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A thrilling final race in the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring saw Michael Schrey defend his title in the overall standings. The Bonk Motorsport Team driver, who competed in both the Cup5 and TCR classes in the finale, is the first driver in almost ten years to win the VLN in successive seasons. The last driver to achieve the feat was Alexander Böhm (GER) in a BMW 325i in 2008 and 2009. Schrey finished just 0.2 points ahead of the competition to secure a fifth VLN overall victory for the Bonk team, making this the 15th time that a BMW team has claimed first place.

There were top ten finishes for Walkenhorst Motorsport in the SP9 class, as Jordan Tresson (FRA) and Jonathan Hirschi (SUI) claimed sixth place in the BMW M6 GT3, while Peter Posavac (GER) and Alex Lambertz (GER) crossed the line in eighth in the BMW Z4 GT3. The Falken Motorsports BMW M6 GT3 driven by Peter Dumbreck (GBR) and Stef Dusseldorp (NED), finished in tenth position in the class.

In addition to his overall victory, Michael Schrey (GER) also triumphed in the BMW M235i Racing Cup to repeat his 2016 title win. Schrey started the 42nd DMV Münsterlandpokal race 50 points ahead of his nearest rival. Although he did not finish the race in the Cup5 class, his competitors were unable to close the gap.

Victory in the final race of the BMW M235i Racing Cup season went to Yannick Fübrich (GER) and David Griessner (AUT) from the Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport in the #675 car. Thomas Jäger (AUT) and Rudi Adams (GER) from the Scheid-Honert Motorsport team finished second, securing them second place in the BMW M235i Racing Cup ahead of Griessner in third in the overall standings. Yannick Mettler (SUI) and Patrick Hinte (GER) from FK Performance crossed the line in third place. Schrey’s Bonk Motorsport team had already secured the title in the team championship in the penultimate race of the season.