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BMW Confirms 2012 DTM Return with M3

BMW has confirmed that it will make a comeback to the DTM (the German Touring Car Championship) in 2012.

The announcement comes after the company expressed its interest for the series back in April. BMW will be back in the DTM after the automaker left the series in 1994.

The company has been working together with the DTM umbrella organization ITR e.V and the other carmakers present in the series to create a technical regulations pathway for the future. The automotive producer said that it is now able to establish the details of the move.

As we previously reported, BMW’s weapon of choice will be the M3, a model that has a rich touring and sports car racing history. The current M3 is already a world-famous racer’ with the latest achievement of the vehicle (we are talking about the M3 GT) being the victory at the 24-hour Nurburgring race earlier this year.

The return of BMW to the DTM is a fundamental part of the restructuring of our motorsport activities. With its increased commitment to production car racing, BMW is returning to its roots. The race track is the perfect place to demonstrate the impressive sporting characteristics of our vehicles against our core competitors in a high-powered environment. The DTM is the ideal stage on which to do this,” said Dr Klaus Draeger, member of the Board of Management of BMW AG with responsibility for development.

The entire team at BMW Motorsport is approaching this exciting project with absolute commitment. We began making technical preparations following our declaration of intent in April, and established parameters for a high-performance vehicle concept for deployment in the DTM,” added BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen.
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