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Author: Dan Clarkson

Published Date: 18/01/2017

As a brand with a rich history in motorsport, BMW is looking to continue that tradition into 2017.

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Competing in six different fields throughout the year, BMW is looking to dominate in categories such as DTM, endurance racing and Formula E, with top-end vehicles doing great work in all areas.

In the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM), BMW is looking to defend the driver’s championship as Marco Wittmann looks to win his third title. The German won the series by four points last season driving for BMW Team RMG. BMW however is looking to wrestle back their constructor’s title, after finishing 53 points behind main rivals Audi.

Wittmann leads the BMW drivers into 2017, with Timo Glock, Tom Blomqvist, Augusto Farfus, Maxime Martin and Bruno Spengler looking to take the new M4 DTM to the top step of the rostrum. With Spengler also a former DTM champion, the BMW pack is experienced and raring to go for 2017.

With the M6 GT3, BMW is hoping to maintain its success of 2016 in both GT and endurance racing. After ROWE Racing won the Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race, ROWE, Schubert Motorsport and Team Schnitzer are looking to win BMW’s 20th overall endurance race win. With major series, such as the Blancpain GT Series and the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring, BMW is hoping to continue its stellar work on from last season.

As a headline partner for MS Amlin Andretti Formula E team, BMW is looking to bring its own car to the table in the 2018/19 season, and throughout this season, BMW mechanics will be working closely with the Amlin Andretti team to get a better understanding of the Formula E set up. BMW will also continue to provide the safety car for the series, and the BMW i8 is showing exactly why electric-powered vehicles can be the future without compromising performance.

With the announcement that BMW will also be entering the World Endurance Championship in 2018, and is using this year as a test and development year, it is clear BMW is looking to the future with motorsport in mind.

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