BMW M Group WRT took Dubai by storm successful the 24 hour race. The BMW M4 GT3 claimed the victory just after a thrilling finish. This was the 1st gain for the BMW M4 GT3 in a 24-hour race and BMW’s initial triumph at the 24H Dubai considering the fact that Schubert Motorsport’s achievement in 2011. 3rd place for the #46 BMW M4 GT3 rounded off a thriving weekend for BMW M Staff WRT. The outing in Dubai was arranged privately by BMW M Workforce WRT, in purchase to put together for the very first formal visual appearance with BMW M Motorsport, the “Bathurst 12 Hours” (AUS) in 3 weeks.

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Guiding the wheel of the winning M4 GT3 ended up BMW M is effective motorists Jens Klingmann and Dries Vanthoor, together with Mohammed Saud Fahad Al Saud, Diego Menchaca and Jean-Baptiste Simmenauer. The #46 car or truck was driven by BMW M will work drivers Valentino Rossi, Maxime Martin and Max Hesse, alongside one another with Timothy Whale and Sean Gelael. For nine-time motorbike earth champion Rossi, it was the very first podium with WRT.

Valentino Rossi’s Very first Race

The profitable #7 M4 GT3 started off sixth on the grid but a beautifully executed racing approach had them transfer up again to the to start with place in the final half an hour of the race. The crew of the #46 car, which commenced from eighth place, also founded alone in the major 3 early in the race, however it dropped back again down the area after two and a half hours, when the car or truck spun into the crash limitations on a circuit that experienced grow to be slippery because of to liquid on the observe. Soon after a small check out-up in the garage, car #46 was in a position to rejoin the race and set about functioning its way back again by the field and onto the podium. The #14 BMW M4 GT3 run by Danish team Poulsen Motorsport was also managing well, but was then forced to retire in the closing levels.

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In the GT4 class, the new BMW M4 GT4 also enjoyed a productive commence to its debut season. Both equally autos in the starting up discipline made it on to the podium in their class. The #438 BMW M4 GT4 of Simpson Motorsport crossed the complete line in second put, ahead of Century Motorsport in third area with its new #429 BMW M4 GT4. The RHC-Jorgensen-Strom by Century group, which competed with the prior model of the BMW M4 GT4, unsuccessful to finish.