BMW M Motorsport News, 12th Oct 2021.

GTWC: Premiere for a new BMW M4 GT3 during Barcelona.


Premiere for a new BMW M4 GT3 in a Fanatec GT World Challenge
Europe Endurance Cup: a new GT flagship done a initial coming in
a array as a guest starter during a deteriorate culmination during Barcelona, where
it finished another critical exam underneath competition conditions. The #82 BMW
M4 GT3 was driven by Philipp Eng (AUT), Augusto Farfus (BRA) and Jesse
Krohn (FIN). After 3 hours of racing, a contingent crossed a finish
line in 16th place.


“It was an engaging weekend, during that we schooled an awful lot
about a car,” pronounced Eng. “We were means to concentration entirely on the
opening set-up. In Barcelona, it was all about fine-tuning a car
for subordinate and a prolonged run in a competition in one of a toughest GT3
racing array in a world. We gained a lot of believe and can now
build on a performances. The whole group worked intensely tough and it
was once again good fun to expostulate a BMW M4 GT3.”


“It has been another good run with a BMW M4 GT3,” pronounced Farfus. “We
are unequivocally gratified with a mileage and with a initial face-to-face
comparison opposite a other GT3s. This showed us that we are going
into a right instruction though also gave us unequivocally good indications what
needs to be softened and where we need to work on a car. It was
good to see a GTWC, to see how clever a margin is and also to see
a final uncover of a BMW M6 GT3. Next year, we will be racing with the
BMW M4 GT3 and we am certain that it will be a unequivocally successful car.” Krohn
added: “It was unequivocally sparkling to finally expostulate a BMW M4 GT3 in race
conditions. we consider altogether a weekend was a success. We have taken
some stairs brazen with a automobile and we showed a small of the
intensity of a BMW M4 GT3. Now we am unequivocally looking brazen to the
subsequent competition and we consider we can still take some some-more good stairs and
urge a automobile even further.”


The three-hour competition during Barcelona also saw a BMW M6 GT3 bid farewell
to a series. However, it valid to be a tough weekend for a BMW M
Motorsport teams. David Pittard, Jake Dennis and Nick Yelloly (all
GBR) finished 21st in a #34 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3. Their
team-mates Martin Tomczyk (GER), Thomas Neubauer (FRA) and Nick
Catsburg (NED) unsuccessful to finish in a #35 car. In a Pro-Am class,
Boutsen Ginion battled their approach to tenth place in a #10 BMW M6 GT3,
after a automobile had been forced into a sand bed by a rival. Jens
Klingmann, Jens Liebhauser (both GER) and Karim Ojjeh (KSA) alternated
during a circle for Boutsen Ginion. 


Nürburgring Endurance Series: Danny Brink and Philipp Leisen
sojourn champions.

In a thespian culmination on a Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER), BMW
drivers Danny Brink and Philipp Leisen (both GER) successfully
shielded a Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) title. The two
Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive drivers, competing in the
V4 difficulty in a #1 BMW 325i, arrived during a ninth and final turn of
a 2021 NLS deteriorate as championship leaders. Their closest rivals in
a pretension competition were incompetent to locate them a final race, that was
reduced to 3 hours and 15 mins due to fog. So Brink and Leisen,
who also took a difficulty feat in a V4 difficulty alongside
Christopher Rink (GER) during NLS 9, cumulative their third pretension in the
altogether NLS classification, carrying formerly been crowned champions
in 2018 and 2020.


Brink and Leisen also surfaced a list in a NLS Production Car
Trophy, as good as winning a V4 championship together with Rink.
Rink also competed with Philipp Stahlschmidt and Daniel Zils (both
GER) in a #481 BMW 330i of Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner
Automotive in a vast VT2 field. That contingent also came into the
weekend with a good possibility of winning a pretension in a VT2 class. A
puncture, however, meant they eventually had to settle for fifth place
in a difficulty in a final competition of a season. That was not adequate to
give them a altogether title, though Rink, Stahlschmidt and Zils did end
a deteriorate during a tip of a VT2 class. The competition win in a VT2
difficulty went to a AVIA Sorg Rennsport group with a #487 BMW 330i,
driven by Moran Gott, Brett Lidsey (both GBR) and Emir Asari (TUR).


Also competing in a VT2 difficulty during NLS 9 was Markus Flasch (AUT), CEO
of BMW M GmbH. He common a #482 BMW 330i, run by Adrenalin
Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive, with Jacob Erlbacher (GER). They
finished a competition ninth in class.


In a Cup5 class, a BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS, this season’s
champions are Marc Ehret, Moritz Oberheim and Nico Otto (all GER).
After a winning run in a #875 BMW M2 CS Racing of FK Performance
Motorsport, second place in difficulty in a final competition was sufficient to
secure a title. The competition win in a Cup5 difficulty went to Francesco
Merlini (ITA), Yannick Fübrich (GER) and David Griessner (AUT) in the
#870 automobile of Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive. Florian
Weber, Davide Dehren (both GER) and Matthew Greenwood (GBR) finished
third in a #888 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M2 CS Racing. The title
in a BMW M240i difficulty was won by Michael Fischer (AUT). He also
picked adult another difficulty feat in a final competition of a season,
alongside Markus Fischer (AUT) in a #700 BMW M240i Racing run by the
Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport team.


