Win of the season for the BMW M4 GT4, BMW M235i Racing wins at Lime Rock Park: BMW looks back at a successful weekend of customer racing. An overview of the races.


First win of the season for BMW M4 GT4.

Ben Tuck and Ben Green claimed their first win of the season with the new BMW M4 GT4 at the third race weekend of the British GT Championship at Snetterton. The two Century Motorsport drivers won the second race on Sunday. It was the first win for the BMW M4 GT4 in the hands of a customer team on European soil. The car showed signs of its potential as early as qualifying at Snetterton Circuit, when Tuck clocked the fastest time, securing pole position. At first, everything went to plan in the opening race, until a safety car period turned everything on its head and the Century Motorsport pair were forced to settle for sixth place. Aleksander Schjerpen and Jack Mitchell, in the second Century BMW M4 GT4, were eighth in race two, having finished down in 30th in race one. The fourth race weekend of the British GT Championship takes place at Silverstone on 9th and 10th June.

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BMW M235i Racing dominates at Lime Rock Park.

Double success overseas: The BMW M235i Racing won the TC class twice at the sixth race weekend of the Pirelli World Challenge at Lime Rock Park. Karl Wittmer, in the #91 BMW M235i Racing, set the fastest time in Friday’s qualifying to secure pole position, before presenting the Classic BMW team with victory in race one. He was followed over the finish line by team-mate Matt Travis in the #26 BMW M235i Racing in second place. The BMW M235i Racing was again the dominant force in race two. Rooster Hall Racing team’s Johan Schwartz came home first after 42 laps of the 2.41-kilometre track. Travis finished on the podium again, this time in third place. Wittmer was fourth. The Canadian goes into the next race weekend, from 13th to 15th July at the Portland International Raceway, as the championship leader. Also in action at Lime Rock Park are six BMW M4 GT4s, which will do battle in the GTS class on Monday 28th May.

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Blomqvist, Mostert and Yelloly bolster ROWE Racing in Le Castellet.

ROWE Racing will contest next weekend’s 1000-kilometre race at Le Castellet, which forms part of the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup, with two BMW M6 GT3s and a strong squad of drivers. As well as regular drivers Ricky Collard, Jens Klingmann and Jesse Krohn, the team from St. Ingbert can also call on the services of Tom Blomqvist, Nick Yelloly and Chaz Mostert at the Circuit Paul Ricard. Blomqvist drove a ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3 at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, while Mostert also gained experience in the GT3 car, when he drove for BMW Team Schnitzer at the 12-hour race at Bathurst and impressively secured pole position. Yelloly made his debut at the 3-hour race at Silverstone last week.

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Two class wins for BMW.

Seven BMW cars lined up in the 12-hour race at Imola, with two taking victory in their respective classes. In the Cup1 class, the BMW M235i Racing run by the Hofor Racing powered by Bonk Motorsport team was first across the finish line. Martin Kroll, Michael Schrey, Bernd Küpper, Michael Fischer and Gustav Engljähringer were at the wheel of the #131 car. The Scangrip Racing/Securtal Sorg Rennsport team won the SP3 class with the #786 BMW 335i. Niels Borum and Michael Eden alternated in the cockpit over the course of the twelve hours.

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