BMW M8 GTE masters debut race in Daytona.

Daytona. The racing career of the new BMW M8 GTE officially
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.

 

Both cars showed great reliability and managed to complete the tough
endurance classic without major technical issues in the maiden race
appearance for BMW Motorsport’s new GT flagship car. No other new BMW
GT race car has ever been more reliable on its debut. This was the
good news for all involved at BMW Motorsport and in BMW Team RLL.
Considering the given Balance of Performance (BoP), it was obvious,
even before the start of the race, that the two BMW M8 GTE cars would
be out of contention for top positions. More important was the fact
that the new car was able to master the challenge of a 24-hour race
from the word go.

 “Our BMW M8 GTE successfully completed its baptism
of fire here at Daytona,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt.
“To finish such a tough debut race with both cars after 24 hours
without major technical problems is something we can be more than
proud of. Everything has been said with regards to the reasons for the
gap in performance compared to the competition. The car couldn’t show
its true potential yet. That’s why BMW and IMSA will continue their
productive and open talks and have agreed to find an appropriate BoP
assessment for the upcoming events starting with Sebring, allowing the
BMW M8 GTE to show its true performance for the benefit of the series,
BMW and all of our fans.”

Marquardt added: “As a matter of fact we sent a great GT car into
action that holds huge potential for the future. Everyone at BMW Team
RLL and at BMW Motorsport gave their all to get the most out of this
race under these difficult conditions. In the coming race appearances
we are set to be stronger, and we want to fight for top positions. The
BMW M8 GTE has got all it takes to do so in any case. Many team
members in Munich and at BMW Team RLL in North America have worked
very hard in preparation for this race over the past months. My
compliments go to everyone involved. This was an impressive team
effort displaying a lot of passion. I’m particularly happy about the
strong debut race of the BMW M4 GT4 in the Continental Tire SportsCar
Challenge. The fact that our teams managed to finish second and fourth
in the first race of the season shows that we are absolutely on the
right track with this car.”

BMW and IMSA have been working together for years in a very positive
and constructive manner. The BoP system is an integral part of global
sports car racing including the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship. BMW and IMSA will continue productive, open talks and
have agreed to find an appropriate BoP assessment for the upcoming
events starting with Sebring (USA), allowing the BMW M8 GTE to show
its performance for the benefit of the series, BMW and the fans.

The spectators were treated to a kind of unusual season opener. The
anticipated rain didn’t come on Sunday. Only a heavy shower at the
start of the sixth hour brought extra action in the pit lane. In
addition, many teams suffered punctures over the course of the 24
hours of racing. Apart from that, relatively few incidents occurred,
with only four full-course cautions. Never before were more laps
completed at Daytona than in this year’s edition of the race.

In the sixth hour, the four drivers of car number 25 suffered a blow,
when the BMW M8 GTE’s right front tyre burst after Auberlen hit debris
on the track. Following 30 minutes of repair works, the BMW NA Brand
Ambassador was able to rejoin, 17 laps behind the leaders. A strong
result was impossible after that early setback. More repair pit stops
followed as a result of that incident. Ultimately the number 25 BMW M8
GTE took the chequered flag in ninth after 731 laps.

The drivers of car number 24 delivered a consistent and flawless
performance, trying to get the maximum out of the race under the given
circumstances. Final-stint driver Edwards crossed the line in seventh.

Difficult race for Turner – Strong US debut for the BMW M4 GT4.

BMW was also represented in the GTD class. The number 96 BMW M6 GT3,
driven by Martin Tomczyk (GER), Jens Klingmann (GER), Mark Kvamme
(USA), Don Yount (USA) and Cameron Lawrence (USA), completed a total
of 733 laps. After several unscheduled pit stops, the Turner
Motorsport had to make do with 14th position in class.

The BMW drivers in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge
(CTSC) also kicked off their 2018 season in Daytona – and they did so
in style. The new BMW M4 GT4 enjoyed an outstanding race debut. The
number 82 car finished runner-up in the BMW Endurance Challenge. James
Clay and Tyler Cook (both USA) fought back brilliantly for BimmerWorld
Racing from 19th place on the grid to climb into second
place over the final few laps. The second BMW M4 GT4 in the race also
made good progress through the field. Toby Grahovec, Jason Hart and
Mike Vess (all USA) from Classic BMW team started the race from
34th place, but then produced a fantastic performance to
finish fourth, only narrowly missing out on another podium for BMW. In
the Street Tuner class, BimmerWorld Racing’s Devin Jones and Nick
Galante (both USA) converted pole position to a dominant class victory
in their BMW 328i.

 

Further reactions to the Rolex 24 at Daytona.

 

Bobby Rahal (BMW Team RLL, Team Principal): “It’s
been a tough weekend for everybody at BMW Team RLL running a new car
for the first time. I’m very proud of the job the whole team has done
during the past months – working flat out to prepare the two BMW M8
GTEs for this race. You always have concerns regarding reliability in
such a situation but I have to say, that both cars have run very well
from that standpoint. To make it to the end in a 24-hour race with a
new car is pretty good, I think.”

John Edwards (#24 BMW M8 GTE, seventh place): “At the
Roar and during the race weekend we didn’t have the necessary pace for
the known reasons. Having said that it’s good that we managed to score
some points for the championship. Our car made it to the finish
without major problems. That’s at least a small win this weekend.”

 

Jesse Krohn (#24 BMW M8 GTE, seventh place): “For me
personally it has been a great weekend. My first race weekend with BMW
Team RLL went very well, although there weren’t many opportunities for
me to test the car. The hours I had in the car during this race were
important for me in terms of getting familiar with it. So all in all
the Daytona 24 Hours have been a big step for me getting perfectly
prepared for the whole season.”

 

Nick Catsburg (#24 BMW M8 GTE, seventh place): “It
was great to be part of the race debut of the BMW M8 GTE. For sure it
was unfortunate that we were not able to fight for better positions.
Nevertheless we gave everything. The car was pretty reliable. We had
some tyre damage but we saw that very often in this race. I am
impressed how stable the BMW M8 GTE was here. Our time will come.”

