BMW Motorsport and BMW Team Schnitzer will, in addition to collaborating closely at race appearances, primarily work on car development together in the 2020 season. The team from Freilassing (GER) will take on a key role in development and testing with the new BMW M4 GT3. Herbert Schnitzer junior’s team will also contest races at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER) with the BMW M6 GT3.
The BMW M4 GT3 will be the new number one car in the BMW M Motorsport customer programme. As of the 2022 season, privateers and privateer teams around the world will be able to battle for victories and titles with new GT3 model. During the course of the upcoming 2020 season, initial test drives with the new BMW M4 GT3 are planned for the racetrack as part of the development stage.
BMW Team Schnitzer’s programme also includes race outings with the BMW M6 GT3 at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife for 2020, where the team will contest the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS / previously VLN) as well as the 24-hour race.
“We are delighted to be able to build on BMW Team Schnitzer’s experience in the upcoming racetrack development and testing of our new flagship GT car, the BMW M4 GT3” said BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “As part of the project, the team will oversee the test drives with the new race car and will provide valuable feedback for the further development steps. At the same time, BMW Team Schnitzer will be in racing action in their ‘home from home’ at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. We are confident that the team will enjoy success there with the BMW M6 GT3.”
Team principal Herbert Schnitzer jr. added: “One aspect is the development and testing with the new BMW M4 GT3, another is the race appearances with the BMW M6 GT3 at the Nordschleife – our team has an exciting and diverse programme for the 2020 season. It’s great that BMW Motorsport is entrusting us with working with the new GT3 car, and we will give everything to play our part in successful development. The BMW M4 GT3 project is very close to our heart and we are looking forward to working closely with BMW Motorsport in development and on the test track. We are also really looking forward to the races at the ‘Green Hell’ already. The Nürburgring-Nordschleife is closely linked with BMW Team Schnitzer history and it goes without saying that we would like to expand on our success record there.”
The 2020 season of the Nürburgring Endurance Series gets underway on 21st March. The 24-hour race will be held on 23rd/24th May 2020.