The four BMW Motorsport teams, RMG, RBM, MTEK and Schnitzer are going to continue to compete on 2017 but they will be focussing their attentions on different areas.
Teams RMG and RBM will continue to challenge in the DTM Series which they have done since the Munich based manufacturer made their comeback to the series back in 2012.
RMG, headed by Stefan Reinhold, claimed the Teams’ championship back in 2014 and has celebrated two Drivers’ titles with Marco Wittmann in 2014 and 2016.
RMB finished as second best BMW team, and third overall in the 2016 standings with Tom Blomqvist and Maxim Martin.
The teams’ will be competing in the BMW M4 DTMs in the 2017 season. The drivers for the 2017 campaign will be announced on December 9 at the BMW Motorsport Season Review event in Munich.
Team Schnitzer is to return to GT racing in 2017. Charly Lamm and his crew competed in 66 DTM races from 2012 to 2016, and celebrated their greatest success in their first year of their comeback. The team is wishing to continue its long-running success story in GT – they already have five wins at the 24-hour of the Nurburgring to their name with the last triumph there being in 2010.
MTEK will not be as active as the other teams as they look ahead to their entry into the FIA World Endurance Championship in 2018, with their plans for next year seeing them complete a comprehensive test and development programme in preparation of their entry. The team entered DTM in 2013 and provided many highlights including the first win of Timo Glock‘s DTM career.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director, commented: “We had to adjust our structures due to the changes in the DTM, and new possibilities and areas of operation opened up for us in our newly-reorganised motorsport programme.
“I would like to thank Charly Lamm, Ernest Knoors and their crews for their dedication throughout the past DTM seasons – and we can now look forward to competing together in many more races in the future.”