24h Spa

MARATHON CLASSIC IN THE ARDENNES.

The legendary 24 Hours of Spa.

MARATHON CLASSIC IN THE ARDENNES.

The legendary 24 Hours of Spa.

Marathon classic in the Ardennes. The legendary 24 Hours of Spa.

Alongside the 24-hour races on the Nordschleife and in Le Mans, the 24 Hours of Spa-Francorchamps is one of the highlights of the international endurance calendar. Spa is a 24-hour party, a true festival of GT racing. BMW is a permanent guest at this fan festival in the Belgian region of the Ardennes. BMW racing cars have triumphed in Spa on 23 occasions in the past. The last two years have both yielded success: in 2015, the BMW Z4 GT3 triumphed in its final major 24-hour race. In 2016, the BMW M6 GT3 followed in the footsteps of its predecessor on its Spa debut.

ALL GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES.

BMW travels to Spa on the back of two wins.

BMW and Spa-Francorchamps have a very special relationship. The first victory at the 24-hour race came in 1965, when Pascal Ickx and Gérard Langlois triumphed with a BMW 1800 TI/SA. BMW then notched up win after win until 1998 and success for Alain Cudini, Marc Duez and Eric van de Poele with the BMW 320i. After that, a further 17 years passed before Lucas Luhr, Nick Catsburg and Markus Palttala secured win number 22 for BMW in the BMW Z4 GT3. Maxime Martin, Alexander Sims and Philipp Eng then repeated this feat in the BMW M6 GT3 in 2016.

Spa Francorchamps
BMW M6 GT3.

BMW M6 GT3.

The BMW M6 GT3 has been the top model in the BMW Motorsport customer racing line-up since 2016. The car is powered by a 4.4-litre V8 engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology. The power train has dry sump lubrication and generates up to 585 hp – with the whole car weighing less than 1,300 kilograms.
IWSC.

IWSC.

The IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship combines tradition and modernity. It continues a long history of sports car racing in the USA and Canada – a history, in which BMW has always played a major role. Over 30 GT cars go head to head at iconic circuits, some of which have hosted spectacular sports car races for over 50 years. More than 100 drivers do battle for victory in spectacular races.