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BMW Motorsport News - Issue 11/2020.
24.08.2020 Press Release
Podiums for the BMW M4 GT4 in ADAC GT4 Germany – BMW teams also enjoy sim racing success.
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Whether in the DTM, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the ABB FIA Formula E Championship, or countless other championships: Week after week BMW teams and drivers around the world do battle for points, victories and titles. Away from the track too, members of the large BMW Motorsport family around the world are also creating headlines. The “BMW Motorsport News” allows us to regularly summarise all the action for you in a compact and informative manner. This way, you are always up to speed.
ADAC GT4 Germany: BMW M4 GT4 on the podium in both
The BMW M4 GT4 enjoyed a successful start to the season in ADAC GT4 Germany. The Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport team finished runner-up in both of the opening races at the Nürburgring (GER). Michael Schrey (GER) and Gabriele Piana (ITA) started race one from pole position and eventually came home second after a fierce battle with the winning Porsche. The pair then claimed the same result in race two, which was stopped early due to a shower shortly before the end. Thanks to their consistently strong results, Schrey and Piana head into the second race weekend, on 19th/20th September at the Hockenheimring (GER), as championship leaders. As well as Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport, the MRS GT-Racing, AVIA Sorg Rennsport and lillestoff teams also run the BMW M4 GT4 in ADAC GT4 Germany.
Sim racing: Podiums for the BMW Z4 GT3 and BMW M4 GT4 in the
Kay Kaschube and Nils Koch (both GER) narrowly missed out on their third win of the season in the Digital Nürburgring Endurance Series powered by VCO. Starting from pole position, they led for much of the race in the BMW Bank Z4 GT3, but were eventually beaten by a matter of seconds due to making one pit stop more than the winners. In the second BMW Z4 GT3, run by the BS+COMPETITION team, BMW works driver Beitske Visser (NED) came home sixth alongside Cem Bolukbasi (TUR). The BMW M4 GT4, which made its first appearance in round six, was also in action on the virtual Nürburgring-Nordschleife. Marcel Fassbender, in the best-placed #376 BMW M4 GT4 run by the SimRC.de team, was in contention for victory in the SP10 class for much of the race, and ultimately crossed the finish line in second place. In total, four virtual BMW M4 GT4s competed in round seven of the DNLS powered by VCO.