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Following the conclusion of its intense preparation programme, the focus for Team BMW Motorsport is now on this weekend’s 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (DE). BMW Motorsport Director, Mario Theissen, reveals the status of the team’s preparations, as well as the importance of GT racing for BMW, Team BMW Motorsport and its eight drivers.

Mr Theissen, how would you sum up Team BMW Motorsport’s preparations for the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring?

Mario Theissen: “We are right on schedule. The performance of the BMW M3 GT2 in the … CONTINUED

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Heres a very cool and detailed tech article from motoiq.com.

Some selected quotes

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If you do a google search on these cars, you will not find much information on them because until now, no one that cares has gotten a really close look at these amazing machines.

The teams engineers were very quiet when we asked them about the … CONTINUED

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Well it has been a LONG hiatus for BMW from the DTM series, in fact they havent raced since 1992. Many of us remember the fun times watching the hectic DTM series and BMWs have been very competitive in the series in the past. Luckily, in the wake of BMWs pull out from F1 whispers were flying around that BMW would turn its attention to the DTM series and now it seems to have come true.

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Well it has been a LONG hiatus for BMW from the DTM series, in fact they havent raced since 1992. Many of us remember the fun times watching the hectic DTM series and BMWs have been very competitive in the series in the past. Luckily, in the wake of BMWs pull out from F1 whispers were flying around that BMW would turn its attention to the DTM series and now it seems to have come true.

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another nice video of the Schubert Z4 GT3 on the Nurburgring/Nordschleife

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Los Angeles – April 17, 2010… The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team M3 GT Coupes finished 3rd and 5th in Saturday’s American Le Mans at Long Beach event. In a 100-minute action-packed sprint slowed by three caution periods, BMW drivers Bill Auberlen and Tommy Milner brought the No. 92 M3 home in 3rd place with 65 laps completed, 5.4 seconds behind the GT class leader. Dirk Mϋller and Joey Hand finished the race with the No. 90 M3 in 5th position.

Auberlen and Mϋller started the race … CONTINUED

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We previously reported on the first E92 coupe Formula Drift car build by Michael Essa of Tech Trix Motorsports, powered by the BMW V10 from the E60 M5. Here is now some footage on the car at its inaugural event which began with some good drift runs, but unfortunately ended in a crash. Details inside.

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The Need for Speed Schubert Racing BMW Z4 GT3 is taking part in the FIA GT3 European Championship and recently spent time at the beautiful Dijon-Prenois circuit in France to enable the FIA to establish the balance of performance for each of the ten makes of car taking part in the twelve race series.

The ten cars that will take part in the FIA GT3 European Championship are –

• Aston Martin DBRS9

• Audi R8 LMS

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Le Castellet, 11th April 2010. In the first round of the 2010 Le Mans Series, BMW Team Schnitzer finished sixth in the LM GT2 class with the no. 78 BMW M3 GT2. At the “Circuit Paul Ricard” in Le Castellet (FR) the BMW works drivers, Jörg Müller (DE) and Dirk Werner (DE), completed a total of 225 laps over the course of the eight-hour race. Marc Lieb (DE) and Richard Lietz (AT) claimed victory at the wheel of a Porsche 997 GT3 RSR.

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Munich. BMW Group Classic is expanding its mission: from the beginning of this year the newly established Motorsport division is offering assistance in everything to do with classic competition vehicles that carry the BMW and Mini badges. The activities of the motorsport specialists extend from advice on servicing and repair, through parts procurement, right up to complete restoration

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BMW ANNOUNCES JEFF KOONS ART CAR WILL RACE AT 24 HOURS OF LE MANS / WORLD PREMIERE AT PARIS CENTRE POMPIDOU

New York In the spirit of Calder, Stella, Lichtenstein, Warhol, and Holzer, BMW announced today that the 17th Art Car created by Jeff Koons will race where the first rolling pieces of art by legendary artists raced

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This weekend, BMW Motorsport will send the BMW M3 GT2 into action at two events – the LMS and VLN. BMW Team Schnitzer will contest the first race in the Le Mans Series at the “Circuit Paul Ricard” in Le Castellet (FR). Jörg Müller (DE) and Dirk Werner (DE) will take on the opposition in the LM GT2 category at this eight-hour race. Following third in the season curtain-raiser at the end of March, Team BMW Motorsport lines up with a BMW M3 GT2 at … CONTINUED