BMW privateer drivers achieve an abundance of wins and titles once again in 2018. For large parts of the evening the stage belonged to the privateer teams and drivers who once again secured numerous wins and titles in 2018. “The 57th edition of the BMW Sports Trophy was once again a real thrill,” said Marquardt. “Week after week privateer drivers and teams enjoy success on the racetracks of the world as ambassadors of the BMW brand. They not only regularly demonstrate the competitiveness of the entire BMW vehicle range, but also their absolute will to win. We are delighted to be able to honour these achievements with the BMW Sports Trophy. On behalf of the entire BMW Motorsport team, I would like to congratulate Danny Brink, Philipp Leisen, Christopher Rink and Classic BMW on their sensational season.” Brink, Leisen and Rink, who contested the entire VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring season together, clinched victory in the BMW Sports Trophy driver standings and a prize of 25,500 euros each with a total of 570 points. The trio celebrated six class wins in the BMW 325i in nine VLN races, and saw them claim the overall win in the VLN at the end of the season. Last year, the three BMW drivers finished in third place in the BMW Sports Trophy rankings, behind the successful duo of Ricardo van der Ende and Max Koebolt.