24h Spa-Francorchamps – 26th/31st July 2016
The BMW M6 GT3 repeated last year’s success for its predecessor, the BMW Z4 GT3, by winning the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. After 531 laps, the ROWE Racing car number 99, driven by Maxime Martin, Philipp Eng and Alexander Sims, crossed the finish line in first place. The trio clinched the 23rd victory overall for BMW in the endurance classic at the "Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps". Local heroes Pascal Ickx and Gérard Langlois secured BMW's first triumph at the Ardennes marathon in a BMW 1800 TI/SA back in 1965. Nicky Catsburg, Lucas Luhr and Markus Palttala scored victory with the BMW Z4 GT3 last season. Now its successor, the BMW M6 GT3, has also added its name to the list of winners of the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps – and on its very first appearance.