Footage: BMW’s new WEC workforce completes first take a look at with M Hybrid V8 at Aragon

The workforce which can discipline BMW’s entry in subsequent 12 months’s World Endurance Championship has accomplished its first take a look at run with the M Hybrid V8 LMDh.

Six of the workforce’s works drivers took the wheel of the BMW M Hybrid V8. It’s powered by a four-litre twin-turbo engine producing round 640bhp, as outlined by the laws, and a specification 50kW (67bhp) LMDh hybrid drive system.

The automotive was initially shaken down at BMW’s Dingolfing facility in Germany by Nick Yelloly. It then spent a number of days working on the Motorland Aragon circuit in Spain.

BMW M Staff WR drivers Jesse Krohn, Maxime Martin, Sheldon van der Linde, Dries Vanthoor, Dan Harper and Max Hesse shared the BMW M Hybrid V8 in Spain. The automotive was additionally entrusted to a few of its Junior Staff drivers.

BMW M Motorsport chief Andreas Roos mentioned the workforce made “an excellent begin” to its programme forward of the brand new WEC season in Qatar subsequent March.

The automotive has already raced in America’s IMSA sequence. BMW scored its first win with the it in final weekend’s race at Watkins Glen after the on-the-road winner was penalised for a technical infringement.

“The BMW M Hybrid V8 ran easily in the course of the first take a look at drives and supplied our engineers and the workforce with the chance to realize a wealth of insights proper from the beginning,” Roos continued. “In fact, the experiences we have now gathered along with BMW M Staff RLL within the IMSA sequence races have additionally contributed to this.

“At the start of the LMDh programme, we intentionally selected to compete completely within the IMSA sequence first and later within the FIA WEC. We at the moment are benefiting from this strategy. Though the beginning was profitable, there may be nonetheless plenty of work to be performed on the way in which to the primary races. We’re all extremely motivated for the work all through the remainder of the 12 months.”

Footage: BMW M Hybrid V8 checks at Aragon

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