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Schnitzer to Run Retro BMW Livery at N24

BMW Team Schnitzer to run retro livery for N24…

Photo: Martin Hangen/BMW

Photo: Martin Hangen/BMW

BMW Team Schnitzer’s return to the Nürburgring 24 will be marked with a retro livery celebrating its first victory in the iconic twice-around-the-clock German endurance classic.

The German squad reveled Thursday the colors for its No. 43 BMW M6 GT3, to will be driven by Augusto Farfus, Antonio Felix da Costa, Timo Scheider and Alex Lynn, which will sport the same livery that was on the team’s N24-winning BMW M3 E30 in 1989.

Schnitzer has a total of four overall victories in the race, the most recent coming in 2010 with the BMW M3 GT2.

“The historic livery on the BMW M6 GT3 is a nice throw-back to our first victory – one we are very proud of,” said team boss Charly Lamm.

“The stripes in the classic BMW Motorsport colors, in particular, evoke a lot of memories among the many BMW fans in the Eifel region and give us extra motivation to do everything in our power to get a good result on our return to the Nordschleife.”

Reigning DTM champion Marco Wittmann will be joined by fellow DTM drivers Augusto Farfus and Tom Blomqvist in the sister Schnitzer BMW for next month’s race, which will feature more than 20 factory drivers spread across multiple teams. 

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365 as well as the recently launched e-racing365 Web site for electric racing. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for FOXSports.com/SPEED Channel, and contributes to other publications worldwide. Contact John

3 Comments

3 Comments

  1. gianluca rivabella

    April 20, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    Timo Scheider

  2. JC Young23

    April 21, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I can’t even remember BMW being this bad. Is it the cars? Is it the teams? Are they putting most of there efforts into DTM? If they don’t win N24hrs or Spa24hrs. Will be another disappointing season for BMW.

    • tracer

      April 21, 2017 at 12:13 pm

      The BMW M6 GT3 hasn’t been a world beater by any stretch, but it is certainly competitive. Always at the sharp end of the field on the ‘ring in the VLN (remember ROWE was leading the N24 last year when the lead car went out), it won the Spa 24 against one of the most competitive GT3 fields there to-date, and Turner got a race win in GTD too. In this era of GT3 racing it’s rare to see a car have a single-season record much better than that.

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