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Rally Dakar 2021 – Sixth overall win for MINI: Record winner Stéphane Peterhansel triumphs in his MINI JCW Buggy.

16.01.2021Press Release

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Title successfully defended. The MINI John Cooper Works Buggy has won the Rally Dakar for the second time in a row following the 2020 win. This time it was record winner Stéphane Peterhansel (FRA) and his co-driver Edouard Boulanger (FRA) who topped the podium after twelve stages through the Saudi Arabian desert.

Dakar Rally
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MINI Motorsport

Innovative, fast, flexible and efficient: BMW S 1000 RR World Superbike components 3D printed right at the circuit.

14.10.2020Press Release

The BMW Group already applies 3D printing to production procedures in many areas – and BMW Motorrad Motorsport is also relying on this innovative technology with the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. It enables fast and efficient production of new prototype components right at the circuit. These can then be tested on the BMW S 1000 RR before they go into final production in Munich or at supplier locations.

Superbike World Championship
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Motorcycle

50 years of Nürburgring 24 Hours – 50 years since BMW’s first overall victory: BMW M Motorsport honours Nordschleife history with BMW M2 CS Racing media car.

14.09.2020Press Release

BMW M Motorsport and the Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER) are celebrating a joint anniversary this year. 2020 marks 50 years since both the inaugural staging of the endurance classic and the first overall victory for BMW in the ‘Green Hell’. As no major anniversary event is possible in the current situation, BMW M Motorsport is recognising its Nordschleife history with a BMW M2 CS Racing media car, featuring a special livery.

BMW Motorsport
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24h Races

Sheldon van der Linde wins for BMW to become first South African to win a DTM race.

06.09.2020Press Release

Sheldon van der Linde (RSA, Shell BMW M4 DTM) took the first DTM win of his career and the first DTM victory for a South African in Sunday’s race at Assen (NED). The BMW Team RBM driver made perfect use of the rain and the difficult track conditions and, thanks to a flawless drive and a perfect team strategy, moved up from 14th on the grid to P1.

DTM
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BMW Motorsport

Development milestone: BMW M4 GT3 rolled out at BMW Group plant in Dingolfing.

05.08.2020Press Release

The recent rollout of the BMW M4 GT3 at the BMW Group plant in Dingolfing (GER) marked an important milestone in the development of the new BMW icon for the GT racing scene. After months of virtual work, BMW works driver Augusto Farfus (BRA) heralded the next phase of preparations, taking the new car out onto the streets for the first time.

GT Racing
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Motorsport Cars
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Automotive
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BMW Motorsport
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Customer Racing

Day of mixed feelings for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team at Jerez de la Frontera.

03.08.2020Press Release

It was a day of mixed feelings for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team at Jerez de la Frontera (ESP). The racetrack in the south of Spain hosted round two of the 2020 FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK). Tom Sykes (GBR) finished sixth in Sunday morning’s Superpole Race. He then came home eleventh in race two in the afternoon. His team-mate Eugene Laverty (IRL) was 13th in the sprint race in the morning, but retired in race two.

Superbike World Championship
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Motorcycle

Front-row start goes unrewarded for the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team in Saturday’s race at Jerez.

01.08.2020Press Release

The five-month break is over; the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) resumed this weekend with round two of the season at Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. In Saturday’s Superpole, the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team secured a place on the front row of the grid. However, a technical issue in race one meant the good start position went unrewarded.

Superbike World Championship
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Motorcycle

The waiting is over: BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team ready to go racing at Jerez and Portimão.

30.07.2020Press Release

For five months the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team has had to exercise great patience. Now the action is coming thick and fast. Since the season-opener at the end of February/start of March on Phillip Island (AUS), the coronavirus has forced the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) to take a break from racing. The Spanish city of Jerez de la Frontera now hosts round two of the season this weekend (31st July to 2nd August).

Superbike World Championship
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Motorcycle

The BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team is back on the racetrack: test at the Lausitzring in preparation for the rest of the season.

