Turner Motorsport’s Robby Foley finished third in the 2020 Sports Trophy standings for drivers, and BimmerWorld Racing finished third in 2020 Sports Trophy Standings for teams. The awards go the world’s most successful BMW privateer drivers and teams. Typically the ceremony is held in Munich; this year, because of the pandemic, it was broadcast on YouTube and on BMW Motorsport’s Facebook page on December 10.
First place in the driver and team standings went to repeat winner Gabriele Piana and Team Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport. Piana, a 34-year-old Italian, raced for both Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport and the RN Vision STS Racing team this season, winning in ADAC GT4 Germany, the GT4 European Series, and the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). The Switzerland-based Hofor Racing team scored thirteen podiums in the ADAC GT4 Germany, the Nürburgring Endurance Series, the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring, and in the 24H Series.
Foley, who races for Turner Motorsport in both the WeatherTech and Michelin Pilot Series, was the top placing American driver in the standings, finishing third. BimmerWorld’s James Clay, who races in both SRO, where he won the TC drivers’ title this year, and the Michelin Pilot Series, finished fifth in drivers’ points. Other U.S.-based drivers in the hunt included Classic BMW’s Toby Grahovec in eleventh, Stephen Cameron Racing’s Sean Quinlan in twelfth, BimmerWorld and Classic BMW racer Chandler Hull in sixteenth, and Hard Motorsport’s Johan Schwartz in nineteenth.
Clay’s BimmerWorld team was third in team points, Turner Motorsport was sixth, Classic BMW/Fast Track Racing was seventh, and ST Racing was tenth.—Brian Morgan
[Photo of Robby Foley courtesy Turner Motorsport, photo of BimmerWorld #82 courtesy BMW Motorsport.]