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Ready to go in the 50th anniversary race: The BMW M2 CS Racing media car.
26.09.2020 Press Release
BMW works driver Augusto Farfus (BRA), one of the most recent overall winners with BMW at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, presents the design of the media car in a video.
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Nürburg. The 50th anniversary of the Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER) gets underway on Saturday afternoon. The 2020 edition marks 50 years since both the inaugural staging of the endurance classic and the first overall victory for BMW. At the wheel of the BMW M2 CS Racing media car, the design of which pays homage to the 19 BMW overall victories and that first triumph in 1970, are professional racing drivers Dirk Adorf (GER) and Tom Coronel (NED), alongside journalists Christian Gebhardt and Niki Schelle (both GER).
BMW works driver Augusto Farfus (BRA), one of the most recent overall winners with BMW at the Nürburgring 24 Hours, presents the design of the media car in a video:
“You can find my name too, behind the year 2010,” says Farfus. “The BMW M3 GT2 was a fantastic race car. The race was tough, with every possible type of weather and a very difficult finish, with our gearbox threatening to give up on us. However, we got the car to the finish and took the win. It is about time we added more names to the list of BMW overall winners in 2020.”
Farfus qualified in sixth place on Friday evening in a BMW M6 GT3 run by BMW Team Schnitzer. A total of four BMW M6 GT3s will start in the top ten. The BMW Junior Team gave an impressive performance in the BMW M4 GT4, qualifying in 34th place as the fastest non-GT3 car and taking pole position in the SP8T class. The BMW M2 CS Racing media car lines up in 65th place. It will feature prominently in both live TV coverage and in the drivers’ media and social media activities.
The Nürburgring 24 Hours gets underway at 15:30 on Saturday.