30.06.2020Press Release

It has been a long time since the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team and riders Tom Sykes (GBR) and Eugene Laverty (IRL) were last on a racetrack together. The season opener of the FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) at the start of March was followed by an enforced break lasting several months due to coronavirus. Now the team and riders have been able to return to the track with the BMW S 1000 RR. Last week, Sykes and Laverty tested at Lausitzring (GER).

Superbike World Championship
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Motorcycle

Successful weekend for BMW esports partner teams at League of Legends championship finals.

20.04.2020Press Release

• Victories and final appearances in season’s first major tournaments • G2 overcome Fnatic to win LoL European Championship (LEC) Spring Split final • Cloud9 triumphs in parallel event of the North American League Championship Series (LCS) • #UnitedInRivalry and #UnitedAtHome – both tournaments held in full compliance with current social distancing rules

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Esports

“United in Rivalry” – BMW teams up with world’s leading esports teams.

16.04.2020Press Kit

• Partnership with five of the world’s leading teams under the mottoes “United in Rivalry” and “United at Home”. • Multidimensional involvement in top-level gaming • Promoting the discipline through technology transfer; use of BMW knowledge and expertise • Team vehicles include unique liveries designed jointly by BMW and the teams

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Sales, Marketing
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Sport
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Esports

2020 BMW Motorrad Motorsport WorldSBK Media Guide.

28.02.2020Press Kit

The 2020 FIM Superbike World Championship (WorldSBK) gets underway on Phillip Island, Australia, this weekend. For the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, this will be their second season in the elite class of near-production motorcycle racing. Packed full of information, the 2020 BMW Motorrad Motorsport WorldSBK Media Guide sets the tone for the season. 

Superbike World Championship
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Motorcycle
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Motorrad Motorsport

Anniversary in South Africa: 30th World Final of the BMW Golf Cup International to be held at the Fancourt Golf Resort.

25.02.2020Press Release

It is a word that really gets the pulses of amateur golfers around the world racing: Fancourt. Located on the fabulous Garden Route, about halfway between Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, the Fancourt Golf Resort will host the 30th BMW Golf Cup International World Final this year, from 2nd to 7th March.

BMW Golf Cup International
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Golf

75,000 Euros in prize money and a grand finale in Munich: The BMW SIM Motorsport season is underway.

10.02.2020Press Release

BMW Motorsport heads into the sim racing season with a varied programme and is prominently represented on a host of virtual racing platforms. In the BMW SIM 120 Cup, teams and drivers from around the world compete at the wheel of the BMW M8 GTE on the iRacing motorsport simulation. The BMW SIM M2 CS Racing Cup will be hosted on the rFactor2 platform. Participants will battle for prize money of almost 75,000 Euros across all competitions.

South African Jonathan Aberdein confirmed as final BMW works driver for 2020 DTM.

06.02.2020Press Release

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The sixth BMW driver for the 2020 DTM season has been confirmed as Jonathan Aberdein (RSA), who caught the eye in 2019 with some impressive performances for customer team WRT, will drive a BMW M4 DTM in the future. As such, the six BMW works driver squad for the coming DTM season is now complete.

DTM
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Automotive
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BMW Motorsport
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Motorsport Drivers

Dakar Rally 2020 – Carlos Sainz wins the Dakar for the third time and presents MINI with its fifth overall victory.

17.01.2020Press Release

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Carlos Sainz (ESP) and his co-driver Lucas Cruz (ESP) have won the Rally Dakar for the third time, having previously triumphed in 2010 and 2018. In doing so, they presented MINI with its fifth overall victory at the iconic endurance rally. For MINI and MINI Motorsport partner X-raid, this was the first success since their winning run together, which lasted from 2012 to 2015.

MINI Motorsport
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Dakar Rally

New generation, new training programme: The legendary BMW Junior Team makes its comeback in 2020.

09.01.2020Press Release

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The legendary BMW Junior Team celebrates its comeback after more than 40 years. 2020 will see a new generation of promising talents contest races under the name BMW Junior Team. Dan Harper (GBR), Max Hesse (GER) and Neil Verhagen (USA) will complete a holistic, first-class, intensive training programme designed to cover two seasons that will set new standards in the promotion of young talented drivers.

BMW Motorsport
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Motorsport Juniors
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