BMW customer team Šenkýř Motorsport is set to enter its M6 GT3 for the remaining rounds of the 2019 International GT Open season.
The Czech squad, which made multiple GT Open appearances during the 2017 and 18 seasons, will cooperate with the BMW Motorsport Junior Team and will field one of its most promising members, Beitske Visser. The 24-years-old Dutch driver has years of single-seater experience to her name in ADAC Formel Masters, GP3 and Formula V8 3.5. Last year she was selected for the new Formula W Series, and currently sits second in the standings after three rounds.
She will be making her GT3 debut at the Red Bull Ring, after making recently a first test in Brno, the home track of the team. She will be paired in this GT Open campaign with the regular driver of the squad, Slovakia’s Richard Gonda, who switched to GT racing two years ago after a single-seater career that brought him up to GP3 and AutoGP after a Copa title in the then Euro F3 Open.
“I‘m delighted to finally confirm that our team is going to become a part of BMW Junior team for the rest of 2019 season, starting from the next GT Open International race. It’s a result of a good relationship that we’ve enjoyed for years and also of our good results in the GT Open last season,” said team owner Robert Šenkýř.
“The GT Open is an international series with strong competition and huge potential, but first we had to put everything together, and we are now ready to race the second half of the season. We are excited about our first official BMW project together”.
Left on the 2019 GT Open schedule are the races at the Red Bull Ring, Silverstone, Barcelona and Monza.
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