GT4 European Series, Simon Knap, Alec Udell


Snow causes race cancellation in the Eifel Mountains, BMW Customer Racing teams enjoy success with the BMW M4 GT4.


Snow causes race cancellation in the Eifel Mountains.

Race two of this season’s VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring felt the full force of this weekend’s late onset of winter in Germany. Heavy snowfall and temperatures around freezing point caused the race to be cancelled just two laps in. The #42 BMW Team Schnitzer BMW M6 GT3, with Martin Tomczyk at the wheel, was leading at that point. Tomczyk was sharing the car with BMW works drivers Timo Scheider and Sheldon van der Linde, who gained his first experience at the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3 during Friday’s test and qualifying on Saturday morning. In qualifying, when it was still dry, BMW works driver Jens Klingmann and Peter Dumbreck had secured second place on the front row of the grid in the FALKEN Motorsports BMW M6 GT3. In total, roughly 70 BMW cars were registered for the 44th DMV 4-Hour Race. These included more than 20 BMW M240i Racings in the CUP5 class, as well as six BMW M4 GT4s in the SP10 class and five BMW M6 GT3s in the SP9 class.

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GT4 European Series, BMW M4 GT4


Successful start to the season for the BMW M4 GT4.

BMW Customer Racing teams enjoyed their first successes with the BMW M4 GT4 at the opening round of this season’s GT4 European Series at Monza. Simon Knap and Alec Udell finished third in the MDM Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 in Saturday’s opening race. Gabriele Piana and Marius Zug came home sixth for RN Vision STS, earning themselves victory in the Pro-Am class in the process. They repeated their sixth-place finish in race two on Sunday, which this time meant second place in the Pro-Am class. Piana and Zug lead the Pro-Am standings with 43 points after the opening race weekend.

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