BMW M6 GT3, China GT Championship


Successful start to the season: Victory for the BMW M6 GT3 in Sepang, podium for the BMW M4 GT4 in Sebring. An overview of the weekend of customer racing.


Victory for the BMW M6 GT3 at Sepang.

FIST-Team AAI has started the 2019 China GT Championship season with an impressive win at Sepang. New BMW works driver Nick Yelloly and his team-mate Junsan Chen began the opening race on Saturday from pole position with their BMW M6 GT3. Starting driver Chen was in second place when he handed over to Yelloly and a breathtaking battle for the win then took shape. Lap after lap, Yelloly was locked into a thrilling wheel-to-wheel struggle with local hero Jazeman Jafaar. Yelloly prevailed in the end, claiming his debut win in his first race as a BMW works driver. “I have already come up against Jazeman in races in Europe and I knew that it would be tough, but fair,” said Yelloly. “It is great that we were able to secure pole position and then victory for FIST-Team AAI, and Junsan did a great job.” In Sunday’s race, Yelloly and Chen celebrated on the podium again after crossing the line in third position. The duo leaves Sepang leading the championship standings after the season-opener.

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Podium for the BMW M4 GT4 at Sebring.

Friday’s two-hour IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race, the opening act of the Super Sebring weekend, saw the three BMW M4 GT4 race cars entered record second, seventh and tenth place finishes in the Grand Sport class. James Clay and Devin Jones took the runner-up finish in the #82 BimmerWorld Racing car to score the first podium and best result for BMW this season. Greg Liefooghe and Henry Schmitt finished seventh in the #88 Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M4 GT4, while Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley, the best BMW qualifier in the field, finished tenth in the #96 Turner Motorsport car.

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