Augusto Farfus (#24 BMW M8 GTE, seventh place): “I
think it is a great achievement to have completed the first tough
24-hour race for the new BMW M8 GTE without any significant technical
problems. Due to the car’s BoP we were not where we wanted to be, but
we showed great team spirit and fought to the very end. A big thank
you to the entire team. Now I am looking forward to the next stop of
my tour around the world at Bathurst.”

Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE, ninth place):
“The BMW M8 GTE has very good balance and is a really good
car to drive. I think that it is much faster than we were able to show
here at Daytona but overall we can be proud of our work. We were able
to gather a lot of valuable data for the remaining season.”

Alexander Sims (#25 BMW M8 GTE, ninth place): “It was
good to see that the BMW M8 GTE has a lot of potential. We now need to
extract that as we’re obviously not happy with this result. But it’s
been a really good car to drive through the race. I think the team did
a very good job and we have learned a lot.”

Philipp Eng (#25 BMW M8 GTE, ninth place): “This was
my second start at Daytona – and I enjoy this race a lot. It’s a
different way of racing compared to Europe. The atmosphere is a bit
more relaxed. I really like it. We had a great car in terms of balance
and driveability. I enjoyed every single lap despite the fact that we
weren’t there in terms of performance for known reasons.”

Bill Auberlen (#25 BMW M8 GTE, ninth place): “I had
my big moment on Saturday evening when my right front tyre exploded at
170 mph. I was very lucky that the car stayed off the wall and I could
avoid a crash. Although we couldn’t fight for top positions here at
Daytona my general impression is that the BMW M8 GTE is the best GT
car I’ve ever driven. I hope we’ll be able to show that great
potential soon.”

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BMW Motorsport News – Issue 4/2018.

24h Daytona: Race debut for the new BMW M8 GTE.

The long awaited race debut for the new BMW M8 GTE is on: the 24
Hours of Daytona (USA). The endurance classic started on Saturday
afternoon, 14.40 local time (20.40 CET). In the final quarter of the
race, both BMW M8 GTEs of BMW Team RLL are still in action. After 19
hours of racing, the number 24 car, driven by John Edwards (USA),
Jesse Krohn (FIN), Nick Catsburg (NED) and Augusto Farfus (BRA) was
running in 7th place of the GTLM class. The number 25 BMW
M8 GTE of Alexander Sims (GBR), Connor De Phillippi (USA), Bill
Auberlen (USA) and Philipp Eng (AUT) was in 9th place. In
the GTD class, the Turner Motorsport team is competing with the BMW M6
GT3. The drivers in the number 96 car are Don Yount (USA), Mark Kvamme
(USA), Jens Klingmann (GER), Martin Tomcyzk (GER) and Cameron Lawrence
(USA). The No. 96 BMW GT3 was 14th of the GTD class after
19 hours of racing. (Note to editors: a detailed release about the 24h
Daytona will be published after the race.)

CTSC: Podium for the BMW M4 GT4 on its USA debut.

The new BMW M4 GT4 enjoyed an outstanding race debut in North America
this weekend. The number 82 car finished runner-up in the BMW
Endurance Challenge, the four-hour race that forms the opening round
of the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC) at Daytona
(USA). James Clay and Tyler Cook (both USA) fought back brilliantly
from 19th place on the grid to climb into second place over
the final few laps. This meant an acclaimed podium finish for the
BimmerWorld Racing team. The second BMW M4 GT4 in the race also made
good progress through the field. Toby Grahovec, Jason Hart and Mike
Vess (all USA) from the Classic BMW team started the race from
34th place, but produced a fantastic performance to finish
fourth and narrowly miss out on another podium for BMW. BimmerWorld
Racing had two reasons to celebrate. In the Street Tuner class, Devin
Jones and Nick Galante (both USA) converted pole position to a
dominant class victory in their BMW 328i. The BMW Endurance Challenge
was opened by BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt with the words
“Drivers, please start your engines.” Frank van Meel, President of BMW
M GmbH, started the race with the green flag. The new BMW M5 Safety
Car led the field on the formation lap.

DTM: Joel Eriksson to start at the Race of Champions.

Great honour for the newcomer to BMW’s DTM squad: Joel Eriksson (SWE)
is one of a select field of international racing drivers to receive an
invitation to this year’s Race of Champions (RoC). The event will take
place next week (2nd and 3rd February 2018) in
Riyadh, in Saudi Arabia. The 19-year-old Swede will compete in the
individual competition and the Nations Cup, in which he will join up
with compatriot and World Rallycross Champion Johan Kristoffersson to
form “Team Sweden”. “I’m really excited about doing the Race of
Champions for the first time,” said Eriksson. “It’s not every day you
go to Saudi Arabia to measure yourself against some of the greatest
legends of the sport, so it’s definitely going to be a special
moment!” This year’s RoC participants include defending champion Juan
Pablo Montoya (COL), former Formula 1 driver David Coulthard (GBR),
reigning IndyCar champion Josef Newgarden (USA), and three-time Indy
500 winner Helio Castroneves (BRA). Also in action will be Riyadh-born
rally driver Yazeed Al-Rajhi, who recently took part in the Rally
Dakar in a MINI John Cooper Works Buggy.

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Double victory for BMW at the “Best Cars Award” 2018.

Munich. For BMW, the year 2018 begins with a double
victory at the “Best Cars Award”. Both the BMW 5 Series and the BMW X1
claim class victories in the latest reader’s poll held by the trade
journal “auto, motor und sport”. With first place in the “Upper
Midrange” category, the BMW 5 Series was able to repeat last year’s
success. The Sports Activity Vehicle BMW X1 asserted itself in the
“Compact SUV” class. Moreover, six further current BMW models were
able to gain places on the winners’ rostrum in each of their
respective vehicle classes. The prizes were presented yesterday during
a festive gala at the International Congress Center Stuttgart (ICS).

The “Best Cars Award” is one of the most coveted and
tradition-steeped prizes in the automotive sector. The public survey
held among readers of “auto, motor und sport” took place this year for
the 42nd time. More than 117,000 readers participated in
the latest voting, in which they were able to choose from 378 current
models in eleven vehicle categories.

