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BMW M Motorsport News, 20th June 2022
20.06.2022 Press Release
BMW M Motorsport teams are once again in action all over the world in 2022 and challenging for race wins and titles in their respective championships. They are competing in the new BMW M4 GT3 as well as with 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 a regular overview of the race action around the world and any success enjoyed by the BMW M Motorsport teams.
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DTM Trophy: Colin Caresani wins twice at Imola.
Dutchman Colin Caresani enjoyed a dream weekend in the DTM Trophy at Imola (ITA). The Project 1 team driver, who is contesting his first season in the series, won both races at the famous “Autodromo Enzo e Dino Ferrari”. Caresani’s maiden victory came in the opening race on Saturday, only his third race in the DTM Trophy. He took the lead at the start in the #47 BMW M4 GT4 and never looked back. He then backed up that success with his second win in a row after a hard-fought and eventful second race on Sunday. After four of the season’s 14 races, Caresani shares the lead in the overall standings with Tim Heinemann (GER / Toyota). Both drivers have 69 points to their name.
There was another podium for the BMW M4 GT4 in Saturday’s opening race as Moritz Löhner (GER) came home third in the #11 car of FK Performance Motorsport. Fourth place went to Theo Oeverhaus (GER) in the #34 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M4 GT4.
GT World Challenge America: Turner Motorsport on the podium in both races in Virginia.
The GT World Challenge America was at the VIRginia International Raceway (USA) at the weekend. The Turner Motorsport team claimed a podium result in both races. Michael Dinan and Robby Foley (both USA) finished runner-up in the #96 BMW M4 GT3 in race one on Saturday. The same duo came home third in the Sunday race.
Chandler Hull and Bill Auberlen (both USA) were fourth overall in race two in the #94 BimmerWorld BMW M4 GT3. That was enough to earn them second place in the Pro-Am class. They had previously finished seventh in their class in the Saturday race. ST Racing was unable to take part in race two after a crash in the opening race.
GT4/GT/TC America: Class wins aplenty for BMW M Motorsport teams.
As well as the GT World Challenge America, the SRO race weekend at the VIRginia International Raceway (USA) also featured races in the GT4 America, GT America and TC America series. The BMW M Motorsport teams claimed multiple class victories.
In GT4 America, victory in the Pro-Am class in the first of the two races went to Tom Capizzi and John Capestro-Dubets (both USA) in the #52 BMW M4 GT4 of Auto Technic Racing. Charlie Postins and James Clay (both USA) won the Am class for BimmerWorld in the #36 BMW M4 GT4. Postins and Clay then repeated their success in race two. This time, Todd Brown and Johan Schwartz (both USA) finished runner-up in the Am class in the #80 BMW M4 GT4 of Rooster Hall Racing. Austen Smith and Zac Anderson (both USA) came home third in the Silver class for Auto Technic Racing in the #51 BMW M4 GT4. In GT America, seventh place in the GT4 class for Marko Radisic (SRB) was the best result by a BMW driver. Radisic was at the wheel of the #22 BMW M4 GT4 run by SRQ Motorsport.
The BMW M Motorsport teams again dominated proceedings in TC America. They ensured that the BMW M2 CS Racing occupied the top seven and eight places in the two races. Victory in race one went to Colin Garrett (USA / #44 Rooster Hall Racing), ahead of Stephen Cugliari (USA / #57 Accelerating Performance). Lucas Catania (USA / #26 Rigid Speed) completed the podium in third place. Race two was won by Jacob Ruud (USA / #1 Fast Track Racing), who was joined on the podium by Cugliari and Garrett in second and third place respectively.
GT4 Scandinavia: Podium for the BMW M4 GT4 at Fällfors.
Round two of this season’s GT4 Scandinavia took place last weekend at Fällfors (SWE). Victor Bouveng and Joakim Walde (both SWE) again finished on the podium, having opened the season in mid-May with a victory and a podium. The duo in the #98 BMW M4 GT4 of M-Bilar Racing finished runner-up in race two, having started from seventh on the grid. Bouveng and Walde came home fourth in race one, narrowly missing out on another podium.
BTCC: Stephen Jelley claims his first win of the season.
Stephen Jelley (GBR) from Team BMW claimed his first victory of the season at the fourth race weekend of the 2022 British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Oulton Park (GBR). Jelley won the last of the three races in the #12 BMW 330e M Sport. He had previously finished eleventh and twelfth in the first two races. His team-mate Colin Turkington (GBR) was third in race two in the #50 car. Turkington came home fourth in the opening race but failed to finish race three.
BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Benelux: Brace of wins for Maxime Oosten at Zolder.
Zolder (BEL) hosted round three of the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Benelux – and one man dominated the action with Dutchman Maxime Oosten winning both races. These were his third and fourth wins in a row and saw him extend his overall lead in the championship. In race one, Willem Meijer/ Lorenzo van Riet (both NED) finished second and Fred Caprasse (BEL) third to take their place alongside Oosten on the podium. In an eventful race two, the duo of Dante Rappange / Dirk Warmerdam (both NED) was second, with Berry van Elk (NED) third. There was a prominent guest starter at the wheel of the BMW M2 CS Racing in Zolder: DTM driver Esteban Muth (BEL). He was on course for a podium in race one, but had to retire after a crash in the closing stages. Muth then finished eighth in race two.