Johan Eriksson, Alex Zanardi, Stefano Comandini

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEKEND.

While Alessandro Zanardi was in action in Mugello with BMW Team Italia, the BMW M4 GT4 had double reason to celebrate. The BMW Customer Racing weekend at a glance.

Italian GT Championship

Italian GT Championship.

Bad luck for Alex Zanardi and BMW Team Italia.

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.

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GT4 Scandinavia.

Söderström and Serwanski secure second place in the Pro-Am standings.

The GT4 Scandinavia finale took place this weekend at Mantorp Park - and the Lestrup Racing team rounded off the season with two more top ten finishes. In the #97 BMW M4 GT4, Oliver Söderström and Robert Serwanski claimed eighth and fifth places in the two races on Saturday. The duo can look back over a successful season that featured a total of four wins. They concluded the season 13 points away from first place, just missing out on the title in the Pro-Am drivers’ standings.

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