The Bonk Motorsport Team driver, who competed in both the Cup5 and TCR classes in the finale, is the first driver in almost ten years to win the VLN in successive seasons.
“I cannot realize yet that I made it again. It was so close this year in the fight for the title. The pressure was huge, much higher than in 2016. We will now celebrate this adequately”, said Schrey.
The last driver to achieve the feat was Alexander Böhm in a BMW 325i in 2008 and 2009. Schrey finished just 0.2 points ahead of the competition to secure a fifth VLN overall victory for the Bonk team, making this the 15th time that a BMW team has claimed first place. There were top ten finishes for Walkenhorst Motorsport in the SP9 class, as Jordan Tresson and Jonathan Hirschi claimed sixth place in the BMW M6 GT3, while Peter Posavac and Alex Lambertz crossed the line in eighth in the BMW Z4 GT3. The Falken Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 driven by Peter Dumbreck and Stef Dusseldorp , finished in tenth position in the class.