BMW Rules Out Future LeMans Prototype

Despite speculation, BMW has ruled out entering LeMans and sports car racing with an LMP1 entry. Last month there appeared to be some hope that BMW was considering such a move. However in an interview with Autosport this week, BMW motorsport boss Jens Marquardt played down speculation.

>”The regulations in LMP1 will be new for 2017 and it will be a hybrid class where the key players are competing at a high level,” said Marquardt.

Instead BMW is focused on preparing the new M6 race for the Tudor United SportsCar Championship so long as it could develop a suitable car out of its forthcoming M6 GT3.

Interestingly he made a point to say that BMW would remain in the US series “as long as we can have something there that is reasonably close enough [to the GT3 car] so that you don’t have to develop a new car.”

“We are working intensively on this, but it is still not a done deal,” he continued.

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