The first Australian order has been confirmed for the brand new BMW M4 GT4 race car.
BMW Team SRM is due to have their hands on the car within the next two months after they secured one of the first GT4-spec racers from the initial Australian allocation.
BMW Team SMR has planned a full race programme in 2018 to debut the car with the Bathurst 12 hour race first up on the calendar. This will be followed by a run at the Australian GT Championship in the newly-formed GT4 class.
The appeal of the M4 GT4 is in the low-costs compared to other race vehicles. BMW Team SRM, headed up by Steve Richards, is keen to play a major part in the introduction and early narrative of the low-cost GT formula in Australia.
Mr Richards said of the M4 GT4: “From a BMW Team SRM perspective, what it will do is bring a lot of guys from state-level motorsport or even the lower ranks of national categories, and give them an opportunity to go and compete at some of the big circuits and big race meetings in cars that still have very low operating costs.”
“Competitors will literally be able to change the oil, change the brake pads, and go and do another test day. It will mean drivers can afford to spend time behind the wheel, testing and practicing to hone and improve their skills. And then they can race at some really cool events, including some of the region’s best long-distance events.”
“It’s still very early days for the GT4 market here in Australia, particularly compared to Europe, but having this first M4 here in the country will be a great way to get people in the car and getting them excited about what GT4 is and what it means for cost-effective GT racing,” said Mr. Richards.
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