The entire BMW M Motorsport customer racing fleet was competing at the ninth race weekend in the Pirelli World Challenge. The BMW M6 GT3, BMW M4 GT4 and BMW M235i Racing were on the grid in Utah. Motorsport fans were treated to the sight of 18 BMW race cars. Turner Motorsport reached the podium in both races of the GT SprintX category AM class. In the first race on Saturday, Takuya Shirasaka and Naoto Takeda crossed the line in third place in the AM class, in the BMW M6 GT3. They improved on that by one place on Sunday. Jon Miller and Aurora Strauss just missed out on a podium finish. In the first race of the GTS SprintX category, the duo finished fourth in the ST Racing BMW M4 GT4. Henry Schmitt and Gregory Liefooghe finished fifth in class. In Sunday’s second race, Toby Grahovec and Chris Ohmacht topped the podium for Classic BMW in the #92 BMW M4 GT4.
Karl Wittmer, Matt Travis and Johan Schwartz had also reason to celebrate. In both races in the TC class, Wittmer crossed the line in second place in the Team Classic BMW #91 BMW M235i Racing. Team-mate Travis finished the first race in third position in the #26 car. Rooster Hall Racing’s Schwartz was fourth. They swapped places in the second race in which Schwartz reached the podium after finishing Sunday’s race in third place. Travis crossed the line in fourth position.