ADAC GT Masters, BMW M6 GT3

BMW CUSTOMER RACING: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND.

First victory of the season for the BMW M6 GT3 in the ADAC GT Masters, BMW M4 GT4 triumphs in ADAC GT4 Germany. The weekend at a glance.

ADAC GT Masters, BMW M6 GT3

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ADAC GT Masters.

The BMW M6 GT3 wins at the Red Bull Ring.

Victory for the BMW M6 GT3 at the Red Bull Ring: Jens Klingmann and Nicolai Sylvest won the Saturday race in the ADAC GT Masters. The duo in the #14 car, run by the MRS GT-Racing team, crossed the finish line first after 40 laps of racing. This was the first success of the season for the BMW M6 GT3 in the ADAC GT Masters. In qualifying, Sylvest had secured pole position for the BMW M6 GT3 with a time of 1:28.539 minutes. The lead changed hands several times during the event but, with roughly ten minutes remaining, the Danish driver set a lap time that was simply too good for the opposition. Klingmann and Sylvest were also unbeatable in the race itself, leading from start to finish. On Sunday, Klingmann/Sylvest qualified fifth for the second race of the weekend. They then gained one position to finish the race in fourth place. The next two races in the ADAC GT Masters will take place on 10thand 11thAugust at Zandvoort.

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ADAC GT4 GERMANY.

Victory for the BMW M4 GT4.

The Red Bull Ring also proved to be a happy hunting ground for the BMW M4 GT4. Michael Schrey and Thomas Jäger won Saturday’s race at the Austrian circuit. After 37 laps, they took the chequered flag in the #2 BMW M4 GT4, run by the Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport team. In total, four BMW M4 GT4s finished in the top five. Stephan Grotstollen and Georg Braun finished third to claim a spot on the podium. Fourth and fifth places also went the way of the BMW M4 GT4. Claudia Hürtgen and Michael Fischer came home ahead of Marius Zug and Gabriele Piana. Both pairs of drivers had to start from the back of the field. The BMW M4 GT4 had taken full advantage of its strengths in qualifying. Three of the first four places on the grid were occupied by BMW race cars. The duo of Thomas Tekaat and Franjo Kovac were very unlucky; they started from pole position in the MRS Besagroup Racing BMW M4 GT4, but dropped back during the race and eventually had to settle for 13thplace. The BMW M4 GT4 finished on the podium again in race two at Spielberg. The best-placed BMW drivers were Hürtgen and Fischer in second. They were followed in fourth place by Piana and Zug. Sixth place went to Grotstollen and Braun. The next ADAC GT4 Germany event takes place from 9thto 11thAugust at Circuit Zandvoort.

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BMW M4 GT4, GT4 Germany

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GT4 Germany, BMW M4 GT4

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BMW M4 GT4, British GT Championship

BRITISH GT CHAMPIONSHIP.

Tough weekend in Silverstone.

The Century Motorsport team endured a difficult race weekend in the British GT Championship at the ‘Home of British Motor Racing’ – the iconic Silverstone circuit. In the GT4S class, Angus Fender and Andrew Gordon-Colebrooke finished fourth in the #43 BMW M4 GT4, narrowly missing out on a place on the podium. The #42 car came home tenth. The two BMW M6 GT3s, also run by Century Motorsport, failed to finish the race on Sunday.

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BLANCPAIN GT WORLD CHALLENGE AMERICA.

BMW Power at Sonoma.

Fans at Sonoma were treated to a feast of racing action this weekend. The GT4 America Sprint, GT4 American SprintX, GT4 West, and TC America series each held two races on the support programme for the Blancpain GT World Challenge America. BMW Customer Racing teams enjoyed great success. Eleven BMW cars took the start in TC America and pulled off a sensational top-ten lock-out. Steve Streimer (Rooster Hall Racing) in the #81 BMW M240i Racing was joined on the podium by Toby Grahovec (Classic BMW) in the #26 car and Robert Nimkoff (Auto Technic Racing) in the #20 BMW M240i Racing. This was followed on Sunday by another top-seven lock-out for BMW in race two. This time it was Cameron Evans who took the top spot on the podium in the BimmerWorld Racing BMW M240i Racing. Grahovec was second again, with Streimer third. The opening race in the GT4 SprintX series saw Sean Quinlan and Gregory Liefooghe take victory in both the Pro-Am class and the overall classification in the #19 BMW M4 GT4 run by the Stephen Cameron Racing team. In the Am class, Kris Wilson and John Allen (Auto Technic Racing) finished runner-up in the #16 car. The fastest laps in both classes also went to the two BMW duos. Both pairs finished third in their respective class in Sunday’s second race. Jon Miller and Harry Gottsacker celebrated two second places. They finished runner-up in the Pro-Am category in GT4 West at the wheel of the #28 BMW M4 GT4, run by ST Racing. In race two, their team-mates Samantha Tan and Jason Wolfe finished third in the number 38 car to round off a successful weekend for the team. In the GT4 Sprint series, a total of four top-ten finishes went to BMW on Saturday. In the Pro class, Toby Grahovec finished eighth in race one in the #26 BMW M4 GT4. In the Am class, Henry Schmitt (Stephen Cameron Racing), Dmitri Novikov (Rearden Racing) and Marko Radisic (Precision Driving Tech) came home seventh, ninth and tenth. In the Am class, Henry Schmitt (Stephen Cameron Racing), Dmitri Novikov (Rearden Racing) and Marko Radisic (Precision Driving Tech) finished seventh, ninth and tenth. Sean Quinlan finished third in the Am class on Sunday. Schmitt was fifth, while Radisic and Novikov finished eighth and tenth. In the Pro-Am category of the Blancpain GT World Challenge America, Schmitt and his team-mate Liefooghe again finished seventh. The duo alternated at the wheel of the #87 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M6 GT3. Schmitt and Liefooghe came home ninth in race two on Sunday.

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