ROWE Racing has withdrawn one of its BMW M6 GT3s from this weekend’s Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup race at Hungaroring following a heavy crash for its No. 99 chassis.
The German team originally had its No. 99 BMW listed with Antonio Felix da Costa and Philipp Eng driving in the penultimate Sprint Cup round of the season, but a collision in last weekend’s VLN race has rendered the car unrepairable in time.
Eng will therefore team up with Markus Palttala in the No. 98 car, replacing Jesse Krohn who will instead compete in the Michelin GT Challenge at VIR with Turner Motorsport this weekend.
“It is a great shame for the whole team that we were only able to travel to Budapest with one car,” commented team principal Hans-Peter Naundorf.
“However, our No. 99 car was unfortunately so badly damaged in the big crash on the Nordschleife that it was impossible to repair the car in just two days.
“We hope that the BoP is more favourable to us this year, and that we can have a say in the race for the top-ten positions. Budapest is definitely worth the trip, as the city is beautiful and the Hungarian fans are very enthusiastic.”
On-track action for the Hungarian race will kick off on Friday.