Dubai (UEA) hosted the first important 24-hour race of the 2017 season this weekend. This year, the newest member of the BMW customer racing range took on the challenge in the desert: Schubert Motorsport tested the BMW M4 GT4, which is still in development, in race conditions for the first time. BMW works drivers Jörg Müller and Jens Klingmann, and BMW Motorsport Junior Ricky Collard (GBR) took it in turns behind the wheel. The endurance test was a resounding success – both in terms of the performance of the GT4 car as well as its reliability.
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24 hours of Dubai: One-two result for Sorg Rennsport.
In addition to the new BMW M4 GT4, ten other BMW race cars were in the starting line-up at the 24-hour race in Dubai. In the BMW M235i Racing Cup class, the Sorg Rennsport team celebrated a one-two result on the 5.390-kilometre track. The victorious number 151 BMW M235i Racing was driven by Stephan Epp, Christian Andreas Franz, Heiko Eichenberg (all GER), as well as Michael Hollerweger (AUT) and Oskar Sandberg (NOR). Ahmed Al Melaihi (ARE), Jesus Diez, José Manuel de los Milagros (both ESP), George Richardson (GBR) and Shawn Peh (SGP) took it in turns behind the wheel of the second-placed car.
Third place went to Hermann Bock, Rainer Partl and Max Partl (all GER) in the Bonk Motorsport BMW M235i Racing.