BMW Motorsport is continuing its long tradition of supporting privateer teams around the world in their fight for victories and titles in GT and touring car racing in 2017. Their outings in BMW racing cars have always made privateers the perfect ambassadors for BMW. The BMW Sports Trophy allows BMW Motorsport to repay them for this commitment by offering technically advanced cars, comprehensive service and many more benefits.
In 2017 the BMW Sports Trophy will be held for the 56th time. In 2016, Michael Schrey came out on top in the traditional privateer competition and was presented with the winner’s cheque for 30,000 Euros at the end-of-season award ceremony. Pixum Team Adrenalin Motorsport won the BMW Sports Trophy team competition for the third time in a row.
With the BMW Sports Trophy drivers' competition and the BMW Sports Trophy team competition, BMW Motorsport honours the performances of privateer drivers and teams who successfully contest selected international and national racing events or series of significant importance in BMW racing cars.
With the BMW M6 GT3 spearheading the product range for privateer teams and drivers, BMW Motorsport will be getting a new challenger ready over the course of the 2017 season: the BMW M4 GT4. With this car, customers will be able to race cost-effectively at the very highest level at events around the world from 2018. Numerous test events are scheduled throughout the 2017 season, including the 24-hour race in Dubai in January. Drivers and teams around the world will continue to compete with the current entry-level model, the BMW M235i Racing, in such competitions as the BMW M235i Racing Cup classes in Germany, Belgium and China. A total of 170 examples of the BMW M235i Racing have been built. In addition to the cars offered by BMW Motorsport, BMW Sports Trophy participants field countless BMW cars that they built up on their own.
“Every year, I am impressed by the fantastic development of the BMW Sports Trophy,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “The global BMW Motorsport family continues to grow every season. With their victories with BMW racing cars in such a diverse range of series, privateer drivers and teams are excellent ambassadors for the BMW brand and BMW Motorsport."
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