+++ BMW Group underpins position as global golf partner +++ Partnership with the DP World Tour, dating back to 1989, set to continue +++ BMW International Open (Munich) and BMW PGA Championship (London) to remain outstanding tournaments in European professional golf for a further five years +++
Following the immediate suspension of play on Thursday evening and the complete cancellation of all day’s play on Friday, both actions taken in memory of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and out of respect for the Royal Family, the DP World Tour today confirmed the BMW PGA Championship will restart on Saturday morning.
On behalf of all our employees in the UK and around the world, the BMW Group would like to express our deep sadness at the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Out of respect for Her Majesty and the Royal Family, play was suspended at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club on Thursday afternoon. Furthermore, no play will take place at the BMW PGA Championship on Friday.
+++ Famous names from film, music and sport delight fans at the Wentworth Club +++ Formula 1 driver Lando Norris, actor Tom Felton and pop star Niall Horan tee off +++ Round one of the BMW PGA Championship begins on Thursday +++ Top group features Horschel, McIlroy and Fitzpatrick +++
+++ More top players confirmed: Viktor Hovland, Tommy Fleetwood, Justin Rose, Shane Lowry and Francesco Molinari +++ Favourites also include Rory McIlroy, Jon Rahm, Matt Fitzpatrick and defending champion Billy Horschel +++ Qualification starting for the European Ryder Cup Team 2023 +++ Celebrity Pro-Am and live concerts +++ Birdies and eagles for a good cause +++
BMW M Motorsport returns to the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) in 2024. One year after its debut season in the North American IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2023, the new BMW M Hybrid V8 will also take on the top-class opposition in the Hypercars category in the official FIA World Endurance Championship.
Ahead of the testing phase for the LMDh prototype for the 2023 season in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, BMW M Motorsport announces the name, the design, and an exciting camouflage livery for the car. The BMW M Hybrid V8 will sport a look designed by BMW Group Designworks, and celebrates the history of BMW M Motorsport in North America while defining a dynamic hybrid electric future.
BMW M Motorsport is returning to international prototype racing. On Thursday, it was confirmed that an LMDh car is being developed for use in the North American IMSA series. From the 2023 season, this car will allow BMW M Motorsport to compete for overall race wins at such prestigious classics as Daytona, Sebring and Road Atlanta (all USA).
• BMW could win all-time record sixth straight Manufacturers’ title • Colin Turkington, Tom Oliphant and Stephen Jelley race for Team BMW • BMW 330i M Sport the car of choice for the reigning champions
As ‘Official Vehicle Partner’, BMW Group has been closely linked with the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship since the very first race around seven years ago. Since the Rome E-Prix (ITA) at the weekend, a new FIA Formula E safety car leads the field: the MINI Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW.
The MINI Electric Pacesetter inspired by JCW is the new Safety Car for the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship race series. As such, it connects the brand’s electrified future with the rich racing history of John Cooper Works. The car was created out of the new MINI Electric as part of an unprecedented collaboration between MINI Design, BMW Motorsport, the FIA and the Formula E.
The BMW M4 GT4 played a leading role in the technology transfer between real-world motorsport and sim racing in the 2020 season. The introduction of the car on the simulation platforms iRacing and Assetto Corsa Competizione is just as much a new dimension of creating synergies between real-world and virtual racing as the livery contest and the virtual track day with the BMW M customer racing car.
BMW Motorsport is expanding its sim racing activities in the coming year. As well as various different BMW SIM Cup formats, it will focus on new partnerships with four top teams and founding a “BMW Motorsport SIM Academy”.
• BMW celebrate launch of BMW PGA Championship with first ever Garden Golf Tour • Golf enthusiasts across the UK built their own garden golf courses during lockdown as sport saw 40% rise in popularity • BMW PGA Championship begins at Wentworth this Thursday 8th – 11th October • For the first time in the event’s history, no fans are able to attend due to Covid-19 restrictions
This week, the European Tour stages its flagship event at its headquarters. A world-class field will tee off at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club. BMW is providing each of the 120 players with a car for the tournament week. In providing this service, the only one of its type to date on the European Tour, BMW is supporting the health and safety concept.
Thomas Bjørn, professional golf player and friend of the BMW brand, embarked on a four-day charity walk to raise funds for UNICEF and the Golf Foundation as part of the European Tour’s #GolfforGood initiative.
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.
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