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BMW Motorsport News - Issue 29/2019.
30.09.2019 Press Release
Michael Schrey and Thomas Jäger make a strong recovery performance with second place in the ADAC GT4 Germany – podium for BMW M4 GT4 at Karlskoga.
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ADAC GT4 Germany: Schrey/Jäger in second place thanks to a strong recovery performance.
From 18th to second place: Michael Schrey (GER) and Thomas
Jäger (AUT) celebrated a podium finish thanks to a strong recovery
performance in Sunday’s ADAC GT4 Germany race at the Nürburgring
(GER). Having started the race from 18th position, the duo
in the Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport team #2 BMW M4 GT4 battled the
extremely difficult conditions and a wet surface on their way to
claiming second place. The two had finished the previous day’s race in
eleventh place. Gabriele Piana (ITA) and Marius Zug (GER) had
travelled to the Eifel region as championship leaders before
overcoming a drive-through penalty to secure seventh place in the #7
BMW M4 GT4 of RN Vision STS team. In the second race, Piana was forced
to retire early due to an accident after a few laps. A total of six
BMW M4 GT4s were in action on the fourth GT4 Germany race weekend. The
GT4 Germany continues from 13th to 15th
September at Hockenheim (GER).
ADAC GT Masters: Sylvest celebrates podium finish in Junior championship.
BMW Motorsport works driver Jens Klingmann (GER) and Nicolai Sylvest
(DEN) achieved a top ten finish at the Nürburgring (GER) on the fifth
race weekend in the ADAC GT Masters. After a strong sixth-place finish
in qualifying, the duo from the MRS GT-Racing team finished tenth in
Saturday’s race with the #14 BMW M6 GT3. This finish equated to third
place in the Junior championship. They were forced to retire early
from Sunday’s event. The next race weekend in the ADAC GT Masters
takes place from 13th to 15th September at
GT4 Scandinavia: Podium finish for the BMW M4 GT4.
BMW once again had reason to celebrate on the fourth GT4 Scandinavia
race weekend. At the Gelleråsen Arena, Karlskoga (SWE), Alfred Nilsson
and Joakim Walde (both SWE) finished third in the #98 BMW M4 GT4 from
the Lestrup Racing team to reach the podium. The previous day, the duo
had finished the first race in ninth place. In the #97 BMW M4 GT4,
Oliver Söderström and Robert Serwanski (both SWE) from the Förenade
Bil team finished in fifth place before retiring early from Sunday's
race. However, the duo remains at the top of the Pro-Am standings
ahead of the fifth race weekend of the season on 13th and
14th September at Rudskogen (NOR).
BTCC: Oliphant just misses out on podium – Turkington maintains overall lead.
Tom Oliphant just missed out on a podium finish at the seventh race weekend in the British Touring Car Championship (BTCC) at Thruxton (GBR). Oliphant drove the #15 BMW 330i M Sport from West Surrey Racing to fifth place in the first race, and fourth place in the second race. He had to be content with seventh place in the final race. Championship leader Colin Turkington (GBR) finished the first and third races in 13th place in the #1 BMW 330i M Sport, and crossed the line in ninth position in the second race. Turkington’s closest rival in the race for the title, Andrew Jordan, was also competing in a BMW 330i M Sport. The British driver crossed the finish line in 12th place in the first race, completed the second race in seventh position and then finished the final race in tenth. These results saw Turkington maintain his lead in the overall standings and he will travel to the next race weekend 30 points ahead of Jordan. That will take place on 14th and 15th September at Knockhill (GBR).