After a two-month break, the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) season returned to action at the weekend. And the BMW M Motorsport team Walkenhorst Motorsport took on one of the leading roles. In qualifying, Christian Krognes in the #34 BMW M4 GT3 secured pole position with a time of 7:54.472 minutes.
In the four-hour race, Krognes and his team-mate Sami-Matti-Trogen battled for the win down to the wire, and were only just beaten, finishing in second place on the podium. Their team-mates Jörg Müller, Mario von Bohlen and Ben Tuck finished seventh in the #35 BMW M4 GT3.
The BMW M Motorsport teams also secured several class wins once again. Walkenhorst Motorsport won the SP9-Am class with the #36 BMW M4 GT3 driven by Henry Walkenhorst and Jörg Breuer. The BMW M240i class was won by Schnitzelalm Racing with the #673 BMW M240i Racing, with Michael Sander, JayMo Härtling and Tim Neuser taking it in turns at the wheel. Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive got their next class win in the VT2-R+4WD category, with Daniel Zils, Oskar Sandberg and Sindre Setsaas in the cockpit of the #500 BMW 330i. In the V4 class, Juha Miettinen and Dan Berghult won in the #730 BMW 325i, and victory in the H4 class went to Hofor Racing with Michael Kroll, Chantal Prinz and Alexander Prinz in the #605 BMW M3 E46 GTR.
BMW M Motorsport also used NLS4 for another intensive endurance test under race conditions with the new BMW M4 GT4. The car, that will be available for the BMW M Motorsport teams from the 2023 season on, was driven by the BMW Junior Team. Dan Harper, Neil Verhagen and Max Hesse were impressed by the speed and the handling of the new BMW M4 GT4.
BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS: Victory for Vazquez-Garcia.
The next round of the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS was also held as part of NLS4. Tobias Vazquez-Garcia in the BMW M2 CS Racing with car number 883 got the win. Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive finished in second and third place on the podium. Yannick Fübrich, David Griessner and Brett Lidsay were second in the number 870 car, their team-mates Stefan Kruse, Guido Wirtz and Andreas Winkler crossed the finish line in third place with the #871.