MIL OSI – Source: BMW Group – English –
Headline: BMW Motorsport and Akrapovič step up their partnership.
Munich (DE), 26th May 2016. Two strong partners are moving closer
together: Slovenian company Akrapovič will continue to support BMW
Motorsport as Official Partner, and will significantly expand its
long-term commitment over the coming years.
Akrapovič has been involved in BMW Motorsport’s DTM project since
2012. In the future, the leading manufacturer of high-quality exhaust
systems will also be a prominent feature as Official Partner in the
IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), in which BMW Team RLL
competes with two BMW M6 GTLMs, and at the iconic 24-hour race at the
Nürburgring (DE). The Akrapovič logo will consistently be visible in
the exhaust area of the respective racing cars – right at the point
where Akrapovič products are being used.
For many years, BMW Motorsport and Akrapovič have also been working
hand in hand on the further development of a wide range of projects,
such as the BMW M4 DTM and the new BMW M6 GT3.
“I am delighted that a company like Akrapovič, which is so deeply
entrenched in motor racing, is not only continuing its partnership
with BMW Motorsport, but is actually expanding it,” said BMW
Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “In recent years, a really close
cooperation between Akrapovič and us has developed on various
different levels. You can just tell that Akrapovič is an active player
on the motor racing scene, and that it is actively shaping many areas.
A partnership like this is successful for both parties.”
“Everybody at Akrapovič is delighted to announce the continuation and
expansion of the partnership between BMW Motorsport and ourselves,”
commented Uroš Rosa, CEO Akrapovič d.d. “This is yet another milestone
for Akrapovič and to take this step during our 25-year anniversary,
with such a valued partner as BMW Motorsport, makes it even more
significant. To continue with this important collaboration is a great
testament of the trust shown in us to deliver the latest technological
advances to BMW Motorsport in its racing activities, and to extend
that even further simply emphasises the bond in that relationship. To
increase our involvement with BMW Motorsport in the customer racing
side as ‘Official Partners’ for the 24h Nürburgring and the IWSC just
reinforces our ongoing alliance and makes us very proud to be involved.”
Akrapovič is the leading manufacturer of premium exhaust systems for
motorcycles and performance cars. It is also a leader in carbon
components and the innovative use of superalloys. Akrapovič is the
leading manufacturer of premium exhaust systems for motorcycles and
performance cars. It is also a leader in carbon components and the
innovative use of superalloys. The systems are available in titanium
or stainless steel, with exquisite carbon fibre or titanium tailpipes
and on many models, drivers can add a Wireless Kit for adjustable
sound. Founded in Slovenia 25 years ago by former motorcycle racer
Igor Akrapovič, the brand has grown to international prominence
through the successful support of leading racing teams.