27 January 2020

BMW M6 GT3 on world tour with the Intercontinental GT Challenge

Following the season-opener at Bathurst, Walkenhorst Motorsport will contest the remaining rounds of the Intercontinental GT Challenge season with two M6 GT3s with BMW works drivers Martin Tomczyk and Nick Yelloly.

The second race after the Australian round is scheduled to be the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps at the end of July with further races to follow at Suzuka, Indianapolis and Kyalami.

Jens Marquardt, BMW Group Motorsport Director

“The International GT Challenge is one of the most important GT race series in the world, so it is a logical step for us to also contest the 2020 season of this series with the BMW M6 GT3. With Walkenhorst Motorsport, we are backing a race team with a wealth of experience which, with successes such as the 2018 victory at the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps and second place at the IGTC finale 2019 at Kyalami, has already demonstrated its prowess in international GT racing. We are confident that Henry Walkenhorst’s team, along with our squad of strong BMW works drivers, will stay on the road to success in the 2020 IGTC.”

Henry Walkenhorst, Walkenhorst Motorsport Team Principal

“We’re really looking forward to our second season in the Intercontinental GT Challenge. In November we rounded off our maiden year in this series with second place on the podium at Kyalami. We are looking to build on this success in 2020, and we’re in a good position to do so. We learned a great deal about the series in our first year in the IGTC; with the BMW M6 GT3 we have the best racing car we could imagine, and with our drivers’ extraordinary amount of international experience we are fielding a really strong driver line-up.”