The BMW X6 M version served as the pace and safety car at this past weekend’s Red Bull U.S. Grand Prix @ Laguna Seca. Photos inside.
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BMW Team Germany’s Augusto Farfus (BR) claimed victory in the 14th round of the 2009 FIA World Touring Car Championship. At the “Circuito da Boavista”, the 25-year-old took victory in front of the two SEAT drivers, Yvan Muller (FR) and Rickard Rydell (SE), who finished second and third respectively. In the 100th WTCC race since 2005 Farfus celebrated his 11th career win, thus topping the all-time winners’ list in the series. BMW Team UK driver, Andy Priaulx (GB), became the only driver to have contested every WTCC race to date … CONTINUED
BMW Team Italy-Spain continued its impressive winning streak at the “Automotodrom Brno” today. Alessandro Zanardi (IT) and Sergio Hernandez (ES) crossed the line as winners in rounds 11 and 12 of the FIA World Touring Car Championship. This makes it four wins out of the last six races in Brno (CZ) for Italian team principal Roberto Ravaglia’s squad. While Zanardi celebrated his fourth WTCC victory, it was first time Hernandez had climbed to the top step of the podium.
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For those who haven’t seen it, BMW has been running this short spot about their ALMS racecar and racing heritage during the American Le Mans Racing Series.
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Augusto Farfus (BR) was the winner of the FIA World Touring Car Championship’s tenth round. At the “Circuit de la Comunitat” in Valencia (ES), the BMW Team Germany driver scored his tenth WTCC victory. Jörg Müller (DE) finished second, thus making it the first BMW one-two since Brno 2008. The other BMW national team drivers also collected points: BMW Team UK’s Andy Priaulx (GB) was fourth, while Alessandro Zanardi (IT) and Sergio Hernández (ES) came fifth and sixth respectively for BMW Team Italy-Spain. In the first race of the day … CONTINUED
This weekend at Pau BMW 320si WTCC Driver Franz Engstler managed to hit the safety car. Maybee he noticed it was a Chevy Cruze and wanted to do the world a favor? Well the Cruze got the last laugh as the damages were severe enough that the team had to abandon the race and Alain Menu in a Chevy Cruze won the race. Better driving next time fellas
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This is what its all about, here is the BMW Motorsport lineup of cars in 2009. This is just a joy to look at and dream about being behind the wheel of any one of them.
Pictured are the: BMW M3 (GT2), BMW 120d, BMW 320si WTCC, BMW Z4 M Coupe and the newest car the BMW M3 (GT4).
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With a third-place GT2 class finish by the No. 92 M3 of Tommy Milner and Dirk Müller in the Tequila Patron American Le Mans Series at Long Beach the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team reached the ALMS podium for the second consecutive race. The duo completed 70 laps around the 1.968-mile temporary street circuit in the one-hour-and-forty-minute contest.
Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand scored their first points of the season, finishing eighth in the No. 90 M3 after losing four laps following a collision … CONTINUED
Cost is said to be about 120,000Euros. But for the money you should recieve the ultimate BMW M3.
MotoGP 2009 is to kick off this weekend with the opening race of the eagerly awaited season, once more being held under the spectacular floodlights of the Losail circuit in Qatar. BMW M is continuing to be a partner of MotoGP for the eleventh season, supplying a mouth watering array of Safety Cars to one of motorsports most exciting championships with world first at Qatar in the shape of a BMW X6 M.
The state-of-the-art BMW X6 M will be … CONTINUED
The heralded BMW 135i Coupe is set to take on the muscle of Albert Park at this year’s 2009 Australian Grand Prix.
A specially equipped 135i Coupe, bearing the famed tii livery and featuring BMW Performance gear, will take part in the Ultimate Speed Comparison.
A race between a V8 Supercar, fully prepared BMW Sauber Formula 1 car and road going BMW 135i Coupe, the Ultimate Speed Comparison is a crowd favourite which pits three high performance forms of motoring against each other in a one lap race to the finish line.
first off congrats to my buddy Dirk Werner for grabbing GT2 pole…..
we will see how the M does…. This is always a good start for a new car because whatever will break on the car… WILL break.. so it shows its flaws sooner… obviously you wont finish well in the race tho….
i didnt see where the 92 car qualyd
More images and details of Alpina’s B6 GT3 racer have hit the web, and it looks like despite spending two decades away from motorsports, there are no flies on the leading Bimmer tuning haus.
Based on BMW’s 6-Series coupe, the B6 weighs under 3,000 pounds and gets a supercharged 4.4-liter V8 that gives more than 520 horsepower and 535 pound-feet of torque. Backed by a six-speed X-Trac sequential gearbox, the car is reportedly capable of hitting 62 miles-per-hour in 3.9 seconds en route to a top whack of at least 177 … CONTINUED
Autoblog: Motorsports fans are eagerly anticipating the 2009 ALMS season where Ferrari, Porsche, Panoz, Ford, Dodge, Chevrolet and now BMW will be competing for the GT2 title. BMW Motorsport unveiled the new M3 racing program back in February of this year and have been developing the car in Europe since then. They recently handed off the car to Rahal Letterman Racing who tested the car this past week at Road Atlanta and are currently running laps at Sebring International Raceway. BMW also announced the first two drivers for the program, … CONTINUED
BMW took its FIRST EVER win as a constructor just a few moments ago at the Canadian Grand Prix!!!
Robert Kubica took 1st place and Nick Heidfeld took 2nd, BOTH are BMW Sauber F1 Team drivers!
This puts BMW Sauber right behind Ferrari(3pts) in the constructors championship, and Kubica is number one in the drivers championship!
Also Kubica is the FIRST ever Polish driver to win an F1 race.
A day of firsts for Formula One.
A awesome day for BMW racing!
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BMW is re-entering the ALMS (American Le Mans Series racing) with this race-prepped e92 M3 coupe
It comes complete with large rear spoiler, wider wheel fenders, a stripped interior and an upgraded 485 horsepower engine.
Race team owner Bobby Rahal was on hand to help announce BMWs return to ALMS racing, which will take place for the 2009 racing season. Rahal has previously campaigned BMW racing cars in ALMS.
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Just came back from an event planned by Bmw Italy. Bmw is making around some Italian circuits some events named “M3 experiences”.
Tomorrow is the last of many of these meetings started in October . Monza was one of those meeting…Misano was mine experience.Very nice experience. Very well organized.
From the 8,30 am to 13 pm….it was all simply so exciting
30 people on the morning. 30 in the afternoon. 6 instructors, 6 cars.
Theory..and practice on the track. The final very funny and instructive experience was the slalom in another area with the … CONTINUED