MIL OSI – Source: BMW Group – English – Press Release/Statement
Headline: BMW Motorsport starting the new season with strong partners.
There is consistency in the combination of Premium Partner and driver
for five of the six DTM cars with which BMW Motorsport will be
competing in the season which starts on 6th May 2017. Marco
Wittmann (GER) will compete in the spectacular Red Bull design once
again this year. The 27-year-old driver competed in the Red Bull BMW
M4 DTM for the first time in 2016 – and claimed his second DTM title
in the same season. Wittmann is now aiming to continue this success
story this year, together with the popular Premium Partner and the BMW
His two team-mates will also be very familiar with the design of
their cars: Premium Technology Partner Shell is again clearly
recognisable behind the striking red and yellow design of the 2017
race car driven by Augusto Farfus (BRA). Shell, BMW Motorsport and
Farfus share a long history of partnership. The Brazilian driver
regularly uses appearances around the world to display his knowledge
of high-performance motor oils. The DEUTSCHE POST BMW M4 DTM driven by
Timo Glock (GER) once again has an eye-catching yellow look. The
combination of Glock and Deutsche Post AG has long represented success
– and continues to do so in the DTM. The German driver has won three
races in the fiercely-contested touring car series.
Bruno Spengler (CAN) can also look back on some great triumphs during
the course of his cooperation with Premium Partner BMW Bank. The
highlight so far was definitely his 2012 title win in the matt-black
car dubbed “Black Beast”. Spengler and BMW Bank are aiming to build on
that this season. Maxime Martin (BEL) has been racing in the colours
of SAMSUNG SDI since 2014. The company also continues to support BMW
Motorsport as Premium Partner. Martin has so far recorded two wins in
the SAMSUNG BMW M4 DTM. The BMW driver will be hoping for more success
in the newly-developed 2017 model.
Tom Blomqvist (GBR) will be starting the season at Hockenheim (GER)
with a brand-new design: the BMW Driving Experience forms part of the
BMW M Division and, as one of the first providers of driver training,
has been thrilling customers with driving experiences in the latest
BMW Group models since 1977. To celebrate its 40th
anniversary, the BMW Driving Experience is appearing as a Premium
Partner for BMW Motorsport in the DTM. The signet is visible on the
rear wings of all six BMW M4 DTMs, while Blomqvist’s BMW Driving
Experience M4 DTM is sporting the spectacular M Design.
Broad involvement in numerous projects.
Many powerful and successful companies, such as Akrapovič, amplus AG,
H&R, MAHLE, ZF and Zollner also remain Official Partners of BMW
Motorsport in the DTM. MAHLE has amplified the level of involvement
and is enjoying increased presence this season with more prominent
branding on the cars. Alongside Premium Technology Partner Shell,
Akrapovič and H&R are also supporting BMW Motorsport as Official
Partners in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC).
Aiming high with the BMW M6 GT3.
As the battle for victories takes place on the world’s most difficult
circuits in GT racing, the BMW M6 GT3 team is supported by Shell as
Premium Technology Partner and the Official Partners Alzner Automotive
GmbH, CATL and Randstad. For the first time, our Premium Technology
Partner, Shell, will not only offer oil support and feature in small
branding areas on all six cars, but will also be represented through a
complete branding of one of the Schnitzer team’s cars. BMW works
driver and Shell ambassador Augusto Farfus will once again start in
Shell colours at the 24-hour race.Following the announcement of their
cooperation in January, BMW Motorsport and Alzner Automotive GmbH will
now contest their first races together. CATL has been an important
part of the GT programme at BMW since last season.
In 2017, the company’s logo will not only be seen on the roof and
rear wing of the BMW M6 GT3 for the races on the
Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER), in Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) and in
Macau (CHN), but will also be complemented by branding on the doors
and wings of the GT race cars. The successful partnership with
Randstad has also been extended, and enters its eighth year in 2017.
One of the Schubert Motorsport cars will sport the company’s logo on
the doors, roof and rear wing.