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MINI announces X-raid MINI JCW Team participation at 2019 Dakar.

Tue Oct 02 22:21:11 CEST 2018Press Release

• Cyril Despres, Stéphane Peterhansel and Carlos Sainz join the MINI Family. • Three rally raid legends ready to take on the 2019 Dakar with MINI John Cooper Works Buggy cars. • Despres and Sainz to compete in MINI John Cooper Works Buggy at Rallye du Maroc, 3rd-9th October 2018, as part of testing ahead of 2019 Dakar.

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The BMW M235i Racing Cup becomes the BMW M240i Racing Cup - BMW Cup class to remain an integral part of the VLN for a further two years.

Thu Sep 20 17:52:38 CEST 2018Press Release

Since 2014, the BMW M235i Racing Cup has been an integral part of the VLN. BMW Motorsport has now extended its contracts with the racing series and tyre partner Dunlop by a further two years. Thanks to an Evo package for the car, as of the coming season, the newly named BMW M240i Racing Cup offers teams and drivers the perfect opportunity to enter the motor racing scene at a manageable cost until at least 2020.

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BMW Sports Trophy

GERT56 by rs speedbikes celebrates Superstock win with the BMW S 1000 RR at the legendary Bol d’Or.

Tue Sep 18 11:04:19 CEST 2018Press Release

BMW Team GERT56 by rs speedbikes kicked off the 2018/19 season of the FIM Endurance World Championship with a win in the Superstock class at the Bol d’Or. Roberto Tamburini celebrated his first win of the season in the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship. Markus Reiterberger finished third, which saw him extend his lead in the championship. The BMW racers also claimed wins and podium finishes in Great Britain, Brazil and Malaysia.

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Motorrad Motorsport
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Race Trophy
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Customer Racing

Out of the car in less than five seconds: Alessandro Zanardi well prepared in terms of safety.

Mon Aug 27 15:45:53 CEST 2018Press Release

Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) is also well prepared in terms of safety ahead of his guest appearance at the next DTM race in Misano, Italy (25th/26th August). The double-amputee BMW works driver does not have any problems getting out of the car on his own within the prescribed time limit after an accident.

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BMW Motorsport

Cross-examination: the private side of Alessandro Zanardi.

Mon Aug 27 15:44:36 CEST 2018Press Release

Next weekend, the long-awaited moment will arrive: BMW works driver Alessandro Zanardi (ITA) will be guesting in Misano (ITA), taking part in his first DTM race. The 51-year-old driver is a legend, successful both in motorsport and in paracycling. Under cross-examination, Zanardi reveals his private side in ten questions and answers.

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Strong pace but no reward: BMW M8 GTE finishes 12th in its Le Mans debut.

Mon Jun 18 11:34:07 CEST 2018Press Release

Mixed emotions for BMW M Motorsport after its return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA). The pair of BMW M8 GTEs were able to match the pace of the GTE Pro front-runners over the course of the 86th edition of the endurance classic, with both running in the top-three for long stretches of the race.

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FIA WEC

BMW M8 GTE ‘in the mix’ in the opening hours of Le Mans.

Mon Jun 18 11:33:37 CEST 2018Press Release

The 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) campaign has started positively for BMW M Motorsport, with the BMW Team MTEK crew running as high as second place in the opening hours. As the cars crossed the line for the 60th time, the pair of BMW M8 GTEs were running strong and the drivers were able to push hard to remain ‘in the mix’.

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FIA WEC

Side by side: the new BMW 8 Series Coupe and the new BMW M8 GTE united in Le Mans.

Mon Jun 18 11:32:55 CEST 2018Press Release

The first major highlight at the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) has already taken place, before the race has even begun. The new BMW 8 Series Coupe celebrated its world premiere on Friday evening. The new luxury sports car is the production counterpart of the BMW M8 GTE, in which six BMW works drivers will be battling for a good result on Saturday and Sunday.

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24h Races

BMW makes its return to Le Mans as the BMW M8 GTE completes the official test day.

Fri Jun 08 16:16:51 CEST 2018Press Release

BMW has returned to the world-famous Circuit de la Sarthe in France, where the pair of BMW Team MTEK M8 GTEs have successfully completed testing for the 2018 24 Hours of Le Mans. On Sunday’s one-day test, the number 81 and 82 cars covered a total of 1,200 kilometres to run through the team’s extensive pre-event preparation plan.

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FIA WEC

Interview with BMW Motorsport designer Michael Scully on the new BMW M8 GTE: “It’s the most elemental, determined race car we have ever built.”

Tue Mar 20 14:49:07 CET 2018Press Release

When the BMW M8 GTE broke cover last year, it was celebrated for its innovative design that embraced both the motorsport and road car heritage of BMW, while making a clear statement of modernity. Speaking in an interview, Michael Scully, Head of Design BMW Motorsport, and the man behind the aesthetics of the latest Le Mans challenger, explains how the BMW M8 GTE’s looks came to life.

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BMW Motorsport
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Motorsport Cars

Interview with Jens Marquardt on the development of the new BMW M8 GTE: “The special team spirit will definitely stay with us for a long time”.

Thu Jan 25 01:59:00 CET 2018Press Release

BMW Motorsport presented the new BMW M8 GTE in its livery for the 2018 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Daytona (USA) on Wednesday. Speaking in an interview, BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt looks back on the development of the BMW M8 GTE and underlines the importance of team spirit in the development crew.

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IMSA Series

Looking for the crucial hundredth of a second: BMW wind tunnel provides skeleton athletes with valuable feedback on the material and riding position.

Tue Jan 09 18:20:04 CET 2018Press Release

When the skeleton athletes dive head first into the ice channel, it does not only make for spectacular photos; the lying position with the head first is also an aerodynamic challenge. The German Bobsleigh and Luge Sports Federation (BSD) uses the BMW Group’s state-of-the-art wind tunnel to optimise the material and the riding position, and to potentially get the crucial split seconds ahead of the Olympics season.

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BMW Winter Sport

BMW technology equips German bobs for the Olympic Games.

Tue Jan 09 18:18:45 CET 2018Press Release

The German Bobsleigh and Sled Sports Federation (BSD) athletes have a score to settle at the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang (KOR) in February 2018. Four years ago, the successful bob athletes came away without a medal. At the three world championships that followed, Germany returned to winning ways. BSD technology partner BMW was also involved in the development of the sporting equipment.

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BMW Winter Sport

BMW Motorsport continues test programme with the new BMW M8 GTE at Daytona.

Mon Dec 11 13:17:45 CET 2017Press Release

The new BMW M8 GTE has completed more test drives at the setting for its race debut in January 2018: BMW Motorsport and BMW Team RLL were on the Daytona (USA) track this week as part of official testing for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC). This was the first time that the new GT flagship race car from BMW Motorsport had shared the circuit with its future North America competitors.

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