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HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND.

Second place for BMW Team SRM at Phillip Island, victory for the BMW M4 GT4. BMW looks back at a successful weekend of customer racing. An overview of the races.

AUSTRALIAN GT CHAMPIONSHIP.

BMW Team SRM on the podium at Phillip Island – Victory for the BMW M4 GT4.

An impressive display from BMW Team SRM in the Australian GT Championship: Steve Richards and Michael Almond finished second overall in the #100 BMW M6 GT3 in the endurance race at the “Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit”. The GT3 class featured 15 cars in total. In the GT4 category, the BMW drivers made it one step higher on the podium when RHC Jorgensen/Strom by MARC team’s Daren Jorgensen and Brett Strom took the chequered flag after 73 laps of racing.

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Australian GT Championship.
 Blancpain GT.

BLANCPAIN GT SERIES ENDURANCE CUP.

Eleventh place for ROWE Racing at Le Castellet.

The Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup was at Le Castellet this weekend. Three BMW M6 GT3s raced in the 1000-kilometre race at the “Circuit Paul Ricard”. After 172 laps of racing, Jens Klingmann, Chaz Mostert and Tom Blomqvist finished eleventh in the #99 ROWE Racing car. A 30-second time penalty shortly before the end of the race cost them a top ten finish. The team’s #98 car failed to finish following a crash. In the AM Cup, Ralf Oeverhaus, Anders Buchardt and Immanuel Vinke finished fourth in the #36 BMW M6 GT3.

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INTERNATIONAL GT OPEN.

Joel Eriksson in action for Šenkýř Motorsport.

Another BMW M6 GT3 will take its place in the starting field at round three of the International GT Open at Spa-Francorchamps on 9th/10th June: Šenkýř Motorsport is returning to the series with a strong pair of drivers. BMW works driver Joel Eriksson, in action in the DTM this weekend, will share the cockpit of the BMW M6 GT3 with Slovakia’s Richard Gonda. Gonda made his Šenkýř Motorsport debut in the International GT Open at the 2017 season finale in Barcelona. “We want to be competing at the front of the field,” said team principal Robert Šenkýř. “It is going to be an exciting weekend at the best GP circuit in the world.”

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Joel Eriksson.

IMSA.

Seventh place for Turner Motorsport in Detroit.

Detroit hosted the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on Saturday. Only cars in the Prototype and GTD class were in action on the street circuit in the American metropolis. BMW of North America Ambassador Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley alternated at the wheel of the #96 BMW M6 GT3 for Turner Motorsport. The duo finished seventh after 64 laps.

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