BMW Junior Team concludes successful NLS deteriorate – and looks brazen to another prominence this year.

Munich. At a start of October, BMW Junior Team finished its
initial deteriorate with a GT3 automobile on a Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER) –
and nonetheless a DNF in a final competition prevented them from holding the
title, it was still an intensely successful year for Dan Harper
(GBR), Max Hesse (GER) and Neil Verhagen (USA). Two wins and four
podiums in a BMW M6 GT3 warranted them second place altogether in the
GT3 difficulty and a NLS Speed Trophy. In November, BMW Junior Team
heads to a USA, where they will attend both Petit Le Mans during Road
Atlanta and a 24 Hours of Sebring. Hesse and Verhagen will even
have a event to take partial in a Creventic 24H Series race
in a BMW M4 GT3.


The fast growth of BMW Junior Team, that started in 2020 in
a BMW M240i Racing and BMW M4 GT4 in a Nürburgring Endurance
Series (NLS), continued seamlessly in 2021 with a BMW M6 GT3, run by
BMW Team RMG. Victories in races 4 and 5 of a deteriorate on the
Nordschleife, corroborated adult by one second place and a third place in the
second half of a season, are decisive explanation that Harper, Hesse and
Verhagen have determined themselves among a tip GT drivers. Within
a brief time, they have left from promising, gifted youngsters to
proven winners. The subsequent step for a BMW Junior Team in 2022 is the
BMW M4 GT3. They will set their sights on altogether feat during the
Nürburgring 24 Hours with BMW Motorsport’s new GT3 flagship.


The group was given a initial ambience of a BMW M4 GT3 during tests.
Hesse and Verhagen will now have a event to competition their
initial competition in this automobile in November. The whole BMW Junior Team first
travels to Petit Le Mans, a final turn of this season’s IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship during Road Atlanta, from where they
conduct true to a Creventic 24 Hours of Sebring. Bill Auberlen,
Robby Foley and James Clay (all USA) will be during a circle of a BMW M4
GT3 there. Alongside this trio, there are still dual places available
for drivers with a Silver racing licence. Hesse and Verhagen tumble into
this category. As Harper already possesses a Gold licence, he must
wait for his initial competition outing. However, he will be concerned in all
a workflows during a circuit and will also finish a series of test
laps, in sequence to familiarize himself with both a automobile and a track.


The BMW M8 GTE and BMW M6 GT3 bid farewell during Road Atlanta.

BMW Junior Team will declare a farewell appearances of a BMW M8
GTE and BMW M6 GT3 during a IMSA deteriorate culmination during Road Atlanta. At the
circle of BMW Team RLL’s dual BMW M8 GTEs will be John Edwards (USA),
Jesse Krohn (FIN) and Augusto Farfus (BRA), and Connor De Phillippi
(USA), Bruno Spengler (CAN) and Philipp Eng (AUT). Turner Motorsport
will also run a BMW M6 GT3 in a GTD class.


Quotes from a BMW Junior Team on a 2021 season:


Jochen Neerpasch, coach to a BMW Junior Team:

“BMW Junior Team has grown rapidly. From a BMW M240i Racing and
a BMW M4 GT4 to a BMW M6 GT3, they have usually ever indispensable a few
races to grasp success. In my opinion, that can be traced behind to
a group building. As a team, they learn a outrageous volume from any other
and so rise faster than other racing drivers who are on their
own. we am certain that a 3 of them are now able of winning the
24-hour competition during a Nürburgring.”


Stefan Reinhold, group principal BMW Team RMG:

“For us as a group from a Eifel region, it was apparently fantastic
to finally go racing and ambience success on a Nordschleife. In this
regard, a deteriorate has been great. We saw during a 24-hour competition that our
immature drivers can brew it with a best. After that, they have
consistently been among a front-runners, and we have claimed our
initial victories. That creates us both happy and proud.”


Dan Harper on a NLS season:

“Fortunately, we have had some-more highs than lows this season. We could
never have dreamed that we would still be in row to win a title
in a final competition so we can take a lot of positives from a year. Our
training bend has been really high and we have gained valuable
experience, as drivers and a team. That will really make us
stronger in a future.”


Max Hesse on a NLS season:

“We gained an awful lot of knowledge in a NLS deteriorate and have
grown massively as racing drivers and a team. Second place in the
Speed Trophy is a good result, even if it is apparently a contrition that we
mislaid a pretension due to a pile-up in a final race.”


Max Hesse on his start in Sebring:

“The start during Sebring is a glorious event for us. Personally, I
have never raced in a USA, so to do that in a new BMW M4 GT3 and
during such an iconic circuit is mega. Hopefully a continue will play
round and we will have a initial full 24-hour race, after a competition at
a Nürburgring was cut short.”


Neil Verhagen on a NLS season:

“I consider we can be really unapproachable of what we achieved this season,
notwithstanding a hapless approach it ended. A outrageous appreciate we goes to BMW
Team RMG for a illusory work and support. We have all valid that
we are not usually immature trainees pushing anywhere, though that we belong
among a best. It was not easy to learn all in a initial year
in a GT3 competition car, though Dan, Max and we helped any other a lot. We
worked ideally as a BMW Junior Team.”


Neil Verhagen on his start in Sebring:

“I can't report how vehement we am about racing in my home country
in a BMW M4 GT3. we have dreamed of racing in a USA again for
years. My relatives will be during Sebring to watch me expostulate a new BMW M4
GT3. That is going to be a really special knowledge for me.”