New plea for Maxime Martin – BMW Motorsport wishes long-standing works motorist all a best for a future.

Posted on 14. Dec, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich. Maxime Martin (BEL) will take on a new engine racing
plea in 2018, and will no longer take to a lane in BMW
Motorsport colours. The 31-year-old contested his initial year as a
BMW works motorist in 2013, given when he has tender in many ways,
above all by his versatility. He assimilated a ranks of BMW
Motorsport works drivers from a patron racing programme after
finishing runner-up in a 2012 BMW Sports Trophy.

Martin started out as a unchanging motorist for BMW Team RLL in the
American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in 2013. The following season, the
Belgian done his entrance in a DTM. In doing so, he followed in the
footsteps of his father Jean-Michel, who gathering in this array for BMW
in a 1980s.

In 64 races, Maxime Martin claimed 3 victories and ten
podiums in total. He started from stick position on 3 occasions and
finished a DTM deteriorate seventh altogether twice (2014, 2015) and eighth
twice (2016, 2017). Martin also claimed countless GT victories with
BMW. The prominence of his career so distant came in a form of feat at
his home competition – a 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) – with a BMW
M6 GT3.

“On interest of BMW Motorsport, we would like to appreciate Maxime
Martin for his joining over a past 5 years,” pronounced BMW
Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “Maxime showed that it is possible
to swell from patron racing to a tip row of works racing
with us. It was always considerable to see how facilely he was able
to switch between DTM and GT cars. We wish him all a best for a future.”

Martin said: “It has unequivocally been a smashing time with BMW,
being there for 5 years as central BMW works driver. The dual years
before we had already been racing with a Marc VDS Racing Team in a
BMW so we have been with a code for 7 years, initial in customer
racing, afterwards as a works driver. We enjoyed unequivocally good success
together, with wins and podiums in a DTM, a feat during a 24
hours of Spa-Francorchamps as good as second places during a 24 hours at
a Nürburgring. we would like to appreciate Jens Marquardt, Adam Baker and
Rudi Dittrich who believed in me 5 years ago and offering me the
event to join BMW as a works driver. we consider though this
all maybe would have been different. But we infrequently need new
hurdles and changes so we motionless to leave for a new challenge. we am
looking brazen to what awaits me though it was a good time with BMW and
we wish to appreciate everybody concerned in it.”

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