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BMW M Motorsport News, 29th June 2021.
29.06.2021 Press Release
BMW M Motorsport teams are once again in action all over the world in 2021. They are challenging for race wins and titles with the BMW M6 GT3, the BMW M4 GT4, the BMW M2 CS Racing, and other BMW M Motorsport race cars. Our BMW M Motorsport News allows us to give you an overview of the race action in various championships around the world and any success enjoyed by the BMW M Motorsport teams.
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Nürburgring Endurance Series: BMW M Motorsport teams secure wins in individual classes.
The BMW Junior Team was not alone in having cause to celebrate at the fourth race in the Nürburgring Endurance Series 2021 (NLS) at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER), where they claimed overall victory in the #44 BMW M6 GT3. BMW M Motorsport teams also triumphed in various classes in the race last weekend. The Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive was successful in two classes. In the strong V2T class, the team won with the #481 BMW 330i, driven by Christopher Rink, Philipp Stahlschmidt and Daniel Zils (all GER). The #1 BMW 325i won for the team in the V4 class. Rink shared driving duties with Danny Brink and Philipp Leisen (both GER) in this car.
The Schnitzelalm Racing GmbH team claimed victory in the BMW M240i class with the #666 car, driven by Carl-Friedrich Kolb, Christopher Brück and Tim Neuser (all GER). First place in the H4 category went to the #610 BMW M3 GTR from Hofor Racing with Michael Kroll, Chantal Prinz and Alexander Prinz (all SUI).
There were also two podium finishes in the SP10 class for GT4 cars. The #191 BMW M4 GT4 from Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport secured second spot. After four hours of racing, Michael Schrey (GER), Gabriele Piana (ITA) and Michael Fischer (AUT) finished less than two seconds behind the winner. They also recorded the fastest lap time. Team AVIA Sorg Rennsport secured third place on the podium with Brett Lidsey (GBR) and Ivan Berets (ITA) in the #180 BMW M4 GT4.
BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS: Tobias Vazquez wins on the Nordschleife.
The fourth round of the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS took place last weekend as part of the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER). After four hours of racing, victory went to Tobias Vazquez (GER) in the #883 BMW M2 CS Racing. The result also saw Vazquez move into the lead in the drivers’ championship. Second place went to Walkenhorst Motorsport and the #888 BMW M2 CS Racing, driven by Florian Weber, Davide Dehren and Dennis Fetzer (all GER). Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive secured third place on the podium with Stefan Kruse (GER), Charles Oakes (LUX), Einar Thorsen (NOR) and Guido Wirtz (SUI) in the #871 car. After four races, Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive leads the team standings.
IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge: Turner Motorsport on the podium at Watkins Glen.
The IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge hosted its fourth race of the season at Watkins Glen (USA) at the weekend. Bill Auberlen and Dillon Machavern (both USA) claimed a spot on the podium for the third time this year. They finished the four-hour race in second place in the Turner Motorsport #95 BMW M4 GT4. This result moves them up to second place in the drivers’ standings. Their team-mates Vincent Barletta and Robby Foley (both USA) finished the race in eleventh position in the #96 BMW M4 GT4. The two drivers are currently fourth in the drivers’ standings.
British GT Championship: Second event of the season at Silverstone.
The ‘Silverstone 500’ (GBR) represented the second round of the British GT Championship 2021 at the weekend. The Century Motorsport team was competing with two BMW M4 GT4s in the GT4 class. Gus Burton and Will Burns (both GBR) finished the race in fourth place (second place in the silver classification) in the #57 BMW M4 GT4, while their team-mates Andrew Gordon-Colebrook and Chris Salkled (both GBR) claimed sixth position in the #9 car.
BTCC: BMW drivers celebrate two wins at Brands Hatch.
The third event of the 2021 season in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) took place at Brands Hatch (GBR) at the weekend. BMW drivers recorded two wins and a podium finish in the three races on Sunday. In race one, Tom Oliphant (GBR) drove the Team BMW #15 BMW 330i M Sport from the second row of the grid to victory, celebrating the second BTCC win of his career. In the closely-fought second race, Oliphant reached the podium once again after finishing third, just 0.5 seconds behind the winner. Adam Morgan (GBR) then took centre stage in the third race, driving the Car Gods with Ciceley Motorsport #33 BMW 330i M Sport– he dominated the race with a commanding start-finish victory. BMW now tops the manufacturers’ standings with 274 points, 34 ahead of the closest rival.
BMW M2 CS Racing Winter Cup: Exciting races also between December and March.
Anticipation is building ahead of winter; the BMW M2 CS Racing Winter Cup will ensure that racing fans around the world will not have to miss out on thrilling races between December and March. The four race weekends in the GT Winter Series will feature a total of eight races, each lasting 25 minutes, all of which will take place on the sun-soaked circuits of Portugal and Spain. Participants can choose whether to bring their own car and team, or whether to compete for one of the BMW M Motorsport teams. The 'Endless Summer' series of tracks days also gives interested customers and fans the opportunity to get out on the track and gain some experience themselves.
16th/17th December 2021 – Portimão (POR)
15th/16th January 2022 – Estoril (POR)
12th/13th February 2022 – Jerez de la Frontera (ESP)
12th/13th March 2022 – Barcelona (ESP) (tbc)
More information: https://bmw-m2-wintercup.com/