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Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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Great news here.  All photos available for sale are now going to be printed on Canvas only.  The quality of the print, the beauty and the Photo Walls you can create with these Canvas photos will be far superior to the 8x10 photos on a standard print and standard frame.  You can get them in different shapes and sizes, with or without frames (I prefer without frames, but the photos with frames look spectacular also).  Pricing will be available this week and I will be sending one free photo to somebody that posts a comment on this news post of your choice.  Here's a preview...


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BMW Team RLL Finish 4th and 9th at Virginia International Raceway PDF Print E-mail
BMW Racing News - 2012 American LeMans Series
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Sunday, September 16, 2012
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BMW Team RLL finished the inaugural American Le Mans Series race at Virginia International Raceway with the No. 55 M3 GT of Bill Auberlen and Jörg Müller in fourth place and the No. 56 M3 GT of Dirk Müller and Jonathan Summerton in ninth place. The disappointing result ended the team’s drive for a third consecutive GT class championship as Corvette Racing clinched the 2012 GT titles.

For the second consecutive race, a first turn altercation after the race start between prototype cars brought out the yellow flag and caused the balance of the field to scramble behind them. Müller, starting from the outside of the GT class front row, was forced onto the grass on driver’s left and fell back to the tenth position. Auberlen, who had started from the seventh spot, had a bit more time to react and took to the grass on the inside of the corner, moving up to fourth. The two M3 GTs raced mid-field before pitting just before the races second yellow flag waved. Auberlen came in on lap 28 to hand off to Jörg Müller. Four laps later and just past the one hour mark Müller entered the pits and Jonathan Summerton took over. With one-and-one-half hours complete, Summerton held the third spot. Müller was two positions back in fifth. As the clock ticked past the mid-point of the race Summerton continued to hold the third spot. Müller was sixth.

Jörg Müller pitted the No. 56 M3 GT on lap 63 for fuel and new Dunlop tires. He remained in the car for a second stint. Summerton pitted five laps later to hand the No. 56 back to Dirk Müller. With one-and-one-half hours remaining the No. 56 held onto second, only some seven seconds behind the leader. The No. 55 moved up to fifth.

Just before the three hour mark the No. 55 pitted and Bill Auberlen got back behind the wheel. Unfortunately, at almost the same time it all went wrong for the No. 56. Müller was hit by a prototype car and forced to the pits to change a broken right front wheel. He returned to the race, but pitted on the next lap and the crew went to work on the damaged suspension. Unable to fix the bent toe link, Müller continued to circulate to collect points. He ultimately finished ninth.

Auberlen continued a strong run, moving up to third in the final stages of the race. A deflating tire lost him the podium as he was passed before having to pit for a tire change in the closing minutes of the race.

“Today certainly was a challenging day for BMW Team RLL,” said Jay O’Connell, RLL VP Technology. “The No. 56 M3 GT was running in P2 before being hit by a prototype effectively ending any chance for a good finish. The No. 55 didn’t quite have the pace of the other car, but Bill and Jörg drove a good race to almost realize the podium. Unfortunately, we could not hold the position.”

 


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Spengler wins from pole in the BMW Bank M3 DTM – Werner and Farfus also claim top-five finishes in Oschersleben. PDF Print E-mail
BMW Racing News - 2012 DTM
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Sunday, September 16, 2012
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The battle for the title in the DTM remains exciting: Bruno Spengler (CA), at the wheel of his BMW Bank M3 DTM, was first across the finish line at the “Motorsport Arena Oschersleben” to claim his third victory of the season in the eighth race of the [ … ]

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Reactions after the eighth DTM race of 2012 in Oschersleben. PDF Print E-mail
BMW Racing News - 2012 DTM
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Sunday, September 16, 2012
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Third pole position, third win and 47 points: BMW Motorsport enjoyed another successful race weekend in Oschersleben (DE). Bruno Spengler (CA) led from start to finish in the BMW Bank M3 DTM to further reduce Mercedes driver Gary Paffett’s (GB) lead in the championship.

Read here what the BMW team principals and the six drivers had to say after the eighth DTM race of the year.

Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer):

“We have had a perfect weekend here in Oschersleben. It is unbelievable – the dream goes on. Compliments to both my drivers. Bruno Spengler and Dirk Werner were flawless and produced a sensational race. The strategy our engineers came up with also worked perfectly and the pit crew did a fantastic job. The triumph in Oschersleben is a bit of a milestone for us. Bruno has presented us with the 20th Schnitzer victory in the DTM. I can hardly find the words to express how happy I am. This season has been fantastic so far.”

Stefan Reinhold (Team Principal, BMW Team RMG):

“This weekend has been more difficult than we expected because in the end we were in a good position with Martin Tomczyk to score some decent points. But he had an accident at the start and then he lost some water and had to stop. The penalty for Martin certainly harmed us, but for the 00next weekend we start from zero again and he will be able to start where he would normally be. I am happy with Joey Hand, because he had struggled all weekend. However, Joey never gives up – and he almost finished in the points thanks to a great fight back.”

