For Immediate Release from MDM Motorsport:
MDM Motorsport has decided not to participate in the GT4 European Series this season. SRO Motorsports Group’s pan-European GT4 championship will start this weekend at Imola, but without the BMW M4 GT4s of the Dutch team. The team of Dennis and Mark Bus has decided to fully focus on the 2021 season, due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Last year MDM Motorsport won the Silver Cup of the GT4 European Series with Simon Knap and Alec Udell. This season Knap wanted to defend that title with compatriot Daan Pijl in the BMW M4 GT4 with the starting number 1. American drivers Tyler Cooke and Chandler Hull were confirmed as drivers in the second BMW M4 GT4 last February. However, the outbreak of the pandemic changed the calendar, while the introduction of global restrictions made the participation of both Americans and an optimal preparation for the season impossible.
“Until the very last moment we tried to make it work for 2020. BMW and SRO Motorsport Group also did everything they could for us to make it possible. However, week after week the situation got worse for our American drivers, making it impossible to travel from the US to Europe,” says team co-owner Dennis Bus.
“In addition, we are currently unable to bring guests and sponsors to the circuits due to the restrictions in place. In the end, and in consultation with our drivers and partners, we decided not to race in the GT4 European Series this season but to prepare ourselves for next year.”
In the coming months, MDM Motorsport will finalize an alternative racing program with the BMW M4 GT4. The program includes a number of races in the Creventic 24H Series.
“We are pleased to announce that our 2020 lineup, Simon, Daan, Chandler and Tyler, will be with us in the GT4 European Series in 2021, as well as all our partners and sponsors. Barring unforeseen circumstances, of course. The preparations for the 2021 season have already started and we as MDM Motorsport are eagerly looking forward to it.”
For 2020, Tyler is working to diligently to secure a seat in a few races this year. He is also focusing on his private coaching career and connecting with up and coming talent. Tyler would personally like thank his partners/sponsors for all their support this year.
- Beyond Type 1
- A Natural Difference Skincare
- OMP Racing
- Stilo Helmets USA
He looks forward to representing his partners in the 2021 season.