DTM: Cult band Earth, Wind & Fire pays BMW Team Schnitzer a visit.
Motorsport and music history came face to face at the Norisring on Sunday. BMW Team Schnitzer, celebrating its 50th birthday this year, welcomed cult band Earth, Wind & Fire, which has enjoyed international musical success since the 1970s, into its garage. Bruno Spengler took the musicians on a tour of the garage and the BMW Bank M3 DTM. “I am a big music fan myself, and am delighted to meet such greats of the music scene in person,” said Spengler. Earth, Wind & Fire performed a concert on the big DTM show stage ahead of the race in Nurnberg.
DTM: Olympic hockey champion Maximilian Müller takes a ride in the BMW Race Taxi.
In 2012, Maximilian Müller (DE) was crowned Olympic champion as part of the successful German hockey team in London (GB). This weekend, the man from Nürnberg took to the Norisring circuit in a BMW Race Taxi – his first experience in a racing car. BMW works driver Dirk Adorf (DE) chauffeured Müller around the street circuit in the BMW M3 GT2, and clearly impressed his passenger. “I would like to thank BMW for this extraordinary experience, which I was able to enjoy alongside Dirk Adorf in the BMW Race Taxi,” said Müller. “I am not often overwhelmed, but I certainly was after that ride round the Norisring.”
DTM: Spengler and Tomczyk presented with BMW maxi scooters.
The DTM champions of the past two years, Bruno Spengler (CA) and Martin Tomczyk (DE), were presented with the keys to their own special edition maxi scooters by Henning Putzke, Head of BMW Motorrad Germany, on the Saturday of the DTM race weekend at the Norisring. A limited number (99 of each) of the two C 600 Motorsport Editions “Spengler” and “Tomczyk” are available now. The livery and sponsors’ logos on the black BMW C 600 Motorsport Edition Spengler are based on the design of the BMW Bank M3 DTM. The white BMW C 600 Motorsport Edition Tomczyk is in the same design as the 2011 DTM champion’s BMW M Performance Parts M3 DTM.
FIA ETCC: Fulín and Homola win in Pergusa.
It was a successful race weekend for BMW in the FIA European Touring Car Cup: Petr Fulín (CZ) crossed the finish line first at the wheel of his BMW 320si in the opening race in Pergusa (IT). Fellow BMW driver Mat’o Homola (SK) joined him on the podium in third. Homola took his revenge in race two, producing an impressive display to clinch the victory, with Fulín coming home second to complete a BMW one-two. The weekend’s success sees the pair pull further away from the chasing pack in the overall standings: Fulín currently leads with 66 points, eight ahead of Homola in second. The destination of the title will be decided at the season finale in Brno (CZ) on 5th/6th