Le Castellet: BMW M8 GTE masters prologue to the WEC 2018

The new BMW M8 GTE has made his first public long Test in the WEC configuration completed and the Team MTEK allowed to collect a lot of data and experience. The two vehicles with the start numbers 81 and 82 in the context of the 30-hour Tests in French, Le Castellet, a total of 5,075 kilometers and were from your reliable website.

Seven of the BMW factory riders were able to get a picture of the Performance of the vehicle and the new Michelin tires. The two BMW M8 GTE and the Team MTEK will be complete soon in Spa-Francorchamps, its first race in the WEC in mid-June for the season climax takes place in the Form of the 24 hours of Le Mans.

Ernest Knoors (team principal, BMW Team MTEK): “We are very pleased to see that the real Start to the ‘Super Season’ of the FIA World Endurance Championship is now getting closer and closer. There’s been a lot of hard work and heart blood into this project. We have collected here some very good insights, but until the Spa is also still a lot of work remains to be done. The coming weeks will be very intense.“

Martin Tomczyk (#81 BMW M8 GTE): “We went for the first Time with a full Set-up and all of our competitors in the FIA World Endurance Championship on the track – almost as if it would have been a real race weekend. So an official Test helps a lot to get used to the processes. We have completed our full program, including simulations. I hope that we are now well prepared for the start of the season.“

Nick Catsburg (#81 BMW M8 GTE): “The Test went very well, but we can’t really estimate where we stand. The car runs like clockwork, and I can hardly wait to contest my first race in the FIA World Endurance Championship.“

Philipp Eng (#81 BMW M8 GTE): “This was a very important Test for us, because we met for the first Time, to our direct competition in the FIA World Endurance Championship. He was also a good thing because we were able to work on our processes and strategies. Against this Background, this Test was still important.“

Augusto Farfus (#82 BMW M8 GTE): “it was a very positive Test. We did it a second Time to complete a lot of kilometres. We were together also, for the first Time, the complete Crew for the vehicle with the number 82. The Test has shown that all drivers are of one mind, and the like, give Feedback. This is important for a good cooperation during the season.“

António Félix da Costa (#82 BMW M8 GTE): “It is great that the WEC season starts now. This project has already begun some time ago, and now it is good to see the BMW M8 GTE together with his competitors on the track. I can’t wait to go next Time in Spa, in a real race.“

Alexander Sims (#82 BMW M8 GTE): “We have succeeded in our ambitious test program to fully pull it off. This is very good. The vehicle has completed a lot of kilometres, and I as a driver it was important, before the first race in Spa and the Michelin tires still have to get to know better.“

[resources : bimmertoday.de]
by : klonr.com

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