Shell BMW M4 DTM

Sheldon van der Linde to drive the Shell BMW M4 DTM.

Shell is on board as a Premium Technology Partner of BMW Motorsport once again in 2019. The Shell Helix Ultra logo will feature prominently on all six BMW racing cars again this season. And a car with the striking red and white Shell design will return to the starting grid again. At its wheel will be a talented newcomer to BMW’s DTM driver line-up: Sheldon van der Linde is set to contest his first DTM season in the Shell BMW M4 DTM.

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Shell BMW M4 DTM

Since 2015, Shell has been the only engine oil manufacturer recommended for original BMW engine oils around the world in the after-sales business. And the successful partnership is not just restricted to the touring car series. The BMW teams are also equipped with Shell Helix Ultra and Pennzoil Platinum engine oils when they battle for wins in the FIA World Endurance Championship and IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, as well as at the legendary 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife.

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Shell BMW M4 DTM

“BMW Motorsport and Shell are strong partners and have celebrated great successes at the track in recent years,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “Which is why I’m happy that our partnership is entering the next phase. I’m sure that our DTM rookie Sheldon van der Linde will be good for a surprise or two at the wheel of the Shell BMW M4 DTM.”

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Shell BMW M4 DTM

At the season-opener on 4th May, van der Linde will be 19. His grandfather won numerous titles as a successful touring car driver in South Africa, and his father celebrated successes in BMW touring cars at home and in Europe. “It’s great to have the honour of representing the Shell colours in my rookie year,” said van der Linde. “Shell is a fantastic partner for BMW M Motorsport – and I really like the look of my DTM car. I can’t wait until I finally get to contest my first DTM race for BMW in May.”

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Shell BMW M4 DTM

About Royal Dutch Shell plc:

Royal Dutch Shell plc is based in England and Wales, with its headquarters in Den Haag, and is listed on the stock exchanges in London, Amsterdam and New York. Shell companies are active in more than 70 countries and territories, in the development and promotion of oil and gas, the manufacture and marketing of LNG (liquified natural gas) and GTL (gas-to-liquids), the manufacture, marketing and delivery of oil products and chemicals, as well as in projects in the field of renewable energy.

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