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BMW Motorsport News - Issue 14/2020.
14.09.2020 Press Release
A win and podiums for BMW M customer racing teams in the BMW M4 GT4.
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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.
DTM Trophy: Two podiums at the Nürburgring.
Rounds five and six of the DTM Trophy were held on the Nürburgring Grand Prix track (GER) as part of the DTM last weekend. Three BMW M customer racing teams were part of the action, competing with five BMW M4 GT4s in total. In the first race on Saturday, Ben Green and Ben Tuck (both GBR) made it onto the podium for FK Performance Motorsport and Walkenhorst Motorsport in second and third places. On Sunday, Green narrowly missed out on his second podium of the weekend, finishing fourth while Tuck crossed the finish line in 13th place. In the second FK Performance Motorsport BMW M4 GT4, Luke Wankmüller (GER) finished in ninth place on Saturday but was not classified on Sunday. Max Koebolt (NED) in Walkenhorst Motorsport’s second car finished in 19th and seventh place. Michael Schrey (GER) was in action for Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport and finished sixth in both races. Tuck and Green are the best-placed BMW drivers in the driver’s standings, in third and fourth place, Koebolt is in sixth.
GT4 France: Win and podium for L’Espace Bienvenue.
Ricardo van der Ende (NED) and Benjamin Lessennes (BEL) of L’Espace Bienvenue remain the measure of all things in GT4 France. The duo celebrated a win and a third place at the wheel of the BMW M4 GT4 at the second race weekend of the season at Magny-Cours (FRA), which saw them consolidate their lead in the overall standings of the Silver Cup. After van der Ende and Lessennes were forced to concede defeat in the race on Saturday, coming in third in the overall classification and second in the Silver Cup, they celebrated their fourth win at the fifth race of the season on Sunday.