260 km/h through the city. Through Fuchsröhre and Brünnchen. Flat-out through Eau Rouge: there are certain challenges for the BMW M6 GT3, which give you an extra boost of adrenalin. They include the 24-hour races at the Nürburgring and Spa-Francorchamps, as well as the FIA GT World Cup in Macau. These races are the absolute highlights on the GT racing calendar. BMW race cars have always played a major role at the events in the “Green Hell” and the Belgian Ardennes. BMW has an impressive 42 victories to its name at these two races.





About Shell Lubricants

The term “Shell Lubricants” collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general engineering. Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Rotella, Shell Tellus and Shell Rimula. We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in eight plants, blend base oils with additives to make lubricants in over 50 plants, distribute, market and sell lubricants in over 100 countries.

We also provide technical and business support to customers. We offer lubricant-related services in addition to our product range. These include: Shell LubeMatch –the market leading product on-line recommendation tool, Shell LubeAdvisor - helps customers to select the right lubricant through highly trained Shell technical staff as well as online tools, and Shell LubeAnalyst - an early warning system that enables customers to monitor the condition of their equipment and lubricant, helping to save money on maintenance and avoid potential lost business through equipment failure.

Shell’s world-class technology works to deliver value to our customers. Innovation, product application and technical collaboration are at the heart of Shell lubricants. We have leading lubricants research centres in China, Germany, Japan (in a joint venture with Showa Shell), and the USA. We invest significantly in technology and work closely with our customers to develop innovative lubricants. We have a patent portfolio with 150 + patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases; more than 200 scientists and lubricants engineers dedicated to lubricants work in our research and development department.

Customer benefits include lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life and reduced energy consumption. One of the ways we push the boundaries of lubricant technology is by working closely with top motor racing teams such as Scuderia Ferrari. Shell scientists will also work alongside BMW Motorsport engineers to develop high-performance oils for use in BMW Motorsport race cars. This development will be on-going during testing and the course of each respective race season. These technical partnerships enable us to expand our knowledge of lubrication science and transfer cutting-edge technology from the racetrack to our commercial products. When BMW Motorsport races in the DTM, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 2016, it will be joined by Shell as its new Premium Technology Partner. From 2015, Shell is also the only recommended supplier of genuine BMW engine oil and BMW’s only recommended oil supplier for aftermarket engine oils.

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has itsheadquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New Yorkstock exchanges. Shell companies have operations in more than 70countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration andproduction; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects.


Alzner Automotive


Alzner Automotive was founded in 2004 and, after progressing towards the top of the industry ever since, now has around 160 employees. The company works in a variety of areas from prototypes to series production. It works with a wide range of materials and sheet thicknesses from 0.1 to 8 millimetres, including steel, aluminium, stainless steel, spring steel and copper. In the automotive sector, the profile includes many types of sheet metal parts, services from shell construction to final assembly as well as the production of components for energy storage.

The company also has customers in other industries, such as gastronomy, medicine or furniture construction. These require the use of modern technology, including punching presses with a press force of up to 400 tonnes, as well as precise 2D and 3D laser technology.



CATL is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of energy storage systems. The Chinese company was founded in 2011 in Ningde. For its worldwide customers CATL develops and distributes high-power lithium ion batteries for electric vehicles and electric buses, as well as complete solutions for energy storage systems. Based on the very latest materials, the batteries and systems guarantee maximum safety, reliability, quality and charging efficiency. CATL’s goal is to develop advanced concepts and technologies, with which it is possible to advance the green energy revolution.



OSRAM, based in Munich, is a globally leading lighting manufacturer with a
history dating back about 100 years. The product portfolio includes high-tech applications based on semiconductor technology, such as infrared and laser lighting. The products are used in highly diverse applications, ranging from virtual reality, autonomous driving and mobile phones to smart and connected lighting solutions in buildings and cities. In automotive light, the company is the global market and technology leader. At the end of the 2016 business year (30th September), OSRAM employed roughly 24,600 employees around the world in its continued operations (without Ledvance) and achieved a company revenue of almost 3.8 billion Euros this financial year. The company trades on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt am Main and Munich, under WKN: LED 400 (stock exchange code: OSR).



With an average 58,000 employees, 500 branches in about 300 cities, and a turnover of approximately 1.96 billion Euros (2016), the Randstad Group is the leading personnel service provider in Germany. Randstad provides companies in various industries with comprehensive personnel service concepts. As well as the classic temporary work, Randstad's portfolio also includes Professional Services, Recruitment, HR Solutions and Inhouse Services divisions. Randstad has been active in Germany for almost 50 years and belongs to the Dutch Randstad Holding nv: with a total turnover of around 20.7 billion Euros (2011), about 620,000 employees working every day, and 5,800 branches in over 40 countries, Randstad is one of the largest personnel service providers in the world.



Michelin has been involved in motorsport for more than 100 years as the leading tire manufacturer worldwide. Recently, for instance, the French company revolutionized Endurance racing worldwide by reducing dramatically the quantity of tires used during the events, while increasing the performance at the same time. Thanks to a continuous knowledge transfer between series production and motorsport, both areas have been supporting each other successfully for years. The brand with the Michelin Man has been a reliable racing sports partner of BMW for years.