In Memoriam: Dick van Ekris
21 September 2019
SRO Motorsports Group and the GT4 European Series community are deeply saddened to learn of the sudden passing of Ekris Motorsport owner Dick van Ekris on Saturday, at the age of 69.
After a successful run for the BMW dealer in Dutch touring car championships, Dick van Ekris made the decision to enter the Dutch GT4 championship with a BMW M3 GT4 in 2009. It was the start of a long and successful decade in GT4 racing in the Netherlands and across Europe.
With Dick van Ekris at the helm, Ekris Motorsport claimed the European GT4 titles in 2011, 2013, 2014 and 2017, while also securing the Dutch GT4 title in 2011.
Dick van Ekris was also one of the masterminds behind the BMW M4 based Ekris M4 GT4, fully developed by Ekris Motorsport. The highly successful car claimed 15 podium finishes in its first year and won the final race of the 2019 GT4 European Series at the Nürburgring earlier this month.
SRO Motorsports Group would like to offer its sincerest condolences to Dick van Ekris’ family and friends at this difficult time. Dick van Ekris will be keenly missed by his friends and colleagues in the racing community.