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Farfus Set for LMP2 Debut with BHK Motorsport

BMW ace Augusto Farfus to make prototype racing bow driving for BHK Motorsport…

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BMW factory driver Augusto Farfus is set to make his LMP2 debut this year working with BHK Motorsport in the European Le Mans Series.

The Nürburgring 24 and Rolex 24 at Daytona class winner confirmed on Monday that he has signed with BHK for the 2022 season as a member of its LMP2 driver lineup and as an LMP3 driver coach.

Farfus has never previously raced in prototypes, with his long career at BMW focusing on the German manufacturer’s DTM and GT racing endeavors. 

His LMP2 debut will come during the year in which BMW is set to begin track testing of its Dallara-based LMDh car which is due to appear in competition from 2023.

“LMP2 driver and LMP3 coach for European Le Mans Series!” Farfus wrote on Twitter.

“Thanks BHK team owner [Francesco Dracone for the opportunity and special thanks to BMW M Motorsport for allowing me [to] participate [in] this program.”

BHK has fielded an Oreca 07 Gibson in the top category of ELMS since the 2019 season but made its series debut one year prior in LMP3.

Its best result to date came at the final round of the 2020 campaign when Dracone and Sergio Campana finished eighth in the 4 Hours of Portimao.

The team also ran in the podium positions at Monza this year until a penalty thwarted its run.

New signing Farfus drove a NorthWest AMR Aston Martin Vantage GTE in the FIA World Endurance Championship last year and is about to give the new BMW M4 GT3 its IMSA debut in this weekend’s Rolex 24, the latter as part of his factory duties.

Daniel Lloyd is a UK-based reporter for Sportscar365, covering the FIA World Endurance Championship, Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe powered by AWS and the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, among other series.

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