BMW:BMW Motorsport News – Issue 25/2020.
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.
Italian GT: GT4 title win for BMW Team Italia.
The big winners of the season finale of the Italian GT Sprint
Championship in Vallelunga (ITA) are Francesco Guerra and Simone
Riccitelli (both ITA). The BMW Team Italia duo won the final race of
the season in their BMW M4 GT4 and this victory saw them move up into
first place in the GT4 Pro Am standings. Guerra and Riccitelli started
the race in second place in the overall rankings, but were able to
turn the tables in the final spurt and celebrate winning the title. In
the GT3 category, Marius Zug (GER) and Stefano Comandini (ITA) in the
BMW M6 GT3 finished on the podium in third place in the first of the
two sprint races in Vallelunga. They finished 13th in the
second race. In the overall rankings for GT3, Zug and Comandini are in
IGTC: Walkenhorst Motorsport with strong line-up in Kyalami.
The final endurance highlight of the year is on the
calendar for this Saturday (12th December) in South Africa.
The ‘Kyalami 9 Hour’ marks the end of the 2020 season in the
Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC). Walkenhorst Motorsport will
contest the race with two BMW M6 GT3 and a strong driver line-up.
Augusto Farfus (BRA), Nick Catsburg (NED) and Sheldon van der Linde
(RSA) will take it in turns at the wheel of the #34 car. In the BMW M6
GT3 with car number 35, the BMW works drivers Nick Yelloly (GBR) and
Martin Tomczyk (GER) will compete alongside David Pittard (GBR). After
the ‘Bathurst 12 Hour’ (AUS), the ‘Indianapolis 8 Hour’ and the
24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), Kyalami is the fourth and
final event of the 2020 IGTC season. The race gets underway at 12.00
p.m. local time on Saturday.