The BMW teams successfully completed the final endurance test ahead of the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring on 12th/13th May. In the six-hour qualifying race, the best-placed BMW car was the #99 BMW M6 GT3 of ROWE Racing which finished in second place. The two BMW WEC drivers Martin Tomczyk and Nick Catsburg were at the wheel. Catsburg took part in a thrilling duel for first place with the ultimately victorious Mercedes in the final laps, and celebrated the podium success with Tomczyk after the race. Augusto Farfus was also in action at the Nordschleife. Together with his driver colleagues Markus Palttala, Christian Krognes and Fabian Schiller, he prepared for the start in the Shell BMW M6 GT3 at the endurance classic. The test went well for much of the race, but 90 minutes before the end, an accident forced the car to retire.