Six M6 GT3s run by four different teams will be gunning for the twentieth overall win for BMW in the Nürburgring 24-hour race on June 22-23.
Rowe Racing and Walkenhorst Motorsport are each entering two BMW M6 GT3s, while BMW Team Schnitzer and Falken Motorsports are each competing with one car.
BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt says, “The 20th overall win at the Nürburgring 24-hour race is one of our major objectives this endurance season. We have come close in recent years but always seemed to need a little bit more luck. So, one could say that we have a score to settle with the ‘Green Hell’. The BMW M6 GT3 has already proved on more than one occasion that it can win 24-hour races. That is also true for our teams. We are aiming for victory, even if you can never predict the outcome of a 24-hour race, particularly on the Nordschleife. But you can ensure that you prepare as best you can—and that is what we have done. All our drivers have participated as often as possible in the preparation races. Also our IMSA drivers from the USA have traveled to the Nordschleife for this. There are, however, also factors that we cannot influence. We, our BMW teams and drivers are looking forward to taking on the ‘Green Hell’ challenge again.”
Driver lineups for the six cars are as follows:
Rowe Racing, #98 BMW M6 GT3: Philipp Eng, Connor De Phillippi, Tom Blomqvist, Mikkel Jensen
Rowe Racing, #99 BMW M6 GT3: Nick Catsburg, John Edwards, Jesse Krohn, Marco Wittmann
BMW Team Schnitzer, #42 BMW M6 GT3: Augusto Farfus, Timo Scheider, Martin Tomczyk, Sheldon van der Linde
Walkenhorst Motorsport, #100 BMW M6 GT3: Henry Walkenhorst, Andreas Ziegler, Jörn Schmidt-Staade, Jordan Tresson
Walkenhorst Motorsport, #101 BMW M6 GT3: Nick Yelloly, Christian Krognes, David Pittard, Lucas Ordonez
Falken Motorsports, #33 BMW M6 GT3: Jens Klingmann, Stef Dusseldorp, Peter Dumbreck
The 2019 24 Hours Nürburgring race will run on the weekend of June 22–23.—Brian Morgan
[Photo courtesy BMW Motorsport.]