BMW Customer Racing


Successful weekend in Zandvoort: While the BMW M4 GT4 won in ADAC GT4 Germany, the BMW M6 GT3 produced a stunning fightback. The Customer Racing weekend at a glance.


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ADAC GT4 Germany.

Second win of the season for RN Vision STS.

Marius Zug and Gabriele Piana claimed their second win of the season in ADAC GT4 Germany, having previously tasted success at Oschersleben. After 33 laps of racing, the RN Vision STS duo crossed the finish line first in the #7 BMW M4 GT4 to take victory in Saturday’s race at Zandvoort. Zug started the race from pole position, but initially dropped back through the field. An early pit stop and a change of driver brought the BMW M4 GT4 back to second place. Piana showed plenty of fighting spirit to regain the lead and finish the race with a comfortable advantage of 19.9 seconds. This success was enough to guarantee that Zug wins the Junior competition. In Sunday’s second race, Michael Schrey and Thomas Jäger finished fourth in the Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport run #2 BMW M4 GT4. They were followed home by Piana and Zug in fifth place. Claudia Hürtgen and Michael Fischer also had a top ten finish in the #3 BMW M4 GT4, again fielded by Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport. They crossed the finish line in ninth place.

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China GT Championship.

Race terminated after rain roulette.

The races in the China GT Championship at Qinhuangdao, China, became a slippery affair for all the teams and drivers. Torrential rainfall and abysmal conditions on the track led race control to terminate the second race with roughly ten minutes remaining for safety reasons. Jesse Krohn and Betty Chen were classified as finishing sixth in the #91 BMW M6 GT3 of FIST-Team AAI. Their team-mates Nick Yelloly and Junsan Chen followed in seventh place. They were the best-placed BMW drivers in fifth place in Saturday’s race. Krohn/Chen failed to finish race one. In the GT4 category, the Master Champ team finished sixth overall with the #999 BMW M4 GT4 in the opening race of the weekend. This equated to first place in the AM/AM class. They then finished seventh (third in the AM/AM class) in race two.

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Fightback in the dunes.

Jens Klingmann and Nicolai Sylvest showed fighting spirit at the ADAC GT Masters weekend at Zandvoort. The pair found themselves down in 17th place after qualifying for the first race on Saturday. Over the course of the race, Klingmann and Sylvest gradually climbed through the field and eventually came home sixth in the #14 BMW M6 GT3 after 34 laps of the circuit in the dunes. The MRS GT-Racing drivers failed to finish Sunday’s race.

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