On the third race weekend of the season, at Spielberg (AUT), Mikkel Jensen (DEN) and Timo Scheider (GER) claimed second place in Saturday’s race, driving the #42 BMW M6 GT3. Dennis Marschall (GER) and Victor Bouveng (SWE) were close behind in the #43 BMW M6 GT3. The BMW M6 GT3 had already hinted at its potential during qualifying at the Red Bull Ring when BMW Motorsport Juniors Jensen and Marschall laid the foundations for success, securing second and fourth positions. Second place overall also meant that Jensen claimed victory in the Junior standings. “I am delighted with second overall on Saturday,” said Jensen. “I think that was the best we could have achieved. However, I am really happy for the whole team, as everyone did a fantastic job and more than earned the two podium finishes.”
Like Jensen, Marschall is competing in the ADAC GT Masters for the first time this season and third place represented his best result to date. “The first two race weekends didn’t go too well for us, so I am even more pleased with the third place on Saturday,” said Marschall. “That is a really good result, not just for me but for the whole team. The second half of the race seemed to last an eternity so we were massively relieved when Victor crossed the finishing line.”
The Scheider/Jensen duo also put on an impressive display in the second race on Sunday. Having started the race from 13th position, Scheider’s chase in the rain saw him climb to fifth before handing over the cockpit to Jensen. The Danish driver gained one more position but a retrospective penalty was applied after the race to push them back to tenth overall. The Bouveng/Marschall duo finished 28th on Sunday.
Also competing at Spielbergwas the MRS GT Racing team’s #14 BMW M6 GT3. After some bad luck in Saturday’s race saw them finish 33rd, Jens Klingmann (GER) and local hero Christopher Zöchling (AUT) crossed the line in seventh position on Sunday. The fourth race weekend in the ADAC GT Masters takes place from 3rd to 5th August at the Nürburgring (DE).