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BMW returns to DTM

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BMW returns to DTM

Post by Pebb on Tue 19 Oct 2010 - 18:51

Source: Top Gear

The M3 is making a return to the grounds where it became a worldwide superstar - BMW is coming back to DTM.

The German car maker confirmed its intention to enter the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters race series after expressing an interest earlier this year, and following some rather complicated technical discussions with umbrella organisation ITR e.V.

See more pics of the BMW 1 Series M Coupe

After its 16-year hiatus from DTM - and the company's withdrawal from Formula One last year - this is indeed good news.

BMW AG board member Dr Klaus Draeger said: "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."

And the vehicle in question is the one which made them famous. You may recall the original 'E30' M3 swept up numerous DTM trophies and, as a by-product, gave us the purest small saloon racer the world had seen. Who knows what BMW's newly promised commitment to DTM will offer for future M3s...



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Post by HCR generaltso on Tue 19 Oct 2010 - 19:02

yeah. been keeping track of this story for awhile now.

gonna be so awesome. glad they are finally making the decision to come back to relevant forms of motorsport. they didnt belong in F1. that wasnt their bread and butter.

touring car and lemans racing...thats where they need to put their cash, develop loyal customer teams like Rahal Letterman here in the states, then get their tintop racing programs back up and running.
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Post by CQR Rogue on Tue 19 Oct 2010 - 19:34

KK BMW have not been part of current DTM rules and regs, they where in the German Touring Car which was not v8 powered etc lol

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