BMW: M Motorsport News, October 25, 2021.
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BMW M Motorsport teams test the BMW M4 GT3 in Valencia.
It is only a few months before the BMW M4 GT3 battles for victories and titles around the world as a new flagship in the hands of BMW M Motorsport teams and riders. The first confirmed highlights will be the 24 hour races in Dubai (UAE) and Daytona (USA) in January 2022. To give teams and drivers the best chance to prepare with the new GT car, BMW M Motorsport organized a test week in Valencia (ESP) in October, in which many buyers and interested parties participated. BMW factory drivers Augusto Farfus (BRA) and Jens Klingmann (GER), both of whom were heavily involved in the development of the BMW M4 GT3 and therefore know the car very well, explained everything to the guests about the highlights and the particulars of the successor. to the BMW M6 GT3. After many laps of practice, the feedback from the BMW M Motorsport teams and drivers has been extremely positive. Robert Ravaglia (ITA), DTM champion and world touring car champion in the BMW M3 E30 and current team manager of the Italian team Ceccato Racing, was impressed after his test drive, and said: “Congratulations to BMW M Motorsport for the development of this It was a fantastic experience to be able to drive around for a few laps. After my first laps in the BMW M3 E30 – the most successful touring car of all time – in the 1980s I could tell it was going to be a winning car. And I had the same feeling today. The BMW M4 GT3 is a winning car. ”
ADAC GT Masters: Schubert Motorsport leaves Hockenheim empty-handed.
The penultimate ADAC GT Masters race weekend in Hockenheim (GER) was disappointing for Schubert Motorsport. Despite their good pace, Nick Yelloly (GBR) and Jesse Krohn (FIN) left empty-handed behind the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3 after incidents in both races. After qualifying in eleventh place, the duo initially made good progress in the peloton on Saturday, but a tire puncture late in the race saw them cross the finish line in P22. Yelloly was exceptional in qualifying on Sunday and finished second to secure a spot on the front row of the grid. Unfortunately, a collision at the start of the race forced him to retire.
ADAC GT4 Germany: The fight for the title reaches its climax.
Gabriele Piana (ITA) and Michael Schrey (GER) of Team Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport showed real fighting spirit during a difficult penultimate race weekend in the ADAC GT4 Germany at the Hockenheimring (GER ) and defended their lead in the drivers’ standings. It was in qualifying that their BMW M4 GT4 really struggled, not allowing better than eleventh and 22sd on the grid for both races. From this position, the duo gained two places on Saturday and eleven on Sunday, which allowed them to collect important points to finish in 9th and 11th places. Overall, Piana and Schrey are 21 points ahead of their closest rivals heading into the season finale on the first weekend in November at the Nürburgring (GER). The best race result for a BMW M Motorsport team during the Hockenheim weekend was won by Nicolaj Möller-Madsen (DEN) and Philipp Miemois (FIN) on Saturday. They finished seventh in the BMW M4 GT4 from AVIA Sorg Rennsport.
BTCC: BMW wins sixth consecutive constructor title.
BMW won the constructors’ title at the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) for the sixth time in a row last weekend, making history. No other brand has ever won so many successive titles. With the BMW 330i M Sport in action in the iconic British Race Series, BMW finished the season with 869 points to its name and an 87 point lead in second place. In the driver standings, quadruple BTCC champion Colin Turkington (GBR), who represented the BMW team, finished the season with 306 points and second in the overall standings. During the last weekend at Brands Hatch (GBR) he finished the first two races in P7 and P4. He retired from the final race. The BMW team finished fourth in the team standings.
British GT Championship: Podium for Century Motorsport champions in the season finale.
The Century Motorsport team was under no pressure going into the British GT Championship season finale at Donington Park (GBR) in mid-October. Gus Burton and Will Burns (both GBR) had previously won the Drivers’ Championship and Century Motorsport had taken first place in the team standings in the penultimate event of the season, held at Oulton Park (GBR) in September . Burton and Burns also secured the title in the Silver standings before the end of the season.
