Gearing up towards 2022 the team wanted to give the car and the driver a real shakedown to see how well we are stacking up against the rest.
Although he hasn’t driven the BMW M4 since 2019, there has been a lot of work going on behind the scenes.
We have tried to focus on our weaknesses and worked to improve them with a combination of Sim drifting, Ice drifting and mental strength.
Using this Gatebil event as a shakedown was a good way of finding our pace, which right at the first lap of practice turned out to be on point.
Unfortunately we had some engine issues leading up to this event, ment we didn’t want to take any further chances and aimed right for qualifying
Our team was the same as in 2018 and 2019 Team ZF/ Sørby with currently 3rd place as our best result so far.
We went out and qualified P1 on both of our runs with a 91,67 as our best score giving us a 6,34 point lead over the team in P2. 12 out of the 22 teams entered, was through to the final making it a total of 66 drivers.
Winning the qualifying gave us the confidence to continue in the same rhythm leading into our top 12 battle and we did just that by another P1 sending us through to the top 6 battle. In our top 6 battle we kept our lead and advanced into the top 3 Final!
In the Final we were even closer than before, but sadly we were beaten by only 0,66(zero point sixty six) points behind the winning team. Given this was only supposed to be a shakedown, our team is very happy with a P2 in the Super 3 final.
We are more than thrilled with the result and can’t be anything but happy with the weekend we just had. Now we know what to improve if this M4 will be the weapon of choice for 2022, only time will tell.
Thanks to everyone involved and to the partners that have been by our side through covid, can’t wait for next year!