Changes to the BMW Motorsport program in 2017 - 4 BMW groups, RMG, RBM, MTEK and Schnitzer will continue to complete in 2017, however with some brand-new locations of operation. The BMW consumer racing program will continue as in 2016, working carefully together with the Schubert Motorsport and ROWE Racing groups.
Changes to the BMW Motorsport program in 2017
BMW Group RBM was the second-best BMW group in the previous DTM season, completing simply behind RMG in 3rd location in general. In 2013, Bart Mampaey (BE) and his team were challenging for the title and declared 2nd location in the group champion. RMG and RBM will be taking on the BMW M4 DTMs in the 2017 DTM season. The chauffeurs will be revealed on 9th December at the BMW Motorsport Season Evaluation occasion in Munich (DE).
" Everybody understands that BMW Group Schnitzer has a really close association with GT racing-- and a terrific enthusiasm for endurance races," stated Group Principal Charly Lamm. "At the exact same time, there is clearly a degree of melancholy at needing to bid goodbye to the DTM. We have had a really extreme time in this fiercely-competitive series, with various difficulties and simply as numerous good minutes. The emphasize was unquestionably winning the title in 2012, in our very first year after going back to the series. We now embark on a brand-new chapter in our long history with BMW. Appropriately, we will set about our work for the coming year in figured out state of mind. We are quite anticipating the races with the BMW M6 GT3."
Marquardt: "Completely customized structure".
BMW Group Schnitzer will go back to GT racing in 2017. Charly Lamm (DE) and his team completed in 66 DTM races from 2012 to 2016, and commemorated the best success of their 2nd look in this series in the first year. Bruno Spengler (CA) won the chauffeurs' title in the BMW Bank M3 DTM and the team from Freilassing in Upper Bavaria (DE) likewise declared the group champion. BMW Group Schnitzer wishes to continue this long-running success story with BMW in GT racing. The group has actually currently tape-recorded 5 wins at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (DE). Lamm and his group last thrived there in 2010, with the BMW M3 GT.
BMW Group RMG and BMW Group RBM will continue to fight for points and wins in the DTM. Both groups have actually been contending in this series because the brand name's return in 2012-- with fantastic success. The RMG group, headed by group primary Stefan Reinhold (DE), declared the group champion in 2014 and has actually commemorated 2 chauffeurs' titles with Marco Wittmann (DE)-- in 2014 and 2016.
In 2017, BMW Group MTEK is expected to begin extensive preparations for BMW's entry into the FIA World Stamina Champion (WEC) in the list below year. Ernest Knoors (NL) and his group offered lots of highlights when they completed in the DTM in between 2013 and 2016, consisting of the very first DTM win for Timo Glock (DE) in the last race of the 2013 season. Last season, the team from Garching (DE) won the "Finest Rest stop Award" for the fastest rest stop of any group. Prepare for next year predict that BMW Group MTEK will finish a detailed test and advancement program in preparation for the WEC entry of BMW.
" I am persuaded that this is the very best group structure to assist us get ready for our brand-new jobs," stated BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt when inquired about the brand-new advancements. "We have actually constantly made sure that we wished to continue the effective cooperation with all our groups. We needed to change our structures due to the modifications in the DTM, and brand-new possibilities and locations of operation opened for us in our newly-reorganised motorsport program. The brand-new structure is customized completely to this. BMW Group Schnitzer made history in the DTM, winning the title at the very first effort after a 20-year break. No one had actually anticipated that.
The group has actually constantly taken pleasure in close connect to GT racing throughout its history, and has actually had some fantastic outcomes there. When we inject brand-new life into this mix at the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring in 2017, the GT fans can look forward to some enjoyment. BMW Group MTEK showed to be an exceptional BMW agent in the DTM over the last few years. It's prepared that it will now commit itself entirely to preparations for our entry into the FIA WEC. I want to thank Charly Lamm, Ernest Knoors and their teams for their devotion throughout the previous DTM seasons-- and we can now anticipate completing together in much more races in the future."
Knoors included: "We completed in the DTM for the very first time in 2013 with our brand-new BMW Group MTEK-- and we have actually discovered a lot ever since. This series has actually taught us a lot about professionalism and quality in all locations. Naturally we are actually eagerly anticipating the brand-new obstacle that awaits us in the FIA WEC. The requirement is very high there. 2017 will be a year of extensive preparation and after that we will have the ability to take on the other groups in the list below year."
New locations of operation for Schnitzer and MTEK are prepared.