BMW M Motorsport News, 13th Jul 2021

Nürburgring Endurance Series: BMW Junior Team and Walkenhorst
Motorsport win during a Nordschleife double header.


In a packaged racing programme during a Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER)
races 5 and 6 of a Nürburgring Endurance Series 2021 (NLS) were
hold as a double header on Saturday and Sunday and a altogether win
went to a BMW M6 GT3 on both days.


In a fourth NLS competition dual weeks ago, BMW Juniors Dan Harper (GBR),
Neil Verhagen (USA) and Max Hesse (GER) distinguished their initial overall
win in a series, creation them a youngest group to date to win an NLS
race. They followed on from this seamlessly on Saturday in NLS5, and
took their second win in a quarrel in a #44 BMW M6 GT3. Starting from
fifth on a grid, Hesse fast worked his approach adult by a field
and took a lead during his stint, that his colleagues Verhagen and
Harper brought home successfully.


“It’s serve justification of only how fast a BMW Juniors learn,”
pronounced coach Jochen Neerpasch. “It wasn’t an easy race, and a race
unequivocally wasn’t means to them, and they rubbed each situation
well. Hats off to them, they finished it to a front.” Hesse said: “I got
off to a good start and it wasn’t prolonged before we were in P2. From then
on we had good gait with illusory duels, and we were already leading
by twelve seconds when we pitted for a initial time. We’re still
learning, though it’s always good to win.” Harper added: “The initial win
in NLS4 was unequivocally special, though a second win feels only as good. All
3 of us had a well-spoken competition with illusory stints. Huge interjection to
BMW M Motorsport and BMW Team RMG, and everybody ancillary us. All the
tough work is starting to compensate off with formula now.” “It feels amazing
to be on a tip step of a lectern once again,” pronounced Verhagen. “It
was a illusory group performance, and we couldn’t have finished it without
this tough teamwork.” However, unfortunately a contingent was incompetent to
take partial in a sixth competition of a deteriorate on Sunday after an accident
in a morning’s subordinate session. Harper, driving, was unharmed,
though it wasn’t probable to correct a automobile in time for a start of a race.


It was another BMW M6 GT3 that dominated record on Sunday with
automobile #34 of Walkenhorst Motorsport with Christian Krognes (NOR), David
Pittard and Ben Tuck (both GBR) during a wheel. In a morning’s
subordinate session, Krognes set a new subordinate record with a time of
7:51.807 minutes. Starting from stick position, he and his two
team-mates went on to pierce home Walkenhorst Motorsport’s initial NLS
win of a deteriorate in a afternoon’s four-hour race.


In further to a dual altogether wins, Saturday and Sunday saw a total
of 10 difficulty wins for a BMW M Motorsport teams. Four of them were
cumulative by Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive. In a strong
margin of a VT2 class, a group won both races with a #481 BMW
330i, driven by Christopher Rink, Philipp Stahlschmidt and Daniel Zils
(all GER). In a V4 class, it was a team’s #1 BMW 325i that was
winning on both days. Rink common a automobile with Danny Brink and
Philipp Leisen (both GER). (The difficulty formula of Sunday’s competition had not
been strictly reliable by a editorial deadline).


The difficulty wins in a BMW M240i difficulty went to Hofor Racing by Bonk
Motorsport on both days. The winning #700 BMW M240i was driven by
Michael Fischer and Markus Fischer (both AUT). In addition, Hofor
Racing won a H4 difficulty on Saturday with a #610 BMW M3 GTR and the
SP6 difficulty on Sunday with a #211 BMW M3 CSL. Martin Kroll, Michael
Kroll and Alexander Prinz (all SUI) were in movement in both cars, with
Chantal Prinz (SUI) fasten them in a H4 class.


In a CUP5 class, a BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS, a FK Performance
Motorsport won on both days with a #875 BMW M2 CS Racing. There were
also 5 lectern finishes for a BMW M4 GT4. In a SP10 class,
Walkenhorst Motorsport finished in second place with a #181 BMW M4
GT4 on both days. AVIA Sorg Rennsport also finished on a lectern with
a #180 BMW M4 GT4 in P3 on Saturday. In a SP4T+SP8T class, the
Yeeti Racing group finished in second place with a #159 BMW M4 GT4 on
both days.


Watkins Glen: Acclaimed Turner Motorsport feat in a IMSA
Michelin Pilot Challenge.


The IMSA array was during Watkins Glen (USA) for a second time in a
quarrel on a initial weekend in Jul – and Turner Motorsport distinguished an
acclaimed feat in a two-hour IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race.
In conditions that were fraudulent during times, IMSA record winners Bill
Auberlen and Dillon Machavern (both USA) were unbeatable in a #95
BMW M4 GT4. This was already a box in qualifying, when Machavern
put automobile #95 in stick position.


In a tangible race, starting motorist Machavern kept a Turner
Motorsport BMW M4 GT4 during a front and was in a lead when he handed
a automobile over to his team-mate Auberlen. The 52-year-old seasoned
motorist wowed viewers once again with a pretentious performance. First,
he fast pennyless divided from a pack, though wasn’t put off his stride
when yellow flags brought a margin behind together and it afterwards started
to sleet during a final laps. With all his skills he fought off
attacks from behind and got a limit out of a slicks on a soppy track.


After dual hours, Auberlen crossed a finish line as a leader with
a #95 BMW M4 GT4. After 3 lectern finishes, it was a initial win
of a IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge deteriorate for Auberlen/Machavern.
This success saw a twin take a lead in a GS drivers’ standings.
Their team-mates Vincent Barletta and Robby Foley (both USA) finished
a competition in a clever fifth place in a #96 BMW M4 GT4, that saw them
pierce adult into third place in a drivers’ standings.


