“We are focused on what our customers really recognise as BMW”
Robert Kubica is “definitely” in the running to return to formula one with Lotus in 2014
Turning down an offer to return to circuit racing in the German touring car series DTM this year, the Pole has got off to a highly competitive start as he prepares to contest the second-tier world rally championship in 2013.
Robert Kubica will contest the second-tier WRC2 world rally championship at the wheel of a Citroen in 2013.
The former Renault and BMW driver has been out of formula one and full-time motor sport since a near-fatal rallying crash just before the 2011 season. The news follows the 28-year-old’s recent test in a Mercedes DTM car, raising speculation he might contest the premier German touring car series this year.
Losing tenth place in the constructors’ championship at the final hurdle last year was a major reason for Timo Glock’s shock departure.
Former Marussia driver Timo Glock has agreed a three-year contract to race in Germany’s DTM touring car series with BMW.
That is the claim of Sport Bild, reporting that the deal will be announced officially on Friday. Shortly after Marussia announced it is replacing the 30-year-old with an as-yet undecided pay-driver, Glock headed to Valencia where he tested BMW’s M3 DTM car.
Timo Glock on Wednesday said he would be “delighted” if he can race in the German touring car series DTM in 2013.
Having lost his Marussia seat to an as yet unknown pay-driver, the German – a former F1 test driver for BMW – quickly lined up a DTM test with the Bavarian marque. The 30-year-old’s debut was at Valencia on Wednesday.
Winner of 2012 DTM Drivers’ Championship returns to Montreal for upcoming Auto Show
Bruno Spengler will join BMW Group Canada at this year’s Montreal International Auto Show to help welcome the new premieres, as well as to commerorate his recent DTM Drivers’ Championship. After a nearly 20 year hiatus from DTM, BMW Motorsport returned with great success, thanks in large part to Spengler and his teammates, claiming the drivers’, manufacturers’ and team titles. The 29 year-old Spengler has been active in DTM racing since 2005, and hopes to continue the success he had during the 2012 season.
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