One of the biggest favourites with the crowds in the Norisring paddock were the BMW M Motorsport endurance legends. BMW Group Classic presented some of the most spectacular and iconic BMW race cars, offering a taste of things to come when BMW M Motorsport enters the LMDh class from the 2023 season. Fans were able to admire and watch the following cars in action as they took to the track for a number of show runs: a replica of the 1973 BMW 3.0 CSL, the BMW M1 ‘Münchner Wirte’ from 1981, the 1992 BMW M3 E30, the BMW McLaren F1 GTR Long Tail from 1997, the BMW V12 LMR from 1999, and the 2015 BMW Z4 GT3. At the wheel of the cars were Peter Oberndorfer, Prinz Leopold von Bayern, Johnny Cecotto, Peter Kox, Marc Hessel, Bruno Spengler and BMW M Managing Director Markus Flasch.
“It was fantastic to be back at the Norisring after two years, and to see the fantastic fans, some of whom had come here specially to meet me,” said Spengler. “It was very special to drive the BMW Z4 GT3, with which I contested the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps alongside Alex Zanardi and Timo Glock in 2015, in front of this great backdrop. That is a really cool car, which is great fun to drive.”