march 17, 2019 - BMW Motorsport

BMW M6 GT3 triumphs at China GT Championship season-opener

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Three questions for... BMW Motorsport Director #jensmarquardt.

The heart of international GT #racing was beating at Sebring (USA) this weekend. The FIA World #endurance Championship (WEC) and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship paid a visit to the historic circuit in Florida. In action were four BMW M8 GTEs and cars from the BMW Motorsport customer #racing product range. The highlight was second place for BMW Team MTEK on Friday. In this interview, BMW Motorsport Director #jensmarquardt talks about the ‘BMW M Motorsport Super Weekend’.

Mr. Marquardt, what conclusions did you draw from the full race schedule at Sebring?

Jens Marquardt: “We experienced a real ‘BMW M Motorsport Super Weekend’ at Sebring. The atmosphere throughout the entire weekend was excellent – and we were able to record some good results to thank the many BMW fans at the circuit for their great support. Second place in the WEC and only just missing out on the podium in the IMSA Series show that we are very competitive with the BMW M8 GTE, as did our triumph at Daytona. We also secured a podium finish for the BMW M4 GT4 in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. In sporting terms, I am more than happy with this weekend.”

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