BMW has announced that the new BMW M Hybrid V8 has completed its first endurance test at the 24 Hours of Daytona in the USA.
The season opener of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Daytona International Speedway ushered in a new era in prototype motor racing. This is the first time his hybrid-powered LMDh car has entered his GTP class, meaning the BMW M Hybrid V8 has completed its baptism of fire under racing conditions. Philipp Eng (AUT), Augusto Farfus (BRA), Marco Wittmann (GER), Colton Herta (USA) #twenty four vehicle. The quartet were very close to the podium for some time before suffering a hybrid system problem in the final quarter of the race and a brake problem that cost them a good amount of time. Final driver Phillip Ng crossed the finish line in sixth place.
of #twenty five About an hour later the car had to be pushed into the pits for a long repair stop at the BMW M Team RLL garage. After the failure of the hybrid powertrain, many components had to be replaced. This is a common component used by all manufacturers. It took about two and a half hours, with Conor de Filippi (USA), Nick Yellolly (GBR), Sheldon van der Linde (RSA) and Colton Herta, who was racing in both cars, I was forced to drive right behind. of the field. They still managed to finish the race, scoring many kilometers of testing that proved worthwhile given the short preparation period and the rest of the season ahead.
For more information on the new BMW M-Hybrid V8, visit BMW’s website at the link below.
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