Do you need help? Please contact our support team from 9 to 17 CET via support.pressclub@bmwgroup.com.

PressClub Global · Article.

Local favourite is second member of ‘Dream Team’: Kamui Kobayashi to drive the BMW M4 DTM at Fuji.

The BMW ‘Dream Team’ for the ‘Dream Race’ is taking shape. After the announcement of BMW works driver and BMW Brand Ambassador Alessandro Zanardi (ITA), Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) has now been confirmed as the second of three drivers for the first joint race event between the DTM and the Japanese SUPER GT series at Fuji (JPN).

DTM
·
BMW Motorsport
 

Press Contact.

Ingo Lehbrink
BMW Group

Tel: +49-89-382-76003
Fax: +49-89-382-28567

send an e-mail

Downloads.

  
Attachments(1x, 1.27 MB)
  
Photos(1x, 3.42 MB)

This article in other PressClubs

Munich. The BMW ‘Dream Team’ for the ‘Dream Race’ is taking shape. After the announcement of BMW works driver and BMW Brand Ambassador Alessandro Zanardi (ITA), Kamui Kobayashi (JPN) has now been confirmed as the second of three drivers for the first joint race event between the DTM and the Japanese SUPER GT series at Fuji (JPN).

 

The ‘SUPER GT x DTM Dream Race’, at which representatives of the DTM manufacturers will take on Japanese opposition from Honda, Lexus and Nissan, will take place from 22nd to 24th November at Fuji (JPN).

 

“Like Alessandro Zanardi, our second driver for the Dream Race is another real gem. Kamui Kobayashi will make his race debut for BMW Motorsport and is sure to attract plenty of interest in the ‘Dream Race’ from many of his Japanese compatriots and fans,” said BMW Group Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “Kamui has shown his class and versatility in Formula 1, Le Mans, and the ABB FIA Formula E Championship. He is sure to be fast in the BMW M4 DTM too. We will reveal the third driver in our ‘Dream Team’ for Fuji shortly.”

 

Kamui Kobayashi will drive a BMW Motorsport touring car for the first time at the 4.563-kilometre circuit, which is within sight of the iconic Mount Fuji. The 33-year-old Japanese driver’s career includes 75 Formula 1 Grands Prix and two second-place finishes at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. At the Hong Kong E-Prix (CHN) in December 2017, Kobayashi drove two races in the ABB FIA Formula E Championship for what was at the time the MS&AD Andretti Formula E team.

 

“First of all, I would like to thank BMW Motorsport for the offer to race in one of their BMW M4 DTM cars at the ‘Dream Race’ at Fuji.  And also, I want to say thank you to Toyota for letting me take this opportunity,” said Kobayashi. “Fuji will be my first time driving the BMW M4 DTM, but BMW Motorsport gave me the opportunity to prepare a little bit and get an idea of the car. I will do my best to give the fans a good show with the BMW M4 DTM.”

 

Before the Japanese man was welcomed on board, BMW Motorsport had already announced Alessandro Zanardi as its first member of the ‘Dream Team’. This will be the Italian’s second appearance in the DTM, having made a guest start in August 2018 at Misano (ITA), where he claimed a sensational fifth place on the Sunday. The Fuji race will be significant to Zanardi for another special reason: the racetrack will be the venue for the paracycling competitions at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo (JPN) which Zanardi aims to qualify for. The Italian has already won four Paralympic gold medals and is a twelve-time world champion.

 

Article Offline Attachments.

Article Media Material.

My.PressClub Login
 

BMW Group Streaming.

IAA 2019.

Here you can see the webcast of the BMW Group Press Conference.

Open Streaming Page

CO2 emission information.

The following applies to consumption figures for vehicles with new type approval, September 2017 onward: The figures for fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and energy consumption are obtained in accordance with the specified measuring procedure (EC Regulation No. 715/2007), as issued and amended. The figures are for a basic-version vehicle in Germany. The bandwidths allow for differences in the choice of wheel and tire sizes and items of optional equipment and can be changed by the configuration.

Obtained on the basis of the new "Worldwide harmonized Light vehicles Test Procedure" (WLTP), the figures are converted back to the "New European Driving Cycle" (NEDC) for the sake of comparability. Values other than those stated here may be used for the purposes of taxation and for other vehicle-related duties relating to CO2 emissions.

More information about official fuel consumption figures and the official specific CO2 emissions of new passenger cars can be obtained from the "guideline on fuel consumption, CO2 emissions and current consumption of new passenger cars", available here: https://www.dat.de/co2/.

Add your filter tags.

Press Release
Press Kit
Speech
Fact & Figures
Spanish
  • Language of file attachment
  • Arabic
  • Chinese
  • Chinese (simplified)
  • English
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Hungarian
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Other Language
  • Russian
  • Spanish
Updates
Top-Topic
Submit filter
Clear all
 
Sun
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
Fri
Sat
 
Login