After just short of ten years in the role of BMW Group Motorsport Director, Jens Marquardt is taking on a new role within the BMW Group. From 1st November 2020, Marquardt will head the Pilot Plant for the prototype construction of production models within the BMW Group. Roughly 700 employees work on up to six vehicle projects at one time at the plant. Both the product and the manufacturing process for series production are refined at the interface between development and production, and are then transferred to the production plants. Markus Flasch, CEO of BMW M GmbH, will take interim charge of BMW Group Motorsport. The works involvement in the FIA Formula E World Championship and GT racing will continue.