Farfus joined the BMW family back in 2007 on the back of a host of impressive displays in the World Touring Car Championship. He won ten races with BMW in the world championship, as well as the 2010 Nürburgring 24 Hours alongside Jörg Müller, Pedro Lamy and Uwe Alzen in a BMW M3 GT2 – the first Brazilian ever to triumph at the classic endurance race. In 2015 he secured pole position in a BMW Z4 GT3 at the same venue, before finishing fourth overall in the race. In 2016, Farfus had the rare honour of driving a number of laps on the Nordschleife in a DTM car with the Shell BMW M4 DTM Race Taxi.
2012 saw Farfus turn his attention to the DTM with BMW. Having been involved in the development of the BMW M3 DTM, he then claimed the first victory in his debut season in Valencia – again making him the first Brazilian to do so. In 2013, Farfus emerged as a serious contender, narrowly missing out on the title in second place. Trips back to Brazil are few and far between, but his wife Liri and daughter Victoria are in no way homesick. The three of them spend every free minute together and have made a second home in Monaco, where they live during the racing season. Liri supports her “Gustl” wherever she can – even if she is often the butt of his practical jokes, like her now legendary lap of the Nürburgring- Nordschleife, which is available on YouTube for all to enjoy.