SUCCESS FOR BMW TEAM SCHNITZER AT ADAC GT MASTERS OPENER.
BMW group17 Apr 2018
BMW works driver Timo Scheider (GER) and BMW Motorsport Junior Mikkel Jensen (DEN) are delighted to have started the 2018 season of the ADAC GT Masters with a podium finish. It was the first ever race weekend in the GT series with a top-class field for two-time DTM champion Scheider and the talented youngster Jensen.
From left to right: Mikkel Jensen (DEN), Timo Scheider (GER), Victor Bouveng (SWE) and Dennis Marschall (GER)
The BMW Team Schnitzer duo, who are competing with two BMW M6 GT3s, crossed the line in fourth place in the race on Saturday in Oschersleben (GER). However, as fate would have it, the Lamborghini that finished ahead of them was later excluded from the classification after scrutineering, meaning that the Schnitzer duo moved up a place and celebrated third place on their maiden ADAC GT Masters appearance. They finished 16th in the second race on Sunday.
In the #43 BMW M3 GT3 car, BMW Motorsport Junior Dennis Marschall (GER) and Victor Bouveng (SWE), who was part of the BMW Motorsport Junior programme in 2015, finished in 16th place on Saturday and finished the second race in 20th place. Jens Klingmann (GER) and Christopher Zöchling (AUT) in the #14 MRS GT-Racing BMW M6 GT3 finished in 34th and 19th place.
Jens Klingmann (GER) and Christopher Zöchling (AUT) manned the #14 BMW M3 GT3 car
Timo Scheider (#42 BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer, 3rd & 16th place):
“I’m really looking forward to my first full season with BMW and in the ADAC GT Masters. We got off to a great start with third place in the first race. That’s what you want, since it makes the rest of the year a little bit easier from a sporting perspective. BMW is doing a great job with the Junior programme.”
Mikkel Jensen (#42 BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer, 3rd and 16th place):
“I didn’t expect to finish on the podium on my debut. I felt we were more the underdogs, so the result is a great success and I am delighted with it. My goal is to repeat the success at the opener and if we are able to fight for the title, that would be fantastic.”
Dennis Marschall (#43 BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer, 16th & 20th place):
“I have never experienced professionalism like there is at BMW Team Schnitzer, everything is discussed in detail both before and after the session. There is a top-class field in the ADAC GT Masters this year. You can’t afford to make a single mistake, you often have only one chance to put in a quick lap and you have to make use of it.”
Victor Bouveng (#43 BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer, 16th & 20th place):
“It is great fun to be at a race weekend and know that you will be working with a team as top class as Schnitzer. The engineers and mechanics – everything is the best. I was the best BMW driver in qualifying on Sunday and had a few great duels on the track. I’m really looking forward to the rest of the season.”
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