24h Nürburgring, #73 BMW M4 GT4, BMW Junior Team

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND.

BMW customer teams enjoy success in their classes at the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Turkington wins in BTCC at Silverstone. The BMW M Customer Racing weekend at a glance.

24h Nürburgring, #70 BMW M4 GT4, Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport
24h Nürburgring, #240 BMW M240i Racing, Pixum CFN Team Adrenalin Motorsport

24h Nürburgring.

More BMW winners on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.


BMW not only took a highly-acclaimed 20th overall victory in the 24-hour race on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, but many BMW customer teams also enjoyed success in their individual classes. The highest-placed non-GT3 car in the overall classification was the #73 BMW M4 GT4 driven by the BMW Junior Team. Dan Harper, Max Hesse and Neil Verhagen finished 19th overall and won the SP8T class. The BMW M4 GT4 was run by Walkenhorst Motorsport. A BMW M4 GT4 was also victorious in the SP10 class which was won by Michael Schrey, Claudia Hürtgen, Sebastian von Gartzen and Michael Fischer in the #70 Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport car.
 
Pixum CFN Team Adrenalin Motorsport took not one, but two class victories, with the #240 BMW M240i Racing, driven by Oskar Sandberg, David Griessner, Francesco Merlini and Roland Froese, in the CUP5 class, and with the #330 BMW 330 in the V2T class. Philipp Stahlschmidt, Christopher Rink, Danny Brink and Philipp Leisen alternated at the wheel of the #330 car. In addition, Jürgen Huber, Simon Sagmeister, Florian Quante and Oliver Frisse won the V4 class in the #149 BMW 325i. Klaus Faßbender, Kevin Wolters and Guido Wirtz came home first for MSC Wahlscheid e.V./Keeevin Sports & Racing in the BMW M2 CS class. The quartet of Sebastian Schemmann, Hans Joachim Legermann, Marc Riebel and Philip Ade triumphed in the SP4 class in the Scuderia Solagon team’s BMW 325i. 

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IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.

Top-ten finishes for Turner Motorsport.

The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge was also in Mid-Ohio at the weekend, where it hosted two races at the ‘Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course’. In both races, the #95 Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 was the best-placed BMW in the field. Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley finished sixth in the opening race, and followed that with eighth place in race two. In total, five BMW M4 GT4s were in action in Mid-Ohio.
 

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BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Italia, Italian GT Championship

GT4 EUROPEAN SERIES.

Success for Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport at Zandvoort.

Zandvoort, in the Netherlands, hosted round four of the GT4 European Series at the weekend. Drivers from the Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport team claimed multiple podiums. Cem Bölükbasi and Yagiz Gedik, at the wheel of the #12 BMW M4 GT4, came home third in the Pro-Am class in race two. The duo had previously finished fourth in the opening race. Their team-mate Ibrahim Okyay was third in the Amateur class in both races. Gabriele Piana and Bas Schouten from the RN Vision STS Racing Team twice finished fifth in the Silver class.

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BTCC.

Turkington wins in Silverstone, Oliphant on the podium.

Successful weekend for BMW in the British Touring Car Championship: Victory in race two at the iconic ‘Silverstone Circuit’ saw Colin Turkington close the gap on leader Ash Sutton in the Drivers’ Championship. The reigning champion finished fourth in race one and came home tenth in the third and final race of the weekend. Turkington’s victory saw him become only the third driver ever to achieve 150 podium finishes in BTCC. The second driver in Team BMW, Tom Oliphant, finished second in the BMW 330i M Sport in race three. While Turkington now has 233 points and trails Sutton by just four points in the Drivers’ Championship, Team BMW (408 points) and BMW (540 points) lead both the team and manufacturer competitions.

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