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2018 Dakar Rally Media Guide

Tue Nov 21 19:10:00 CET 2017Press Kit

January 2018 will see the start of the 40th edition of the Dakar. Each year the Dakar organising team lay out a dramatic racing arena, full of natural challenges, to test the endurance of man and machines. The 2018 Dakar promises to be no less of a challenge than its predecessors; this astounding race takes the competitors across the deserts, mountains and plains of Peru and Bolivia before the final finish line in Argentina.

BMW Motorsport completes successful 24-hour endurance run with the new BMW M8 GTE at Le Castellet.

Mon Nov 20 20:42:42 CET 2017Press Release

BMW Motorsport has completed an intensive three days of testing as part of preparations for the race debut of the BMW M8 GTE in 2018. Endurance - with an intensive 24-hour run - was the main focus of the testing for the new GT racing car at the Le Castellet “Circuit Paul Ricard” in the south of France.

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Tragic accident overshadows the Macau Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Mon Nov 20 20:42:05 CET 2017Press Release

The 2017 Macau Grand Prix (CHN) was overshadowed by a fatal accident in the motorcycle race. The international motorcycle racing community mourns the death of British Honda rider Daniel Hegarty.

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Farfus claims fourth place in Macau in the BMW Art Car #18 – Mostert and Wittmann follow in fifth and sixth positions.

Sun Nov 19 09:34:00 CET 2017Press Release

Having finished second in the qualification race, BMW Team Schnitzer’s Augusto Farfus (BRA) was also the best-placed BMW driver on Sunday at the FIA GT World Cup in Macau (CHN). The Brazilian overcame an unscheduled pit stop, caused by a collision on the “Guia Circuit” that was not his fault, and worked his way up to fourth place from the back of the field.

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BMW M4 DTM visits the Japanese Super GT Championship.

Tue Nov 14 13:41:31 CET 2017Press Release

Four weeks after the final round of the 2017 DTM season at Hockenheim (GER), the BMW M4 DTM was back in action in the Far East this weekend. The three manufacturers involved in the DTM thrilled the huge crowd of fans at the Japanese Super GT Championship in Motegi (JPN) season finale, where they presented the touring car series to the Japanese spectators and teams.

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Fifth win for Marc Márquez: Spanish MotoGP rider continues winning streak in the BMW M Award.

Tue Nov 14 13:39:24 CET 2017Press Release

Record extended: Marc Márquez is the fastest qualifier in the MotoGP for the fifth time in a row. The 2017 winner’s car: the exclusive BMW M4 CS (fuel consumption combined: 8.4 l/100 km [33.6 mpg imp]; CO2 emissions combined: 197 g/km*) in San Marino Blue Metallic.

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The 18th BMW Art Car makes its race debut at Macau – Four BMW M6 GT3 race cars in action at the Guia Circuit.

Tue Nov 14 13:38:20 CET 2017Press Release

The GT season concludes with another highlight this weekend: Four BMW M6 GT3 cars will race in the FIA GT World Cup at the iconic Guia Circuit in Macau (CHN) on 18th and 19th November. Much attention will be focussed on one car in particular: the 18th BMW Art Car, designed by Chinese multimedia artist Cao Fei.

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Perfectly prepared for the 2018 season: BMW M6 GT3 Evo package now available for BMW Motorsport customer teams

Fri Nov 10 14:40:00 CET 2017Press Release

Following an intensive development period at BMW Motorsport, the Evo package for the BMW M6 GT3 is now ready for its sales launch. The update will go on sale to customer racing teams on Friday. It includes improvements to the suspension, drivetrain, brakes and aerodynamics among other things. The Evo package primarily ensures improved driveability and even greater reliability.

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Season finale for the BMW S 1000 RR racers in the Superbike World Championship and the MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship.

Mon Nov 06 12:55:00 CET 2017Press Release

In two championships that count towards the BMW Motorrad Race Trophy the 2017 season drew to a close last weekend. The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) held its last two races of the year under the floodlights of the Losail International Circuit in Qatar. In Japan, a double-header weekend at Suzuka marked the final round of the 2017 MFJ Superbike All Japan Road Race Championship (MFJ).

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BMW rider Carmelo Morales is crowned Spanish champion.

Mon Oct 30 15:27:19 CET 2017Press Release

The BMW Motorrad Motorsport community can celebrate the eighth title win for a BMW rider in the successful 2017 season: Carmelo Morales (ESP) was crowned champion in the Spanish Championship (CEV). After a total of eight races, the Graphbikes easyRace SBK Team BMW rider secured the title with 166 points and an advantage of 41 points over his closest rival.

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Innovative technology for safety in the pinnacle of motorcycle racing: the new BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car.

Mon Oct 30 00:01:00 CET 2017Press Release

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Innovative high-performance cars for safety at the highest level of motorcycle racing: the BMW M GmbH has remained true to this principle throughout nearly 20 years of partnership with the MotoGP organizer Dorna Sports, and as the “Official Car of MotoGP”. That is especially true of the new BMW M5 MotoGP Safety Car, which the company from Munich is presenting as the next highlight in the Safety Car fleet.

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“Ready to race”: Newly developed BMW M4 GT4s delivered to customer teams for the first time.

Fri Oct 27 14:49:03 CEST 2017Press Release

The first newly developed BMW M4 GT4s have been delivered. After completing around 30,000 test kilometres, numerous hours in the wind tunnel, extensive application drives and successful test outings in race conditions, the first models were received by their new owners around the globe on Wednesday.

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Baja Portalegre 500 2017 – Round 11, FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup.

Fri Oct 27 14:47:49 CEST 2017Press Release

• MINI to contest Baja Portalegre 500 2017 – 11th and final round of FIA Cross Country Rally World Cup. • Two MINI crews to challenge end of season Baja of 638.41 km – 472.97 against the clock. • MINI crews aim to repeat last year’s Baja Portalegre win by MINI

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An interview with Dennis Marschall: “BMW Motorsport is incredibly diverse.”

Fri Oct 27 14:40:18 CEST 2017Press Release

Six promising talented youngsters are part of the BMW Motorsport Junior Programme in the 2017 season. They are all at the start of their careers, but already have an interesting background behind them. As part of a series of interviews, we introduce the individual BMW Motorsport Juniors. This time: Dennis Marschall (GER).

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Wild card starter Markus Reiterberger dominates the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship at Jerez on his BMW S 1000 RR.

Mon Oct 23 14:15:00 CEST 2017Press Release

The circuit of Jerez de la Frontera in southern Spain saw plenty of race action at the weekend. The MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) held its penultimate round at the Andalucian track. At the same time, Jerez hosted the 2017 season finale of the FIM Superstock 1000 European Championship (STK1000). It was dominated by German BMW rider Markus Reiterberger who competed in the last STK1000 race of the year with a wild card.

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An interview with Mikkel Jensen: “I was delighted when BMW Motorsport got in touch.”

Fri Oct 20 18:04:17 CEST 2017Press Release

Five promising, talented youngsters are part of the 2017 BMW Motorsport Junior Programme. They are all just setting out on their careers, but already have a fascinating journey behind them. In a series of interviews, we present each of the BMW Motorsport Juniors. This time: Mikkel Jensen (DEN).

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Pole position and podium for BMW driver Glock at Hockenheim – Martin and Spengler also in the top ten.

Mon Oct 16 20:33:56 CEST 2017Press Release

Timo Glock (GER) and the Hockenheimring (GER) once again proved to be a lucky combination for BMW Motorsport in the 17th race of the DTM season. Having shone at the season-opener on the same track back in May, the BMW Team RMG driver impressed again in the penultimate race of the year.

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