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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 M4 GT4 Debuts In North America

James Clay in for first pit stop after battling at the front of the field for first part of the #BMWChallenge @continentaltire. Back out in 8th @OptimaBatteries - Image Credit: BimmerWorld (2018)

BMW M4 GT4 Debuts In North America

The January 26th BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona will provide the opening act for the 56th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend as privateer and professional racers from all over the world begin another season of sports car racing in North America. The four-hour race is the opening round of the 2018 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

Welcome The Age Of Callaway Competition In America’s 2018 Pirelli World Challenge


Sideview of the Corvette C7 GT3-R, designed, manufactured and homologated on behalf of General Motors by Callaway Competition. Image Credit: Callaway Competition (2017)

 

Welcome The Age Of Callaway Competition In America's 2018 Pirelli World Challenge

Thursday morning at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, Team owner Reeves Callaway and Pirelli World Challenge President and CEO Greg Gill opened the press event alongside a matte black carbon Corvette C7 GT3-R, one of two that will be entered as full season factory efforts in the GT class. The GT3-spec homologated Corvette C7 GT3-R will compete in the GT class in both the sprint races, as well as the two driver format SprintX races. Drivers for the SprintX events will be announced at a later date.
 

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.


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