If like us you’ve been bored with the way DTM has been working this last couple of years, then this is great news for you!
BMW AG officially confirmed the rumors suggesting the brand will back in DTM series in 2012, after an absence of nearly eighteen years.
Currently DTM fans only see Mercedes and Audi during a long and uninteresting season. The addition of a third contender can heat up the battle a bit, and if that third one is BMW, then it’s going to be so hot! It might also encourage other manufacturers to take part as well.
Dr Klaus Draeger, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG with responsibility for development, says: “The return of BMW to the DTM is a fundamental part of the restructuring of our motorsport activities. With its increased commitment to production car racing, BMW is returning to its roots. The race track is the perfect place to demonstrate the impressive sporting characteristics of our vehicles against our core competitors in a high-powered environment. The DTM is the ideal stage on which to do this.”
BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen comments: “The entire team at BMW Motorsport is approaching this exciting project with absolute commitment. We began making technical preparations following our declaration of intent in April, and established parameters for a high-performance vehicle concept for deployment in the DTM. The positive decision of the BMW Board of Management means we can now shift up a gear and give the green light for development.”
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