1 day to go till race day.
Looking forward to see how the guys go in qualifying today.
Then we have a Top 10 shoot out this afternoon.
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5 days to go till race day at the Liqui-Moly Bathurst 2017.
There will be a new addition to the Australian GT field for this weekend’s Phillip Island Round.
Steven Richards, 4 time Bathurst winner and the 2014 Carrera Cup Champion, is beginning a new challenge for 2016 .
BMW of North America today announced that the all-new 560 horsepower 2013 M5 Sedan will participate in the grueling One Lap of America event starting May 4, 2012. Instructors from the BMW Performance Center, located in Spartanburg, South Carolina, will drive the 3,300 mile tour that originates in South Bend, Indiana and incorporates highway, skid pad, drag strip, and closed course racing during the eight day event.
“The fifth generation M5 will compete for the new ‘Showroom Stock’ recognition within the Luxury Sedan class at One Lap of America, which serves as the perfect opportunity to demonstrate its performance capabilities as well as those of the BMW Performance Center instructors,” said Dan Gubitosa, BMW Performance Center Manager. The new BMW M5 will arrive in authorized US BMW Centers in August of 2012. In addition, the BMW Performance Center will be providing the One Lap of America staff with official vehicles for 2012.
The BMW Performance Center is the home to BMW’s Performance Driving School, the BMW Performance Center Delivery Program, the Zentrum museum featuring 95 years of BMW history and the Spartanburg production plant which produces the X3, X5, and X6 Sports Activity Vehicles. The BMW Performance Driving School offers a variety of driving classes that highlight the performance, responsiveness, and safety features in each BMW product. Driving schools are offered in 1 and 2 day formats. They include a Teen Driving School, Car Control School, M School, and Advanced M School. Exclusive corporate driving events are also offered in many variants ranging from half day programs to 3 day events with on track driving and offsite tours and excursions.
Bmw showed off at the Motorshow on Friday their BMW Vision EfficientDynamics concept vehicle.
It was nice to see it in the flesh finally, after seeing images on line for a long period of time
I must admit it certainly looks better in the metal then it does in images, so if you are in Melbourne over the next week go check it out at the Motorshow.
When I got back to the office on Friday after the Media Morning, I noticed in among the many press releases to come through there was one from BMW in the UK.
It was promoting the fact that BMW are the offical vehicle supplier of the upcoming Mission Impossable 4 film, which is to be released at the end of 2011.
One of the cars mentioned in the release is the concept I had just been looking at the show, good timing by BMW to help leverage their involvement
Below is a trailer for the film, where you can see the some of the other BMW cars which appear in the film
Full Press Release from BMW after the jump, plus stills from the movie