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Farfus to Leave the DTM but Remains with BMW

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Augusto Farfus has announced his decision to leave the DTM Series following seven years in the championship.

The Brazilian will switch his focus to his commitments as a BMW works driver in GT racing.

Jens Marquardt, director of BMW Motorsport, said: “We respect Farfus’ decision not to continue to race in the DTM, however, he remains a valuable member of the BMW family.

“Together we have decided to integrate Farfus even more intensely in our GT programme, as well as in the WEC ‘Super Season’. Augusto is one of the world’s very best GT racing drivers. We would like to continue our success story.”

Over the course of his DTM career Farfus contested 104 races, claiming four wins, six pole positions, and made 13 appearances on the podium.

His most successful season came in 2013 when he finished runner-up in the Drivers’ Championship.

“The decision to turn my back on the DTM was obviously not one that I took lightly. It has been an amazing time,” said Farfus “However, anyone who knows me also knows how much I love GT racing. I felt that it was time to embark on a new chapter.”

BMW has not made any announcement as of yet who will replace the Brazilian in its line up.

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