BMW M8 GTE

WEC: BMW Team MTEK is ready for “Six Hours of Fuji”.

BMW M Motorsport heads to Fuji for the first of two Asian WEC rounds.

With the first European rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship Super Season complete, BMW Team MTEK is making the 9,500 kilometre journey to the Fuji International Speedway in Japan for the “Six Hours of Fuji”, the first of two rounds in Asia.

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BMW M8 GTE

The #81 BMW M8 GTE will be driven by Martin Tomcyzk and Nick Catsburg, while António Félix Da Costa and Tom Blomqvist will pilot the #82 machine, with Blomqvist standing in for Augusto Farfus while he fulfils his DTM duties. BMW Team MTEK Team Principal Ernest Knoors is extremely happy with the progress made by the team so far this year and believes that if they continue where they left-off at the previous round at Silverstone in August, they have a good chance of success at Fuji next weekend.

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Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK):

“Everyone in the team is excited heading to Fuji, not just because the fans always provide a fantastic atmosphere, but because we feel like we are in a good position. The team was near perfect at Silverstone and I’m very proud of that. We had a couple of reliability issues that cost us the results we deserved but we’ve worked hard and believe a good result is ours to take.”

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BMW M8 GTE

Martin Tomczyk (#81 BMW M8 GTE):

“I’m really excited to be heading to the Six Hours of Fuji. Again, for me, it is a new track but I drove it in the simulator and loved the layout. I especially enjoyed the first part with the quick corners, which should suit the BMW M8 GTE. The last sector will be more tricky for us but, overall, it should be good.”

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António Félix da Costa (#82 BMW M8 GTE):

“We’ve learned so much about the car so I’m looking forward to seeing what we can do at Fuji. It’s my first time there but I think the BMW M8 GTE will be competitive. Although I’ll miss Augusto, it’s great to have Tom back in the car with me. He did an insanely good job at Spa and he’s always fun to share with – we push each other a lot.”

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