China GT Championship, FIST-TEAM AAI

BMW CUSTOMER RACING: HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND.

Nick Yelloly and FIST-Team AAI win driver and team titles in the China GT Championship. Six class wins for the BMW teams in the VLN. The BMW Customer Racing weekend at a glance.

China GT Championship, FIST-Team AAI
China GT Championship, FIST-Team AAI, Nick Yelloly

China GT Championship.

Nick Yelloly crowned champion.

Nick Yelloly and FIST-Team AAI capitalised on their first match point in the finale of the China GT Championship in Shanghai. BMW works driver Yelloly and his team-mate Lin Yu won the first of the two final races on Saturday with their #90 BMW M6 GT3. This fifth win of the season clinched the titles. Yelloly was crowned driver’s champion, and FIST-Team AAI topped the team standings. 

“We’re delighted with the championship win,” said Yelloly after winning the title. “I would like to thank my driver colleagues Lin Yu and Junsan Chen, who did a great job and without whom I wouldn’t have won the title, and naturally, the entire FIST-Team AAI, who did a fantastic job with the BMW M6 GT3 throughout the whole year.” An accident forced Yelloly/Yu to retire from the second race on Sunday just minutes before the end. A BMW works driver was also in action in Shanghai at the final weekend, in the #91 BMW M6 GT3 of FIST-Team AAI: DTM driver Joel Eriksson. Alongside Betty Chen, Eriksson finished the two races in seventh and fifth place. The team’s #92 BMW M6 GT3 of Ivan Lee and Kevin Chen finished in fifth and sixth place in the two races.

In the GT4 category, the Master Champ team had reason to celebrate when Wang Hao clinched the title in the AM/AM class with the #999 BMW M4 GT4 by finishing in ninth place in the race on Saturday.

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VLN.

Final spurt of the season in the ‘Green Hell’.

The eighth and penultimate race of the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring season was held at the 51st ADAC Barbarossapreis on Saturday. The best-placed BMW car in the final standings was the Walkenhorst Motorsport #35 BMW M6 GT3 in seventh place. The driver trio of Rudi Adams, Jörn Schmidt-Staade and Jordan Tresson also celebrated victory in the SP9 Pro-Am class. Ninth place in the overall standings went to the #3 BMW M6 GT3 of Falken Motorsport, with Peter Dumbreck, Alexandre Imperatori and BMW DTM driver Sheldon van der Linde at the wheel. BMW teams secured a total of seven class wins. Michael Schrey and Marc Ehret won the SP10 class in the #193 BMW M4 GT4 of Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport. Their team-mates Michael Fischer and Thomas Jäger also made it onto the podium with third place in the class. In the CUP5 class, Yannick Fübrich and David Griessner won in the Team Pixum Adrenalin Motorsport #650 BMW M240i Racing. The team also topped the V4 class, in which the reigning VLN champions Danny Brink, Christopher Rink and Philipp Leisen were victorious in the #1 BMW 325i. There were further wins in the SP4 class for the #252 BMW 318iS, in the SP8T class for the #772 BMW M4 GT4 and in the V2 class for the #549 BMW 318iS.

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BMW M240i RACING CUP.

Fübrich/Griessner win team title for Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport.

Reigning champions Yannick Fübrich and David Griessner celebrated their sixth win of the season at the eighth race of the BMW M240i Racing Cup season at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. This victory in the #650 BMW M240i Racing saw the duo clinch the title in the team standings for Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport. Fübrich/Griessner extended their lead in the driver’s standings. Second place in the penultimate race of the season went to Nico Otto, Lars Peucker and Florian Naumann in the #666 BMW M240i Racing of Team Scheid-Honert Motorsport. Juha Hannonen and Christian Konnerth in the #679 BMW M240i Racing of Team FK Performance Motorsport finished third to make it onto the podium. A total of 14 cars contested the class.

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GT4 FRANCE.

BMW teams celebrate two podium finishes at season finale.

BMW teams enjoyed a successful weekend at the GT4 France season finale at the ‘Circuit Paul Ricard’ in Le Castellet, with two podium finishes. In the first of the two races, Ricardo van der Ende and Christopher Campbell in the #17 BMW M4 GT4 of Team L’Espace Bienvenue finished in second place on the podium. Laurent Hurgon and Julien Piquet, who started from pole position in the BMW Team France #3 BMW M4 GT4 finished in seventh place. Then in race two on Sunday, the duo Hurgon/Piquet finally managed to make it onto the podium with second place. Van der Ende/Campbell retired from that second race.

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