With 28.8 percent of votes, readers chose the BMW 5 Series as their
favourite in the “Upper Midrange” class, the car thus continuing the
series of successes it achieved last year when in addition to the
“Best Cars Award” from “auto, motor und sport”, it also won the “Auto
Trophy – World’s Best Cars” from “Auto Zeitung” and was voted “Car of
the Year” in the UK. Furthermore, the BMW 5 Series clinched other
renowned accolades, including the “Red Dot Award” and the “iF Gold
Award” for outstanding design, the “Car Connectivity Award” and the
title “Goldener Computer” for its advanced networking technology. The
BMW 5 Series was also awarded the title  “Value Champion 2017”
certifying its above-average value stability.

With its class victory at the “Best Cars Award” 2018, the BMW X1 has
also replicated its earlier successes. In 2016, it was already able to
clinch victory in the reader’s poll held by “auto, motor und sport”.
This time, it gained top place in the category “Compact SUV”, winning
15.9 percent of votes. The compact Sports Activity Vehicle scores not
only with versatility, premium characteristics and brand-typical
dynamics, but also with exceptionally innovative networking technology
that is unmatched in its competitive environment.

BMW’s success in the current “Best Cars Award” is also owed to a
certain extent to the top 3 places won by six further models. It is
the outstanding placements earned by the electrified BMW i automobiles
in the overall ranking of all current models that are also
particularly noticeable. For example, the purely electrically driven
BMW i3 (combined power consumption: 13.6 – 13.1 kWh/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 0 g/km) achieved 2nd place in the category “Small Car”,
the BMW i8 Coupe with plug-in hybrid drive (combined fuel consumption:
1.9 l/100 km; combined CO2 emissions: 42 g/km; combined power
consumption: 14.0 kWh/100 km) was awarded third place in the category
“Sports Car”.

Overview of BMW model rankings:

Winner Upper Midrange                    BMW 5 Series
Winner
Compact SUVs                      BMW X1
2nd place
Small Cars                          BMW i3
3rd place
Compact Class                   BMW 2 Series Coupe
3rd place Midrange Class                   BMW 4 Series
Gran Coupe
3rd place Sports
Cars                         BMW i8 Coupe
3rd place
Large SUVs                        BMW X3
3rd place
Vans                                                 BMW 2 Series
Active Tourer/BMW 2 Series
Gran Tourer
 

Further information on official fuel consumption figures, specific
CO2 emission values and the electric power consumption of new
passenger cars is included in the following guideline: “Leitfaden
über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und den Stromverbrauch
neuerPersonenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel consumption, CO2
emissions and electric power consumption of new passenger cars), which
can be obtained from all dealerships, from the Deutsche Automobil
Treuhand GmbH (DAT), Hellmuth-Hirth-Str. 1, 73760
Ostfildern-Scharnhausen and at http://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html.
LeitfadenCO2 (GuidelineCO2) (PDF ‒ 2.7 MB))

BMW i3: combined power consumption: 13.6 – 13.1 kWh/100 km; combined
CO2 emissions: 0 g/km

BMW i8: combined fuel consumption: 1.9 l/100 km; combined CO2
emissions: 42 g/km; combined power consumption: 14.0 kWh/100 km

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Interview with Jens Marquardt on the development of the new BMW M8 GTE: “The special team spirit will definitely stay with us for a long time”.

Daytona. BMW Motorsport presented the new BMW M8 GTE in its
livery for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in
Daytona (USA) on Wednesday. The running of two cars in the GT class
in the 24-hour race at the “Daytona International Speedway”
represents the race debut and the next milestone in “Mission8”.
Speaking in an interview, BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt
looks back on the development of the BMW M8 GTE and underlines the
importance of team spirit in the development crew.

 

Mr Marquardt, the race debut of the new BMW M8 GTE is just
around the corner. Take us through the development of the car over
the past few months. How did it all begin?

Jens Marquardt: “The first race for the new BMW M8 GTE at Daytona
will be very special for every one of us at BMW Motorsport. The roots
of the GTE project lie in a combination of many aspects. At the start
of the programme, back in 2015, the goal was to expand our activities
in traditional motor racing – BMW M Motorsport – and to position
ourselves even more internationally. At the same time, the possible
return to Le Mans brought its very own fascination for our team.
However, the most important factor was that the production model, the
BMW 8 Series Coupé, was developed at the same time. We were given a
green light from the board to develop a thoroughbred GTE racing car,
parallel with the colleagues in production development. That is how it
all began. Now the BMW M8 GTE is ready for Daytona. For the first time
in BMW Motorsport history the race car will be in action before its
series counterpart.”

When you started to develop the BMW M8 GTE, there was not
actually a production model…

Marquardt: “Correct. Right from the word go, we worked with our
colleagues in production development to synchronise the individual
steps as closely as possible. It was a challenge. When we needed the
first chassis of the production car, there simply wasn’t one yet. We
were, however, able to work with special prototype chassis from
production development. We progressed step by step in that manner.
Furthermore, at the start of our development, there were still minor
changes to the production model. To a certain degree, we were dealing
with a moving target.”

How was the cooperation with colleagues in production?

Marquardt: “Very close and efficient. The developers on the
production side obviously had their own specific challenges to
overcome. Despite that, they were always open to the GTE project, and
always willing to help. That was real teamwork. We synchronised the
focus of our development with the core areas of the production model.
The question was: what should the racing car emanate and embody? The
core values of the BMW 8 Series Coupé should also be the strength of
the BMW M8 GTE.”

Can you give us any examples of these development focal points?

Marquardt: “Let’s take the design aspects. We are obliged to adopt
the same external contour and roof line as the production model.
However, it was also important to incorporate elements such as the
headlamps, the Carbon Core and the centre console in the race car,
based on the BMW 8 Series Coupé. The topic of carbon fibre played a
major role.”

Does the joint development mean that the BMW M8 GTE is more
similar to its production counterpart than any other BMW race car?

Marquardt: “When you look at the regulations, the engine in the BMW
M6 GT3 is extremely close to that in the production model. However, we
were able to make more substantial changes to the chassis. In the case
of the BMW M8 GTE, the chassis is closer to the production model, but
the engine had to be modified significantly. The most important thing
is that we based the BMW M6 GT3 on an existing car. That was different
this time. Because the race car will be in action before the
production car, we worked intensively with the design department from
a very early point to ensure that were on the same page when it came
to the design. That worked very well.”

