March 31, 2010

BMW Z4 GT3 Debuts at Nürburgring: Onboard Video

BMW Motorsport's latest race car, the Z4 GT3 made a successful debut at the Nürburgring scoring a top ten finish in the recent VLN race with Schubert Motorsport. The BMW Z4 GT3 driven by Jorg Müller, Claudia Hüertgen and Stian Sørlie finished ninth overall, the second Z4 GT3 was eleventh overall.

Have a look at this practice lap in the 92 Schubert car driven by Richard Göransson. If you've ever driven at the Nürburgring in wet or worse, semi wet conditions, you will fully appreciate the video. Check out the snap oversteer moment at Kesselchen.

(photo: VLN-Fanpage)

Schubert Motorsport BMW Z4 driving the GT3 in the top ten
The Schubert Motorsport BMW Z4 GT3 of the teams celebrated a successful debut at the Nurburgring Nordschleife. In the first race of the VLN Endurance Championship 2010 Hürtgen occupied Claudia (GER), Stian Sørlie (NOR) and BMW works driver Jorg Muller (GER) in the car with the number 91 in ninth place overall. Jörg Viebahn (GER), Richard Göransson (SWE) and Marko Hartung (GER) came in the second BMW Z4 GT3 (No. 92) on the eleventh position.

In dry conditions completed Tronrud Nils (NOR), Buchardt Anders (NOR) and Martin Öhlin (SWE) with position 31 in the BMW Z4 M Coupé good team result in the "Green Hell".

Stefan Wendl, Team Manager:
"I am pleased with our first race on the Nordschleife. This track is always a challenge, especially if you like us takes up with many innovations in luggage. Our BMW Z4 GT3 celebrated his debut. With the reliability we are more than satisfied. Both cars ran over the weekend properly. We have managed to continuously improve performance. We have used the race as a test set-up and fundamentally changed during the pit stops. The Top Ten Square is a high priority for us, because the power density in the VLN is this year even bigger. But there is still a lot of work to do to reduce the distance to the top. The whole team is looking forward to this challenge. The BMW Z4 M Coupe has also achieved a more than respectable result. Our Norwegian drivers did a great job. "

Jorg Muller, BMW Z4 GT3 race number 91:
"We have the car today, put it very well over the rounds. Ninth place overall in the inaugural race of the new BMW Z4 GT3 can be proud of. My stint is actually running perfectly. Working with the Schubert Motorsport team has once again great fun. "

Claudia Hürtgen, BMW Z4 GT3 race number 91:
"We can be very satisfied. What mattered was the first place that we can finish the race without any technical problems. This has worked fine. Of course there are some things that we want to improve, so we was approaching at the lap times even closer to our competitors. One must always remember that our car is only a few weeks on the track. Against this background, today is a fantastic result. "

Jörg Viebahn, BMW Z4 GT3 race number 92:
"The BMW Z4 GT3 is a great car. We experimented a lot with the suspension - and he's made a lot. During my stint the car was really good. If we now go on in detail, then we get where we want to go. The potential is there - and I'm looking forward to the tasks that lie before us. "

Nils Tronrud, BMW Z4 M Coupe race number 191:
"For us it was the first race with the BMW Z4 M Coupe. The car on the 31 Place and intact to have brought to the finish, is a great result. I am proud to be able to compete for Schubert Motorsport and look forward to the coming races. "

Results 2010
57. ADAC Westfalenfahrt
BMW Z4 GT3 # 91, grid position: 18, Rennplatzierung: 9
BMW Z4 GT3 # 92, grid position 40, Rennplatzierung: 11
BMW Z4 M Coupe # 191, grid position 46, Rennplatzierung: 31

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