After two years with BMW, Kuno Wittmer left the racing workforce within the hopes of securing a full-time trip elsewhere. Winner of the 2014 IMSA GT Le Mans class, Wittmer has served as one of many third drivers in BMW Crew RLL’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship lineup for the final two years.
The Canadian has simply posted a formidable GTLM class victory in final weekend’s Petit Le Mans, however now’s in search of new alternatives in 2018.
“It’s extra my determination as a result of they haven’t discovered a technique to put me in a program,” Wittmer informed Sportscar365.
“There are a number of drivers from Europe, and solely restricted quantity of drivers from North America. In 2016 and 2017, solely being a 3rd driver and doing a number of the stuff at Nürburgring is just not sufficient for me to proceed my profession at 35.
“I need to extend it, keep energetic and maintain performing. I’ve no alternative however to search out one thing that’s extra appropriate in a full-time effort.”
Wittmer mentioned he made the choice now, quite than wait till November or December when BMW sometimes pronounces the next 12 months’s lineup, to be able to improve his possibilities of securing a full-season trip.
The previous Dodge/SRT manufacturing unit driver mentioned his “first alternative” could be to stay in GTLM however has been open to different alternatives outdoors of the factory-backed class as properly.
“[I’m looking at] IMSA, Europe, Nürburgring or PWC,” Wittmer mentioned. “I’ve obtained a number of expertise in PWC and I’ve performed nice races there.
“I’m fairly open to something, even the brand new TCR stuff or GT4.
“I believe GT4 goes to be the brand new period coming in so I believe GT4 is the long run. TCR is basically cool stuff and I’ve an intensive touring automotive background so I’m fairly open to any space of motorsports actually.
“It’s time to get again and showcase. Proper now I’m a Gold standing driver and I’m not going to cover that I put a request in to be Silver.
“Being inactive the final two years from a full championship, who is aware of?”