The GTE class is fiercely competitive, both in the IMSA and
the FIA WEC. How big was the challenge, with regard to performance?

Marquardt: “We are certainly up against some tough competition with
the BMW M8 GTE, that much is clear. The BMW M6 GTLM, which itself was
derived from the GT3 car, served as a reference. But this time we were
able to concentrate fully on the demands of the GTE class. As such,
many parts have been specifically designed for this car to explicitly
align areas such as weight, centre of gravity and aerodynamics with
the eventual area of application. We have actually exceeded our own
requirements when it comes to the engine and aerodynamics. We have
also made big strides with other components, such as the chassis and
traction control. This is confirmed by the feedback from the drivers.
We will see how this is reflected in the results over the course of
the year. The Balance of Performance obviously also plays a big role,
however the BMW M8 GTE certainly has great potential.”

Were there specific key moments in the development?

Marquardt: “The special team spirit in the development team will
definitely stay with us for a long time. The engineers consistently
motivated each other and put a lot of heart and soul into this
project. The rollout in Dingolfing was the first highlight. The second
step, in which the final chassis and aerodynamics were added to the
car, was of similar importance. It was an extremely tight schedule,
which led straight into a 24-hour test. We achieved all that as a team
with a remarkable group dynamic. I am proud of everyone at BMW Motorsport.”

To what extent does the development work continue after the
first race in Daytona?

Marquardt: “After the car has been homologated, there are some areas
in which we can, and may, make changes. We can still do some work on
the software, in particular. We will also continue to work on aligning
the BMW M8 GTE with all its systems, and will integrate all the
reference values we have acquired. First of all, however, we are
looking forward to the maiden race in Daytona.”

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Warm-up laps in Italy: The new BMW 8 Series Coupe undergoes vehicle dynamics testing on the racetrack.

Munich. With the presentation of the BMW Concept 8
Series, BMW already offered a close-to-series glimpse at the design of
their new luxury segment sports car. The dynamic qualities of the new
BMW 8 Series Coupe are now also clearly manifesting themselves. A
close-to-series prototype is currently undergoing intensive testing on
a high-speed proving ground in Aprilia, Italy. The tests serve in
particular to optimise the vehicle’s driving dynamics on surfaces with
a high friction coefficient and mark yet a further decisive stage on
the way to the launch of the new BMW 8 Coupe during 2018. 

The test drives are being carried out with a heavily camouflaged
prototype, which nevertheless gives strong indication of the new BMW 8
Series Coupe’s typical sports car proportions. As in the case of the
BMW Concept 8 Series, the dynamically stretched lines, the flat
silhouette and the powerful front and rear ends give a foretaste of
the fascinatingly sporty driving experience.

This impression is confirmed with each lap completed on the proving
ground in Italy. With its around 4 kilometres long oval circuit,
including steep bends, the area situated in the proximity of Rome
offers above all the perfect conditions for high-speed and high
friction coefficient tests. Moreover, the acceleration, braking and
steering behaviour of the new sports car are analysed on circuits,
slalom courses and different road surfaces. The highly demanding test
programme facilitates the targeted harmonisation of all drive and
suspension systems. The new BMW 8 Series Coupe has shown that it
offers maximum agility and precision in highly dynamics situations.
Likewise, the car is also able to meet the highest demands in terms of
supremacy and comfort.

“The test drives under the most severe conditions show that we are
right on target with our concept for the new BMW 8 Series Coupe. The
vehicle dynamics values already achieved are absolutely impressive.
Our customers and fans can look forward to a genuine sports car,” says
Klaus Fröhlich, member of the board of the BMW AG, Development and
Research, who oversees the test programme in Italy.

The high vehicle dynamics potential results from an extraordinary
close connection between motorsports and series production. The new
BMW 8 Series Coupe is being developed parallel to and in close
coordination with the BMW M8 and the BMW M8 GTE racing car. Whilst the
prototype of the production model is undergoing endurance tests, the
teams, which are supported by BMW Motorsport, are currently preparing
in Daytona (USA) for the initial racetrack use of the BMW M8 GTE. On
27/28 January, the BMW M8 GTE will make its racing debut at the
Daytona 24-hour race. In June 2018, it will then participate in the
24-hour race at Le Mans. The knowledge gained there and at numerous
other racing events in the FIA WEC and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship (IWSC) in North America will directly benefit series
development of the BMW 8 Series Coupe.

Likewise, the know-how gained during training and on the racetrack
will advance development of the new BMW M8. In June 2017, a prototype
of this new model from the BMW M GmbH was already presented during the
24-hour race on the Nürburgring. The Nordschleife of the legendary
racing circuit is also the main proving ground for testing and further
enhancing the new BMW M8.

The BMW Group has defined its strong presence in the luxury segment
as one of the major pillars of its NUMBER ONE > NEXT strategy. With
the consistent extension of its model portfolio through the addition
of the new BMW 8 Series Coupe and the new BMW M8, the BMW Group
creates the ideal prerequisites for winning over the most demanding
target groups and convincing them with a unique combination of supreme
dynamics and modern luxury.

*Due to the prototype vehicle status, technical details like fuel
consumption, CO2 emissions etc. will be communicated later this year.

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Green light for the new spearhead: BMW M8 GTE makes race debut at the “Rolex 24” in Daytona.

Munich. This is the moment BMW Motorsport has been waiting
for: after months of intensive development, the new BMW M8 GTE will
make its race debut this weekend. The new top model for
international GT racing will take to the track at the legendary
24-hour race in Daytona (USA), the opener of the 2018 IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 56th edition of
the endurance classic takes place on 27th/28th January.

 

The honour of contesting the first race with the BMW M8 GTE goes to
BMW Team RLL. Team principal Bobby Rahal’s (USA) crew enters their
tenth season with BMW and is set to compete in the IMSA series with
two BMW M8 GTE this year.

