Toprak Razgatlioglu will play for the BMW team next season. The Turk first announced today that he would leave Yamaha at the end of the season, and a few hours later it became clear that his next employer would be the BMW team. https://twitter.com/WorldSBK/status/1660632668361437185?t=60w9tucZJ_NMgKa1ywaeHQ&s=19 It is currently unknown who the 2021 world champion will replace in the German team. When announcing the news, their sports director Marc Bongers said: "Toprak is currently one of the best racers on the starting line. He is not only a fast racer, he is also a very pleasant person. We are sure that he will quickly introduce himself to our team. We are very much looking forward to the cooperation with him." For the Turkish racer, this will be the third team in his career in the Superbike class, after Kawasaki and Yamaha.
Valentino Rossi switched from two wheels to four and ventured into the world of motor racing. At the recent opening race of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe in Monza, he and his teammates August Farfus and Maximo Martin, despite a mistake when he spun and crashed into the protective tires through the sandy excursion zone, made it to the first starting row. In the race, the Italian made another mistake, and the team was then hit by a flat tire that destroyed the bottom of the car, which ended the race prematurely for them. In the garage, the nine-time motorcycle world champion was treated to a treat after the race and instead of a steering wheel, they prepared a motorcycle handlebar for his BMW, with which he was much more skilled in racing feats. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CrYMVRYgeId/?
Valentino Rossi will compete in the 14.1.23 Hours of Dubai endurance race this weekend (Saturday, 24). The nine-time motorcycle world champion will share the BMW M4 GT3 in Team WRT with Tim White, Sean Gelael and former 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Maxime Martin. The Italian star recently racked up the first racing kilometers of the year while driving a kart. https://www.instagram.com/p/CnHLb7aMXvK/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= In Dubai, he will also have to make friends with a new racing car, as the WRT team ended its cooperation with Audi before this season and opted for BMW. More than 42 teams with 54 cars are registered for the race, which are divided into three categories (GT3, GTX and TCR). A total of 226 racers will compete.
The Bavarian carmaker has revealed that M Town is their most successful digital campaign, and in the latest film titled The Drop, the main protagonist is driving a red E30 M3. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r83bmub8W-s A total of eighteen M-models appear in the video, including the M2 CS, M4 GTS, M3 GTS, M5 and E46 M3. The video also briefly shows the upcoming M3 Touring, in the trunk of which sits the head of the M GmbH division, Markus Flasch. “M Town is BMW M GmbH’s most successful digital campaign, especially as the entire BMW M community around the world actively participates and shapes it,” Lothar Schupet, BMW M’s Director of Global Sales and Marketing, said in a statement. "This enthusiasm and identification creates something special that makes the BMW M so unique. That's why we
Firefighters from the Dutch city of Breda were called to a local BMW dealer, where they started smoking from BMW’s i8 electric car. One of the brave employees drove the car out of the showroom, making it easier for the first firefighters to arrive at the scene. They assessed the situation and decided that it was best to deal with the fire by immersing the whole car in a giant pool of water for 24 hours. What was the cause of the fire is not yet known. Many people think that firefighters have gone too far, but it is interesting that the world-famous manufacturer of electric cars Tesla estimates that 11.356 liters of water are needed to extinguish their battery, and extinguishing it can take 24 hours, as individual cells in the battery can re-ignite several times,
A new season of rally competitions is just around the corner. One of the major changes in the racing teams will be this year's collaboration between Grega Premrla and Anja Verbič. Before the start of the season, the newly formed crew will try to do everything necessary to meet their expectations when performing in the Slovenian national championship and the Mitropa Cup. Appearances in higher-ranking races are not excluded either. Despite the final fourth place in the DP and some good results at rallies abroad, Grega Premrl is not the most satisfied with last season, as he struggled with a lot of problems, especially at the beginning. He also faced changes of co-drivers, as Gregor Brešer had difficulty combining work and racing obligations. Vili Ošlaj and Rok Nartnik also took the passenger seat. “After four years of working with Gregor
With the new BMW M4 GTS, BMW M GmbH has acquired a new and exclusive technological model that takes the potential of the BMW M4 Coupé to the next impressive level. With a strong, sporty look and high-performance technology, the BMW M4 GTS clearly focuses on the racetracks. With a measured lap time of 7 minutes and 28 seconds on the most demanding race track in the world - the legendary Nürburgring-Nordschleife - this special version of the model undoubtedly demonstrates its exceptional abilities. At the same time, the fastest BMW M4 - like other BMW M models - is also suitable for road driving. BMW M GmbH launches the BMW M4 GTS in a special limited edition of 700 cars, marking the 30th anniversary of the BMW M3, which began production in 1986. It thus highlights the innovative talent of BMW M engineers in developing pioneers.
The Italians dropped Aldo Giulio on the Nordshleife, who drove the lap in just 7 minutes and 43 seconds. The timing is identical to the Porshe GT3 RS. The latter can complete the lap through Green Hell in 7 minutes and 20 seconds, but that was even when there was no speed limit on the track. It is also worth mentioning the BMW M4, which was 7 seconds slower than the two mentioned. Otherwise, we still have to wait for official confirmation. It is also not yet the official final speed of the 510-horsepower Gulia, which is expected to reach 321 km / h on the Nardo Giulia track.
Former Formula 1 racer Pedro de la Rosa will return to the one-seater today to test the Aguri Formula E car in Donington Park. The Aguri team is the first team to start testing for the second season with a race car, where, among other things, their regular racer Salvador Duran will also test. Otherwise, for once it is not clear whether de la Rosa may get a racing seat in the Formula E Augier, but it will definitely be on the list of possible racers. The team definitely wants Antonio Felix da Costa, who also depends on the DTM series race calendar, where he races for BMW. The Portuguese had to miss the races in London and Beijing.
Last night, the final act of the jubilee tenth selection for the Business Car of the Year, organized by Finance, took place at Tavčarjev dvorec in Visoko near Poljane. The innovative BMW i3, which combines pioneering electric drive technology, has become a big winner in the ECO car of the year category. The organizers of the selection for the Business Car of the Year justified the selection of the BMW i3 for the ECO Car of the Year with the words: "BMW has put a surprising car on the road with its i3 model, light body design and extremely lively electric motor." for electric mobility The BMW i3 is an uncompromising and attractive solution to the current and future needs of personal mobility in urban environments. It is the first premium car in the world to be geared towards driving exclusively on electric