ADAC GT Masters, BMW M6 GT3

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND.

Schubert Motorsport claims first win of the season for the BMW M6 GT3 at Spielberg. BMW Team Italia wins with the BMW M6 GT3 in Monza. The BMW M Customer Racing weekend at a glance.

ADAC GT Masters, BMW M6 GT3
ADAC GT Masters, Nick Yelloly, Henric Skoog, Jens Klingmann, Erik Johansson, podium

ADAC GT Masters.

Victories for the BMW M6 GT3 at the Red Bull Ring.

Schubert Motorsport and MRS GT-Racing each won one of the two ADAC GT Masters races at the Red Bull Ring at Spielberg. On Saturday, BMW works driver Nick Yelloly and Henric Skoog claimed the first win of the season for both the BMW M6 GT3 and Schubert Motorsport.

BMW works drivers Jens Klingmann and Erik Johansson finished third to join them on the podium on Saturday. However, their big moment was to come on the Sunday; starting from second place, they soon took the lead and went on to take the first win of the season for MRS GT-Racing in the 200th race in ADAC GT Masters history. Yelloly and Skoog followed them home in second place, but were ultimately classified in fifth place following a time penalty. For Skoog and Johansson, the race wins on Saturday and Sunday also meant victory in the Junior class. Joel Eriksson and Aidan Read, in the second Schubert Motorsport BMW M6 GT3, finished eleventh on Saturday and failed to finish on Sunday.

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Italian GT.

BMW Team Italia takes victory in the BMW M6 GT3 and the BMW M4 GT4.

BMW Team Italia was victorious with both the BMW M6 GT3 and the BMW M4 GT4 at the race weekend in the Italian GT Sprint Championship at Monza. In Saturday’s race, pole-sitters Marius Zug and Stefano Comandini took victory in the BMW M6 GT3. After 28 laps of racing, Comandini crossed the finish line with a 0.7-second lead. The same pairing started Sunday’s race from third place but was stopped in its tracks by technical issues. However, the team still had cause for celebration on Sunday, with Francesco Guerra and Simone Riccitelli winning the GT4 class. They emerged triumphant from a close battle to take victory by just one second. On Saturday, the duo at the wheel of the BMW M4 GT4 had finished fourth in their class.

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Italian GT, BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Italia
DTM Trophy, BMW M4 GT4, Ben Green

DTM TROPHY.

Podium for Ben Green at Zolder.

Ben Green and FK Performance Motorsport enjoyed an impressive weekend in the DTM trophy at Zolder. Green finished third in the BMW M4 GT4 in Sunday’s race. He also came home fourth in the Saturday race to score valuable points in the Drivers’ Championship. Ahead of the finale weekend at Hockenheim, the British driver currently lies third in the overall standings and holds a commanding lead in the Junior competition. Ben Tuck, fourth in the Drivers’ Championship, finished in the points in seventh place on Sunday, having failed to finish on Saturday. Tuck’s Walkenhorst Motorsport team-mate Max Koebolt was eighth and tenth, while Luke Wankmüller, Green’s team-mate at FK Performance Motorsport, was ninth and eleventh.

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ADAC GT4 GERMANY.

BMW M4 GT4 on the podium.

Gabriele Piana and Michael Schrey claimed another podium in the BMW M4 GT4 of Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport at the ADAC GT4 Germany race weekend at the Red Bull Ring. They finished third in Sunday’s race, having failed to finish on Saturday. Piana and Schrey now lie third in the Drivers’ Championship. A further three BMW M4 GT4s were in action at Spielberg. The Lillestoff team came home tenth in Saturday’s race.

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ADAC GT4 Germany, BMW M4 GT4, Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport
Michelin Pilot Challenge, BMW M4 GT4, Turner Motorsport

MICHELIN PILOT CHALLENGE.

Turner Motorsport wins at Road Atlanta.

Robby Foley and Vincent Barletta won the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race at Road Atlanta in the #95 Turner Motorsport BMW M4 GT4. The duo took the chequered flag at the ‘Fox Factory 120’ ahead of James Clay and Gregory Liefooghe, who finished runner-up in the #82 BimmerWorld Racing BMW M4 GT4 to complete a one-two for the BMW M Customer Racing teams. While this was Barletta’s first win of the season, it was Foley’s second appearance on the top step of the podium, having previously triumphed at ‘VIRginia International Raceway’.

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GT4 FRANCE.

Class win for the BMW M4 GT4 at the Grand Prix d’Albi.

The L'Espace Bienvenue team won the Silver category in race two of the penultimate race weekend in GT4 France at ‘Circuit d’Albi’. Ricardo van der Ende and Benjamin Lessennes finished in fourth place overall, just ahead of their rivals in the Silver class. In the opening race of the weekend, van der Ende and Lessennes finished runner-up in their class and third overall, earning them a spot on the podium.

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GT4 France, BMW M4 GT4, L'Espace Bienvenue