Australian Grand Prix weekend ends on a high for BMW Team SRM


BMW Team SRM took a weekend-high 13th result from the fourth and final Australian GT Championship race at Albert Park, despite once again falling on the wrong side of a crucial Safety Car period.

Driver Max Twigg made a brilliant start to the 25-minute race, charging his way from 18th on the grid to 12th in the space of a couple of laps.

He then continued his charge into the Top 10, getting involved in a tight battle for position in the race’s latter stages.

Unfortunately, a small ‘moment’ with around 10 minutes to go cost him several positions and the chance of Top 10, before, like yesterday’s race, the Safety Car was brought out.

Still, with 13th position, Twigg and the BMW Team SRM squad came out of the final race happy with another weekend of progress.

“It was positive for everyone,” said Twigg.

“The car was strong – the engine likes the cool air.

“I was determined today. The last lap was a clear lap and it was two seconds faster, which was as quick as the lead car. The car had the pace.”

Team boss and driver Steve Richards agreed it was a positive weekend for the new BMW M6 GT3.

“We had a good weekend. The car came out totally unscathed,” he said.

“We got some more time in the car, some of the time has been a little bit shorter because of the Safety Cars, but essentially now we can go home, pull it apart and see how it’s performed from a reliability stand point.

“Hopefully between now and the next round in Perth we will go and do a couple of test days and really get a good understanding for where the car is at.”

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