It's still middle 2017 and the new-for-2018 LMGTE racer was already revealed, as the new BMW M8 GTE was shown making tests at Lausitzring this week.
Works drivers Martin Tomczyk and Maxime Martin took part in the tests of the new car, which was aimed to get a general feel of the new machine, still camouflaged and with more work to do to get complete. Initial feelings about the car were pretty positive from the drivers, specially regarded to handling, but any more details about the first test remained on closed doors.
After wrapping up things at Lausitzring the BMW M8 GTE will go to further runs in various circuits around Europe and North America, the targets of the factory program to be run by MTEK in the FIA World Endurance Championship and by RLL in the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship.
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