 

The BMW M8 GTE is the result of BMW’s latest thinking in GT car
development and constructed in order to be eligible to compete at Le
Mans – something BMW will do this year for the first time since 2011.
Where the BMW Z4 GTLM and BMW M6 GTLM raced in the four previous IMSA
seasons were derived from GT3 versions of these cars, the BMW M8 GTE
was designed and built specifically as a GTE specification racing car
in conjunction with its upcoming BMW 8 Series road car counterpart,
making for the minimum number of compromises and maximum performance.

The twice-around-the-clock classic will not only see the debut of a
new BMW racing car, but it will also see the most substantive change
to the BMW Team RLL driver line-up in a decade. With Bill Auberlen
(USA) transitioning to a new role as a BMW of North America Brand
Ambassador supporting marketing and PR activities, the experienced
veteran of 400 races with BMW has moved away from a full-time seat and
will drive in a support role at the “Rolex 24”. Auberlen will share
the No. 25 BMW M8 GTE at Daytona with season-long drivers Alexander
Sims (GBR) and Connor De Phillippi (USA). Philipp Eng (AUT) will also
drive the No. 25 machine. The No. 24 BMW M8 GTE will have John Edwards
(USA) and Jesse Krohn (FIN) as its drivers for the season. Nick
Catsburg (NED) and Augusto Farfus (BRA) will support at Daytona.

Led by Bobby Rahal, BMW Team RLL finished the 2017 IMSA season with
four victories including consecutive wins in Laguna Seca and at the
Petit Le Mans to close the BMW M6 GTLM programme second in GTLM
Manufacturer, Team and Driver standings. Since 2009, the team has
totalled 17 GT class wins among 68 total podium finishes campaigning
the BMW M3 GT, BMW Z4 GTLM and BMW M6 GTLM.



Bobby Rahal (Team Principal BMW Team RLL):
“The BMW
M8 GTE is the only entirely new car in the GTLM field this year and we
believe it has a great deal of potential. While we fought a number of
new car gremlins at the Roar, I think everyone is generally quite
happy. Certainly we will have a busy time back at the shop before the
‘Rolex 24’, but that is nothing unexpected. Compared with teams like
Schnitzer who have been racing for BMW for multiple decades, we are
the new guys, but the relationship is everything in motorsport. We are
very proud to start our tenth year with BMW and especially proud to be
the team that will debut the BMW M8 GTE.”

 

Connor De Phillippi (No. 25 BMW M8 GTE): “This will
be my first race with BMW and I’m eager to add what I can to a team
that ended the 2017 season very successfully.”

 

Alexander Sims (No. 25 BMW M8 GTE): “The BMW M8 GTE
is a very nice car to drive. I think BMW has done a great job building
on the strengths of the M6 while also addressing its weaknesses.”

Bill Auberlen (No. 25 BMW M8 GTE): “I am cautiously
optimistic having driven quite a few new BMW racing cars over the
years. The BMW M8 GTE checks all the right boxes for me and I’m
excited to share in its debut race.”

 

Philipp Eng (No. 25 BMW M8 GTE): “I have a very
strong connection to the BMW M8 GTE having been involved with the
programme since the first day. I hope our first race will be a
successful one.”

John Edwards (No. 24 BMW M8 GTE): “This year will be
quite an exciting one. I’m excited to share the No. 24 car with Jesse
(Krohn) for the entire season along with Augusto (Farfus) and Nicky
(Catsburg) at Daytona.”

Jesse Krohn (No. 24 BMW M8 GTE): “We still have a
great deal to learn. Our car ran limited laps at the Roar because of a
number of teething issues, but we have a very positive outlook for the
‘Rolex 24’.”

 

Nick Catsburg (No. 24 BMW M8 GTE): “A brand new car
is never an easy thing, but I have high expectations because the laps
that I did drive at the Roar made me feel the car certainly has potential.”

Augusto Farfus (No. 24 BMW M8 GTE): “The car has
shown reasonable pace so far and we are confident and motivated. To
finish high in the order in our debut race would be a great reward for
all the work everyone has contributed to the BMW M8 GTE program so far.”

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BMW Motorsport News – Issue 03/2018.

Whether in the DTM, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship, or countless other championships: Week after week BMW
teams and drivers around the world do battle for points, victories
and titles. Away from the track too, members of the large BMW
Motorsport family around the world are also creating headlines. The
“BMW Motorsport News” allows us to regularly summarise all the
action for you in a compact and informative manner. This way, you
are always up to speed.

Social media: Farfus and Eng take fans with them via Instagram Stories.

Within the space of a week, the 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) and the 12
Hours of Bathurst (AUS) mark two major events in the 2018 endurance
season. Two BMW works drivers will be in action in both races: Augusto
Farfus (BRA) and Philipp Eng (AUT) will first compete as the BMW M8
GTE makes its debut at Daytona. Then after the 24-hour marathon, they
will embark on the 16,000-kilometre flight from the USA to Mount
Panorama, Australia. BMW fans around the world can be part of this
extraordinary motorsport journey from continent to continent on
Instagram. Both Farfus and Eng will regularly use Instagram Stories to
provide exclusive insights into what goes on behind the scenes at the
24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Bathurst. It is the first time
that two drivers will take over the BMW Motorsport Instagram account
at the same time. Back in December 2017, António Félix da Costa (POR)
shared his “story” from the Hong Kong (CHN) season opener of the ABB
FIA Formula E Championship in 24 short clips in an Instagram takeover.
The BMW Motorsport Instagram account went live in 2016 live and
currently has around 406,000 followers. You can access it here: www.instagram.com/bmwmotorsport.

24h Daytona: Tomczyk to reinforce Turner Motorsport.

Turner Motorsport is set to receive VIP support for the 24 Hours of
Daytona (USA) next weekend. Martin Tomczyk (GER) will be in action for
the Amesbury (USA) team in the GTD class at the endurance classic. He
will alternate at the wheel of the number 96 BMW M6 GT3 with Jens
Klingmann (GER) and other drivers. The other Turner drivers will be
announced next week. Tomczyk contested his first race in the USA in
2017 at Daytona and went on to contest the entire season in the GTLM
class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) for BMW
Team RLL. This year, the former DTM champion will be in action in the
FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) in the new BMW M8 GTE.

Blancpain GT Series Asia: Studie AG competes with BMW M4 GT4.

