The Italian GT Championship weekend did not quite go to plan for the BMW Team Italia. At the penultimate race of the season at Mugello, BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi, BMW Motorsport Junior Erik Johansson and Stefano Comandini in the #15 BMW M6 GT3 were forced to retire early due to a technical issue. The team had approached the race weekend with high hopes. The guest appearance by Zanardi stirred memories of past successes. He had previously appeared at the Italian GT Championship finale in 2016. That was his debut appearance in the BMW M6 GT3 and his victory in Sunday's race was celebrated throughout the paddock. Zanardi returned to Mugello in the cockpit of a modified BMW M6 GT3, racing for BMW Team Italia headed by team principal Roberto Ravaglia. However, retiring from the penultimate race of 2019 put paid to any hopes of claiming the series title. Nonetheless, BMW Team Italia still had reason to celebrate. Giuseppe Fascicolo, Francesco Guerra and Andrea Fontana reached the podium in the GT4 class with the trio in the #207 BMW M4 GT4 crossing the line in second place.