Irvine BMW Confirms, BMW Commits to ALMS 2012 and Prepares for DTM
BMW Motorsport used the 50th BMW Sports Trophy Award Ceremony to announce further details of next year’s program.
November 30, 2011 – Irvine, Calif. – Irvine BMW is excited to confirm, BMW has firmly committed to campaigning its RLL ALMS team for 2012.
As well as committing to the ALMS team for 2012, BMW also will be focusing on its return to the DTM after a 20-year absence.
BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt presented the latest addition to the team of DTM drivers, the newly crowned DTM champion Martin Tomczyk (DE). Tomczyk will join Andy Priaulx (GB), Augusto Farfus (BR) and Bruno Spengler (CA), who have already been confirmed as BMW drivers, behind the wheel of a BMW M3 DTM in the coming season. The BMW Sports Trophy will be even more important next year: The winner of the annual BMW privateer competition will be rewarded with a test day in the BMW M3 DTM from 2012.
As well as lining up in the DTM, BMW will also continue to compete in the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) in 2012. The goal here is to successfully defend the Drivers’, Team and Manufacturers’ titles won in this year’s GT class. The team responsible for running the BMW M3 GT remains BMW Team RLL, while the drivers will be announced at a later date.
The 2012 season will also see private BMW teams using the BMW Z4 GT3 at 24-hour classics, such as the marathon round the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (DE).
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