BMW Team Studie will contest the 2018 season of the Blancpain GT
Series Asia with two new BMW M4 GT4s. Previously, the crew of team
principal Bob Suzuki (JPN) contested the Japanese Super GT
Championship GT300 class with a BMW M6 GT3. They are the first
Japanese team to contest an entire season in the Blancpain GT Series
Asia. The driver line-up will be announced at a later date. The season
gets underway on 14th/15th April in Sepang (MAS).

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Dakar Rally 2018 – Finale, Cordoba

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Dakar Rally 2018

20 January 2018

Dakar Rally 2018

Finale, Cordoba

 

  • Four MINI crews complete Dakar Rally 2018.
  • Przygonski / Colsoul finish sixth to maintain fifth place overall.
  • Boris Garafulic / Filipe Palmeiro move up to 13th.

 

Munich. Dakar 2018 is over and, according to some of the MINI
competitors, the 40th edition of the world-famous race
was the toughest Dakar they have ever experienced. The past two
weeks, ending in a short Stage 14 in Argentine city Cordoba today,
has thrown many challenges at the drivers and navigators and only 43
of the 92 auto crews that started the race accomplished a Dakar
finish. Four of the seven MINI crews entered were among the 43 auto
crews who successfully completed what is, arguably, the world’s
toughest rally.

 

The greatest achievement has been that of Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski
(POL) and co-driver Tom Colsoul (BEL) who secured a solid fifth place
overall in their MINI John Cooper Works Rally (#312). Przygonski’s
previous Dakar experience and the misfortune that befell some of his
fellow MINI crews in this year’s edition of the race, urged the Polish
driver to exercise some caution and take a safe and steady route to
the front of the field. His sensible approach paid off with him taking
the accolade of first MINI to complete the 2018 Dakar.

A strong Stage 13 yesterday saw Boris Garafulic (CHI) and co-driver
Filipe Palmeiro (POR) in the #317 MINI John Cooper Works Rally finish
in 7th place to move three places up the general rankings
to 13th ahead of the final stage today. A 12th
place finish in today’s final 120km special stage ensured the pairing
maintained their overall placing of 13th at the race end.

For Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and co-driver Andreas Schulz (GER) in the
MINI John Cooper Works Buggy (#305) yesterday was a fun stage and left
them feeling happy ahead of the final stage, even though the end
result is not what  they hoped for.  A 15th place finish
today saw the pairing end the race in 19th overall, but in
doing so they made Dakar history as the first ever driver and
co-driver to complete the race in the new MINI JCW Buggy, which made
its debut this year. Hirvonen has been amazed by the buggy’s
performance and believes the vehicle is a strong future Dakar contender.

Close behind Hirvonen in today’s stage and final rankings were
Orlando Terranova (ARG) and Bernardo Graue (ARG) in the MINI John
Cooper Works Rally (#307). A 16th place stage finish in
Cordoba saw the pairing remain inside the top 20 at the finish line.
It was not the result that local driver Terranova had aimed for, but
he is focused now on analysing the data from the race to understand
how to improve in future Dakar.

The MINI crews, along with the other competitors, now head to the end
of race ceremony to join a huge 40th anniversary party
staged by the organisers, which is expected to be attended by
thousands of spectators.

MINI Family reports: Finale

 

Sebastian Mackensen, Head of MINI

“Congratulations to this year’s Dakar winner, Carlos Sainz. And a
huge well done and congratulations also go to Kuba Przygonski and Tom
Colsoul on a hard-fought fifth place in the MINI John Cooper Works
Rally. We are happy for the team and are proud of this performance. We
knew how difficult it would be to make it onto the podium in Cordoba
in one of the MINI John Cooper Works this year. Despite the early
retirements and setbacks in this particularly unforgiving edition of
the Dakar, the X-raid team of Sven Quandt showed great morale,
fighting spirit and the team spirit typical of MINI, and refused to be
discouraged, even in the face of bizarre racing incidents. Everyone
who made it to the finish line at the Dakar deserves the greatest
respect. We are looking forward to the next Dakar – we will be taking
on this ultimate rally challenge once again in 2019!”

 

Sven Quandt, X-raid Team Principal

“It was quite a mixed Dakar; from the drivers’ side I think there
were unfortunately some mistakes that pulled us back quite a bit, but
on the technical side we were astonished. The new MINI John Cooper
Works Buggy was really impressive and lasted without any problems.
Performance-wise it really showed that this is the right weapon for
the future but the MINI John Cooper Works Rally was also good and,
until Nani dropped out early due to a big hit in the car, we were in a
good position. From a safety side, the cars were incredible; you could
nearly make any roll and nobody was in jeopardy. Even if the car was
20 or 40kg heavier it didn’t matter because we had super-safe cars and
that’s the most important thing for this race. Kuba did an incredible
performance – driving very steady all the way through from the
beginning. Fifth place is an incredible result for him. He shadowed
the leaders throughout the race, getting closer to the front and
nobody was watching him. He and Tom made no mistakes – this is how you
do a Dakar.”

 

Jakub Przygonski

“We are so happy to be at the finish. It was a tough race and not so
easy. We checked and all of guys in front of us are very experienced
at Dakar so we are happy to be in such a good group. I am one of the
youngest, for sure, in the top five and top ten so I think we have to
get some more experience and then we will be really, really fast. It
was a good race for me and Tom, we had a good connection inside the
car and our car was really good. For sure, the car was better than
last year with less weight and better suspension and tyres. We had no
issues all race, the car was definitely faster and everything worked
really good for us.”

 

Orlando Terranova

“It was a difficult two weeks for the whole team. We never had a
clean stage this year, with different problems of navigation or
mistakes, but the only good thing was to push when we could in some
stages and feel that the car was fast and we were on the pace. It was
not a good Dakar for me but we need to analyse now and work out how to
improve. The car is amazing; the response of the engine and the new
package of suspension and tyres is very good.”

Mikko Hirvonen

“It’s been an amazing adventure again even though we didn’t get the
result we wanted. It was definitely the toughest Dakar I have done
even though I don’t have a lot of Dakar under my belt yet. This one is
how I always imagined it would be and it was a tough two weeks but
really fantastic. It’s a shame we didn’t get the result because the
mechanics and the whole team worked so hard before Christmas to get
everything ready. But, still I think everybody can be happy with the
car they built because we were really quick in some places, even
though the stage results didn’t always show it due to some mistakes. I
think we can be really proud of what the team has done in the last six
months – this Dakar has been hard work for everybody.”

