Sebastian Vettel (DE) has done it: At the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix the 23-year-old secured the drivers’ title in the FIA Formula 1 World Championship in a nail-biting season finale to become not only the sport’s youngest-ever world champion, but also the first Formula BMW graduate to win world motorsport’s premier title.
Think you got some driving skills? Think again after you see this clip of an E30 M3 driven by Patrick Snijers at the 1988 Manx rally stage en route to winning the Rally Isle of Man, widely acknowledged as one of the great drives in British rallying history.
Director of BMW Motorsports, Dr. Mario Thiessen, answers some questions and provides some further insight on BMWs return to DTM racing in 2012. Q&A inside.
BMW announces and celebrates its return to DTM racing with a short nostalgic look into its DTM past. We can’t wait for 2012!
Here’s an update on the E30 Baja 1000 Rally car currently undergoing its build at 2010 SEMA. Baswell and his team have only two weeks until the Baja 1000 rally race but it looks like they are making good progress. The E30 rally racer has now received a new roll cage and suspension from Bilstein, as well as a complete subframe. The majority of the car will be built right at SEMA.
Ever wonder how a street car like the M3 Competition matches up against a pure race car such as the M3 GT? R&T has put it to a track test, along with getting M3 GT driver Tommy Milner’s feedback on the two cars. Results inside.
The German DTM touring car race series, to which BMW has just announced a return in 2012, will be coming to the US in 2013! The plan is to stage 12 races of this high-performance four door sedan racing series in the US beginning in 2013, races which will be staged with NASCAR and Grand American road racing events. Traditionally, DTM races take place on European tracks such as the Nurburgring and Hockenheim.
The return of BMW to the DTM starting in 2012 is official! This was confirmed by the company during the DTM race weekend at the Hockenheimring. BMW last competed in the DTM in 1994. The BMW M3 will be used as the basic DTM vehicle, a car that has enjoyed unique successes in the field of touring and sports car racing in the past. Eric van de Poele (BE) and Roberto Ravaglia (IT) celebrated two DTM titles with the racing version of BMW’s most sporty … CONTINUED
Tommy Milner (one of the champion BMW Rahal Letterman Racing GT2 drivers) details the experience and results at Petit Le Mans, the last ALMS race of the season, at which the BMW team captured the manufacturer’s championship.
MINI has revealed the WRC Countryman at the 2010 Paris Motor Show, along with its full specifications. The MINI WRC has been co-developed with Prodrive and will compete in select rally races in 2011. We were on hand at the live reveal and are happy to share some photos.
In only its second season of competition, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team won the American Le Mans Series GT Manufacturer and Team Championships in the closing moments of the 13th annual Petit Le Mans, after a season of hard-fought competition.
The fourth place finish by the embattled No. 92 M3 GT of Bill Auberlen, Tommy Milner and Dirk Werner was the only race in 2010 that the Team did not finish with at least one M3 GT on the podium. The No. 92 M3 GT completed … CONTINUED
The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team will attack the 2010 Petit Le Mans season finale in Georgia this Saturday its mantra “JOY NEVER SAYS NEVER.” A season of hard-fought ALMS GT competition has come down to one race to decide the GT Manufacturer’s title, which BMW currently trails by a single point.
After one win (Road America) and scoring at least one podium in every race thus far, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team M3 GT has taken BMW (with 138 points) to within one point of … CONTINUED
The Ultimate Driving Machine continues its role as a successful racing machine, sweeping the GRAND-AM Road Racing Rolex Sports Car Series and winning the GRAND-AM Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge GS Drivers’ and Manufacturer’s Championships. The 2010 Series finale wrapped up on September 11th at Miller Motorsports Park in Tooele, Utah
Watch how the BMW M3 GT Rahal Letterman Racing team was able to win the 2010 24 hours Nürburgring by working closely with Dunlop, the official supplier of tires for the M3 GT cars.
West Coast Racing recently recorded its BMW Z4 GT3 assembly process and shares it with the world via a time lapse compressed video. In reality, the car took 600 man hours to assemble!
The Berk Technology N54 based 135i Time Attack car ripped up its competition this season. Since its racing season is nearly over, the car’s secrets have now been unveiled. In fact, many parts of its recipe for speed come from Bimmerpost sponsors. See the great writeup inside.
BMW Rahal Letterman’s #90 M3 GT2 driven by Dirk Müller has just won the ALMS Race at Road America! Unfortunately the other BMW RLR car, number #92 crashed out of the race. Congrats to BMW RLR and Dirk Müller for the first place finish!
BMW M3 GT2 cars place third and sixth in this weekend’s Mid-Ohio ALMS race. This represents the eighth podium finish in the sixth race for BMW Rahal Letterman Racing. BMW is now currently tied for the championship lead with three races remaining. Bonus in-car video inside.