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Augusto Farfus behind a circle of a Shell BMW M4 DTM competition cab in a “Green Hell”.

Nürburgring (DE), 12th Sep 2016. Monday noted a initial time
for 23 years and 133 days given a DTM automobile done an coming on the
mythological Nürburgring Nordschleife (DE): after a DTM weekend in the
Eifel region, BMW works motorist Augusto Farfus (BR) gathering a Shell BMW
M4 DTM competition cab by a “Green Hell”. This singular fan promotion
from Shell, Premium Technology Partner for BMW, was done probable by
special acclimatisation work on a car. The Shell BMW M4 DTM competition cab was
practiced for a specific lane conditions on a Nordschleife.


The propitious leader of a Shell esteem pull assigned a newcomer seat
subsequent to Farfus, to knowledge iconic lane sections such as
“Brünnchen”, “Hohe Acht” or “Fuchsröhre” from a cockpit perspective.
The commentator for this eventuality was Matthias Malmedie (DE), best known
from “Grip – Das Motormagazin” on a TV hire RTL II.


The Nordschleife is distant from being different domain for Farfus. The
Brazilian has already started countless 24-hour races in a Eifel
region. In 2010, he won a classical continuation race: together with Jörg
Müller (DE), Pedro Lamy (PT) and Uwe Alzen (DE), he gathering a BMW M3
GT2 to victory. “The eventuality was good fun,” pronounced Farfus after
completing his laps. “Everyone knows that we adore a Nordschleife. Our
win during a 24-hour competition in 2010 is one of a comprehensive highlights of
my career. It was good to be means to go out onto a circuit with the
Shell BMW M4 DTM competition cab – and we consider my newcomer enjoyed it too.
Thanks to Shell and BMW Motorsport for this singular event.”


The Nordschleife is a longest permanent competition lane in a world.
Ten DTM races took place there between 1988 and 1993. No DTM automobile has
competed in a “Green Hell” given 2nd May 1993. BMW has claimed 12
DTM wins during a Nürburgring so far, some-more than during any other circuit.
However, they usually available one win on a Nordschleife. Jacques
Laffite (FR) stays a usually motorist in DTM story to have won a race
on a Nordschleife for BMW. On 16th Jun 1990, he crossed a line in
initial place after 4 laps on a afterwards 25.3-kilometre circuit, in the
BMW M3. At that time, a DTM competition took place together with the
24-hour race.