BMW:BMW M Motorsport News, 23rd November 2021.
24 Hours of Sebring: ST Racing claims multiple titles in the
The 2021 season of the 24H Series drew to a close at the weekend with
the 24-hour race at Sebring (USA). The ST Racing team’s first year in
endurance racing proved to be an extremely successful one. The trio of
Samantha Tan (CAN), Chandler Hull and Jon Miller (both USA) won three
of the eight races in the GT4 class at the wheel of the BMW M4 GT4.
Tan, Hull and Chandler competed alongside Nick Wittmer (CAN) and
Bryson Morris (USA) at the 24 Hours of Sebring. They finished second
in the class, which was enough to earn ST Racing no fewer than six
titles in the 24H Series. The team won the Overall GT Teams and the
GT4 class Teams classifications. Tan, Hull and Miller were crowned
Overall GT Drivers and GT4 class Drivers champions, while Tan picked
up the titles in the GT4 Drivers GT Junior Cup and the GT Ladies Cup.
“We owe each and every member of our team a massive thank you for
consistently working hard and putting in their best effort throughout
the season to make it all happen,” Tan said. “It definitely wasn’t
easy and we had our fair share of disappointments, but we never gave
up and thankfully it all paid off in the end. Thank you also to BMW M
Motorsport and our partners.” Next season, ST Racing will compete in
the GT3 class, in which it will run the new BMW M4 GT3.
Another BMW M Motorsport team raced in the 24 Hours of Sebring with
the BMW M4 GT4, in the form of Team ACP – Tanger Associates. They also
made it onto the podium. Catesby Jones, Jim Norman, Josh Norman and
Ken Goldberg (all USA) finished third in the GT4 class.
Macau: BMW M4 GT4 triumphs at the Guia Circuit.
The iconic Guia Circuit in Macau (MAC) is traditionally the venue of
spectacular street racing each November. This was the case again last
weekend, with races in various different categories. They included the
MGM Greater Bay Area GT Cup, which featured five BMW M4 GT4s fielded
by BMW M Motorsport teams from Asia, and the BMW M4 GT4 was unbeatable
at the Guia Circuit. Two races were held on Saturday and Sunday. In
both races, Shan Chien Chang (TPE) claimed dominant victories in the
#88 BMW M4 GT4 run by Harmony Racing. The TORO Racing team also
claimed a further two podium results. In race one, Cheng Zun Chen
(CHN) finished runner-up in the #34 BMW M4 GT4. His team-mate Evan Hiu
Kong Mak (HKG / #99) was third in race two.
Super Taikyu Series: Season finale with the BMW M4 GT4 at Okayama.
The Okayama International Circuit (JPN) was the venue for the final
round of the 2021 Super Taikyu Series in mid-November. Among those in
action was Japanese BMW M Motorsport team SS/YZ Racing with Studie,
who competed in the #20 BMW M4 GT4. The car was again driven by
Tomohide Yamaguchi, Seiji Ara and Yuya Sakamoto (all JPN) at Okayama.
The trio ended the three-hour race in sixth place in the strong ST-Z class.