The BMW M4 GT3 EVO on track at Spa-Francorchamps
When we arrived at Spa-Francorchamps yesterday, we discovered an M4 GT3 with a camouflage front end, rear end and mirrors. "We are already looking ahead" said Andreas Roos (Head of BMW M Motorsport). "We started very early with the EVO version of the BMW M4 GT3 and we're intentionally taking the time to improve our already highly successful model for the 2025 season." And yes, the EVO version of the M4 GT3 is already on track. At BMW, we don't like delays!
Emphasis will be on expanding vehicle functionalities, enhancing component reliability, improving handling for the teams, and further enhancing drivability. "It's an evolution, nothing revolutionary", Bruno Spengler told us. "The M4 GT3 is a success, that goes without saying, and now we're trying to make it even more accessible, in particular by reworking the aerodynamics and suspension. So we're trying to make it even easier to drive and to further improve tyre wear, so that it's even more consistent."
All these factors make all the difference in a category governed by the Balance of Performance (BoP). "Especially as we're talking about a car which is driven all over the world, but on different tyres," adds the Canadian, who this season is competing in Super GT on the Studie x CRS M4 GT3. "Michelin in Japan, Pirelli in GT World Challenge, Hankook in Creventic... So it's important that it works with all these tyres, whatever the conditions." And that's exactly what they got. On Wednesday, it rained non-stop in the Ardennes, but the skies were milder yesterday and today.
Jens Klingmann, Augusto Farfus and Bruno Spengler took turns at the wheel, alternating with another M4 GT3, unchanged on the outside but fitted with new parts. Both cars are run by the RMG team, which has given up racing to concentrate on private testing for BMW.