BMW Customer Racing

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND.

Title wins in Europe and Asia. VLN: Podium and class wins for BMW teams. The Customer Racing weekend at a glance.

ADAC GT4 Germany

ADAC GT4 Germany.

Junior title for Marius Zug, Team title for Hofor Racing powered by Bonk Motorsport.

16-year-old Marius Zug has won the Junior title in ADAC GT4 Germany in a BMW M4 GT4 run by the RN Vision STS Racing team. Seventh place in Saturday’s race at the final weekend of the season was sufficient for Zug to clinch the title at the Sachsenring. Racing alongside team-mate Gabriele Piana, Zug also went into Sunday at the season finale with a chance of winning the Drivers’ Championship. However, a retirement meant the duo eventually had to settle for second place overall. The Hofor Racing powered by Bonk Motorsport team also had cause to celebrate. Michael Schrey and Thomas Jäger finished third on Sunday in the #2 BMW M4 GT4 to wrap up the title in the Team competition.

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Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia.

Sunako Jukuchou crowned GT4 champion.

Sunako Jukuchou was crowned champion in the GT4 class at the final race weekend of this season’s Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia. The BMW Team Studie driver came through against his team-mate Takayuki Kinoshita at the Shanghai International Circuit. Kinoshita ended the year in second place overall. Jukuchou, in the #82 BMW M4 GT4, finished runner-up in the GT4 class in race one. One day later, he claimed the decisive victory in race two. Kinoshita was third and fourth in the #81 BMW M4 GT4.

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Blancpain GT World Challenge Asia

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VLN

VLN.

Podium for the BMW M6 GT3 in race seven of the season.

Podium in the “Green Hell”: Nick Catsburg, David Pittard and Jody Fannin, at the wheel of the #34 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3, finished third to earn a spot on the podium at the 59th Reinoldus-Langstreckenrennen, which forms round seven of this season’s VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring. In unsettled conditions and typical Eifel weather, Peter Dumbreck and Stef Dusseldorp followed them over the finish line in fourth place in the #3 BMW M6 GT3, which was run by Falken Motorsports. Rudi Adams, Hunter Abbott and Jordan Tresson came home eighth in the second Walkenhorst Motorsport car, the #35 BMW M6 GT3. This was good enough to earn them third place in the SP9 Pro-Am class. There was also plenty of cause for celebration in the other classes at the end of the four-hour race on the iconic Nürburgring-Nordschleife. In total, six BMW cars came out on top in their various categories. In the SP10 class, Heiko Eichenberg and BMW Motorsport Junior Erik Johansson, in the #181 BMW M4 GT4 run by the AVIA Sorg Rennsport team, claimed a narrow victory in a thrilling finish. In the CUP5 class, Yannick Fübrich and David Griessner took victory in the #650 BMW M240i Racing Cup of Pixum Adrenalin Motorsport. That team was also victorious in the V4 class, with reigning VLN champions Danny Brink, Christopher Rink and Philipp Leisen taking victory in the #1 BMW 325i. In the VT2 class, the top step of the podium was occupied by Marcel Manheller and Carsten Knechtges, who triumphed in the #510 Manheller Racing BMW F30. Another victory went to the #549 BMW 318iS in the V2 class.

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BMW M240i Racing Cup.

Fübrich/Griessner celebrate fifth win of the season.

Reigning champions Yannick Fübrich and David Griessner claimed their fifth win of the season at race number seven of this year’s BMW M240i Racing Cup at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The duo in the #650 BMW M240i Racing, run by Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport, came home ahead of Nico Otto, Lars Peucker and Florian Naumann in the #666 BMW M240i Racing of the Scheid-Honert Motorsport team. Sindre Setsaas, Inge Hansesaetre and Moritz Oberheim came home third in the #695 BMW M240i Racing for the Sorg Rennsport team. 18 cars started the race in this class. Victory sees Fübrich/Griessner extend their lead in the overall standings. They now hold a 30-point advantage with two races remaining.

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BMW M240i Racing Cup

BTCC.

Turkington on the podium at Silverstone.

Colin Turkington claimed another podium at the penultimate round of this season’s British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Silverstone. He finished runner-up in race two of three in his BMW 330i M Sport. Turkington came home 14th in race one and seventh in the third and final race to defend his lead in the Drivers’ Championship. Andrew Jordan finished tenth, eighth and eighth in Silverstone. Tom Oliphant was fifth, seventh and fourth.

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