ASM acquire new BMW M4 for Monochrome GT4 Australia

A brand-new BMW M4 GT4 will make its Shannons SpeedSeries debut in the Monochrome GT4 Australia Series later this month after arriving at Ashley Seward Motorsport (ASM) from Germany.

An identical model to the Ashley Seward Motorsport-run Tim Leahey-owned BMW that claimed both Am class victories at Ford Mustang 60 Years Race Phillip Island last month, the new M4 is the fourth of its kind in Australia and is a proven winner.

Ashley Seward Motorsport will now look at purchasing the car with the hopes of housing, preparing and maintaining the vehicle as a two-car team.

“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,” ASM Team Owner Ashley Seward said.

“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.

“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.

“GT4 is a different journey, compared to other sports car options in Australia. There are 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.”

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The next round of the Monochrome GT4 Australia Series will take place at Shell V-Power Motorsport Park for the Shannons SpeedSeries’ Race Tailem Bend on 31 May to 2 June.