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Best-placed BMW starts the Nürburgring 24 Hours from 13th place

The grid positions for the 2019 Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER) have been decided. In total, five BMW M6 GT3 made it into Top Qualifying, in which Christian Krognes (NOR) set the fastest time by any BMW driver, stopping the clock at 8:15.165 minutes in the Walkenhorst Motorsport #101 car. Pole position went to the #2 Mercedes, driven by Maro Engel (GER).

Augusto Farfus (BRA) put the #42 BMW M6 GT3 in 16th place for BMW Team Schnitzer. The first ROWE Racing car starts from 20th, the #99 car, with Jesse Krohn (FIN) at the wheel. The team’s second BMW M6 GT3 starts directly behind him: Tom Blomqvist (GBR) was 21st in the #98. The second Walkenhorst car, the #100 with Jordan Tresson (FRA) in the cockpit, starts from 26th. The #33 FALKEN Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 came 31st place after to qualifying sessions.

In the SP10 class, the #71 BMW M4 GT4, run by Hofor Racing by Bonk Motorsport, secured first place. Directly behind them is the #77 car, driven by 2018 BMW Sports Trophy winners Philipp Leisen, Danny Brink and Christopher Rink, alongside the experienced Dirk Adorf (all GER).

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In the Cup5 class, which is exclusively for BMW M240i Racing, the #240 car and drivers Yannick Fübrich, Daniel Zils, Norbert Fischer (all GER) and Oskar Sandberg (NOR) lead the field after qualifying.

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