BMW M4 GT4

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND.

The BMW M4 GT4 had a successful weekend. The GT4 car was at the very top in both Fuji and Spa. And BMW also had reason to celebrate in the USA.

BRITISH GT CHAMPIONSHIP.

Century Motorsport triumphs at Spa.

Century Motorsport’s success story in the British GT Championship continues. After wins at Snetterton and Silverstone, the team triumphed at the legendary Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in the GT4 class. Jack Mitchell and his new team-mate Deano Macdonald finished in first place after 38 laps in the #43 BMW M4 GT4. The duo started the two-hour race from seventh on the grid and after a spirited pursuit were rewarded with the win. Ben Tuck and Ben Green in the Century Motorsport #42 BMW M4 GT4 finished in fourth place, narrowly missing out on the podium. The next race weekend in the British GT Championship will take place at Brands Hatch on 4thand 5thAugust.

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BMW M4 GT4
BMW M4 GT4

BLANCPAIN GT SERIES ASIA.

Double win at Fuji for the BMW M4 GT4.

The BMW M4 GT4 had a perfect race weekend at the Mount Fuji track, winning both Blancpain GT Series Asia races. BMW Team Studie’s Takayuki Kinoshita and Sunako Jukuchou secured first place in the #81 BMW M4 GT4 in both Saturday’s and Sunday’s race. Their team-mates Ken Urata and Max Chen finished fifth in the #82 sister car. On Sunday, they improved by two positions to finish on the podium in third place. These results see BMW Team Studie extend their lead in the team standings, and with 211 points have a lead of 64 points over the second-placed Mercedes team with four races to go before the end of the season. In the driver’s standings, Kinoshita/Jukuchou are in third place, immediately followed by their team-mates Urata/Chen in fourth place.

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CTSCC.

Podium success for BimmerWorld Racing in the ST class.

Nick Galante and Devin Jones celebrated podium success at the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race. After 108 laps, the duo crossed the finish line in second place in the ST class in the BimmerWorld #81 BMW 328i. Galante and Jones started from pole position and were only beaten by the victorious MINI of Mike LaMarra and Matt Pombo. Tyler Cooke and James Clay, also of Team BimmerWorld Racing, went on a fantastic pursuit. They started from 16thon the grid in the GS category in their #82 BMW M4 GTE, and worked their way up to seventh place. Greg Liefooghe and Ari Balogh were forced to retire from the race with their BMW M4 GT4.

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BMW 328i
BMW 328i

GT4 EUROPEAN SERIES.

Podium success for the BMW M4 GT4.

A large squad of BMW M4 GT4 race cars were in action in the GT4 European Series at Spa-Francorchamps, Belgium this weekend, and celebrated numerous podium successes in both races. In the first race, Miguel Cristovao and Pavel Lefterov, in the #112 RN Vision STS BMW M4 GT4, celebrated second place in the Pro-Am category. In the second race, Simon Knap and Max Koebolt in the #1 MDM Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 crossed the finish line in third place overall. In the same race, 3Y Technology’s Sylvain Debs and Gwenael Delomier also made it onto the podium in third place in the Am category. The BMW Motorsport Juniors Nico Menzel and Beitske Visser, also representing RN Vision STS, were in 14th place in the Silver Cup, but were forced to retire in race two.

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BLANCPAIN GT SPORTS CLUB.

BMW M6 GT3 wins at Spa-Francorchamps.

The Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps in the Belgian Ardennes is regarded as one of the most challenging racetracks in the world. The BMW M6 GT3 and Karim Ojjeh mastered this challenge excellently in the Blancpain GT Sports Club this weekend and dominated proceedings. The potential of the Boutsen Ginion Racing BMW M6 GT3 on this track was evident in the qualifying session when Ojjeh set the best time overall. The seasoned driver was unstoppable in the qualifying race as well, getting the well-earned win. The main race was held on Sunday. Ojjeh was the man of the day there as well, crossing the finish line in first place. The next races in the Blancpain GT Sports Club will be held at the Hungaroring on 1st and 2nd September.

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