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Race-winning TCR team expands GT4 fleet

THE latest BMW M4 GT4 to land Down Under has arrived at Ashley Seward Motorsport as the Dandenong squad moves to build on some first-up success.

ASM ran the M4 which Tim Leahey drove to the Am class victory in both races at the inaugural GT4 Australia round earlier this month at Phillip Island.

It has now purchased a second such car from Germany, which it is planning to sell as a customer entry alongside Leahey’s – ideally in time for Round 2 at The Bend on May 31 to June 2.

“We want to see the new BMW M4 on track and we are currently fielding interest from those looking to buy it,” said team owner Seward.

“Our aim is to run a two-car BMW team, to work alongside Tim Leahey’s car. We feel that the two-car team model is certainly the way to go.

“We had the opportunity to buy the car, and we knew that they were starting to be hard to get, so we bought it when it came available. Ideally, we’d like someone to purchase the car for us to run alongside Tim.

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“Tim and I both believe that GT4 is a great class and there’s a good future in it. The value of the equipment versus the value of track time is one of the best you’ll see in Australian motorsport. It’s a great class for the businessman racer.

“And there are great options for the owners too. They can drive it themselves for the whole weekend, like Tim does in the Am class, or the category allows the Am driver or car owner to share seat time with a young driver (in Pro-Am).

“GT4 is a different journey, compared to other sports car options in Australia. There’s different ways to compete, and there’s a great variety of brands on the market. That variety also gives competitors options for costs too. Not all cars are priced the same.

“We enjoyed a great first round at Phillip Island. We were in the Am class, but he ran up the front and finished third outright in Saturday’s race. It proved that a good bronze driver can be very competitive.”

ASM also competes in various other categories, including TCR Australia. It claimed its latest race win in the hot-hatch series via Dylan O’Keeffe at Symmons Plains in March.

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