Augusto Farfus to take on new hurdles in GT racing with BMW from 2019 – Farewell to a DTM.

Posted on 15. Nov, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. Augusto Farfus (BRA) will embark on a new section in
his successful racing career subsequent season, when he will switch the
concentration of his joining as a BMW works motorist only to GT racing.
The Brazilian, who gathering for BMW in a DTM from 2012 to 2018,
during that time he won 4 races, will competition with a BMW M8 GTE
in a FIA World Endurance Championship (FIA WEC) and in many
prestigious GT events around a universe with a BMW M6 GT3. These
embody a Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER) and a FIA GT World Cup in
Macau (CHN).

 

“In 2011, Augusto Farfus was one of a initial drivers we brought on
house for a DTM quip a following year – and he has established
himself as a tip DTM motorist in his 7 seasons in a series,” said
BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “Who could forget a 2013
season, when he was in row for many of a year before
eventually finishing as runner-up. We apparently honour Augusto’s
preference not to continue to competition in a DTM, however, he stays a
profitable member of a BMW family. Together we have motionless to
confederate him even some-more greatly in a GT programme subsequent year, as
good as in a WEC ‘Super Season’. Augusto is one of a world’s very
best GT racing drivers. We would like to continue a success story
together, that began behind in 2007, in 2019 and beyond.”

 

“The preference to spin my behind on a DTM was apparently not one that I
took lightly,” pronounced Farfus. “It is arguably a best furloughed car
array in a universe and we have always felt unequivocally gentle in a DTM
family and BMW teams. we have schooled a lot, been means to demonstrate
my speed, and even challenged for a title. It has been an amazing
time. However, anyone who knows me also knows how many we adore GT
racing. we felt that it was time to embark on a new chapter. we am very
beholden to BMW for usurpation my preference and giving me the
event to continue to expostulate BMW competition cars during a unequivocally highest
level. we am unequivocally looking brazen to 2019.”

 

Farfus contested 104 races over a march of his DTM career. He
claimed 4 wins, started from stick position 6 times and done 13
appearances on a podium. In 2013, in his many successful season, he
finished runner-up in a Drivers’ Championship. In 2019, he will
continue to expostulate a BMW M8 GTE for BMW Team MTEK in a FIA World
Endurance Championship. He will also be in movement during a circle of the
BMW M6 GT3.

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