BMW’s new entry-level customer racing car, based on the M2 Competition, is set to make its race debut in this weekend’s VLN race at the Nürburgring Nordschleife.
At the wheel will be BMW Motorsport Junior Beitske Visser and Jörg Weidinger, test and development engineer at BMW M GmbH and himself a very successful BMW Sports Trophy competitor for many years.
The car will be run by BMW Motorsport and will sport a special camouflage livery in the annual VLN 6-hour race. During the race, BMW hopes to put the car to the test ahead of its first outing in customer’s hands next season. The first cars are scheduled to be delivered to customers in the second quarter of 2020.
The race on the Nordschleife is the next step in the intense test phase. The new car has already completed successful tests at Miramas and Portimão in recent months. There will be a Racing and a Clubsport variant of the new entry-level model for motor racing, to appeal to more potential amateur racing drivers than with its predecessor, the BMW M240i Racing.
A Permit B version of the car is planned for use on the Nordschleife within the VLN. The focus of the car’s development was on simple handling for everyone, whilst at the same time ensuring the highest possible technical quality and maximum safety.
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