BMW is back on the big motorsport stage
Since its inception, BMW has had a presence in motorsport and its cars can be found on racetracks worldwide in both professional and amateur racing. In endurance racing, a new prototype class called LMDh has been drawing attention from many manufacturers such as Porsche, Audi, and Acura. Recently, BMW has announced it will be joining the class as well and will eventually race at the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 24 Hours of LeMans. BMW has not raced a factory prototype since 2000 with the BMW V12 LMR, which won the 24 Hours of LeMans in 1999.
“BMW is back on the big motorsport stage,” said Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW’s M. “In entering the LMDh class, BMW M Motorsport is fulfilling the prerequisites to challenge for overall victory at the most iconic endurance races in the world from 2023. We will be fully focused on tackling this challenge.”
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