BMW M4 GT4, Ben Green, FK Performance Motorsport, DTM Trophy

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND.

Podiums for the BMW M6 GT3 and BMW M4 GT4 – Winning run continues for BMW teams in the USA. The BMW M Customer Racing weekend at a glance.

BMW M4 GT4, Ben Green, FK Performance Motorsport, DTM Trophy

DTM Trophy.

Ben Green finishes on the podium at the Nürburgring.

The Sprint circuit at the Nürburgring hosted round four of the DTM Trophy at the weekend – and there was another podium for the BMW M4 GT4. In Saturday’s race, Ben Green from the FK Performance team finished third to take his place on the rostrum and secure victory in the Junior competition. He went on to finish eighth in Sunday’s second race. Ben Tuck came home fifth and fourth in the Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M4 GT4.

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Italian GT Championship.

Third place for BMW Team Italia.

The Italian GT Endurance Championship was at Vallelunga at the weekend. BMW Team Italia once again claimed a spot on the podium with the BMW M6 GT3. From seventh on the grid, the trio of Stefano Comandini, Marius Zug and Alexander Sims produced an impressive comeback to finish third after 113 laps of racing. Their team-mates Francesco Guerra, Simone Riccitelli and Nicola Neri, who are competing in the GT4 class in a BMW M4 GT4, failed to finish.

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BMW M4 GT4, Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport, ADAC GT4 Germany

ADAC GT4 GERMANY.

Podium for the BMW M4 GT4.

After two podiums at the opening round of ADAC GT4 Germany at the Nürburgring, the Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport team enjoyed more success at the Hockenheimring. In the first of the weekend’s two races, Michael Schrey and Gabriele Piana finished runner-up to claim another podium in their BMW M4 GT4. The duo started race two from eighth place and came home fourth. The AVIA Sorg Rennsport team finished fourth and tenth with drivers Jan Marschalkowski and Hendrik Still. As well as Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport and AVIA Sorg Rennsport, the MRS GT-Racing and Lillestoff teams also run the BMW M4 GT4 in ADAC GT4 Germany

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GT4/TC AMERICA.

Class win for the BMW M4 GT4, while the BMW M240i Racing continues to dominate.

Harry Gottsacker and Nick Wittmer claimed another podium at the penultimate race weekend of GT4 America SprintX. In race two at ‘Circuit of The Americas’, the duo in the #28 ST Racing BMW M4 GT4 was second overall and first in the Silver class. They had previously finished 15th in the opening race, while Bill Auberlen and James Walker Jr. were the best-placed BMW team in fifth place in the BimmerWorld Racing BMW M4 GT4. In total, six BMW M4 GT4s were in action.
 
The circuit in Texas also hosted the GT4 America Sprint. In the opening race, Sean Quinlan finished fifth overall – third in the AM class – in the #119 BMW M4 GT4 run by Stephen Cameron Racing. He then came home seventh in race two, but failed to finish the third and final race.
 
The BMW M240i Racing was once again the car to beat in TC America. Toby Grahovec from the Classic BMW team took victory in race one, ahead of James Clay and John Casto Dubets. The latter won race two, with Clay and Grahovec completing the podium.

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Jamey Clay, Toby Grahovec, John Casto Dubets, TC America, Circuit Of The Americas

BTCC.

Lead strengthened in the Manufacturer and Team standings.

Team BMW once again picked up plenty of points in the British Touring Car Championship at Thruxton, strengthening its grip on the lead in the Manufacturer and Team competitions in the process. Tom Oliphant finished in the top ten in all three races; he ended the weekend with an eighth and two sixth places to his name. A technical issue forced team-mate Colin Turkington out of race one. In race two, he fought his way through to 13th place from the back of the grid. He then crossed the finish line in eighth place in the third and final race. BMW tops the Manufacturer standings with 457 points and a lead of 85. In the Team competition, Team BMW leads by 88 points with 345 points to its name.

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