BMW M4 GT3s Shine: Top Six Finish at Nürburgring

This weekend, BMW M Motorsport teams like ROWE Racing and RMG showcased their technical prowess and strategic insight. They excelled at the Nürburgring 24h Qualifiers. These races serve as essential preparation for the 24 Hours of Nürburgring. They allow teams to perfect their BMW M4 GT3s in competition. The teams aimed to fine-tune vehicle setups, test tyre performance, and incorporate driver feedback into their race strategies.

BMW M4 GT3s Shine: Top Six Finish at Nürburgring
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During the weekend’s highlight, the 4-hour race on Sunday, ROWE Racing’s #98 BMW M4 GT3 clinched an impressive second place. Raffaele Marciello, Maxime Martin, and Marco Wittmann expertly managed the car. They focused their strategy on aerodynamic stability and efficient fuel management, which are critical to their high performance. Meanwhile, the sister car, #99, and BMW M Team RMG’s #72 vehicle also showed strong performances. They finished fourth and sixth, respectively. These results came from precise adjustments to suspension settings and brake balance.

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Saturday’s races brought challenges but also yielded invaluable data. The #98 car retired early due to a collision, prompting the team to focus on vehicle resilience and recovery strategies. Notably, newcomers Charles Weerts and Raffaele Marciello seized this opportunity to familiarize themselves with the BMW M4 GT3’s handling. They navigated one of the world’s most challenging circuits, gaining crucial insights. They specifically explored how the car’s advanced traction control systems interact with the newly introduced tyre compounds.

Team principals Hans-Peter Naundorf of ROWE Racing and Stefan Reinhold of RMG reflected on the weekend’s technical adjustments. They optimised the BMW M4 GT3’s chassis dynamics and powertrain efficiency. These changes were crucial for meeting the demands of endurance racing. The adjustments helped overcome track adversities, ensuring consistently high vehicle performance.

Looking ahead to the 24 Hours of Nürburgring, the BMW teams are well-prepared. They plan to leverage their technical enhancements and strategic insights. The weekend’s races sharpened their operational tactics and confirmed their readiness for one of motorsport’s toughest challenges. With seasoned expertise and innovative engineering, BMW M Motorsport is poised for success at the upcoming endurance showdown.

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