BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.

BMW POWER AROUND
THE WORLD.

Five races – five continents.

BMW power around<br>the world.Five races – five continents.

Spectacular cars, breath-taking backdrops and legendary endurance races is what the Intercontinental GT Challenge represents. It’s with good reason that the race series is now regarded as the unofficial GT3 world championship. With five race events on five continents, it enchants motorsport fans around the world. And it’s not only the actual venues that make the IGTC one of the most exciting race series in the world.
The spectacular GT3 cars stage brutal duels and make for gripping race action. The BMW M6 GT3 is always in the thick of the action and will take on international top-class rivals once again in 2020. The absolute highlight is the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps. BMW has won the toughest GT race in the world 24 times to date, making it the most successful manufacturer in the iconic race in the Ardennes region.

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BMW M6 GT3.

EXPERIENCE THE BMW M6 GT3’S WORLD TOUR LIVE.

Whether in Australia, Europe, Asia, North America or Africa, join the BMW M6 GT3 on its 2020 world tour and experience the unique and thrilling IGTC races live at the track.

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE CURRENT SITUATION.

We love racing with all our heart. It is our passion. But there are times when the engines have to remain silent. As many races have been cancelled and series have temporarily suspended, you'll find all current information on the official Website of the organiser. Let's hope that we'll see each other soon at the race track again.

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AN OVERVIEW OF THE IGTC RACE CALENDAR.

Around the world in 63 hours.

The Intercontinental GT Challenge, hosted by the SRO, is set to host five endurance races on five different continents in its fifth season. These are real classics in Australia, Europe, Asia, North America and Africa. The 12 Hours of Bathurst at the legendary Mount Panorama Circuit gets things started. Then come the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, the 10 Hours of Suzuka, the 8 Hours of Indianapolis and the 9 Hours of Kyalami. BMW M Motorsport has a history of success at some of these races. Particularly at Spa-Francorchamps, where BMW cars have already bagged 24 overall wins and in 2018 Walkenhorst Motorsport and ROWE Racing celebrated an acclaimed one-two result.

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BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.
Racetrack Bathurst.

12h Bathurst, 2nd February 2020.

Traditionally, the IGTC season opens ‘down under’. The GT3 category was included in the now legendary GT classic for the first time in 2011, and the race, held around 200 kilometres to the west of Sydney, has since experienced a phenomenal increase in fans.
The BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.

The Mount Panorama Circuit.

The 6.213-kilometre track requires drivers to make use of all their expertise for the high-speed turns and narrow bends. Ascents of 16 percent and a difference in elevation of 174 metres make the racetrack a real roller-coaster ride.
Racetrack in Bathurst.

The sizzling battle.

It’s not only the demanding track that the drivers have to deal with in Bathurst. At the height of the Australian summer, temperatures rise to well over 30 degrees, and heavy thunderstorms are no exception at this time of the year.
The BMW M6 GT3 during pit stop with mechanics.

24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps, 25th/26th July 2020.

Many find the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps the toughest GT race in the world. This is partly down to the tremendous talent on display at the endurance classic in the Ardennes region, and partly down to the unique racetrack.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.

The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

It’s not a coincidence that the track has been dubbed the Ardennes roller coaster. The layout of the track is unique and offers a vibrant mix of fast and slow sectors. Particularly notorious are the Eau Rouge and Blanchimont corners, which are regarded as real tests of courage in driver circles.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.

Pure motorsport tradition.

The endurance classic has been held a total of 70 times since 1924, and a hefty 24 wins have gone to BMW, making the brand the most successful in the history of the iconic race. The last win came last year, when the Walkenhorst Motorsport team won and gave the BMW M6 GT3 its second victory.
BMW M6 GT3 during pit stop with mechanics.

10h Suzuka, 23rd August 2020.

The ten-hour race in Japan is a fixture on the IGTC calendar for the third time. Both the spectacular racetrack and the enthusiastic Japanese fans make the event a real highlight.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.

Suzuka International Racing Course.

The racetrack built in 1962 is regarded as one of the most difficult tracks in the world. The fast combination of turns in the first sector, also known as ‘Esses’ require maximum concentration from the drivers. The same is true of the ultrafast 130-R, named after its radius.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack in front of the ferris wheel of Suzuka.

More than just a race.

Suzuka is a spectacle both on and off the racetrack. The track is the heart of Motopia, an amusement park. Roller coasters, go-kart tracks and of course, the famous big wheel, make for the perfect setting for a real GT experience for spectators.
Cockpit of the BMW M6 GT3.

8h Indianapolis, 4th November 2020.

The only change to the IGTC race calendar compared with 2019 is the event in the USA. Instead of being held in Laguna Seca as usual, the series heads to Indianapolis for the first time in 2020.
Racetrack in Indianapolis.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

The best-known motorsport facility in the USA is famous for the oval that hosts the Indy 500 each year. The IGTC will compete on the 4.192-kilometre circuit version that was built for Formula 1 at the end of the 90s.
Racetrack and pit lane.

Pilgrimage site for motorsport.

It is mainly down to the legendary Indy 500 that the track is regarded as one of the most famous in the world. The race has been held since 1911, making it one of the oldest and most iconic races there is. More than 400,000 spectators turn Indianapolis into a gigantic festival at this race steeped in tradition.
Racetrack in Kyalami with trees in the background.

9h Kyalami, 22nd November 2020.

As in 2019, the IGTC season finale will be held in South Africa. The title will be decided at the iconic track in the South African province of Gauteng on 22nd November 2020.
BMW M6 GT3 on the race track.

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.

The track has undergone extensive renovations in recent years and now offers a varied layout over 4.261 kilometres. Short straights and a whole host of narrow, winding turns characterise the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.

Historic BMW site.

BMW enjoys a special relationship with the former Formula 1 track. In the final Formula 1 race of the 1983 season, Nelson Piquet clinched the world championship title at the circuit in the province of Gauteng. It was also BMW’s first Formula 1 title and the first for a car with a turbo engine.

BMW power around the world.

Across five races on five continents, IGTC wows fans around the world. Always in the thick of the racing action is the BMW M6 GT3.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.
BMW M6 GT3.
BMW M6 GT3 during pit stops with mechanics.
Rear shot of the BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.
BMW M6 GT3 during pit stops with mechanics.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.
Rear shot of the BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.
BMW M6 GT3 on the racetrack.
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THE BMW M6 GT3.

Since 2016, the BMW M6 GT3 has taken to the track as the top model in the Customer Racing range at BMW M Motorsport. And it has done so with great success: The GT3 car has two overall victories at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps to its name, and has also featured on the top step of the podium at the legendary GT World Cup in Macau.
IGTC team and drivers.

WALKENHORST MOTORSPORT.

With two BMW M6 GT3, the Walkenhorst Motorsport team is out to back up the success it has enjoyed in previous years in the 2020 International GT Challenge. At the wheel: Six GT specialists who will take on top-class opposition in five endurance classics. All you need to know about the drivers at a glance.