BMW Juniors Max Hesse, Dan Harper, and Neil Verhagen in the #44 M6 GT3 finished third in the penultimate round of the Nürburgring Endurance Series on September 25. The Juniors’ finish was their fourth on the podium in the series this season, following wins in rounds four and five and a second-place finish in round seven.
The M4 GT3 ran again in the SP-X class, with Augusto Farfus and Philipp Eng at the controls. As SP-X cars start behind the field of SP9 cars, they had to carve their way through the pack over the course of the four-hour race. They finished fifth overall in a trouble-free race for the new car.
Mike Krack, head of BMW Motorsport, said “It has been a great and for us an entirely positive day of racing in the Eifel mountains. It started with the fact that spectators were again allowed onto the starting grid. That made the atmosphere very special. The race itself once again went smoothly. Our BMW Juniors Neil, Dan, and Max put in another great performance, and Max’s fight for second place in the final laps was really breathtaking. It didn’t quite work out, but third place is another great result. Also Philipp’s and Augusto’s race in the new BMW M4 GT3 was fantastic. Both once again confirmed that the handling and performance of the new car are excellent. The BMW M4 GT3 is fast and easy to drive. Overall, the race went trouble-free for us from A to Z. I would like to thank the entire development team, BMW Team RMG, the drivers and everyone involved in the project for their great work.”
The NLS season finale will be run on October 9.—Brian Morgan
[Photos courtesy BMW Motorsport.]