However, Turner Motorsport was detrimental in a following IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition during Watkins Glen. They had a
technical emanate during a start, and a indirect correct pushed a #96
BMW M6 GT3, with Auberlen and Foley, right down a field. After two
hours and 40 mins they crossed a finish line in twelfth place in
a GTD class. Auberlen and Foley still lead a GTD drivers’
standings of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.


ADAC GT Masters: Podium for Schubert Motorsport during Zandvoort.


The ADAC GT Masters headed to Zandvoort in a Netherlands during the
weekend, where a Schubert Motorsport group clinched another podium
finish. Nick Yelloly (GBR) and Jesse Krohn (FIN) in a #10 BMW M6 GT3
finished third on Saturday in a initial of a dual races. The duo
late from a competition on Sunday.


Italian GT Championship: Second continuation competition of a season
during Mugello.


The ‘Circuito Mugello’ (ITA) hosted a second continuation competition of the
Italian GT Championship 2021 on a initial weekend in July. In a #7
BMW M6 GT3 of BMW Team Italia, a dual unchanging drivers Stefano
Comandini (ITA) and Marius Zug (GER) were assisted by BMW works driver
Bruno Spengler (CAN) once again. Starting from seventh on a grid,
a contingent had a good start position for a three-hour competition but
unfortunately starting motorist Comandini was strike by a aspirant in the
opening stages. While a #7 BMW M6 GT3 was means to continue racing
with a vast deficit, a BMW Team Italia contingent was forced to make do
with 15th place altogether in a end. However, their team-mates Nicola
Neri, Giuseppe Fascicolo (both ITA) and Alfred Nilsson (SWE) secured
feat in a GT4 AM difficulty with a #215 BMW M4 GT4.


ADAC GT4 Germany: Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport on the
lectern during Zandvoort.


Along with a ADAC GT Masters, a ADAC GT4 Germany headed to
Zandvoort in a Netherlands final weekend. On a dune circuit near
Amsterdam, Gabriele Piana (ITA) and Michael Schrey (GER) finished on
a podium. On Sunday, a twin finished a second competition in P2 with the
#2 BMW M4 GT4 of Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport. The dual drivers
finished in seventh place in competition one on Saturday. After 3 events
of a deteriorate so far, Piana/Schrey still have a transparent lead in the
drivers’ standings.


British GT Championship: Century Motorsport celebrates one-two
outcome during Donington.


It was a ideal racing Sunday for a Century Motorsport group in
a British GT Championship. At Donington Park (GBR), a team
distinguished a one-two outcome in a GT4 difficulty with their dual BMW M4
GT4s. The iconic lane in a heart of England hosted a third round
of a 2021 deteriorate final weekend.


Gus Burton and Will Burns (both GBR) started a two-hour competition from
ninth on a grid in a #57 BMW M4 GT4. The twin were unruffled by
a violent competition with several reserve automobile periods, and cumulative the
win with a transparent lead. Their team-mates Andrew Gordon-Colebrook and
Chris Salkled (both GBR) dull off a illusory outcome for Century
Motorsport in a #9 BMW M4 GT4. They finished in second place in the
GT4 class, that also saw them bind a win in a Pro-Am classification.


BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS: FK Performance Motorsport with two
wins during a Nordschleife.


As partial of a Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS), races 5 and six
of a deteriorate in a BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS were hold during the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER) this weekend and one group was
unbeatable. The FK Performance Motorsport group took a win with the
#875 BMW M2 CS Racing on both days. The automobile had Marc Ehret, Moritz
Oberheim and Nico Otto (all GER) during a wheel.


Second place on a lectern went to Thomas Leyherr and Lars Peucker
(both GER) in automobile #899 of LifeCarRacing / KRAC im ADAC e.V. on
Saturday. On Sunday it was Francesco Merlini (ITA), Yannick Fübrich
(GER) and David Griessner (AUT) in a #870 BMW M2 CS Racing of
Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive who finished in second
place. Third place on Saturday went to Tobias Vazquez (GER) in car
#883. On Sunday it was Florian Weber, Davide Dehren (both GER) and
William Tregurtha (GBR) in a #888 BMW M2 CS Racing of Walkenhorst
Motorsport who finished third.


BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Benelux: Third eventuality of a deteriorate during Spa-Francorchamps.


The BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Benelux headed to Spa-Francorchamps in
Belgium during a weekend, where 3 races were hold once again: two
30-minute races, and a 55-minute competition with a imperative array stop.


In a initial race, Colin Caresani (NED) won from stick position, ahead
of Stienes Longin (BEL) and Tom Van Rompuy (BEL). Victory in competition two
went to Fred Caprasse (BEL). Caresani finished second this time
around, forward of Steven Brams (BEL). In a third and final competition it
was Caprasse who won again. Van Rompuy and his team-mate Erik Qvick
(BEL) finished in second place, while a third mark on a podium
went to Longin and his team-mate Peter Guelinckx (BEL).


BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy: Zanasi and Marcucci win during Mugello.


The BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy hold a third eventuality of a deteriorate at
Mugello (ITA) on a initial weekend in July. In a initial of a two
races, Marco Zanasi (ITA) distinguished his initial win of a deteriorate from
stick position. P2 and P3 on a lectern went to Gigi Ferrara and
Gustavo Sandrucci (both ITA). In a violent second race, Lorenzo
Marcucci (ITA) took his second win of a year. Sandrucci finished on
a lectern again, this time in second place, and Filippo Maria Zanin
(ITA) crossed a finish line in P3.


After 3 events, Sandrucci leads a altogether standings of a BMW
M2 CS Racing Cup Italy. Zanin is in second place overall. The fourth
turn of a deteriorate will be hold during Imola (ITA) after a summer
break, on a initial weekend in September.