More general than ever: BMW Motorsport presents the racing programme for 2019, including new highlights.

Posted on 08. Dec, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. The BMW Motorsport programme for a 2019 deteriorate will
be even some-more general than in new years. As good as a four
works involvements in a DTM, FIA World Endurance Championship
(WEC), IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IMSA Series) and ABB
FIA Formula E Championship, a BMW M6 GT3 will also have an
endless competition programme. Besides a 24-hour competition during the
Nürburgring (GER) and a FIA GT World Cup in Macau (CHN), the
designed starts in a Intercontinental GT Challenge are further
general highlights. BMW M Motorsport’s joining to customer
racing and a BMW Motorsport Junior programme will continue.

 

“Even some-more international, even some-more spectacular: that is a good way
to sum adult a BMW Motorsport competition programme for 2019,” pronounced BMW
Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “BMW i Motorsport will take us to
a many critical megacities in a universe during a march of the
year. With BMW M Motorsport, we will competition in eminent competition series
and during some of a biggest iconic races there are.” Three spectacular
racing cars will be in movement within a BMW Motorsport works
programme in 2019: a new BMW M4 DTM, a BMW M8 GTE and the
fully-electric BMW iFE.18.

 

BMW i Andretti Motorsport creates Formula E debut.

BMW i Andretti Motorsport’s entrance deteriorate in Formula E gets underway
on 15th Dec 2018 in Ad Diriyah (KSA) and ends in July
2019 in New York (USA). As drivers, António Félix da Costa (POR) and
Alexander Sims (GBR) will do conflict for tip results. Marquardt said:
“Joining Formula E with a works participation – a BMW i Andretti
Motorsport group – is an sparkling step, that heralds a totally new era
in a engine racing history. This devise is of good stress for
BMW. For us, Formula E is a ‘TechLab’ for iNEXT and other models of
BMW i. The interconnection between array growth and motorsport
is closer than ever before.”

 

Global BMW M Motorsport programme.

In further to a existent works impasse in a DTM, WEC and
IMSA series, starts with a BMW M6 GT3 in a Intercontinental GT
Challenge are planned. Customer racing will play a executive purpose once
again subsequent season. “We are energetically available a start of a new epoch in
a DTM, with new cars and new challengers,” explained Marquardt.
“Seeing Alex Zanardi in a BMW M8 GTE during Daytona is certain to be a very
special experience, as will a second start during Le Mans with our
top-of-the-range GT model. we am quite looking brazen to the
designed tellurian appearances of a BMW M6 GT3 in a Intercontinental
GT Challenge, during a Nürburgring 24 Hours, and in Macau. We will also
support a many patron teams around a universe to a best of our
ability, as they essay for success as ambassadors of a BMW brand
again in 2019.”

 

New epoch in a DTM – Second deteriorate for a BMW M8 GTE.

In a DTM, a BMW M4 DTM will competition with a new two-litre turbo
engine, that generates over 600 hp – in a year that outlines a special
anniversary: “50 years of BMW Turbo in motorsport”. With Philipp Eng
(AUT), Joel Eriksson (SWE), Timo Glock (GER), Bruno Spengler (CAN) and
Marco Wittmann (GER), 5 of a prior DTM drivers will sojourn on
board. The sixth motorist will be announced after a “Young Driver
Test” subsequent week.

 

The BMW M8 GTE can demeanour brazen to once again competing in genuine
classics in Europe and North America. BMW Team RLL kicks off
record during a finish of Jan with a 24 Hours of Daytona (USA),
during that BMW Brand Ambassador and works motorist Alessandro Zanardi
(ITA) will be among a patrol of drivers. Tom Blomqvist (GBR) joins
Bobby Rahal’s (USA) group as a new unchanging driver. This will be
followed by a corner WEC and IMSA Series eventuality during Sebring (USA) in
March, as good as a iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA), that forms
a grand culmination to a WEC Super Season in Jun 2019.

