Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport takes overall victory in the VLN and claims three titles in the BMW M235i Racing Cup. The BMW Customer Racing weekend at a glance.


Rink, Brink and Leisen claim the title.

BMW Hat-trick in the VLN: Christopher Rink, Danny Brink and Phillipp Leisen have secured overall victory in the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring with the Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport #490 BMW 325i. This means that a BMW car has topped the overall standings for the third consecutive time, as the winner from the last two seasons had driven a BMW M235i Racing. It marks the 16th title for BMW. The trio rounded off a great season, securing the V4 class victory in the final race of the season at the Nordschleife. “I can still hardly believe what we have achieved,” said Rink after the race had finished. Brink added: “that's a huge relief, especially after everything that happened after the eighth race.” The BMW 325i had been disqualified due to a technical protest after the eighth race. The team lodged an appeal against this decision and the DMSB appeal court then found in their favour. “We were under a lot of pressure and we are delighted that we have finally been able to claim the title,” said Leisen.

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Triple title for Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport.

It was not just the VLN overall standings that gave Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport reason to celebrate. Matthias Unger's team claimed three titles in the BMW M235i Racing Cup. Yannick Fübrich and David Griessner secured the drivers’ title. In the final race of 2018, they recorded a sixth win of the season in the #650 BMW M235i Racing. Their closest competitor, Tristan Viidas, finished second in Securtal Sorg Rennsport’s #694 BMW M235i Racing and secured this final placing in the championship as well. The Estonian driver also celebrated victory in the VLN Junior Trophy. Tobias Müller, Nico Otto and Lars Peucker followed him over the finishing line in the #666 BMW M235i Racing. The trio from the Scheid - Honert Motorsport team also finished third in the final standings. Victory also went to the Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport in the team championship, with the top three being completed by Securtal Sorg Rennsport and Hofor Racing powered by Bonk Motorsport. In addition to his overall victory in the drivers’ championship, Griessner also secured first place in the Junior championship. Guido Wirtz from the FK Performance team claimed the title in the Gentlemen standings.

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Season finale in Barcelona.

The International GT Open season drew to a close this weekend at Barcelona. Four BMW M6 GT3s were in action. It was an especially exciting time for Fran Rueda and Andrés Saravia in the #47 BMW M6 GT3 of Teo Martín Motorsport, as the duo’s performances throughout the season meant that they still had a good chance of claiming the title. After finishing eighth in Saturday's race, Rueda/Saravia secured pole position on Sunday and then finished fourth. That was not quite enough to overhaul their competitors in the title race and they had to be content with second place overall. Their team-mates endured some bad luck in the final race; Lourenço Beirão da Veiga and Juan Cruz Álvarez in the #3 BMW M6 GT3 had to retire early, as did Marcio Basso and Guilherme Salas in the #7 car. Beirão da Veiga/Álvarez had secured tenth place on Saturday, while Basso/Salas crossed the line in second place in the Am standings. BMW Motorsport Junior Mikkel Jensen and regular driver Richard Gonda put on an impressive performance at the wheel of the fourth BMW M6 GT3. The duo claimed fourth and fifth places for the Senkyr Motorsport team.

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ARTA wins vital points in title race.

At the penultimate race weekend in the Japanese Super GT Championship at Autopolis, the Autobacs Racing Team Aguri took another important step towards winning the title in the GT300 class. After difficulties in qualifying, drivers Shinichi Takagi and Sean Walkinshaw had to start from 22nd place in the #55 BMW M6 GT3 before putting on a successful recovery performance. The duo gradually moved up through the field to cross the finishing line in fourth place. Takagi and Walkinshaw now lead the drivers’ championship by twelve points. ARTA also tops the team standings. The destination of the title will be decided at the season final from 10th to 11th November in Motegi.

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