BMW says thank you: Fans’ signatures take to the track in Hockenheim on the rear wings of the six BMW M3 DTMs.
Munich (DE). Over the course of the opening weekend of the DTM, 142,000 fans packed into the stands in Hockenheim (DE) to follow BMW’s return to the series. At the end of a magnificent season that included four wins and four pole positions, BMW Team Schnitzer, BMW Team RBM and BMW Team RMG return to the 4.574-kilometre circuit for the grand finale. Buoyed by the support of its fans, BMW has been able to far surpass its own expectations in the 2012 DTM and, with Bruno Spengler (CA) and BMW Team Schnitzer, still has a chance of winning both the drivers’ and team titles going into the final race.
By way of saying thank you to the fans in what are once again set to be packed grandstands at the Hockenheimring, all six BMW M3 DTMs will line up with a special design on their rear wings. The wings were signed by the fans and will make their debut in Sunday’s race.
“We are proud of the fantastic support our fans have given us over the course of the season,” says BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “Since we announced our return to the DTM, we have received nothing but positive feedback. This trend has actually intensified with the good results we have had over the past nine races. As our fantastic comeback season draws to a close, we feel the need to put the focus back on the fans, and our promotion gives them the chance to appear on our BMW M3 DTMs. This will give us a big boost to achieve another top result. After all, success would not mean half as much if you could not celebrate with the fans.”
Visitors to BMW’s home event in Munich’s Olympic Stadium (DE), as well as the DTM races in Oschersleben (DE), Zandvoort (NL) and Valencia (ES), had the opportunity to leave their own personal messages and signatures on the carbon sheets provided. These sheets will now adorn the rear wings of the six cars in Hockenheim.
Photos of the rear wings will be posted on the BMW Motorsport Facebook page after the race weekend. Any fans immortalised on one of the rear wings can then find their own message and “tag” it with their name.
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