BMW Motorsport and BMW Team Schnitzer will primarily work on car development together in the 2020 season in addition to going racing with the current M6 GT3.
The team from Freilassing will take on a key role in development and testing with the new BMW M4 GT3 which is set to race in customer hands in 2022. Herbert Schnitzer junior’s team will also contest races at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife with the BMW M6 GT3.
The BMW M4 GT3, which was teased towards the end of last year will be the successor to the M6 GT3 in the BMW M Motorsport customer programme. As of the 2022 season BMW privateer teams around the world will race with the 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, formerly the 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.”