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BMW CUSTOMER RACING: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND.

Victory in the Japanese Super GT Championship, victory in the International GT Open, and podiums in the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge. The BMW M6 GT3 and the BMW M4 GT4 can look back on an successful weekend of customer racing.

JAPANESE SUPER GT CHAMPIONSHIP.

ARTA BMW M6 GT3 at Fuji.

Jubilation for Autobacs Racing Team Aguri in the Japanese Super GT Championship: at the second race of the season at Fuji, Shinichi Takagi and Sean Walkinshaw celebrated victory in the GT300 class with their #55 BMW M6 GT3. The duo had already secured pole position. Starting driver Takagi was able to build up a good lead in the initial stages. After the driver change, Walkinshaw was able to maintain a good pace. Takagi drove the third and final stint without any pressure from behind and brought the ARTA BMW M6 GT3 home with a lead of more than 25 seconds after 102 laps. It was the second start-to-finish victory in Fuji in a row for ARTA.

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INTERNATIONAL GT OPEN.

BMW Team Teo Martín wins at Paul Ricard.

BMW Team Teo Martín started the 2018 season of the International GT Open with a win in race one and a double podium in race two. The opener was at Paul Ricard in the south of France. In the race on Saturday, Fran Rueda and Andrés Saravia in the #47 BMW M6 GT3 finished on the top step of the podium – they won with a clear margin of more than 18 seconds. Their team-mates Lourenço Beirão da Veiga and Juan Cruz Álvarez finished in fourth place in the #3 sister car. In the second race on Sunday, there was a double podium for BMW Team Teo Martín: Beirão da Veiga/Álvarez finished second and Rueda/Saravia third. In the team's third BMW M6 GT3, the two Brazilians, Márcio Basso and Thiago Marquez, shared the cockpit. The duo finished the two races in 17th and 12th places.

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IMSA CONTINENTAL TIRE SPORTSCAR CHALLENGE.

Podiums for BMW drivers in Mid-Ohio.

The IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge was also at the “Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course” at the weekend. In the BimmerWorld Racing #82 BMW M4 GT4 Tyler Cooke and James Clay finished in third place in the GS class after 77 laps. Greg Liefooghe and Ari Balogh also made it into the top ten, finishing eighth in the Stephen Cameron Racing #19 BMW M4 GT4. In the ST class, Nick Galante and Devin Jones in the BimmerWorld Racing BMW 328i finished in third place behind the two MINI JCW cars.

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GT4 EUROPEAN SERIES.

BMW M4 GT4 brings home three podiums.

The second race weekend of the GT4 European Series took place at Brands Hatch. The BMW M4 GT4 teams made it onto the podium a total of three times in the two races. In the first race, Simon Knap and Max Koebolt finished second, ahead of their team-mates at MDM Motorsport, Koen Bogaerts and Mark van der Aa in third place. In the second race, Knap and Koebolt repeated their strong performance and finished in second place again. The BMW Motorsport Juniors Beitske Visser and Dennis Marschall finished sixth in the second race. In the first race, which was red-flagged after an accident, the Juniors finished at the back of the field.

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BLANCPAIN GT SERIES SPRINT CUP.

BMW M6 GT3 wins Silver Cup classification.

Andrew Watson and Lukas Moraes of Team 3Y Technology won the Silver Cup classification with their BMW M6 GT3 in the first race at the second event in the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup at Brands Hatch. In the second race, the duo crossed the finish line in second place in their class.

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