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BMW makes triumphant return to real-life racing on Nurburgring

This weekend hosted the return of race vehicles on the observe. At least in Germany, that’s. BMW was not solely a part of this ‘resurrection’ however truly received some races. The guys from Walkenhorst Motorsport had been profitable of their BMW M6 GT3, claiming a win of their class. As for the BMW M4 GT4, it was much more profitable, claiming a one-two-three end within the SP10 class.

The return to the Nurburgring Nordschleife was made attainable by a ‘comprehensive hygiene concept’ in accordance to BMW. Whatever meaning, we’re simply glad to see vehicles racing once more. The first win got here on Saturday, with the #34 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3. The racing duo of David Pittard and Mikkel Jensen truly crossed the road second however received after the Mercedes that claimed the primary spot initially was given a time penalty.

bmw makes triumphant return to real life racing on nurburgring
Nürburgring (GER), 27th June 2020. NLS Nürburgring, Round 1, #34 Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3, Christian Krognes (NOR), David Pittard (GBR), Mikkel Jensen (DEN).

“The first race after the break, and our first win – that is wonderful! It feels fantastic to be back on the Nordschleife and back in a race car,” stated Pittard. “Walkenhorst Motorsport has done a magnificent job over the winter. After my crazy first stint, Mikkel was incredibly fast and all I had to do at the end was to bring the car home in one piece. We are delighted.”

BMW works drivers Philipp Eng and Nick Catsburg shared the cockpit of the #99 ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3 and completed fifth.

Read Also: Report: BMW M6 GT3 to get replaced with upcoming M4 GT3

The BMW M4 GT4 fared even higher. Bonk Motorsport and its drivers, Michael Schrey, Michael Fischer and Gabriele Piana completed first within the #192 BMW M4 GT4 adopted by #1 BMW M4 GT4, run by Pixum CFN Team Adrenalin Motorsport. The third place on the rostrum was taken by FK Performance Motorsport within the #169 BMW M4 GT4 automotive.

BMW Junior Team, with Neil Verhagen, Dan Harper and Max Hesse, additionally began the NLS season within the BMW M240i Racing within the SP8T class. The trio was struck by misfortune nonetheless, and was pressured to retire with a technical concern early within the race. In whole, BMW groups claimed seven class victories in varied BMW race vehicles.

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