BMW’S fac­tory GT at­tack to fea­ture top Bri­tons

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Bri­tish rac­ers Alex Lynn and Tom Onl­sow-cole will both join BMW’S fac­tory GT pro­gramme for this year’s Nur­bur­gring 24 Hours.

For­mer Wil­liams F1 test driver Lynn, 23, con­tested three rounds of the World En­durance Cham­pi­onship with the Manor LMP2 team last year. He tested a DTM ma­chine with BMW back in 2014 as part of the brand’s young driver tests.

Onslow-cole has be­come a GT reg­u­lar in re­cent years, hav­ing grad­u­ated from Bri­tish Tour­ing Cars into Bri­tish and Euro­pean GTS.

The pair form part of BMW’S 20-strong fac­tory driver ros­ter for the May 27/28 event. The driv­ers will be di­vided into mul­ti­ple M6 GT3S run by the Sch­nitzer, Schu­bert and Rowe teams. Alexan­der Sims, Richard West­brook and Tom Blomqvist are also among the BMW en­try.

Onslow-cole said: “I drove the M6 GT3 at Bathurst and it was in­cred­i­ble. The high-speed sta­bil­ity and driv­abil­ity made it very wel­com­ing. I won my first BTCC race at the wheel of a BMW [in 2007], so to join the fac­tory GT team 10 years later is pretty spe­cial.”

Onslow-cole also last week con­firmed an In­ter­na­tional GT Open cam­paign with the SPS Au­to­mo­tive Per­for­mance Mercedes AMG GT3 team. He will share his car with Valentin Pier­burg.

Lynn (left) and Onslow-cole to BMW

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