Dakar Rally 2018
: MINI final standings

Pos

Driver

Co-driver

#

MINI

Team

Time

5

Jakub Przygonski
(POL)

Tom Colsoul
(BEL)

312

MINI John Cooper Works
Rally

Orlen X-raid Team

+02:45:24

13

Boris
Garafulic
(CHI)

Filipe Palmeiro
(POR)

317

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

MINI JCW Rally Team

+12:49:42

19

Mikko Hirvonen
(FIN)

Andreas Schulz
(GER)

305

MINI John Cooper Works
Buggy

MINI JCW Buggy
Team

+16:20:28

20

Orlando
Terranova
(ARG)

Bernardo Graue
(ARG)

307

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

MINI JCW  Rally Team

+18:54:01

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Regeneration, fitness training and global race appearances: What the BMW DTM drivers work on during winter.

Munich. Just six months separate the 2017 DTM season finale in
Hockenheim (GER) in October and the 2018 opener at the same track in
May. It might sound like a long break, but the six BMW DTM drivers
don’t get bored during that time. They have an extensive programme
even during the DTM break. The drivers prepare themselves mentally
and physically for the coming season. And all six BMW DTM drivers
are at the wheel of race cars – even in winter – at tracks around
the world.

Two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann (GER / BMW Team
RMG) was back in action on the racetrack, for the first time at the
FIA GT World Cup in Macau (CHN) just a few weeks after the DTM season
finale. In the BMW M6 GT3, he hurtled through the narrow urban canyons
of the “Guia Circuit”. In December and January, Wittmann used the DTM
break to pursue one of his great hobbies: skiing. And at home in
Fürth, he also still works regularly in his father’s body shop. This
winter, Wittmann’s major challenge is getting a truck driving license.
“I started with a first aid course, and now it’s time for the
practical driving lessons, which I’m really looking forward to,” he
said. A much pacier driving experience awaits Wittmann on the first
weekend in February, when, like last year, he will contest his first
race of the year at the 12 Hours of Bathurst (AUS) with the BMW M6
GT3. Then after he returns home, the intensive preparation for the
2018 DTM season gets underway with a fitness week for all BMW DTM drivers.

His BMW Team RMG fellow driver Timo Glock (GER)
headed straight from the DTM season finale at Hockenheim to the USA.
He was at the Formula 1 races in Austin (USA) and Mexico City (MEX) as
a TV expert for RTL – a role that he will spend more time pursuing
this year in addition to his race starts for BMW Motorsport. “Since I
will be on the road a lot in 2018 with my races for BMW and my TV
appearances, I’m trying to spend as much time as possible with my
family this winter,” said Glock. Skiing with his son was on the agenda
numerous times in December and January, after returning from the media
presentation of the new BMW M5 (combined fuel consumption: 10.5 l/100
km; CO2 emissions combined: 241 g/km)* at Estoril (POR) in November.
Then at the end of January, Glock will fly to Australia, where he,
like Wittmann, will once again compete in Bathurst with the BMW M6 GT3.

The third BMW Team RMG driver, Augusto Farfus (BRA),
is experiencing one of the most intensive winters of his career and
clocked up plenty of air miles in the process; he is in action in
various BMW racing cars in Asia, America and Australia. He was at the
wheel of the BMW M4 DTM once again when the DTM and Japanese Super GT
Championship met in Motegi (JPN) in November, before he had the honour
of driving the 18th BMW Art Car in Macau. That was followed
by a guest appearance in the Brazilian Stock Car championship and test
drives in the BMW M8 GTE in the USA in December. After a short break
for Christmas with the family, Farfus returned to the USA at the
beginning of January for intensive preparations for the 24 Hours of
Daytona. He will be in action for BMW Team RLL in that race next
weekend. His world tour continues right after the race: from Daytona
he will head straight to Australia, where he will contest the 12 Hours
of Bathurst. Back in Europe, Farfus will jump straight into preparing
for the start of the season in both the FIA World Endurance
Championship and the DTM. “First Daytona and Bathurst, then DTM and
WEC – it really is a very exciting programme,” said a delighted Farfus.

Bruno Spengler (CAN / BMW Team RBM) went straight
from the 2017 season finale to Spain, to spend a week playing golf
with friends. Then the Canadian returned to the wheel: in Estoril he,
like Glock, was a guest at the presentation of the new BMW M5, and
introduced the high-performance car to international media
representatives in greater detail. Then in mid-December, it was on to
Shanghai (CHN) for Spengler. “We had a special mission there: setting
a new track record for production cars with the BMW M5 on the Formula
1 track. We did it, we beat the previous record by six seconds,” said
Spengler. Over Christmas and New Year, the 2012 DTM champion treated
himself to a few peaceful days with his family. Then in mid-January he
broke new racing ground: in Marrakech (MAR) he took part in the
official rookie test for the ABB FIA Formula E Championship on behalf
of the MS&AD Andretti Formula E Team. And just a few days later,
Spengler is a world away from the Moroccan desert. This weekend, he is
holding driver training courses in a BMW M5 at a BMW event in the
Swiss ski resort of Gstaad. Then at the beginning of February he will
head to Mechelen (BEL) to join his BMW Team RBM to prepare for the
season. This will be followed by the fitness week with all the BMW DTM drivers.

Philipp Eng (AUT), new to the DTM and BMW Team RBM
this season, started December with a targeted muscle-building
programme, as the perfect preparation for his new role. The aim was to
improve his fitness. “I think that there is a lot more strain in the
DTM than in the GT series since the car has a much greater downforce
and accelerates much more quickly,” he said. The Austrian spent
Christmas at home with his family in Salzburg (AUT), and celebrated
New Year in London (GBR). On 3rd January, Eng boarded a
plane to the USA – to the “Roar” ahead of the 24-hour race in Daytona.
At the endurance classic in Florida, he will also be one of the
drivers to take the wheel of the new BMW M8 GTE in its first race. He
and Farfus will then fly straight from Daytona to the other end of the
world, to the 12-hour race of Bathurst. After the race, he will
continue his preparations for his maiden DTM season.

