Le Mans 2018: BMW M8 GTE runs before Comeback easily

Two weeks before the big Comeback at the 24 hours of Le Mans, 2018 BMW Motorsport and the BMW M8 GTE trips, the final test before the endurance classic completed. Both BMW M8 GTE showed high reliability and were able to complete the scheduled test programme with no incidents and problems. Overall, both vehicles covered a distance of 1,200 kilometers in the race pace and allowed the Team Setup before the 24 hours race on June 16. and 17. To optimize June 2018.

In the framework of the Le Mans comeback is not only the M8 GTE in the spotlight, the legendary Motorsport event will also be the stage for the world premiere of the new BMW 8er coupe G15. The series-production vehicle that represents the technical basis for the later streets-M8, and racing M8, coming this year on the market. Long before the Premiere Leaks to the exterior and the interior is largely unveiled. Also, many of the technical Details of the BMW M850i xDrive with 530 PS are already known.

Ernest Knoors (team principal, BMW Team MTEK): “It feels good to have the first few kilometres at Le Mans managed. The cars ran without any problems, apart from a few little things that we can solve before the race. In total we have clocked up 1,200 km, and some important information is collected, in particular in terms of the tyres in different track conditions. We still have some work ahead of us, but I am satisfied with the Test.“

Martin Tomczyk (#81 BMW M8 GTE): “After 18 months of hard work and preparation has reached the MISSION8 now, at last, Le Mans – and we were not disappointed. I’m for the first Time in Le Mans, the track is really something Special. Around 80 per cent are banned from public roads, and although there are not many curves, you need to always stay focused, because there is so much traffic. The field is really close together. Therefore, I can’t wait, in two weeks to return to start.“

Nick Catsburg (#81 BMW M8 GTE): “It was a special Moment, to leave this Morning, the Garage and the first laps in the BMW M8 GTE in Le Mans. It felt like a historic moment. Hopefully it is the beginning of an exciting and successful Chapter in which we will fight in the biggest endurance races of the world to good results.“

António Félix da Costa (#82 BMW M8 GTE): “Everyone talks about the fantastic atmosphere in Le Mans – and it is true. The race has not even started, and you can feel it already. The car ran the whole Test well, we could run through our entire test program. So we go with the best possible starting position in the race.“

Alexander Sims (#82 BMW M8 GTE): “I already have a lot of experience in BMW M8 GTE, I competed in long distance races. The car felt here in the Test very well. We have collected some important data for the race and the vote for further progress. Now we are all looking forward to come back next week here.“

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

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