BMW veterans Schubert Motorsport are set to be among the leading teams to run the new BMW M6 GT3, with the newly crowned ADAC GT Masters team champions revealing plans to enter the car in endurance races next year.
The German squad, which has been a frequent competitor in the 24 Hours of Spa and Nürburgring 24 with the Z4 GT3, is also a former overall winner of the 24 Hours of Dubai, which had been penned as the possible competition debut for the car.
While the team is not currently on the entry list for the 24H Series season-opening round in Dubai, team boss Torsten Schubert admitted they’re planning endurance runs this winter.
“We will be doing some intensive testing with the BMW M6 over the winter months, especially with an eye to endurance racing,” Schubert told ADAC-GT-Masters.de.
“We’ll see how competitive we are and decide on whether we go straight into the new season with the M6 or fall back on our tried-and-tested Z4 for the first few [GT Masters] races.”
With Marc VDS Racing Team ceasing all four-wheeled racing activities, it’s believed both Schubert and ROAL Motorsport will fly the flag for the German manufacturer this year in Europe with factory supported programs in key endurance races.
Nordschleife experts Walkenhorst Motorsport, meanwhile, have also announced plans of running M6 GT3s next year in Europe.
Vincent Wouters contributed to this report