 

BMW M6 GT3 in movement in general classics – Extensive BMW
M Motorsport Customer Racing programme.

The devise is for a BMW M6 GT3 to competition a Intercontinental GT
Challenge. The Walkenhorst Motorsport group intends competing in
continuation races on 5 continents in Bathurst (AUS), Laguna Seca
(USA), Spa-Francorchamps (BEL), Suzuka (JPN) and Kyalami (RSA) with a
BMW M6 GT3. There are also skeleton to margin a second car. Two of the
drivers of this second automobile will be Augusto Farfus and Martin Tomczyk.
All other drivers and a group will be announced during a after date. The
devise is also to competition a Nürburgring 24 Hours. ROWE Racing will be
one of a teams. BMW works drivers such as Marco Wittmann, Philipp
Eng, Farfus, Tomczyk and Timo Scheider (GER) will be partial of the
altogether drivers’ squad. FALKEN Motorsports and Walkenhorst Motorsport
will margin additional BMW M6 GT3 models as patron teams. The full
patrol of drivers and teams will also be announced during a after date. It
is also designed to competition a FIA GT World Cup in Macau.

 

Customer racing stays during a heart of a BMW M Motorsport
programme subsequent season. As good as a BMW M6 GT3, a concentration will be on
a BMW M4 GT4, that enjoyed such success in 2018, and a BMW M240i
Racing. The automobile will have this name after a technical refurbish as of
2019; a entry-level indication was previously the BMW M235i Racing.
Beitske Visser (NED) will continue to be upheld within a BMW
Motorsport Junior programme. Among other things, she will gain
profitable knowledge as a haven and exam motorist in Formula E. Mikkel
Jensen (DEN) is promoted to a arrange of BMW works driver. Which new
gifted youngsters join a programme will be motionless in a selection
routine subsequent year.

 

The BMW Motorsport motorist choice for 2019*.

 

DTM (BMW Teams RMG and RBM):

  • Philipp Eng (AUT)
  • Joel Eriksson (SWE)
  • Timo Glock (GER)
  • Bruno Spengler (CAN)
  • Marco Wittmann (GER)
  • Sixth motorist to be announced later

 

IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (BMW Team RLL):

  • Tom Blomqvist (GBR)
  • Connor De Phillippi (USA)
  • John Edwards (USA)
  • Jesse Krohn (FIN)
  • Philipp Eng (AUT)
  • Colton Herta (USA)
  • Chaz Mostert (AUS)
  • Alex Zanardi (ITA)

 

FIA World Endurance Championship (BMW Team MTEK):

  • Nick Catsburg (NED)
  • Augusto Farfus (BRA)
  • António Félix da Costa (POR)
  • Martin Tomczyk (GER)

 

Intercontinental GT Challenge:

  • Confirmed BMW team: Walkenhorst Motorsport
  • Confirmed BMW works drivers: Augusto Farfus (BRA) and Martin
    Tomczyk (GER)
  • Additional teams and drivers to be announced later

 

24h Nürburgring (among others ROWE Racing, FALKEN Motorsports,
Walkenhorst Motorsport):

  • ROWE Racing: Tom Blomqvist (GBR), Nick Catsburg (NED), Connor De
    Phillippi (USA), John Edwards (USA), Philipp Eng (AUT), Jesse Krohn
    (FIN), Marco Wittmann (GER), Nick Yelloly (GBR)
  • Other reliable BMW drivers: Augusto Farfus (BRA), Martin Tomczyk
    (GER), Timo Scheider (GER)
  • Additional teams and drivers to be announced later

 

ABB FIA Formula E Championship (BMW i Andretti Motorsport):

  • António Félix da Costa (POR)
  • Alexander Sims (GBR)
  • Beitske Visser (reserve and exam driver)
  • Bruno Spengler (reserve and exam driver)

 

*subject to change

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