This year, BMW faces the challenge of Le Mans (FR) for the first time since its victory there in 1999. For Mario Theissen, the 24-hour race eleven years ago was the first major assignment as BMW Motorsport Director. For that reason, the triumph with the BMW V12 LMR remains very important for him, as Theissen reveals in this interview.
Mr Theissen, how has Le Mans changed since 1999?
Mario Theissen: “It goes without saying that the Le Mans 24 Hours has developed significantly in the past few years. The ACO has managed to implement new ideas, while still preserving the unique atmosphere at this event. When you see how many fans are here at the circuit on Friday, although no … CONTINUED
On June 12 at three in the afternoon the legendary the 24 Hours of Le Mans will officially begin. A highlight will surely be the participation of the Jeff Koons’ 17th BMW Art Car which has been presented in Paris just a week before. In April 2010, BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen announced the driver line-up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Andy Priaulx (GB), Dirk M
At the premiere of the 17th BMW Art Car Jeff Koons unveiled and signed his car in front of 300 international VIP guests on June 1 in the Centre Pompidou, one of the world’s most prestigious cultural institutions for modern and contemporary art. It is the same place where Roy Lichtenstein back in 1977 first presented and signed his Art Car.
In the spirit of Calder, Stella, Lichtenstein, Warhol, BMW announced this year that the 17th Art Car created by Jeff Koons will race where the first rolling pieces of art by legendary artists raced – at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France on June 12-13, 2010. Koons’ canvas is a BMW M3 GT2, which was homologated to compete at this year’s running of the … CONTINUED
This one is an absolute must watch video of the recently concluded 2010 Nurburgring 24 Hour race which was won by BMW Team Schnitzer M3 GT2. Whether you’re a BMW Motorsports fan, general BMW enthusiast, M3 fan, or just a fan of videography, be sure to kick back and enjoy 13 minutes of auto racing eye candy.
Mr. Fast and Furious himself, Paul Walker will be behind the wheel of a built E93 M3 and joins Paul Dentice and Richard Taylor on the AE Performance team competing in the 2010 Redline Time Attack series. Check out the stripped down M3′s specs and photos inside.
Andy Priaulx and Augusto Farfus capitalised on last lap punctures for Gabriele Tarquini and Rob Huff to steal a sensational one-two for BMW in Sunday’s first World Touring Car race at Monza.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – May 22, 2010… The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team fought to its third consecutive podium (four total for the season) with a second place finish by the No. 90 M3 GT of Joey Hand and Dirk Müller in today’s six-hour American Le Mans Series race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.
After leading the bulk of laps going into the closing stage of the race, Hand was passed on the final restart to finish second, a bittersweet ending to a day that began with a crash in morning warm-up and an immediate rebuild of the No. 90 machine by the BMW-RLR crew. Bill Auberlen and Tommy Milner finished eighth after a late-race punt dropped the No. 92 M3 down the order. The duo led … CONTINUED
In order to commemorate their huge win at the 24hours Nurburgring race, BMW has a few things in store. But they’ve kicked things off with a nicely put together, albeit too short, of a video about the even, which highlights the end of the race when they seemed to have it. I have a feeling more behind the scenes videos and interviews will come out later on, but so far this is a good way to kick things off
The #25 BMW M3 GT2 driven by Jörg Müller, Augusto Farfus, Uwe Alzen and Pedro Lamy has won the Nürburgring 24 hour race!
In second place was the one and only Ferrari in the race, the #43 F430 GTC with Dominik Farnbacher, Allan Simonsen, Lehman Keen and Marco Seefried at the wheel. Crossing the line in third was the #97 Audi R8 LMS driven by Dennis Rostek, Luca Ludwig, Marc Bronzel and Markus Winkelhock.