BMW in Motor Racing


The success story continues.


The success story continues.

BMW in Motor Racing.The success story continues.

The world of motorsport is an exciting one, full of passion, action and adrenalin. Being actively involved in motorsport is part of BMW’s DNA. It embodies the sportiness of the brand, the perfection of the art of engineering, and sheer driving pleasure. Motorsport, BMW style, is true racing. For almost 90 years, BMW drivers and teams have tasted success all over the world. Back in Munich, the home of BMW Motorsport, the engineers are working hard to ensure that this success story shows no sign of ending anytime soon.

„Everyone knows that BMW and motorsport are inextricably linked.“
Klaus Fröhlich, Member of the Board of Management of BMW AG, Development.


The DTM offers up-close and personal motorsport. Nowhere else can fans get closer to the drivers, teams and cars than in the best touring car series in the world. It is here that BMW, armed with the BMW M4 DTM, goes up against its direct competitors in the premium automobile sector. And with outstanding success: eight of a possible 12 titles have gone to Munich since BMW returned to the DTM in 2012.


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.

GT Highlights.

260 km/h through the urban canyons. Through Fuchsröhre and Brünnchen. Flat-out through “Eau Rouge”: the BMW M6 GT3 faces certain challenges that provide that extra boosts of adrenalin. These include the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and at Spa, as well as the FIA GT World Cup in Macau.


2017 marked the 40th anniversary of the development of promising talented drivers at BMW Motorsport. Building on this long tradition, a new, multi-level junior concept was launched in 2014. This has been expanded consistently since: the BMW Motorsport Junior programme.


They are ambassadors for the BMW brand – a key part of the BMW family: private drivers and teams, who do battle for points and victories in BMW cars. One particular highlight for BMW Motorsport customers is the BMW Sports Trophy competition, which is in its 57th year in 2018.

Coming Up.

The FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) has established itself as one of the most prestigious racing series in the world within a matter of a few years. Plans are afoot for BMW to compete in the GTE class in the WEC from the 2018 season. The highlight of this championship is the 24 Hours of Le Mans.



When it comes to scale and diversity, BMW Group’s motorsport programme is virtually unique. It addresses a broad target group around the world. Spearheading this programme is BMW Motorsport, with its involvement in the DTM and IWSC, as well as the customer racing programme in the GT3 and GT4 categories. However, BMW Motorrad Motorsport and MINI Motorsport are also part of this comprehensive global strategy, with which the BMW Group is thrilling high-speed driving fans all over the world.

A global racing family.

Be it Asia, America, Europe, Africa or Australia, for years, the BMW S 1000 RR has celebrated wins and titles on racetracks all around the globe. Innumerable BMW racers and teams worldwide rely on the performance of the RR and the know-how of the BMW Motorrad Motorsport experts in national and international championships. This created a big, global BMW Motorrad Motorsport community that continues to grow.

The winning habit.

It pushes man and machine to the limit and is regarded as the mother of all rallies: the Rally Dakar. MINI is a serial winner at what is probably the toughest race on gravel and sand in the world. However, the Dakar challenge is not the only test that MINI Motorsport passes with flying colours. MINI drivers can also regularly be seen celebrating in the FIA Cross Country World Cup and at the Silk Way Rally.