BMW M6 GT3

Italian GT Championship: BMW Team Italia on the podium at season-opener.

The start of this season’s Italian GT Championship could hardly have been more exciting. BMW Team Italia missed out on victory by just 0.026 seconds in a breath-taking conclusion to the three-hour race at Mugello.

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BMW M6 GT3

BMW works driver Alexander Sims had closed the gap to the leading Audi and even briefly took the lead in a captivating battle that ran for several laps. However, the Audi successfully countered each time he attacked. It came down to a sprint to the finish line on the final lap, with Sims and the #7 BMW M6 GT3 having to settle for second place by the narrowest of margins. Despite that, it was an impressive display from him and his team-mates Stefano Comandini and Marius Zug. BMW Team Italia also finished runner-up in the GT4 class with Francesco Guerra, Simone Riccitelli and Nicola Neri in a BMW M4 GT4.

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