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BMW PGA championship: eyeing the players’ flagship triple. An interview with 2011 and 2012 champion Luke Donald


Luke, what are your thoughts on the BMW PGA Championship in general? Luke Donald: “I think it’s a really special event. It’s our flagship event. And what is more, BMW runs amazing events. Whether here in Wentworth, at the BMW International Open in Munich, the BMW Masters in Shanghai or the BMW Championship on the PGA TOUR: BMW puts on a great show. Well done to BMW on reaching its tenth year of sponsorship of the BMW PGA Championship. The continuous support year after year across the globe epitomises its dedication to our sport, and for that... Read More »

Toyota teams up with Taylor Swift for first Asean road safety campaign


Toyota believes that education is the basis for improving road safety, so it is focusing on young people with its Be Safety Leaders road safety campaign. The campaign emphasizes that creating a safer road environment requires a concerted effort by all road users including drivers, pedestrians and others in embracing road safety as a way of life. While Toyota constantly strives to create safer cars, it also encourages drivers and passengers to put on their seatbelts, as the simple act of buckling up helps save lives and reduce injuries from cras... Read More »

IBM and KPN bring the stadium experience from the field to the second screen for football fans


The app is being showcased at the Amsterdam Arena. With two million yearly visitors, it’s the largest stadium in the Netherlands and home to the renowned football club Ajax. Using the IBM MobileFirst application development portfolio, IBM and KPN collaborated to provide the Arena with sophisticated mobile solutions to enrich the in-stadium experience. IBM and KPN created a mobile solution for streaming high quality, real-time video content and delivering on-demand services to fans’ mobile devices at events. The app’s split screens and swipe ... Read More »

Jodie Kidd and David Blakeley take top spot for Jaguar entries in Mille Miglia 2014


British TV presenter Jodie Kidd and war hero-turned-author David Blakeley put up a memorable driving performance in their Mille Miglia ‘race’ debut this year, earning the highest final placing of any Jaguar Heritage Racing entry. This remarkable result — in a team which included Formula 1 legends and several experienced racing professionals — was achieved following a challenging yet inspiring 1,000-mile drive over four days from Brescia, through Padova, Rome, Siena, Pisa and Bologna, before returning to cross the finish line in some style back ... Read More »

BMW PGA championship: Kaymer hopes to bring home top form to Europe


After winning the BMW International Open in Munich in 2008, Kaymer went on to claim victory at the US PGA Championship in 2010 – becoming only the second German, behind Bernhard Langer, to win a major – and later moved to the top of the world rankings. In his search for perfection, Kaymer has spent the best part of two years remodelling his swing and looks ready once more to scale the heights. “Now I would say I'm a more complete player,” he said at Wentworth today. “But it's very important that we don't put it in the wrong perspective, (exp... Read More »

Anglian Water: East of England home to some of the best beaches in the world


In total, 14 beaches from the region were awarded Blue Flags, while 21 beaches picked up the Seaside Award. The Blue Flag and Seaside Awards mean visitors can be assured of a great day out and can have confidence that the beaches maintain high standards of management, cleanliness and safety. For many people, a trip to the seaside also means a dip in the sea. The water quality at all award winning beaches meets the required European Union standards, with the water quality at Blue Flag beaches subject to even tougher tests, meeting the very... Read More »

Renault pays homage to turbocharged heritage at Silverstone


Renault paid homage to this history today with a demonstration of some of the most significant turbo powered cars to have raced in the championship. Of course this year a new generation of turbos will return to the circuit where history was written. The RS01 was on display alongside the Renault RE40, the British GP-winning car driven in 1983 by Alain Prost, and the Lotus 98T, one of the fastest-ever turbocharged cars built, driven by Ayrton Senna in 1986. Following its appearance in 1977 the RS01 ushered in a new engine formula. The RS01 ... Read More »

Volkswagen Andretti rallycross team wins on debut at Top Gear festival


"It was an awesome weekend here in Barbados,” said Speed. “We had the pace right away, but with a big mechanical issue in the heat race, we had to come from behind from that point on. The guys did a great job twice, getting the car ready to make qualifying and to make it into the last heat. We were hoping that we were going to win first time out this season, but it's really special for everyone at Andretti, Volkswagen, 7UP and United Fiber & Data." Tanner Foust, driver of the #34 Rockstar Energy Drink Volkswagen Polo, won his first race,... Read More »

BMW golfsport: strong heritage – exciting future: BMW and the European tour extend partnership until 2018


At the BMW Park Lane Dealership in the heart of the capital, Dr Ian Robertson, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Sales and Marketing BMW, and George O’Grady, Chief Executive of the European Tour, underlined the continuation of their cooperation with a symbolic handshake. Since the partnership was launched in 1989, BMW has gone on to promote and support high-quality events on the European Tour. In the next four years this will remain the BMW International Open as the only European Tour event in Germany, the BMW Masters in China, an... Read More »

Podium for BMW sports trophy team Marc VDS at dress rehearsal for the 24 hours – adrenalin motorsport wins in the BMW M235i racing


The number 25 BMW Z4 GT3, driven by Uwe Alzen (DE) and Jörg Müller (DE), finished second at the fourth round of the VLN Endurance Championship in the “Green Hell”. This was the Belgian team’s third appearance on the podium, following its victories at the qualifying race for the 24 Hours and the third round of the 2014 VLN. Dirk Adorf (DE), Nick Catsburg (NL) and Bas Leinders (BE) came home tenth in the number 26 car. BMW Sports Trophy Team Schubert finished fourth and 19th with its two cars. Dominik Baumann (AT), Claudia Hürtgen (DE) and Jen... Read More »

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