The driver line-up for the BMW M3 GT2 campaigns remains unchanged. Andy Priaulx (GB), Augusto Farfus (BR), Dirk Müller (DE), Dirk Werner (DE), Jörg Müller (DE), Uwe Alzen (DE), Dirk Adorf (DE) and Pedro Lamy (PT) will race the BMW M3 GT2. As last year, it is planned to contest the big 24-hour races in Europe. A final confirmation for racing at the Nürburgring (DE), in Le Mans (FR) and in Spa-Francorchamps (BE) will be made depending on regulation decisions and the categorisation of the BMW M3 GT2. Participation in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup (ILMC) has yet to be confirmed for the same reason
The M3 GT2 racecar had some time in the spotlight on David Letterman’s show (who co-owns the Rahal-Letterman Racing Team) following BMW’s ALMS manufacturer championship. Letterman humorously asks BMW to send him one for commuting.
See and read the account of the ARKYM AeroRace ONE making its track debut at the Spring Mountain Track against Porsche GT2, GT3RS, among others.
After more than 12 uninterrupted years, a changeover at the head of BMW Motorsport is in the offing. On 30 June 2011, BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen will pass on the baton to his successor Jens Marquardt and retire from his post. 43-year-old Marquardt will join the company on 1 January 2011, going dual with Theissen for the first six months of the year to familiarise himself with his new task. This will ensure the seamless execution of the 2011 racing programme and preparations for the 2012 DTM project.
The supercharged Rennspec 2001 E46 M3, piloted by Charles Ng, recently captured 1st place in the Limited FR Super Lap Battle time attack event. Congrats to Rennspec! Details, video and photos inside.
To help celebrate BMW winning the 2010 ALMS GT Manufacturer and Team Championship, the BMW exhibit at the 2010 LA Autoshow has the actual M3 GT2 car on display, flanked by the E92 M3 Competition and X6 M.
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.