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BimmerWorld Set for Two-Car BMW GT4 Return

Nick Galante, Dillon Machavern join team for full-season campaign in second BMW M4 GT4 entry…

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BimmerWorld will return to IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge with a pair of BMW M4 GT4 entries in the GS class, the team announced on Tuesday.

It will mark the team’s third consecutive year with the F82 M4 platform and 11th straight season in IMSA competition.

Two-time ST class champion Nick Galante will be joined by Dillon Machavern in the No. 80 BMW, backed by Racing to End Alzheimer’s, while James Clay and Devin Jones return to the wheel of the No. 82 entry for the ten-round season.

Team owner Clay believes they have one of the strongest driver lineups in recent memory.

“Devin and I will team up again, and he’s just a terrific co-driver,” he said.”We work extremely well together, and we have a proven track record which we aim to improve on those last couple of spots.

“We welcome Nick back to the team, and not only is he fast, but he’s experienced as well.

“His driving will be complemented by Dillon Machavern who is also super quick and crafty. I expect these guys will be our own best competition, which will be fun.

“We have a couple of seasons now with the M4 with a tremendous amount of data at our disposal, and I expect us to win.”

Galante added: “The top-level team that James Clay has built has proven itself over and over.

“To be paired up with Dillon Machavern this season is as good as it gets. I know we’ll be looking ahead and working hard all year.

“I’m excited with not only the strategic planning, but also the familiar friendship dynamic that’s here. Honored to run alongside James Clay, Devin Jones, and Dillon Machavern again.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

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