- Ravensbergerschmstoffvertrieb GmbH equips every newly sold BMW M4 GT4 with a starter kit of the corresponding lubricants.
- BMW M customer sports teams celebrated more than 50 victories with the BMW M4 GT4 in the 2019 season.
- Good prospects for BMW M customer sports teams to start the season on the Nordschleife at the end of June.
The BMW M4 GT4 has been a real success from the start. Since the 2018 season, BMW M customer sports teams have been competing in top-class races worldwide and regularly celebrating victories and podium finishes. As soon as the current situation permits, the customer sport teams will return to the race track with their BMW M4 GT4 - supported by RAVENOL , the new partner of BMW M customer sport . It could start with the Nürburgring endurance series, which is aiming for its season start on June 27 in close coordination with the authorities. The DTM Trophy is planning to start its season on August 1st in Spa-Francorchamps (BEL).
The result of the 2019 season was impressive: BMW M customer sports teams celebrated 53 victories and more than 170 podium positions with their BMW M4 GT4 - and not just anywhere, but in the world's best-stocked racing series in the GT4 category, which has been booming for years. The BMW M4 GT4 is undoubtedly a successful model, 102 copies of the vehicle have so far been sold to customers in Europe, Asia, North America and Australia.
In 2020, the BMW M4 GT4 will appear in the starter lists in more than 15 racing series and individual events around the world. The spectrum ranges from the 24 hours at the Nürburgring (GER) to the GT4 European Series, the ADAC GT4 Germany and the DTM Trophy to the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge, GT4 America and GT World Challenge Asia.
The BMW M4 GT4 is also strongly represented on the Nordschleife as part of the Nürburgring endurance series (NLS). The chances are good that the teams will be able to complete their first races of the season there. As the organizer of the NLS races, the VLN is working intensively with the health authorities and politicians to implement its concept for running races, which meets all the standards essential in the current crisis to ensure the health and safety of those involved. If everything goes according to plan, the first 4-hour race will take place on June 27th. The teams involved are now working towards this date with full motivation. The same applies to those who start in the DTM Trophy. Six events are scheduled in the customized race calendar released this week. The first on the 1st / 2nd August in Spa-Francorchamps. This is followed by racing weekends at the Lausitzring (GER), twice at the Nürburgring (GER), in Zolder (BEL) and Hockenheim (GER).
When the time comes, BMW M customer racing will offer its teams of action a new, strong partner. In the GT4 segment, having entered into a technical partnership in the GT4 sector with Ravensberger Schmierstoffvertrieb GmbH and its brand RAVENOL. The motor oil RAVENOL RSP SAE 5W-30 and the differential oil RAVENOL Racing Gearoil 75W-140 in the BMW M4 GT4 have been successfully tested and technically approved. In the future, all customer teams will find these products in the vehicle's manuals, and RAVENOL will equip every newly sold BMW M4 GT4 vehicle with a starter kit of the appropriate lubricants. In addition, the RAVENOL brand logo of the East Westphalian lubricant specialist can be seen on all delivered vehicles.
“With BMW M Customer Sport, we enjoy the joy of motorsport competition and our own aspiration to constantly redefine the performance limits. We all hope that the VLN can implement its concept for running races in the currently difficult situation and that we can once again devote ourselves to our common passion, taking into account all safety measures, ”says Martin Huning, Director Motorsport RAVENOL. “GT sport is a very important area of activity for us, and we are very much looking forward to technical cooperation in the GT4 area. The vehicle category is very close to series production and offers entry into GT sports at manageable costs. It has been a successful concept for many years now. "