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‘SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race’: The BMW M Motorsport ‘Dream Team’ is prepared for Fuji.

Munich. The watchful is over
: this weekend (22nd to 24th November),
BMW M Motorsport will competition during a initial corner competition eventuality between
a DTM and a Japanese SUPER GT Championship in Japan. Three BMW
M4 DTMs will be in movement during a ‘SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race’ during Fuji
(JPN). They will be driven by a BMW M Motorsport ‘Dream Team’,
consisting of two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann (GER), BMW works
motorist and Brand Ambassador Alessandro Zanardi (ITA), and local
favourite Kamui Kobayashi (JPN). The 3 BMW M4 DTMs will be run
by BMW Team RBM.


Wittmann finished third altogether in a 2019 DTM season, creation him
a best-placed BMW driver. The Sunday during Fuji is a special date for
him, as he will applaud his 30th birthday that day.
Zanardi will be creation his second coming in a DTM during Fuji,
following his stirring guest start during Misano (ITA) in 2018. As at
Misano, his BMW M4 DTM will be versed with a handbrake system, which
allows him to expostulate though his synthetic legs. Kobayashi will be
pushing a BMW M Motorsport competition automobile for a initial time during Fuji.


The ‘Dream Race’ during Fuji outlines takes a partnership between the
DTM and SUPER GT array adult a notch. The report for a eventuality is
identical to DTM competition weekends. Two giveaway use sessions are scheduled
for a Friday. Saturday and Sunday will any underline a qualifying
eventuality in a morning, followed by one competition (55 mins and one lap)
in a afternoon. As in a DTM, any motorist contingency finish during least
one imperative array stop in a race, during that all 4 wheels are changed.


The ‘Dream Race’ during Fuji is partial of a ‘BMW Motorsport Mega Weekend’
during a finish of 2019. At Kyalami, South Africa, BMW Team Schnitzer and
Walkenhorst Motorsport will competition a final turn of this season’s
Intercontinental GT Challenge (IGTC) with their BMW M6 GT3s. At the
same time, Season 6 of a ABB FIA Formula E Championship gets
underway in Diriyah (KSA), with BMW i Andretti Motorsport Team looking
for a good start to a new season. BMW DTM motorist Philipp Eng (AUT)
is also in movement during a weekend, during a 2019 FIA GTC World Finals in
Monte Carlo (MON). The best Gran Turismo sim racers in a universe will
go conduct to conduct there. Eng is competing in a ProAm competition and will
support a BMW racers in a Grand Final of a Manufacturer Series
during a World Final. 


Quotes brazen of a ‘SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race’ during Fuji.


Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director):

“We are all looking brazen to a ‘Dream Race’. The intensified
partnership with Japanese SUPER GT is an critical pitch of the
internationalisation and destiny of a DTM. The guest coming of
a SUPER GT cars during a DTM culmination in Hockenheim during a start of
Oct gave us a ambience of what we can demeanour brazen to during a eventuality at
Fuji. We are now unequivocally most looking brazen to appearing with a BMW
M4 DTM in front of a Japanese fans, who are insane about motorsport. In
Marco Wittmann, Alessandro Zanardi and internal favourite Kamui
Kobayashi, we line adult with a genuine ‘Dream Team’ in a ‘Dream Race’. We
are in a clever position with this trio. It is going to be a fantastic
eventuality and we are already unequivocally vehement about a races opposite the
backdrop of Mount Fuji.”


Bart Mampaey (Team Principal BMW Team RBM):

“Racing in Japan is something special for everybody in a team. We
have good memories of victories in Japan in a FIA WTCC. Two years
ago, we looked after a BMW M4 DTM during a DTM uncover run, that formed
partial of a SUPER GT culmination in Motegi. That was a illusory weekend,
that done utterly an sense on us, interjection to a ardent fans
and good atmosphere. As such, we are unequivocally looking brazen to
returning to Japan and using a 3 BMW M4 DTMs during Fuji. we think
a ‘Dream Race’ is going to be a illusory eventuality for all concerned –
for a drivers and teams from a DTM and SUPER GT, as good as the
fans, who are certain to come in good numbers to Fuji.”


Marco Wittmann:

“I am gay to be concerned in a ‘Dream Race’ with SUPER GT and
a DTM during Fuji. It was a large thing when a Japanese cars done guest
appearances during a deteriorate culmination during Hockenheim, and now it is a turn
to transport to Japan. we will be pushing during Fuji for a initial time. The
circuit looks unequivocally exciting, quite with a prolonged straight. we am
already looking brazen to a eventuality and wish that we have a good
weekend and are competitive. Although there is no championship at
stake, we would still like to get a good outcome there. Plus, it is my
30th birthday on a Sunday. A large birthday on a race
weekend, and in Japan – we can’t ask for some-more than that. That is
another reason for me to demeanour brazen to this good and special finish to
a season.”


Alessandro Zanardi:

“I am unequivocally vehement about competing with a BMW M4 DTM during this
special event. Being a racer, we can apparently not be happy simply
holding part. we wish to do my unequivocally best, though we also have to be
picturesque and know that these days we expostulate in races unequivocally rarely
– distinct my opponents in a Dream Race. For this reason, we can’t
design much. However, we went to a DTM turn during Misano final year with
a same proceed and we came home with a good result. All in all, I
am anticipating to warn myself again this time. I’ve already been to
Fuji in 1990 – that was a long, prolonged time ago. we am unequivocally most looking
brazen to racing there in a BMW M4 DTM, that is a unequivocally enjoyable
car. we am certain it will be a blast in a long, well-spoken corners during the
Fuji circuit.”


Kamui Kobayashi:

“I am unequivocally looking brazen to being a partial of a initial corner race
eventuality between SUPER GT and a DTM in Japan, competing in a BMW M4
DTM. we feel unequivocally celebrated that BMW M Motorsport has put a faith in
me and, during a same time, we wish to appreciate Toyota for permitting me to
make this coming during Fuji. For me, it will be a totally new
experience, as we have not driven a DTM automobile before. However, we am
flattering certain that we will get to grips with a BMW M4 DTM unequivocally quickly.
we am also looking brazen to being team-mates with Marco Wittmann and
Alex Zanardi, who we already met during Daytona in January. It is good to
have an eventuality like this in Japan and we am assured that we put on a
stirring uncover for a fans. we can’t wait to get to Fuji and to start
this special weekend.”


Media Schedule (all times internal times).


Friday, 22nd November

15:30-16:30, Press discussion with Marco Wittmann, Briefing Room


Saturday, 23rd November

16:35-17:15, Mixed Zone with a BMW drivers, Briefing Room


Sunday, 24th November

11.05-11.35, Media Round Table with BMW Group Motorsport Director
Jens Marquardt, plcae to be defined


16:35-17:15, Mixed Zone with a BMW drivers, Briefing Room