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Formula 1 driver, 30 year old German Timo Glock, has signed on with reigning DTM champ BMW, as its eighth and final driver for the upcoming 2013 DTM season.

Glock recently left the Marussia Formula 1 team by musual consent. The team cited economic considerations as a key reason behind the split. Glock had competed in 55 Grand Prix for Marussia since the team’s debut season in 2010, with a best finish of 12th.

Six years ago, Glock served as a test driver for the BMW Sauber … CONTINUED

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The No. 01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates TELMEX/Target BMW Riley ended 24 hours of hard fought sports car racing at the 51st Rolex 24 At Daytona in the same position from which it started: First.

Starting from the pole-position, CGRFS co-drivers Scott Pruett, Charlie Kimball, Juan Pablo Montoya, and Memo Rojas completed 709 laps in the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic at the Daytona International Speedway to secure the famous pyramid-shaped trophy and Rolex watches. The car led a total of 420 laps and set the … CONTINUED

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Racer Scott Pruett led an all-Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates charge to the front of the grid for the Rolex 24 at Daytona as BMW Power swept the top-three starting positions in today’s qualifying session for Saturday’s 51st annual twice-around-the-clock endurance classic.

Pruett, the defending GRAND-AM driver’s co-champion, drove the No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW Riley to the pole position with a 1:40.553-minute lap around the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course. Pruett will share the No. 01 machine this weekend with his season-long co-driver Memo … CONTINUED

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The 2013 GRAND-AM Road Racing season will begin with the 51st annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on Saturday, January 26th, and will be preceded by the second-annual BMW Performance 200 on Friday, January 25th as the sports car racing world once again descends on Daytona International Speedway.

With more than 67 cars expected to take the green flag, the BMW Performance 200 officially starts the year’s professional sports car racing and serves as the opening act of the 2013 Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series and … CONTINUED

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BMW wraps up its 2012 Year In Review with Part three: sports and cooperations.

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Part 2 of the 2012 Year in Review from BMW, revisiting this past year’s concepts, designs, and historical moments.

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BimmerWorld has started a build journal documenting the preparation of their V8 project M3 race car. They have gathered a lot of information and continue to do so.

Via JamesClay, BimmerWorld Team owner:

Red Line Oil has partnered with us on this project because they love the BMW marque almost as much as we do, and because they are also car guys who enjoy building something and running it around a track as more than something to slap a decal on. We have learned a lot … CONTINUED

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BMW Motorsport returned to the DTM in 2012 after almost 20 years away, and the results in its comeback year exceeded all expectations. Canadian driver Bruno Spengler won the drivers’ title, BMW Team Schnitzer finished in top spot in the team standings, and BMW claimed the manufacturers’ honours.

BMW M GmbH is celebrating this success with the unveiling of the BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition. Mimicking the looks of Spengler’s racing car, this special-edition model is available exclusively in Frozen Black metallic, while the carbon flaps … CONTINUED

BMW Motorsport 2012 Season in Review

12/02/2012 at 7:00 PM
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The dream comeback in the DTM, culminating in the drivers’, manufacturers’ and team titles, was the defining feature of BMW Motorsport’s 2012 season. However, BMW teams and drivers also claimed victories, podiums and titles in many other series around the world and at iconic racing events. We take a look back at the highlights of the past season.

DTM: BMW Motorsport crowns sensational comeback with three titles.

When, after an absence of almost 20 years, BMW Motorsport lined up at the first race of the DTM season … CONTINUED

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Buttonwillow Raceway Park, CA, November 7, 2012: The Global Time Attack series pits drivers and cars against the clock to see who can run the fastest lap time in their respective class. The invite only event catered only to the fastest time attack teams in the country and the event saw a stacked field. The EAS Supercharged BMW M3 fit into the Limited RWD class, marking its first time within the series.

Buttonwillow Raceway Park is one of the premiere road racing and testing facilities … CONTINUED

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The 40 Years of M event we attended this week at the Nurburgring presented not just one surprise (M6 Gran Coupe debut), but also the reveal of the limited edition BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition.

This limited edition E92 M3 coupe commemorates Bruno Spengler’s championship in the recently concluded DTM 2012 season. As you can see, the car mimics Bruno Spengler’s matte black BMW Bank M3 race car. It will be limited to 54 units.

Vitals on the car:

• BMW M3 DTM Champion Edition
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The final race of the 2012 DTM race season took place on October 21, 2012 at the Hockenheim Ring. Early morning that day, four of ///M Flight members set off on a 1.5hr trip from Kaiserslautern to Hockenheim Ring. The trip was courtesy of Akrapovic.

Check out the trip report and photos inside.