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Big weekend on the BMW M6 GT3’s farewell tour – Guest appearance for the BMW M4 GT3 at Barcelona.
06.10.2021 Press Release
The BMW M6 GT3 is on its farewell tour – and this weekend features the final rounds of many top European racing series.
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Munich. The BMW M6 GT3 is on its farewell tour – and this weekend features the final rounds of many top European racing series. In the DTM, the Norisring (GER) hosts the season finale. Local favourite Marco Wittmann (GER) and Walkenhorst Motorsport will have their sights set on a successful end to a strong season with the BMW M6 GT3. In the inaugural BMW M2 Cup, the title is up for grabs in the final two races in Nuremberg (GER). Spectacular historical BMW race cars will also give a taste of what can be expected when BMW M Motorsport enters the LMDh class in 2023. At Barcelona (ESP), Walkenhorst Motorsport and Boutsen Ginion will contest the final race of this season’s Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup with their BMW M6 GT3. The new BMW M4 GT3 will also compete in a test race there. On the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER), this season’s Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS) draws to a close on Saturday. The BMW Junior Team will be battling for another race win and the title in the NLS Speed Trophy with the BMW M6 GT3.
DTM at the Norisring.
The first DTM season with GT3 cars draws to a close with two races at the iconic Norisring in Nuremberg (GER). Marco Wittmann (GER) is looking to round off a successful season with Walkenhorst Motorsport with some good results at his home event. After two wins, five podiums and two pole positions, he goes into the final round in fourth place in the Drivers’ Championship. ROWE Racing drivers Sheldon van der Linde (RSA) and Timo Glock (GER) will also have their sights set on ending the season with strong results at the Norisring.
Titles are up for grabs in the final round of the BMW M2 Cup and the DTM Trophy, in which Ben Green (GBR) goes into the final two races as the championship leader in the BMW M4 GT4 of FK Performance Motorsport. In the BMW M2 Cup, Louis Henkefend (GER) is best-positioned to win the inaugural title in the one-make cup with the BMW M2 CS Racing. He holds a 25-point lead over Fabian Kreim (GER) with two races remaining.
Another highlight of the motorsport event at the Norisring are the show runs involving some of the most spectacular and iconic BMW race cars ever to take to the track on the endurance racing scene. With these BMW M Motorsport Endurance Racing Legends, BMW Group Classic is giving a taste of what fans can expect when BMW M Motorsport enters the LMDh class from the 2023 season. Spectators can admire the following cars and watch them in action. A replica of the BMW 3.0 CSL from 1973, the 1981 BMW M1 ‘Münchner Wirte’, the BMW McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail from 1997, the BMW V12 LMR from 1999, and the 2015 BMW Z4 GT3. At the wheel of the cars will be Peter Oberndorfer (GER), Prince Leopold of Bavaria (GER), Johnny Cecotto (VEN), Timo Glock (GER), Bruno Spengler (CAN) and BMW M CEO Markus Flasch.
Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup at Barcelona.
The present and future of GT racing at BMW M Motorsport will meet at the three-hour race at ‘Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya’, the final round of the Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe Endurance Cup. Walkenhorst Motorsport competes with two BMW M6 GT3s in the Pro class. The #34 car will be driven by David Pittard, Jake Dennis and Nick Yelloly (all GBR), while Martin Tomczyk (GER), Thomas Neubauer (FRA) and Nick Catsburg (NED) share the driving duties in #35. In the Pro-Am class, Jens Klingmann, Marc Liebhauser (both GER) and Karim Ojjeh (KSA) start in the Boutsen Ginion BMW M6 GT3. The new BMW M4 GT3 will complete another important test in race conditions. BMW works drivers Philipp Eng (AUT), Augusto Farfus (BRA) and Jesse Krohn (FIN) will be in action as guest starters.
Nürburgring Endurance Series on the Nordschleife.
The BMW Junior Team has its sights set on its third win of the year in the BMW M6 GT3 at the final round of this season’s NLS. Dan Harper (GBR), Max Hesse (GER) and Neil Verhagen (USA) are also still in with a chance of winning the NLS Speed Trophy, which recognises the best GT crew of the season. The trio currently lies second with 140 points, just four off the lead. As well as a number of class victories, overall victory in the NLS is still within reach of two BMW M Motorsport drivers. Danny Brink and Philipp Leisen (both GER) can defend the title they won last year in the BMW 325i and take their place on the top step of the podium at the end of the season for the third time, having previously done so in 2018 and 2020. In the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS too, overall victory is up for grabs in individual classes in the 45th DMV Münsterlandpokal race.