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Source: BMW Group Whether in the DTM, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship or countless other racing series: week after week, BMW teams and drivers fight for points, victories and titles. The members of the large BMW Motorsport family also make headlines around the world off the track. With “BMW Motorsport News” we summarize the events for you in a compact and informative way. So you always stay up to date.
IMSA Series: BMW Team RLL on the podium at the “Petit Le Mans”. John Edwards (USA), Jesse Krohn (FIN) and Augusto Farfus (BRA) are in the # 24 MOTUL at the 10-hour race of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship BMW M8 GTE finished third on the podium. For BMW Team RLL it was the sixth podium in a row in the current IMSA season. The trio led the “Petit Le Mans” several times and ultimately crossed the finish line after 431 laps, 4.412 seconds behind the victorious Porsche. After the series of last pit stops, Farfus took the lead for the last time on lap 401, but was pushed off the track two laps later by a prototype and had to drive through the meadow. A pit stop followed to clean the radiator, which threw it 26 seconds behind the leaders. The accident of a competitor and the following caution phase brought him back to a podium position.
The # 25 BMW M8 GTE with Bruno Spengler (CAN), Connor De Phillippi and Colton Herta (both USA) at the wheel had to make a long repair stop after just 20 laps due to mechanical problems and came in sixth in the GTLM class. Turner Motorsport finished the GTD class race in the BMW M6 GT3 in ninth place.
John Edwards (# 24 MOTUL BMW M8 GTE, 3rd place): “That was a fantastic performance by the whole team today. Unfortunately, the day ended with a blow in the neck after Augusto was pushed off the track by a prototype with an 18 second lead. We were able to fight our way back and still finish on the podium. We have thus collected important points. “
Jesse Krohn (# 24 MOTUL BMW M8 GTE, 3rd place): “The BMW M8 GTE was great. We led the race for most of the time and we clearly had a car capable of winning. Everyone worked very hard and then a little something deprived us of our wages. But we will come back. “
Augusto Farfus (# 24 MOTUL BMW M8 GTE, 3rd place): “A very frustrating result. We had victory in mind and I was pushed off the track. I would have loved to give the team this win for their hard work. “
– Michelin Pilot Challenge: Turner Motorsport wins in Road Atlanta. Robby Foley and Vincent Barletta (both USA) won the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race in Road Atlanta (USA) in the # 95 BMW M4 GT4 from Turner Motorsport The duo prevailed in the “Fox Factory 120” ahead of James Clay and Gregory Liefooghe (both USA), who in their # 82 BimmerWorld Racing BMW M4 GT4 achieved a one-two-two for the BMW M Customer Racing Teams. While Barletta celebrated his first win of the season, Foley was at the top of the podium for the second time after his success at the “VIRginia International Raceway”. ADAC GT Masters: BMW M6 GT3 wins races at the Red Bull Ring; Schubert Motorsport and MRS GT-Racing have each won one of the two ADAC GT Masters races at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg (AUT). On Saturday, BMW works drivers Nick Yelloly (GBR) and Henric Skoog (SWE) took their first win of the season for both the BMW M6 GT3 and Schubert Motorsport. BMW works drivers Jens Klingmann (GER) and Erik Johansson (SWE) made it onto the podium in third place on Saturday. Their big hour came on Sunday, however, when they quickly took the lead from second on the grid and clinched their first win of the season for MRS GT-Racing in the 200th race in ADAC GT Masters history. Yelloly and Skoog crossed the finish line in second, but were classified fifth due to a time penalty. For Skoog and Johansson, the race wins on Saturday and Sunday were synonymous with victories in the junior classification. Joel Eriksson (SWE) and Aidan Read (AUS) finished eleventh in the Schubert Motorsport Team’s second BMW M6 GT3 on Saturday and retired on Sunday.
Italian GT: BMW Team Italia wins in the BMW M6 GT3 and the BMW M4 GT4. On the race weekend of the Italian GT Sprint Championship in Monza (ITA), BMW Team Italia celebrated victories with both the BMW M6 GT3 and the BMW M4 GT4. In Saturday’s race, Marius Zug (GER) and Stefano Comandini (ITA) in the BMW M6 GT3 triumphed from the pole position that Zug had previously achieved in qualifying. After 28 laps, Comandini brought the car to the finish line 0.7 seconds ahead. The duo started the race from third place on the grid with good prospects, but was stopped by technical problems. In return, Francesco Guerra and Simone Riccitelli (both ITA) celebrated victory in the GT4 category in Sunday’s race. They prevailed in a close duel with one second ahead of their pursuers. On Saturday, the duo at the wheel of the BMW M4 GT4 finished fourth in their class.
DTM Trophy: Ben Green on the podium in Zolder. A strong weekend for Ben Green (GBR) and the FK Performance Motorsport team in the DTM Trophy on the circuit in Zolder (BEL). Green finished third on the podium in his BMW M4 GT4 in Sunday’s race. On Saturday, in fourth place, he also collected many points for the drivers’ championship. There he is in third place before the final weekend in Hockenheim (GER). He leads the junior ranking by a clear margin. Ben Tuck (GBR), fourth in the drivers’ standings, collected points in seventh place on Sunday after having retired on Saturday. Tuck’s Walkenhorst Motorsport team-mate Max Koebolt (NED) finished eighth and tenth, Luke Wankmüller (GER), Green’s team-mate at FK Performance Motorsport, finished ninth and eleventh.
ADAC GT4 Germany: Podium place for the BMW M4 GT4.Gabriele Piana (ITA) and Michael Schrey (GER) have another podium place in the BMW M4 GT4 from Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport at the ADAC GT4 Germany race weekend at the Red Bull Ring (AUT) retracted. The duo crossed the finish line in third place in Sunday’s race. On Saturday Piana and Schrey were eliminated. The duo is in third place in the drivers’ championship. Three more BMW M4 GT4s were at the start in Spielberg. On Saturday, the Lillestoff team achieved a top ten result in tenth place.
GT4 France: Class victory for the BMW M4 GT4 at the Grand Prix d’Albi. On the penultimate race weekend of the GT4 France at the “Circuit d’Albi” (FRA), the team L’Espace Bienvenue won the silver category in round two celebrated. Ricardo van der Ende (NED) and Benjamin Lessennes (BEL) prevailed just ahead of their rivals in the class and finished fourth overall. In the first race, van der Ende and Lessennes finished second in the silver category, which also meant third place on the podium in the overall classification.
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