16.02.2021: Walkenhorst Motorsport is getting concerned within the DTM. Within the course of, the crew from Melle close to Osnabrück in Germany will probably be working the profitable BMW M6 GT3.

Walkenhorst Motorsport is getting concerned within the DTM. Within the course of, the crew from Melle close to Osnabrück in Germany will probably be working the profitable BMW M6 GT3. Within the upcoming season, the long-standing sequence will probably be run with GT3 sports activities vehicles for the primary time. The calendar contains eight race weekends, 4 in Germany and 4 in close by
European nations.

The season will get underway within the royal park of Monza in Italy in mid-June (18-20). Beforehand, pre-season exams have been scheduled at Hockenheim and the DEKRA Lausitzring. All of the races of the globally acknowledged DTM will probably be broadcast stay by German TV station SAT.1 and on the streaming platform DTM Grid.

“We’re delighted to announce our involvement within the DTM. As a crew, we’ve labored very exhausting to show the DTM venture into actuality,” crew supervisor Niclas Königbauer says. “After our worldwide achievements up to now years, graduating into the high-class DTM is a logical step to broaden our involvement in GT3 racing. It’s our purpose to compete on the highest stage in motorsport, so in consequence, it was clear to us that the DTM is the place to be.”

Within the course of, Walkenhorst Motorsport can profit from the expertise from the previous season throughout which the crew ran a pair of BMW M4 GTs within the DTM Trophy. “Throughout the races within the junior class, we bought to know and respect the DTM platform and have established many contacts. That was extremely priceless to us,” Königbauer provides. “Presently, we’re planning a double programme and are engaged on repeating our dedication within the DTM Trophy as now, optimum synergies have been created for groups on the DTM platform.”

The corporate led by crew principal Henry Walkenhorst with eight BMW dealerships stands for 60 years of automotive ardour and for the fascination of motorsport. The crew grew to become concerned in motorsport in 2009 and Walkenhorst has already been buying expertise within the class of the highly effective GT3 sports activities vehicles since 2013.

The crew from Decrease Saxony had its greatest achievements with the BMW M6 GT3, for example the victory within the 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (Belgium) in 2018. In 2020, Walkenhorst got here out on prime within the year-end GT3 standings (Pace Trophy SP9/GT3) within the Nürburgring Endurance Sequence (NLS, previously generally known as VLN) and gained the 24h qualification race on the Nürburgring.

The crew additionally holds the unofficial lap document for GT3 vehicles on the legendary Nordschleife. Excellent within the 2020 season had been the achievements within the Intercontinental GT Problem (IGTC).

At Indianapolis, Walkenhorst even celebrated a 1-2 win with the BMW M6 GT3 and was additionally victorious within the season-ending 9-hour race at Kyalami in South Africa, former DTM driver Augusto Farfus (Brazil) and Nicky Catsburg (Netherlands) securing the drivers’ title in consequence.

 

In 2021, Walkenhorst Motorsport will probably be working the BMW M6 GT3, powered by a V8 turbo engine with a capability of 4.4 litres. “The BMW M6 GT3 is a extremely matured race automobile with which we’ve had lots of expertise and plenty of achievements through the years. We’re satisfied that we will be profitable with the M6 in opposition to the sturdy opposition within the DTM as nicely,” Niclas Königbauer says.

 

 

Niclas Königbauer – pictures Marc Hilger AutoMobilSport.com

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