After a Walkenhorst prodigy during Spa: BMW Customer Racing teams demeanour behind on successful deteriorate so far.

Posted on 03. Aug, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. Last weekend’s marvellous delight for Walkenhorst
Motorsport during a 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) with a BMW
M6 GT3 was a prominence of a 2018 deteriorate so distant from a BMW
Customer Racing indicate of view. After 7 months of foe action, it
has been a some-more than certain year to date for a 3 BMW M
Motorsport patron foe cars: a BMW M6 GT3, a new BMW M4 GT4
and a BMW M235i Racing have enjoyed copiousness of success and thrilled
motorsport fans around a world. As good as a BMW M6 GT3’s
pretentious feat during Spa, a new BMW M4 GT4, in a initial season,
has also valid to be a successful indication from a word go in the
hands of general customers.


“It has been a good pleasure to watch a performances of a BMW
Customer Racing cars, drivers and teams in new months,” says BMW
Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “The year started good for a BMW
M6 GT3, with a pretension in a Asian Le Mans Series. It has also tasted
success in several array in Europe, Asia and North America. The
latest feat during Spa-Francorchamps, pleasantness of a Walkenhorst team,
was apparently a topping on a cake. The BMW M235i Racing is
stability a success story as a ideal entry-level model. we am also
tender by a start that a new patron racing car, a BMW M4
GT4, has made. What started with a initial GT4 win during a legendary
Bathurst 12-hour foe progressed improved than we had hoped, with many
some-more victories and lectern finishes over a march of a season.”


BMW M Motorsport business have been competing in a high-quality
and fiercely-competitive GT4 category with a BMW M4 GT4 given a start
of a 2018 season. The new automobile warranted a prestigious initial class
feat during Bathurst (AUS) on a initial weekend in February, courtesy
of a Boat Works Racing Team. This was followed, between afterwards and the
finish of July, by a serve 19 foe wins in Europe, Asia, North America
and Australia. Race array in that a BMW M4 GT4 has been successful
embody a VLN Endurance Championship during a Nürburgring, a British
GT Championship, a GT4 European Series, a Australian GT
Championship, a Pirelli World Challenge and a Blancpain GT Series
Asia. As good as a category wins, teams also took some-more than 50
top-three and over 120 top-ten finishes with a BMW M4 GT4.


Back in February, a AAI Motorsports group won a GT pretension in the
Asian Le Mans Series with a BMW M6 GT3, that perceived an Evo
package for a 2018 season. Among those in movement during a circle of the
automobile was BMW works motorist Jesse Krohn (FIN). In total, teams running
a tip indication in a BMW Customer Racing operation have so distant achieved 14
category or altogether wins, 30 top-three finishes, and over 60 top-ten
formula in 2018. As good as winning a 24h Spa, a BMW M6 GT3 has
also claimed victories in a Italian GT Championship, a Blancpain
GT Series Sprint Cup, a Blancpain GT Sports Club, a International
GT Open, a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and a Japanese
Super GT Championship.


As good as in a possess specific BMW M235i Racing Cup category within the
VLN and a 24-hour foe during a Nürburgring (GER), a BMW M235i
Racing is essentially used in a North American Pirelli World Challenge
and a 24h Series. This tellurian continuation array includes a 24h
Dubai (UAE), 24h Silverstone (GBR), 24h Austin (USA) and a 24h
Portimão (POR). In 2018, a BMW M235i Racing now has 14 class
wins, some-more than 40 top-three finishes and over 100 top-ten formula to
a name.


Additional support for successful BMW privateers.

With a BMW Sports Trophy, BMW M Motorsport is once again
recognising a performances of private BMW drivers and teams with a
sum esteem purse of 350,000 euros for a 25 many successful drivers
and a season’s tip 10 teams. Just underneath 250 drivers and 45 teams
are purebred for a 2017/18 competition. Up to now, some-more than 1,300
particular BMW formula during roughly 200 events have been accessible by the
BMW Sports Trophy team. By a finish of a season, this figure will
have risen to approx. 340 foe events. This season, BMW Sports Trophy
points are adult for grabs in 47 foe array and events. The races take
place in 27 opposite countries.


Three BMW patron racers had their financial support increasing again
in 2018: Michael Schrey (GER), Max Koebolt (NED) and Ricardo outpost der
Ende (NED). With his dual altogether VLN victories in 2016 and 2017,
Schrey is one of a many successful BMW privateers. In 2016, he won
a BMW Sports Trophy Drivers’ Competition. As a prerogative for his
consistently superb performances, Schrey perceived an additional
bonus, that is accessible to him for his outings in a BMW M235i
Racing. “I am now in my fifth year of pushing BMW cars in several race
series. Following a dual VLN titles in 2016 and 2017, and feat in
a 2016 BMW Sports Trophy, we have had a unequivocally tighten attribute with
BMW Motorsport for a prolonged time,” says Schrey. “As such, we was
quite gratified to hear about this intrigue and support for 2018.
It is good to see a series 1 on a BMW in a VLN. At a same time,
it is a good prerogative for all a work I’ve put in over a past few years.” 


As good as Schrey, a dual BMW Sports Trophy winners from a 2016/17
season, Max Koebolt und Ricardo outpost der Ende, also accept a bonus.
“It was a good honour for me when BMW Motorsport approached me with
this news,” says Koebolt. “It showed that they have good faith in me
as a racing driver. Winning a BMW Sports Trophy and a additional
support have non-stop many new doors for me.” Van der Ende adds: “I am
unequivocally happy that programmes like a BMW Sports Trophy exist. Right
from a word go we have wanted to win this competition, in sequence to
make a good sense during BMW. Since finishing runner-up in 2011, I
have always attempted to foe in a BMW. When we finally won a competition
final year, it was an implausible feeling – not usually since of the
esteem money. we am unequivocally beholden to BMW for a additional support this
season. Without it, we would substantially not have been means to expostulate a BMW
this time. It feels unequivocally good to now be pushing a BMW M4 GT4.”

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