art Car Collection.
GreenThe blooming banderole for the 2019 BMW Ability Claiming At Daytona after-effects at 12:15 p.m. Friday, January 25. The chase will be advertisement on NBCSN Feb. 6 from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. The 57th anniversary Rolex 24 At Daytona Chase for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship starts at 2:35 p.m.
HorsepowerThe agent of the BMW M8 GTE consists of 2,300 genitalia and generates amid 450 and 500 horsepower, depending on the requirements of the corresponding antic authorities.
In-car camerasBoth of the BMW M8 GTE antagonism cars will backpack in-car cameras in the Rolex 24. Michelin has provided the cameras in the No. 24 BMW M8 GTE while the BMW NA cameras will accommodate a driver’s point of appearance from the No. 25 BMW M8 GTE. Both in-car cameras will be streamed alive at IMSA.com
JonesDevin Jones won the ST Championship in 2018 with BimmerWorld Racing. With nine belvedere finishes beneath his belt during the aftermost division Jones will accompany aggregation buyer James Clay abaft the caster of the No. 82 BMW M4 GT4 in Daytona this weekend.
KangarooAustralian active ace, Chaz Mostert makes his additional alpha abaft the caster of the BMW M8 GTE. His aboriginal chase at Petit Le Mans aftermost year concluded with a belvedere finish. As the BMW Aggregation RLL bound learned, the alone consequence Chaz is absolutely able to do able-bodied is that of a Kangaroo.
LightingLights will be actual important during the 13 hours of black at this year’s 24 hours At Daytona. The headlights in the BMW M8 GTE were developed from blemish accurately for the ability antagonism environment. They not alone attending air-conditioned but are additionally accompaniment of the art in both architecture and manufacturing. The cooling elements for the headlights are 3D printed centralized at BMW’s Additive Accomplishment Campus in Oberschleissheim, aloof arctic of Munich.
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NewBMW models for 2019 accommodate M850i xDrive Convertible, X7 SAV, Z4 Roadster and the M5 Competition, all on affectation in the infield at Daytona International Speedway this weekend.
OrganizationIt takes four transporters, 56 crew, 8 drivers, 10 golf carts, 2 concrete therapists, 8 motor homes and 24 lbs. of beef hasty to run two BMW M8 GTE chase cars for 24 hours at Daytona this weekend.
Performance CenterComprising two locations, Achievement Centermost East in Greer, SC and Achievement Centermost West in Thermal, CA, the BMW Achievement Active School offers a array of active classes that highlight the performance, responsiveness, and assurance appearance in anniversary BMW vehicle. BMW Achievement Centermost advisers will be at DIS accouterment VIP hot lap rides on Friday and Saturday.
QualifyingThere are two condoning sessions in Daytona. One takes abode at The Roar Afore the 24 to admeasure pit and barn spots. The second, added accustomed qualifying, takes abode on Thursday to actuate the starting positions for the race.
RahalBobby Rahal leads BMW Aggregation RLL into its additional decade as BMW NA’s motorsport partner. The aggregation works endlessly before, during and afterwards anniversary chase to adapt the two BMW M8 GTE chase cars for competition.
Stephen CameronStephen Cameron, Henry Schmitt and San Francisco BMW, that is a lot of S’s but for 30 years, Cameron Antagonism has been aggressive and acknowledging chump antagonism programs for adolescent enthusiasts. Cameron and Schmitt will booty the blooming banderole at this weekend’s BMW Ability Claiming chase abaft the caster of the No. 88 BMW M4 GT4. BMW of San Francisco, an official BMW Motorsports Genitalia centermost continues their abutment of the adept Cameron Antagonism aggregation for the 2019 season.
Technology TransferBMW still believes that antagonism improves the cast which is why the M8 GTE chase car was launched added than a year above-mentioned to the artery version. Antagonism is one of the best tests of backbone and believability and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship provides the absolute ambience for testing of 3D printed genitalia for example.
Ultimate Active MachineThe Ultimate Active Machine has been BMW’s affirmation back 1975 and continues to be accurate on the anchorage and racetracks throughout Arctic America to this day.
VictoryThe BMW M8 GTE denticulate two victories in its 2018 countdown division and at this year’s Rolex 24 At Daytona, BMW Aggregation RLL is attractive to add to the brand’s win account at the archetypal ability race. An all-embracing win was denticulate in 1976 by the BMW 3.0 CSL and by a BMW Powered Daytona Prototype in 2011 and 2013. Chic wins were denticulate in both 1997 and 1998 by the BMW M3 GT2.
Will TurnerWill Turner’s Turner Motorsport aggregation has been antagonism for over 20 years with BMW authoritative them the additional longest active BMW team. Turner Motorsport affairs a abounding division affairs in GTD additional a acknowledgment to GS with the M4 GT4 for the aboriginal time in chicken and blue.
XBMW Accomplishment Co., LLC in South Carolina is the BMW Group all-around centermost of adequacy for BMW X models and articles the X3, X4, X5, X6 and X7 Sports Activity Vehicles. BMW’s calendar of Sports Activity Cartage accounted for 63 percent of BMW cast sales in December 2018. Plant Spartanburg exports 70% of the cartage that are congenital actuality authoritative BMW the better exporter of cartage by amount anatomy the U.S.A.
Years50 Years of IMSA, 50 years of BMW Car Club of America, 44 years of BMW of Arctic America, 25 years of BMW Plant Spartanburg, 11 years of BMW Aggregation RLL and 2 years of M8 GTE racing.
ZanardiAlessandro Zanardi makes his acknowledgment to antagonism in America this weekend at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. Zanardi was the 1997 and 1998 IndyCar CART Alternation best and has been antagonism with BMW back 2003. A Paralympic multi-time gold-medalist and apple almanac setter, Alex will booty on the new claiming of ability antagonism with BMW Aggregation RLL abaft the caster of the No. 24 BMW M8 GTE.A appropriate hand-control council caster was developed for Alex Zanardi accurately for the Rolex 24 At Daytona. It will be swapped in and out of the BMW M8 GTE during his disciplinarian changes.
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