24h Portimão: Successful test appearance for the new BMW M4 GT4

24h Portimão: Successful test appearance for the new BMW M4 GT4

12.07.2022: The BMW Junior Team headed to Portugal at the weekend to subject the new BMW M4 GT4 to an endurance test at the 24H Series race. Dan Harper (GBR), Max Hesse (GER) and Neil Verhagen (USA) competed in the maiden 24-hour race with the car at Portimão,

The BMW Junior Team headed to Portugal at the weekend to subject the new BMW M4 GT4 to an endurance test at the 24H Series race.

 

Dan Harper (GBR), Max Hesse (GER) and Neil Verhagen (USA) competed in the maiden 24-hour race with the car at Portimão, sharing the cockpit with Jörg Weidinger (GER), test and development driver for BMW M GmbH.


The BMW M4 GT4, which will be battling for wins and titles around the world in the hands of BMW M Motorsport teams and drivers in the 2023 season, crossed the line after 638 laps in the extreme heat to successfully conclude the test.


“The heat was a real challenge for us drivers, but great preparation for the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps that is coming up for us next,” said Harper.

 

“That was the first real endurance test for the new BMW M4 GT4 and I am still impressed with the car. Overall, it worked really well over 24 hours and we managed to chalk up a lot of kilometres of testing. It is normal for there to still be occasional problems in the test phase, but all things considered the race was a success.”

 


- Andrea Schwab, photos Creventic


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12.07.2022 / MaP

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