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Blancpain GT World Challenge America: Big BMW contingent at season-opener in Austin

Blancpain GT World Challenge America: Big BMW contingent at season-opener in Austin

03.03.2019: BMW fans at the “Circuit of The Americas” (USA) enjoyed an action-packed weekend with a host of models from the BMW M Motorsport customer racing range. Three series kicked off their seasons, as the Pirelli GT4 America and TC America series shared the bill

BMW fans at the “Circuit of The Americas” (USA) enjoyed an action-packed weekend with a host of models from the BMW M Motorsport customer racing range. Three series kicked off their seasons, as the Pirelli GT4 America and TC America series shared the bill with the Blancpain GT World Challenge America.





A contingent of 25 BMW race cars took part in the event. As well as the BMW M6 GT3, the crowds at the circuit were also able to check out the BMW M4 GT4, BMW M240i Racing and the BMW M235i Racing.

 


The TC America season opened in particularly spectacular fashion. Johan Schwartz (DNK) in the Rooster Hall Racing BMW M235i and Toby Grahovec (USA) in the BMW M240i Racing run by Classic BMW were embroiled in a thrilling battle right down to the final lap. Schwartz crossed the finish line with a slender lead of just 0.520 seconds. Grahovec came home second to make it a one-two for the BMW teams in the first race of the season.



The best-placed BMW representatives in the overall standings after round one of the Pirelli GT4 America series are Justin Raphael (USA) and Stevan McAleer (SCO), who finished tenth in the BMW M4 GT4 of Classic BMW. Henry Schmitt and Gregory Liefooghe (both USA) came home twelfth in the Stephen Cameron Racing BMW M6 GT3. The remaining races had not been completed by the editorial deadline.

 


- Ingo Lehbrink -  photo SRO

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03.03.2019 / MaP

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