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aprile 07, 2018 - BMW Motorsport

Le Castellet. BMW Team MTEK and the new BMW M8 GTE officially launched their 2018 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) campaign at the “Circuit Paul Ricard” near Le Castellet (FRA). On Friday and Saturday, the number 81 and 82 cars covered a total of 5

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Reactions on The Prologue in #lecastellet:

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK):

“We’re happy to get closer to the real start of the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season, as we have put in a lot of hard work and effort to get to this point. There are some very positive things to take away but we also have lots to do ahead of Spa. We have a busy few weeks.”

Martin Tomczyk (#81 BMW M8 GTE):

“It was the first time for us to hit the track in the FIA World Endurance Championship with all of the competitors and set-up as we would go to into a race weekend. It is useful to have such an official test and get used to the procedures. We worked through the full programme, including race simulations, and I hope we are now prepared for the season-opener.”

Nick Catsburg (#81 BMW M8 GTE):

“It was a very successful test but it’s hard to judge where we are we. The car is running like clockwork and I’m really looking forward to my first FIA World Endurance Championship event.”

Philipp Eng (#81 BMW M8 GTE):

“It was an important test for all of us because it was the first time we were facing our direct competition in the FIA World Endurance Championship. It was also good to go through all of the operations and develop our strategies. It was, in that respect, a more serious test than previously when we were running alone.”

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