In the final at Donington Park, which again took place in adverse conditions after heavy rains, Burton, Burns and Century Motorsport ended their successful season with another podium. In their # 57 BMW M4 GT4, Burton and Burns finished third in the race lasting just under two hours. Their teammates Andrew Gordon-Colebrooke and Chris Salkeld (both GBRs) finished the last race of the season driving the # 9 BMW M4 GT4 in twelfth place.
Intercontinental GT Challenge: one-two result for the BMW M4 GT4 at the “Indianapolis 8 Hour”.
The Intercontinental GT Challenge headed to the legendary ‘Brickyard’ – the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (USA), in mid-October. The “Indianapolis 8 Hours” was the second of three races to take place during the 2021 season. BMW M Motorsport teams in the GT4 class were a must-see as they celebrated a one-two finish for the BMW M4 GT4.
After eight hours of racing, BimmerWorld Racing reached the podium. Bill Auberlen, Chandler Hull, and James Clay (all Americans) claimed victory in the team’s # 36 BMW M4 GT4. In a thrilling race, they crossed the finish line 20 seconds ahead of Stephen Cameron Racing’s # 119 BMW M4 GT4. In this car, Tom Dyer, Sean Quinlan and Guy Cosmo (all Americans) in second place won the BMW double. BimmerWorld Racing’s # 82 BMW M4 GT4, with Devin Jones, Nick Galante and James Walker (all Americans) at the wheel, narrowly missed the GT4 class podium finishing in fourth place.
GT4 / GT / TC America: Titles and successes of the BMW M Motorsport teams in Indianapolis.
GT America, GT4 America and TC America were also present at the famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway (USA) in mid-October. These racing series held their season finals at the “Brickyard” – with titles and other successes for the BMW M Motorsport teams.
In the first of two GT America races, Sean Quinlan (USA) at the wheel of Stephen Cameron Racing’s # 119 BMW M4 GT4 clinched a new podium in third place, but was unable to participate in second race due to a mechanical problem. during the formation lap. Quinlan finished the season in second place in the GT4 class of the GT America drivers’ standings. In GT4 America, Stevan McAleer (GBR) and Toby Grahovec (USA) in the # 11 BMW M4 GT4 of Classic BMW finished on the podium, in third place.
In the TCX class of TC America, the BMW M2 CS Racing of the BMW M Motorsport teams once again dominates in Indianapolis. The man of the weekend was the champion Jacob Ruud (USA) of the # 81 BMW M2 CS Racing of Team Classic BMW, who won the TCX class title in the penultimate round of the season at Sebring (USA). With two other victories in the general classification, the 9th and 10th of the year, he ended the season in style. “It’s a fantastic feeling. We’ve had a great season. The team has provided me with an amazing car throughout the season,” said Ruud. The classic BMW also won the team classification and BMW won the manufacturer’s classification in the TCX class.
In the first of two TC America races, Steve Streimer (USA) in the # 30 Hard Motorsport BMW M2 CS Racing completed the BMW double. Olivia Askew (USA) in the # 3 BMW M2 CS Racing of Classic BMW finished fourth overall and third in TCX class. In the second race, the Ruud, Streimer and Askew trio won a double for the BMW M2 CS Racing and Austen Smith (USA) in the Auto Technic Racing BMW M240i Racing finished in second place in the TC class.
BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Benelux: hat trick for Giovanni Scamardi in Zandvoort.
The BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Benelux traveled to Zandvoort (NED) for the fourth and penultimate round of the season in mid-October. Three races were again on the agenda, two 30-minute races and one 55-minute race with a mandatory pit stop. There was a man who refused to be beaten on the dune circuit with Giovanni Scamardi (BEL) who won all three races to get a hat trick.
In the first race, Stienes Longin (BEL) and Tom Van Rompuy (BEL) joined him on the podium in second and third places. In the second race, Van Rompuy finished third ahead of Steven Brams (BEL). In the third final race, longer with a pit stop, some teams lined up pairs of drivers. The winner Scamardi competed in the race alone. Second place goes to Longin and his teammate Peter Guelinckx (BEL). The third place on the podium was secured by Brams and his teammate Joeri Janssens (BEL). The final of the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Benelux will take place in Assen (NED) on the last weekend of October.
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