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The first race appearance at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE) in 2011 turned out to be a great success for Team BMW Motorsport: The no. 42 BMW M3 GT with Jörg Müller (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR) and Uwe Alzen (DE) at the wheel crossed the line as the winner in the first round of the VLN Endurance Championship. The second BMW M3 GT (no. 43), driven by Andy Priaulx (GB), Dirk Müller (DE) and Dirk Werner (DE), took the chequered flag in second, 51 seconds behind the sister … CONTINUED

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George Plasa tuning has assembled this F1 sounding “BMW Judd 134″ race car based off the 1-series, featuring 550PS (542hp). It has to be heard to believe. Check out the videos inside.

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Woodcliff Lake, N.J – March 25, 2011… BMW Motorsport announced today that Joey Hand will join teammates Dirk Müller and Andy Priaulx to drive the No. 56 BMW M3 GT at this year’s 24 Heures du Mans endurance race on June 11-12, round three of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC). The same trio driving the BMW Team RLL M3 GT had the perfect start to the ILMC season and American Le Mans Series (ALMS) season with the GT class win at the 12 Hours of … CONTINUED

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Official BMW press release and RLL team reaction video from last night’s exciting 1-2 win at the 12 Hours of Sebring ALMS race.

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The very first race of the 2011 American Le Mans Series racing season just concluded at the 12 Hours of Sebring and the BMW team picked up right where it left off last season when it won the Manufacturers Championship – this time with a 1st and 2nd place finish at Sebring!

The #56 BMW M3 placed 1st and the #55 M3 placed 2nd. #56 was driven by Dirk Müller (DE), Joey Hand (US) and Andy Priaulx (GB), while #55 was piloted by Dirk Werner (DE), Bill … CONTINUED

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BMW has officially debuted the 1M coupe MotoGP Safety Car. At the curtain raiser on 19th March, the BMW 1 Series M Coupe will for the first time be deployed as the official Safety Car for the MotoGP events – in advance of its market launch late in April. The BMW Safety Car is a one-off built by BMW M GmbH specifically for this race series. Only the 250 kW/340 hp straight-six M TwinPower Turbo engine and the entire drivetrain were taken over unchanged from … CONTINUED

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Bobby Rahal previews the first race of the ALMS season at the 12 Hours of Sebring. Also a reminder that BMW will be holding its BMW Conversations live chat from Sebring today (Thursday). Details are inside.

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The 1M MotoGP Safety Car was recently unveiled and will be one of the M cars serving as a safety car for the 2011 MotoGP, the world’s premier motorcycling championship. But the 1M coupe won’t be serving its safety duties in regular form. It has been gussied up, sporting an Akrapovic exhaust, large rear wing, large M striping, black wheels, black exhaust tips, vented hood, black grilles, and a front spoiler chin, some of which we hope will become available accessories.

We’ve also posted a bonus shot … CONTINUED

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This Saturday, March 19th, the American Le Mans Series picks up the 2011 season with the 12 Hours of Sebring. BMW Team RLL is set to continue last year’s success of winning both the Team and Manufacturer titles in the GT class. For 2011, BMW Team RLL will race two newly constructed BMW M3 GT cars (picture shows the 2010 model). The drivers for the no. 55 BMW M3 GT will be Dirk Werner (Germany), Bill Auberlen (USA) and Augusto Farfus (Brasilia) while Dirk Müller … CONTINUED

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Darrin Steele, Chief Executive Officer, USA Bobsled & Skeleton Federation and Mark Greenwald, Executive Director, US Speedskating will be embedded within the BMW Team Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) during the 59th Annual Twelve Hours of Sebring sports car endurance race on March 19 to learn best practices in team performance that can help their athletes selected for the U.S. Olympic Team.

As part of BMW Group’s partnership with the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) and four National Governing Bodies (NGB) – USA Bobsled & Skeleton, US Speedskating, … CONTINUED

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BMW continues to prepare for their re-entry to the German Touring Car Championship DTM beginning in 2012. BMW Motorsport announced yesterday that they will support three teams, each lining up with two BMW M3 DTM cars. The recently founded race team Reinhold Motorsport will join the teams Schnitzer and RBM. When it comes to success, BMW Schnitzer surely is to most renowned team. Schnitzer was not only involved in the DTM victory 1989, but also had tremendous success in recent years including a 1st place in … CONTINUED

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M3post member davem3fan will be pitting his mostly stock E90 M3 ZCP in the One Lap of America race against the entire field and more modified cars like the Schaut Active Autowerke E90 M3. Make sure to follow along his race journal thread as he updates before (prep and testing), during, and after the race.

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This morning (Monday, February 28th) BMW delivered to Dorna Sports the official cars for the 2011 season, during a presentation in Munich and in the presence of Dorna CEO Carmelo Ezpeleta and President of BMW M Division Dr. Kay Segler.

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In front of the largest GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series crowd, the TELMEX Target Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Rileys swept to a 1-2 victory at the 49th Rolex 24 At Daytona.

The No. 01 TELMEX/Target BMW/Riley of Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas, Joey Hand and Graham Rahal finished 2.46 seconds ahead of the No. 02 Target/TELMEX machine of Scott Dixon, Dario Franchitti, Jamie McMurray and Juan Pablo Montoya. Both cars covered 720 laps of the 3.56-mile Daytona International Speedway road course during the race with … CONTINUED

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Only 20 days after its world debut at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, the new BMW 1 Series M Coupe will appear at the Daytona International Speedway as official pace car alongside the legendary BMW M3 for the 49thRolex 24 at Daytona, January 28th-30th. The 1 Series M Coupe’s arrival at Daytona is one of few special opportunities for fans to see BMW’s newest M model before it goes on sale in May.

The BMW 1 Series M Coupe pace car will carry … CONTINUED

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BMW ALMS star driver Tommy Milner piloted the Need For Speed Schubert Motorsport Z4 GT3 to a dominant 4-lap victory at the 24-hour Dubai race. Milner, who piloted the No. 76 BMW Z4 GT3 with BMW factory driver Augusto Farfus and team regulars Claudia Hurtgen and Edward Sandstrom, drove to a four-lap win in what was a trouble-free race for the quartet.

“The 24-hour race in Dubai is the first tough test of the year for all the teams, and we mastered this … CONTINUED

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Turner Motorsports provides an update on their new Rolex GT M3 build for next season’s Grand-Am series, which will replace their M6. Here, they discuss the widebody full carbon fiber bodywork and dealing with the heat generated from the engine compartment.

Last season was Turner Motorsports’ first in the Rolex Sports Car Series, after competing in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge since 2004.

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Video describing the roots of the BMW M3, from the E30 M3′s motorsport beginnings to the E92 M3 and its return of BMW to DTM racing.