BMW is preparing for the upcoming Method E season and is presently in Valencia, Spain, testing the brand new iFE.18 automotive on the Circuit Ricardo Tormo. The primary outcomes are encouraging with each BMW works drivers, Alexander Sims and Antonio Felix da Costa, setting nice occasions on the wheel of their respective BMW iFE.18 automobiles. The BMW i Andretti Motorsport crew is sort of proud of the great outcomes to date.
Sims was the quickest driver within the area on Tuesday, with a time of 1:17.553 minutes. On Wednesday, Félix da Costa topped the mixed rankings with a greatest time of 1:16.977 minutes. To place issues into perspective, we must always point out that the Ricardo Tormo circuit is normally host to superbikes and the quickest lap time a motorcycle ever recorded right here is 1:29.40, posted by Jorge Lorenzo with a Yamaha YZR-M1. Marc Marquez did a 1:29.74 together with his Honda RC213V.
“Total, testing has gone very effectively for us to date. Our automotive is improbable – and it felt nice once I recorded one of the best occasions in each classes on Tuesday. We should wait and see how a lot of an indicator the outcomes of testing right here will grow to be. Nonetheless, it’s nice to be fast off the blocks. In contrast with final 12 months’s automotive, the BMW iFE.18 feels very superior. Now we have extra energy and the brand new ‘Brake-by-Wire’ system specifically offers you a lot extra confidence within the cockpit,” mentioned Alexander Sims.
“We’ve had two good days of testing to date, on which the BMW iFE.18 made an excellent impression by way of each tempo and reliability. It’s simply a lot enjoyable driving this automotive. The powertrain works completely. As a crew, we’re completely transferring in the proper route. On Friday, we are going to as soon as once more be targeted on beginning the season effectively ready,” added Antonio. The 2 drivers from BMW accomplished a complete of 312 laps to date and BMW i Andretti Motorsport will proceed testing on Friday.
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