Also new to the BMW DTM squad and BMW Team RBM is former BMW
Motorsport Junior Joel Eriksson (SWE). His winter
break after the season finale of the FIA Formula 3 European
Championship kicked off with the DTM Young Driver Test. Then he also
headed to Macau, where he secured pole position and second place in
the qualifying race at the prestigious Formula 3 race. In January he,
like Spengler, took part in the rookie test for the ABB FIA Formula E
Championship in Marrakech. However, Eriksson is spending most of the
winter in intensive preparation for his DTM debut. “I had the
specialists at Formula Medicine put together a training plan for me,
which gives me the perfect preparation for my first race,” said
Eriksson, who will visit BMW Team RBM in Belgium for the first time
next week. When he is not involved in race action, he sometimes still
works as a truck driver in his native Sweden and restores classic cars
in his free time.

 

* The fuel consumption and CO2 emissions figures shown were
determined according to the European Regulation (EC) 715/2007 in the
version applicable at the time of type approval. The figures refer to
a vehicle with basic configuration in Germany and the range shown
considers the different size of the selected wheels and tires.

The CO2 efficiency specifications are determined according to
Directive 1999/94/EC and the Pkw-EnVKV, and based (for classification)
on the fuel consumption and CO2 values as per the NEDC cycle.

Further information on official fuel consumption figures and specific
CO2 emission values of new passenger cars is included in the following
guideline: “Leitfaden über Kraftstoffverbrauch, die CO2-Emissionen und
den Stromverbrauch neuer Personenkraftwagen” (Guideline for fuel
consumption, CO2 emissions and electric power consumption of new
passenger cars), which can be obtained free of charge from all
dealerships and at https://www.dat.de/en/offers/publications/guideline-for-fuel-consumption.html.

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Dakar Rally 2018 – Stage 12, Chilecito – San Juan

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Dakar Rally 2018

19 January 2018

Dakar Rally 2018

Stage 12, Chilecito – San Juan

 

  • Stage 12 ends with three MINI crews in the top ten.
  • Orlando Terranova / Bernardo Graue finish sixth in stage.
  • MINI crew Przygonski / Colsoul maintain sixth place overall.

 

Munich. Dakar 2018 is drawing to a close. Following the action
of Stage 12, there now remains just two more stages before the Dakar
finish line in

Córdoba, Argentina.
Stage 12 started perfectly for the four crews of the MINI
Family as they made the most of stony tracks that weaved in and out
of canyons and across many small rivers.

 

Orlando Terranova (ARG) and Bernardo Graue (ARG) quickly settled into
the stage and pushed hard to take the lead and held it until near CP2,
when a puncture required attention. Despite losing time, the pair
continued pushing the now front runners. It was a happy crew of the
MINI John Cooper Works Rally (#307) that eventually finished the stage
in fourth place, just under six minutes off the finish time of the
first placed car.

Mikko Hirvonen (FIN) and co-driver Andreas Schulz (GER) in the MINI
John Cooper Works Buggy (#305) also put their mark on Stage 12 by
quickly settling into sixth place for the greater part of the stage.
Despite tiredness from having only a few hours’ sleep, the pair
continued at a good pace to hold this position right to the finish of
the stage.

The third crew of the MINI Family to take a top ten slot in Stage 12
was that of Jakub ‘Kuba’ Przygonski (POL) and co-driver Tom Colsoul
(BEL) in their MINI John Cooper Works Rally (#312). Their daily race
ended with eighth place, just over two minutes behind their fellow
MINI crew of Hirvonen / Schulz. This result saw Przygonski maintain
his sixth place in the overall race classification.

Boris Garafulic (CHI) and co-driver Filipe Palmeiro (POR) in a MINI
John Cooper Works Rally (#317) completed Stage 12 in 13th.
This result meant the pair moved up two more positions in the overall
classification to 16th.

MINI Family reports: Stage 12

Orlando Terranova

“It was a good day. We tried to push for the whole race. We felt a
good pace in the first section but towards the end of it, about 40km,
one tyre had a small puncture and I made a mistake – I decided to stop
and fill it up. But then after 10km we had to stop again for the same
tyre and we lost maybe five minutes. This was a good day for the team.
It was the first day we felt we could push beyond the pace of the
leaders and it felt good.”

Mikko Hirvonen

“We had a pretty good day considering we rolled yesterday and had a
really long day – I only slept for two hours and now we’ve just had
the longest special stage of the race! We did pretty well and it
wasn’t easy with the navigation either. Even though we were behind
another car for 130km and lost a little time, I’m happy. The car was
running perfectly. In some areas it was fantastic and I really enjoyed it.”

Jakub Przygonski

“Stage 12 was a really long special stage, 500km or so. There was a
lot of rivers and hard navigation. The early parts were like a WRC
stage, which was nice. We were really pushing, going sideways and
enjoying the time. But then, at one place, we made a really big
mistake; we couldn’t turn and we jumped downwards from the rock. We
landed in a good place, without any stones between some rocks below.
It was a risky moment for us. We were on the limit. But we are here!”

Next race is Stage 13, San Juan – Córdoba. For more information about
Dakar 2018, please visit the host’s event home page here.

Dakar Rally 2018
: MINI standings after Stage 12

Pos

Driver

Co-driver

#

MINI

Team

Time

6

Jakub Przygonski
(POL)

Tom Colsoul
(BEL)

312

MINI John Cooper Works
Rally

Orlen X-raid Team

045:15:33

+02:51:02

16

Boris
Garafulic
(CHI)

Filipe Palmeiro
(POR)

317

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

MINI JCW Rally Team

055:08:49

+12:44:18

20

Mikko Hirvonen
(FIN)

Andreas Schulz
(GER)

305

MINI John Cooper Works
Buggy

MINI JCW Buggy
Team

058:40:24

+16:15:53

21

Orlando
Terranova
(ARG)

Bernardo Graue
(ARG)

307

MINI John Cooper Works Rally

MINI JCW  Rally Team

060:44:27

+18:19:56

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