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12/03/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 12/03/2021 07:03

BMW M Sports Trophy: BMW M Motorsport honours the most successful private teams and drivers of the 2021 season.

Munich. At the end of the season, BMW M Motorsport honours the most successful drivers and teams for their performances in recent months with the BMW M Sports Trophy awards. Victory in this year's Drivers Competition went to American Sean Quinlan. He enjoyed many successes at the wheel of the BMW M4 GT4 in GT4 America and GT America. In the Team Competition, FK Performance Motorsport took first place, courtesy of its title wins in the DTM Trophy and the Nürburgring Endurance Series. Furthermore, selected drivers were given the opportunity to join BMW M Motorsport in Almeria (ESP) this week for a test.

"Even though the current pandemic situation is once again preventing us from celebrating our traditional end-of-season event together with the private BMW M Motorsport drivers and teams, we will obviously not miss out on honouring the winners of this season's BMW M Sports Trophy," said Jonas Krauss, Sales Head of Motorsport. "Through their success in BMW M Motorsport cars, drivers and teams catch the eye all over the world, making them outstanding ambassadors for the BMW brand. Congratulations to Sean Quinlan and FK Performance Motorsport, who have won the BMW M Sports Trophy Driver and Team Competitions for the first time. A glance at the winners list for both competitions shows emphatically just how international the BMW M Sports Trophy is."

Quinlan scored points towards the Drivers Competition at the wheel of the BMW M4 GT4 mostly in the GT4 class of GT America and the Pro-Am class of GT4 America. In GT America, he took six class victories and was second overall. In GT4 America, he claimed one race win in the Pro-Am class and a further four podiums, finishing third in the Drivers' Championship. "It is a great honour for me to win the Driver Competition," said Quinlan. "The BMW M Sports Trophy was a big thing for us this year, and we kept an eye on the points to see whether we might achieve a top result. I had more joy than expected in GT America, in particular. Thank you to BMW M Motorsport for the fantastic support throughout the entire season. I am already really looking forward to next season, in which we will start in the IMSA series."

Second and third places went to the champions in ADAC GT4 Germany and the DTM Trophy, Michael Schrey (GER) and Ben Green (GBR). Gabriele Piana (ITA), winner of the BMW M Sports Trophy Drivers Competition for the past two years and ADAC GT4 Germany champion alongside Schrey in a BMW M4 GT4 in 2021, finished fourth this year.

In the Team Competition, there was no beating FK Performance Motorsport. The team can look back on an outstanding season. In the DTM Trophy, both the Team and the Driver title, courtesy of Ben Green, went the way of FK Performance Motorsport. The team achieved the same feat in the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS, which was held within the Nürburgring Endurance Series. The two team principals, Martin Kaemena and Fabian Finck, are responsible for this success. "For everyone in our team, being recognised as the best private BMW M Motorsport team in the world is a fantastic reward for all the hard work," said Kaemena. Finck added: "Our team has done an outstanding job this season. As well as everything we do to create a good atmosphere within the team, the sporting success is obviously the biggest motivation. As such, it is great that there is such a strong manufacturer involvement as the BMW M Sports Trophy. The intensity, with which BMW M Motorsport supports its private teams within the framework of this competition, is unique at this moment in time."

BMW M Motorsport attends test in Almeria with selected drivers.

Last week, selected drivers were given the opportunity to show what they are capable of at the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3, under the watchful eyes of BMW M Motorsport engineers and BMW works driver Philipp Eng (AUT). This opportunity was primarily offered to those drivers who had caught the eye with impressive performances in various BMW M Motorsport cars. The drivers in action in Almeria, Spain, were Robby Foley (USA), Ben Green, Benjamin Lessennes (BEL), Thomas Neubauer (FRA), David Pittard (GBR), Ben Tuck (GBR) and Marius Zug (GER).

The top 25 in the BMW M Sports Trophy Drivers Competition:

Pos.

Driver

Nat.

Pos.

Driver

Nat.

1

Sean Quinlan

USA

14

Theo Oeverhaus

GER

2

Michael Schrey

GER

15

Ranko Mijatovic

SUI

3

Ben Green

GBR

15

Christian Konnerth

GER

4

Gabriele Piana

ITA

17

Gregory Liefooghe

USA

5

Danny Brink

GER

18

Chandler Hull

USA

6

Robby Foley

USA

19

Yann Zimmer

SUI

7

Christopher Rink

GER

20

Gustavo Sandrucci

ITA

8

Philipp Leisen

GER

21

Will Burns

GBR

9

Philipp Stahlschmidt

GER

21

Gus Burton

GBR

10

Daniel Zils

GER

23

John Capresto-Dubets

USA

11

Tom Capizzi

USA

24

Steven Palette

FRA

12

Paolo Meloni

SMR

25

James Walker

GBR

12

Massimiliano Tresoldi

ITA

The top 10 in the BMW M Sports Trophy Team Competition:

Pos.

Team

Pos.

Team

1

FK Performance Motorsport

6

Auto Technic Racing

2

Walkenhorst Motorsport

7

Turner Motorsport

3

Adrenalin Motorsport

8

BimmerWorld Racing

4

Hofor Racing

9

Team AVIA Sorg Rennsport

5

Stephen Cameron Racing

10

Borusan Otomotiv Motorsport