Meanwhile, a BMW Junior Team was hapless in a final competition of
a season. After dual wins and a serve dual podiums, Dan Harper
(GBR), Max Hesse (GER) and Neil Verhagen (USA) also challenged for the
lectern with a #44 BMW M6 GT3 during NLS 9 though they were forced to retire
from a competition after being strike by another car. Harper, Hesse and
Verhagen finished a deteriorate in second place in a SP9 Pro class. They
were also second in a NLS Speed Trophy.


IMSA: Success and set-back for Turner Motorsport in Virginia.


The penultimate eventuality of a 2021 IMSA array led a Turner
Motorsport group to a VIRginia International Raceway (USA). It was
another eventful weekend for Will Turner’s (USA) team. Saturday’s race
in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship finished in dramatic
fashion. Robby Foley and Bill Auberlen (both USA) were heading a GTD
difficulty in a #96 BMW M6 GT3 and were on march for feat when they
were strike by a GTLM car. That resulted in a puncture, forcing Auberlen
to come into a pits for a tyre change. They eventually crossed the
finish line in 12th place.


That was followed by a successful subordinate for a competition in a IMSA
Michelin Pilot Challenge, in that Dillon Machavern (USA) cumulative pole
position for a team’s #95 BMW M4 GT4, that he common with Auberlen.
Machavern led a margin for a initial half of Sunday’s two-hour race.
After dual full march yellow periods, that done a array stop strategy
a lottery, a #95 had depressed good down a field, though Auberlen
launched one of his famous fightbacks. He finished fourth, though was
subsequently promoted to third place and a mark on a lectern when a
opposition was disqualified. The #96 BMW M4 GT4, driven by Foley and
Vincent Barletta (USA), came home eleventh. Machavern and Auberlen
lead a GS difficulty going into a final turn that takes place on 12th
Nov during Road Atlanta (USA).


Italian GT: Class feat for BMW Team Italia in a sprint
culmination during Mugello.


In a Italian GT Championship, Mugello (ITA) hosted a final two
scurry races of a deteriorate during a weekend. In Saturday’s opening race,
Stefano Comandini (ITA) and Marius Zug (GER) finished an impressive
fourth altogether in a #7 BMW M6 GT3 of BMW Team Italia. That was
adequate to acquire them third place in a GT3 PRO class. In a second
scurry competition on Sunday, a #7 BMW M6 GT3 was on march for a overall
podium. However, with roughly a entertain of an hour remaining,
Comandini was strike and spun by another car. Comandini was initially
means to continue, though afterwards had to give up.


The BMW Team Italia GT4 drivers, Nicola Neri and Giuseppe Fascicolo
(both ITA), took feat in a GT4-AM difficulty on Saturday during a wheel
of a #215 BMW M4 GT4. In Sunday’s race, they finished runner-up in
their class.


GT4 European Series: Podium for Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport at
a Barcelona finale.


Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (ESP) hosted a final turn of this
season’s GT4 European Series during a weekend. The large margin of 41 cars
enclosed 3 BMW M4 GT4s. In Saturday’s opening race, Cem Bölükbasi
and Berkay Besler (both TUR) finished an considerable third altogether in
a #12 BMW M4 GT4 run by Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport. That also
warranted them second place in a Silver class. In competition dual on Sunday,
a twin was hapless and missed out on another tip result. Their
team-mates Hasan Tansu and Yagiz Gedik (both TUR) finished competition one in
seventh place in a PAM difficulty in a #11 BMW M4 GT4, before failing
to finish competition two. In a AM class, Paolo Meloni (SMR) and
Massimiliano Tresoldi (ITA) finished fourth in both races for the
WD Racing Team in a #50 BMW M4 GT4.


BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy: Gustavo Sandrucci crowned champion.


The 2021 champion in a BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy is Gustavo
Sandrucci (ITA). At a deteriorate culmination in Mugello (ITA), Sandrucci once
again showed all his ability in a #16 BMW M2 CS Racing to take victory
in both races. After 6 events, Sandrucci wrapped adult a pretension with
181 points. Second altogether was Luigi Ferrara (ITA) with 138 points,
followed by Filippo Maria Zanin (ITA) with 118 points.


Sandrucci won both a final dual races in unequivocally tighten finishes. In
competition one, he was followed over a finish line by Marco Zanasi (ITA)
in second place and Ferrara in third. In competition two, second place went
to Jody Simone Vullo (MON) and third to Zanasi.


BTCC: Win series 60 for Colin Turkington.


Colin Turkington (GBR) once again showed his difficulty during a ninth and
penultimate competition weekend of a British Touring Car Championship
(BTCC) during Donington Park (GBR). At a circle of a #2 BMW 330i M
Sport, he claimed his 60th BTCC feat in total. Having
finished fifth and eleventh in a initial dual races, Turkington started
competition 3 from stick position and took full advantage of a ideal
starting position. He gathering a ideal race, set a fastest lap, and
cumulative a victory. Turkington climbed into second place in the
championship on a behind of his latest success. He now trails the
personality by 32 points, with a sum of 67 points still adult for grabs at
a Brands Hatch culmination in dual weeks’ time. BMW binds a significant
lead during a tip of a Manufacturer standings.