BMW M8 GTE Finishes Initial Testing at Lausitzring – The Drive

Posted: Thursday, July 20, 2017

BMW factory driver Martin Tomczyk and DTM driver Maxime Martin both tested the M8 GTE for three days, helping the manufacturer to perfect the car prior to next year’s IMSA and WEC season. Each of the pilots were excited to be the first to test the car on circuit, and apparently, they were able to get a significant amount accomplished.

“The BMW M8 GTE is good to drive from the outset, and it is easy for us drivers to work out the way it handles, which is important,” Tomczyk said. “We got a lot of kilometers under our belt, and gathered a lot of data.”

BMW motorsport head Jean Marquadt noted that the team is also pleased with the car’s early development as it seems to already be in good shape to go racing. He’s quoted in a report from Motorsport as saying, “The first impression of the BMW M8 GTE out on the track is a very positive one.”

The team will continue to develop the car’s safety, but shortly after, it’s straight off to the heat of battle.


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