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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.
Nürburgring 24 Hours: BMW M Motorsport teams celebrate six class wins.
The BMW M Motorsport family enjoyed success at this year’s 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (GER) in addition to the second place for the #98 ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3 in the overall standings. The BMW M Motorsport teams also celebrated six class wins.
This includes Adrenalin Motorsport Team Alzner Automotive, who finished first in two categories. Einar Thorsen (NOR), Charles Oakes (LUX), Rudi Speich and Roland Waschkau (both GER) won the CUP5 class in the #242 BMW M2 CS Racing. Their team-mates Herwarth Wartenberg, Thomas Adelt, Simon Klemund (all GER) and David Drinkwater (GBR) won the BMW M240i class in the #231 BMW M240i Racing.
FK Performance Motorsport took the win in the V2T class. The #159 BMW 330i had Christian Konnerth, Moritz Oberheim (both GER), Ranko Mijatovic and Miklas Born (both SUI) at the wheel. Carsten Meurer, Volker Schackmann and Klaus Müller (all GER) won the SP4 class in the #325 BMW 325i. In the V4 class, Florian Quante, Jürgen Huber, Oliver Frisse and Simon Sagmeister (all GER) secured first place in the #151 BMW E90 325. Victory in the SP6 class went to the #81 BMW M3 CSL of Hofor Racing, with Martin Kroll, Michael Kroll, Chantal Prinz (all SUI) and Gustav Engljähringer (AUT) at the wheel. In addition, the Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport team finished in P2 with the BMW M4 GT4 in the hotly contested SP10 class. Michael Schrey (GER), Michael Fischer (AUT), Gabriele Piana (ITA) and Stefan Landmann (GER) took it in turns at the wheel of car #70.
Fanatec GT World Challenge America: Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 on the podium in Virginia.
Turner Motorsport stay on the road to success with the #96 BMW M6 GT3 in North America. The team was in action in the Fanatec GT World Challenge America powered by AWS at the VIRginia International Raceway (USA) at the weekend. Robby Foley (USA) and Michael Dinan (USA) shared the cockpit of the #96 car. The duo bagged another podium for the BMW M6 GT3 with second place overall in the first race on Saturday. Foley/Dinan crossed the finish line in P6 in the second race on Sunday, which saw them finish third in the Pro class.
GT/GT4/TC America: BMW M Motorsport teams collect winner’s trophies in Virginia.
The GT America, GT4 America and TC America also stopped off at the VIRginia International Raceway at the weekend – and the BMW M Motorsport teams added more winner’s trophies to their collections. Sean Quinlan (USA) was unbeatable in the GT4 class of GT America. He secured the class win with the #119 BMW M4 GT4 of Stephen Cameron Racing in both races.
In GT4 America, Quinlan shared the cockpit of the #119 BMW M4 GT4 with Greg Liefooghe (USA). The duo finished the first of the two races in a superb third place overall (second place in the Pro/Am class). In the Silver class of GT4 America, Stevan McAleer (GBR) and Toby Grahovec (USA) finished in P2 in the #11 BMW M4 GT4 of Classic BMW, followed by Tim Barber and Cole Ciraulo (both USA) in the #22 BMW M4 GT4 of CCR Racing/Team TFB in third place. In race two, the BMW drivers clinched all the spots on the podium for the Silver class: McAleer/Grahovec won ahead of Barber/Ciraulo, third place went to Jon Miller and Chandler Hull (both USA) in the #94 BMW M4 GT4 of BimmerWorld Racing.
The BMW teams were the measure of all things in the TC America, finishing in P1 to P7 and P1 to P8 in the overall standings of the two races. The top positions went to the teams in the TCX class with the BMW M2 CS Racing. Jacob Ruud (USA) was unbeatable once again in the #81 car of Classic BMW, winning both races. Second place went to Steve Streimer (USA) in the #30 BMW M2 CS Racing of Hard Motorsport both times. P3 on the podium was bagged by Chris Walsh (USA) in the #104 of AOA Racing in race one, in the second race it was Samantha Tan (CAN) in the #438 BMW M2 CS Racing of ST Racing who finished third. In the TC class, the Auto Technic Racing team took the win and P2 in both races with the BMW M240i Racing. Austen Smith (USA) won both races with the #51, team-mate Tom Capizzi (USA) finished in P2 in the #52 both times.
Italian GT: Podium for the BMW M4 GT4 at Misano.
The Italian GT Championship was at Misano with the Sprint Cup at the weekend. Nicola Neri and Giuseppe Fascicolo (both ITA) finished on the podium in the #215 BMW M4 GT4 of BMW Team Italia. They finished the first of the two races in P2 in the GT4 AM class. The duo retired in the second race. Their team-mates Stefano Comandini (ITA) and Marius Zug (GER) finished in P7 and P4 in the GT3 Pro class with the #7 BMW M6 GT3.
BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy: Thrilling races in round two of the season at Misano.
The new BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy held its second event of the 2021 season at Misano, Italy at the weekend. The competitors staged two exciting races once again. In race one, not even a second separated the top three finishers. Victory went to Gustavo Sandrucci (ITA) in the #16 BMW M2 CS Racing. Marco Pellegrini Anatralla (ITA / #67) crossed the finish line in P2 just 0.898 seconds behind him. In P3, trailing by not even a tenth of a second, was Filippo Maria Zanin (ITA) in car #19. In race two, Lorenzo Marcucci (ITA / #7) took the win, while Zanin prevailed in a hotly contested battle for second place with Kevin Giacon (ITA / #1). Giacon, who only narrowly finished behind the top 3 in P4 in race one, took the third spot on the podium this time around.
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