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Source: BMW GroupOb in the DTM, in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship or in countless other racing series: week after week, BMW teams and drivers fight for points, victories and titles. Off the track as well, the members of the big BMW Motorsport family are making headlines around the globe. With the “BMW Motorsport News” we summarize the events in a compact and informative way. This is how you stay up to date.DTM: Timo Glock at the Lausitzring in the 1988 BMW M3 E30.The DTM celebrates a special anniversary on its race weekend at the Lausitzring (GER): The race on Sunday is the 500th race of the touring car series , BMW DTM driver Timo Glock (GER) revived history in Lusatia. Not only does he contest his normal DTM program in the current JiVS BMW M4 DTM, he also took the wheel of a BMW M3 E30 as part of the Touring Car Classics. The BMW M3 is the most successful touring car of all time. On Saturday afternoon, Glock drove a few laps in qualifying on the 275-hp BMW M3 E30, with Christian Menzel (GER) and Marc Hessel (GER) competing in the Touring Car Classics this weekend. The vehicle is a 1988 Zakspeed factory car from the DTM, which is still in perfect original condition. Three questions to … Timo Glock.Timo, how much fun did you have at the wheel of the BMW M3 E 30? Timo Glock: “It was just awesome! It was really, really fun. That’s pure driving. You’re really working, and if you move such a car for half an hour, you know what you’ve done. You have no power steering, you have to clutch, you have to shift, the gear changes must fit, you have to drive with gas, which I felt decades ago did not do more. But it all fit very well – the car is really a dream and was perfectly prepared. “What is different about the BMW M3 E30 than it is with your current BMW M4 DTM? Timo Glock:” It’s a difference like day and night. For one, that you have no power steering. The main topic is switching. You drive into the corner with one hand and the shifts have to be fast, because you can gain or lose a lot of time. If you think back: The DTM is celebrating the 500th race weekend, and the guys used to ride the cars on the knife edge and wheel to wheel over the Nordschleife. You can only take your hat off to what the boys did back then. It’s an art to move such a car fast. “Which car is more fun? Timo Glock:” You can not compare that, the cars are so different, and each one is a lot of fun in its own way. Driving the BMW M3 E30 is great because everything is mechanical. There is no aerodynamic downforce, and as a driver you can have a big impact on how the car turns into the bend, for example. Of course, our current BMW M4 DTM is much faster, it has a lot more horsepower, and you have the aerodynamic downforce that allows the cornering speeds we drive today. They are both fantastic cars. “- IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge: The BMW M4 GT4 podium finish in Virginia. The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge hosted their eighth race of the season at Virginia International Raceway this week. The team from BimmerWorld Racing celebrated a podium finish. After just under two hours Ari Balogh and Mike Skeen (both USA) crossed in the
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