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BMW Team Schnitzer, ROWE Racing and Schubert Motorsport.

In 2017, BMW Team Schnitzer will enhance an already strong BMW set-up in international GT and endurance racing. The team headed by Charly Lamm will compete in races alongside ROWE Racing, winners of the 24-hour race in Spa-Francorchamps, and Schubert Motorsport, and will be doing their best to record the 20th overall win for BMW in the classic 24-hour race at the Nürburgring.

BMW Team Schnitzer

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Team Principal Charly Lamm’s team sported BMW colours in the DTM back in the 1980s and 1990s – and with great success. BMW Team Schnitzer’s maiden success in the DTM came in its very first season, when Roberto Ravaglia won the 1989 drivers’ title for the team from Freilassing.

In 2012 the success story continued seamlessly. 20 years after its last DTM win on 11th October 1992 in Hockenheim, BMW Team Schnitzer returned in style. Not only did Bruno Spengler win the Drivers‘ Championship, but BMW Team Schnitzer also triumphed in the team competition in its comeback year.

In the last 50 years, Schnitzer has won 17 championships with BMW – including the 1987 World Touring Car Championship, three European Touring Car Championships, and championships in Germany, England, Italy, Japan and South East Asia. BMW Team Schnitzer have triumphed a total of five times at the 24 Hours Nürburgring. Most recently in 2010, the last time a BMW won.

ROWE Racing

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A new member of the BMW family as of the 2016 racing season was ROWE Racing. The BMW M6 GT3 cars mainly featured in the Blancpain GT Series, both endurance and sprint cup, and at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife. The team was convincing at the first time of asking at the 24-hour classic in the "Green Hell" – with fifth place overall, the BMW M6 GT3 with car number 23 got the best result of the teams supported by BMW.

The big wqin came at the second highlight of the season, the 24-hour race at the "Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps": After 531 laps, car number 99, driven by Maxime Martin, Philipp Eng and Alexander Sims, crossed the finish line in first place. The trio clinched the 23rd victory overall for BMW in the endurance classic. The team also fielded the BMW M6 GT3 in the FIA GT World Cup on the legendary street circuit in Macau in 2016.

ROWE Racing's headquarters are located in St. Ingbert in Saarland. Here, the team moved into its own hangar of almost 1,200 m² in size, which is located right next to the A6 motorway.

 

Schubert Motorsport

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Schubert Motorsport continues its joint venture with BMW Motorsport in 2017. At the 24 Hours Nürburgring two works-supported BMW M6 GT3 will go to the start. Team principal Torsten Schubert's team has competed in each of the 24-hour races held at the "Green Hell" since 2003. The team has been able to rely on works support through BMW Motorsport since 2012.

In 2016, for a long time, the number 100 BMW M6 GT3 was on course for a podium finish, until it was forced to retire following a collision with a slower car.  At the time of the incident, the car was running third. The team from Oschersleben also fielded a car in the ADAC GT Masters again.

The BMW M6 GT3 is BMW's new figurehead in GT racing. It replaces the BMW Z4 GT3 with which Schubert Motorsport has had great success since 2010, winning the 24 Hours of Dubai and Barcelona in 2011, among other races.

Before Schubert Motorsport specialised in endurance races, the team from Oschersleben celebrated successes in touring car racing, for example, in the DTC (Deutsche Tourenwagen Challenge) and DPM (Deutsche Produktionswagen Meisterschaft).