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BMW M6 GT3 wins the Intercontinental GT Challenge in Kyalami

The BMW Motorsport season comes to an cease this week, however with a foremost decide for the Bavarians. A dramatic enact to the ‘Kyalami 9 Hour’ seen Sheldon van der Linde, Cut Catsburg and Augusto Farfus emerge victorious in the #34 BMW M6 GT3 of Crew Walkenhorst Motorsport. In the #35 BMW M6 GT3, Martin Tomczyk, Cut Yelloly and David Pittard crossed the enact line in sixth convey after 9 hours. BMW accomplished the season in 2nd convey in the manufacturers’ standings.

Farfus began the flee from P3 and maintained his convey handing over the #34 BMW M6 GT3 to van der Linde. However midway into the flee, the flee car dropped to the fifth convey. The trio then managed to battle their plan wait on to 3rd convey, sooner than losing a convey all over all over again all the plan in which by the penultimate pit end. One and a half of hours sooner than the tip of the flee, heavy rain moved in over the circuit true outside Johannesburg (RSA). The #34 BMW M6 GT3 became the principle car from the main neighborhood to transfer for the pits and change to wet-weather tires. Competitors then spun out and made later pit stops as Catsburg moved into the lead around half of an hour sooner than the tip and he became ready to unfavorable the line first below Corpulent Course Yellow conditions.

Tomczyk began the flee from sixth convey in the #35 BMW M6 GT3 and obtained two positions on the principle lap. He defended fourth convey until the principle pit end, when he handed over to Yelloly. The British driver became at the delivery unable to protect up the meander, losing several locations sooner than handing over to Pittard in seventh. In the 2nd half of of the flee, the trio improved by one convey to enact in sixth convey.

The Kyalami flee marked the tip of the 2nd complete season in the Intercontinental GT Self-discipline for Walkenhorst Motorsport. The season lost one match after the cancellation of the ‘Suzuka 10 Hours’ however mild featured four patience occasions on four replacement continents. For the season-opener, Walkenhorst Motorsport headed to Australia, the put the team from Melle (GER) competed with one BMW M6 GT3 at the ‘Bathurst 12 Hour’. Farfus, Catsburg and native hero Chaz Mostert (AUS) shared riding responsibilities however had been forced to retire from the flee early after an uncomfortable collision with a kangaroo.

Issues went great better in the 2nd flee – the 8 Hours of Indianapolis (USA). Walkenhorst Motorsport produced basically the most appealing flee with the 2 BMW M6 GT3s on the legendary circuit. Catsburg, Farfus and Connor De Phillippi (USA) triumphed in the #34 BMW M6 GT3, with Pittard, Tomczyk and Yelloly following ethical at the wait on of in the #35 BMW M6 GT3 to substantiate the one-two result and delivery up the celebrations. On the third flee of the season, the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), the team continued depraved objective correct fortune identical to that in Bathurst. On the fundamental flee in the Ardennes, the 2 BMW M6 GT3s retired after two collisions. However, objective correct fortune became wait on on their aspect at the season finale in Kyalami. Victory for Catsburg and Farfus seen them prime the drivers’ championship.

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