The BMW M8 GTE was unveiled two weeks in the past on the 2017 Frankfurt Auto Show and can debut on the 24 Hours of Daytona in 2018, and can be a part of subsequent yr the FIA WEC and the IMSA sequence.
“The BMW M8 GTE is our new GT flagship and can go face to face with the sturdy opposition on this sector,” stated BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. Since July 1st, the brand new M8 GTE went by means of a number of assessments which maintain the event of the brand new race automotive in schedule.
“We will say that we’re on the right track at this level when it comes to the goals that we’ve set ourselves,” Marquardt advised Autosport.
“It’s a tight schedule, so there may be not loads of room for any delays, however every part goes in accordance with plan.
“However I’m certain for those who requested our engineers, they might say they want one other three months of growth!”
Marquardt wouldn’t reveal what number of miles the automotive has accomplished within the arms of the MTEK squad, which is heading growth of the M8 forward of a 2018/19 WEC marketing campaign, however he revealed that the workforce had already undertaken “5 – 6 assessments”.
Six of BMW’s roster of GT drivers have to date pushed the automotive, he stated.
These are identified to incorporate 2011 DTM champion Martin Tomczyk, who’s main the event of the M8 GTE, Maxime Martin and Nicky Catsburg.