Bart Mampaey (Team Principal, BMW Team RBM):

“All in all I have mixed feelings again. Both our cars had a good start and Augusto Farfus made it through the first few corners cleanly. Andy Priaulx, on the other hand, was extremely unlucky to be blocked on the outside of turn one and suffer damage to the car. This meant he was not able to get a result. For Augusto it was a great race. We did well with our pit stop strategy. First, fourth and fifth for BMW in Oschersleben is fantastic.”

Bruno Spengler (car number 7, BMW Team Schnitzer, 1st):

“Today is a great day for BMW. We produced a fantastic team result. I have often been on the podium in Oschersleben, and now I have finally managed to win here. It was really close again at the end. Gary Paffett was getting closer and closer and really put me under pressure. However, my car was fantastic. I could not afford to make any mistakes – and thankfully I didn’t. Thanks to my team. They gave me an unbelievable car again.”

Dirk Werner (car number 8, BMW Team Schnitzer, 4th):


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Strong showing from BMW Team Schnitzer: Spengler on pole in Oschersleben, while Werner starts from fourth on the grid. PDF Print E-mail
BMW Racing News - 2012 DTM
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Saturday, September 15, 2012
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The “Motorsport Arena Oschersleben” (DE) has once again proven to be a happy stomping ground for BMW Motorsport in qualifying for the eighth round of the 2012 DTM season: Bruno Spengler (CA) secured his third pole position of the year in the BMW Bank M3 DTM with a time of 1:20.916 minutes. His BMW Team Schnitzer team-mate Dirk Werner (DE), at the wheel of the E-POSTBRIEF BMW M3 DTM, will start Sunday’s race from the second row of the grid having qualified in fourth place.

In temperatures of around 17 degrees Celsius and overcast skies, but dry conditions, four BMW drivers fought their way into the top ten on the 3.696-kilometre track. Martin Tomczyk (DE, BMW M Performance Parts M3 DTM) clocked the sixth fastest time. However, a penalty received following an incident in the last race in Zandvoort (NL) means the reigning DTM champion is relegated five places on the grid and will start his 120th DTM race from 11th. As a result, Augusto Farfus (BR, Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM) moves up a position and starts from ninth. Starting next to Tomczyk on the grid is Andy Priaulx (GB, Crowne Plaza Hotels BMW M3 DTM), who qualified 12th. Joey Hand (US) faces a tough task to fight his way back up the field in his SAMSUNG BMW M3 DTM: the American had to settle for 20th place.

BMW now has 33 pole positions to its name in the DTM, with three of these coming this season courtesy of BMW Team Schnitzer and Spengler. Tomorrow’s race will be the 14th pole of the 29-year-old’s DTM career. The Schnitzer team, under the leadership of Team Principal Charly Lamm (DE), will start a DTM race from pole position for the 11th time. Werner achieved his second top-four qualifying result, and his first since the opening weekend in Hockenheim (DE). In Q3 the 31-year-old clocked the fastest time of all in any qualifying session – 1:20.632 minutes. The best time in Q1 went to Spengler, while Tomczyk was the fastest man in the field in Q2.

Jens Marquardt (BMW Motorsport Director):

“We are obviously very happy with this qualifying result. It is the third pole position for Bruno and BMW, we have two cars in the top four and four drivers in the top ten: it could hardly have gone better for us today. Dirk Werner also clocked the fastest time of the weekend so far in the third qualifying session. Congratulations to BMW Team Schnitzer too. The team has produced the best qualifying of the year. The other two BMW teams also made it into the top ten. Unfortunately Martin Tomczyk has to drop back five places on the grid. We are now looking forward to tomorrow. It will be a long race, but we start from a good position.”

Charly Lamm (Team Principal, BMW Team Schnitzer):

“This is obviously a dream result for BMW Team Schnitzer. Both cars in the top-four qualifying and our third pole position of the year: that is fantastic. Bruno Spengler has once again surpassed himself. He sneaked into the final qualifying session as the fourth fastest driver, and then put together another unbelievable lap. However, Dirk Werner also deserves a huge compliment. He led the field in Q3 to make it into Q4 for the second time after Hockenheim. He is improving from race to race and is now right at home in the DTM. I am just very proud of the drivers and our entire team.”

Bruno Spengler (car number 7, BMW Team Schnitzer, Pole):

“I am very happy with that. Today has been sensational again. I am obviously very proud of my third pole position of the season. My car was really quick and I drove a flawless lap. That gives us a great base on which to build tomorrow. However, you certainly cannot take the race for granted. In claiming pole I have only done half of the job. My rivals will be doing everything in their power to make my life as difficult as possible. The first corner is sure to be a tight affair. I expect a tough race, but it is looking very good at the moment.”

Dirk Werner (car number 8, BMW Team Schnitzer, 4th):


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