The Automobile Club de l’ouest (ACO) and BMW have come to a
according to the manufacturer of German origin becomes the provider
official of the official vehicles of the Circuit de la Sarthe, among other
things implies that BMW will supply the official vehicles of the 24
Hours of Le Mans. The signing of Munich will provide the organization a total of
26 vehicles ranging from different Safety Car that will be used during the
biggest race of the WEC, going by cars and medical
extraction and ending with five vehicles that will be used throughout
In this way, BMW replaces Audi in this function, which represents an entire message of the new situation of the World of Resistance. However, Audi Sport has abandoned the class LMP1 WEC in 2016, while BMW Motorsport will land in the GTE-Pro in 2018, a priori with a version GTE of the new BMW M8. With all and as a result of these movements, the charismatic Audi R8 that has to be the Safety Car at the Le Mans 24 Hours will give way to the cars of safety signed by BMW. For the moment, the brand has not revealed the model to use.
The task of supplying official vehicles to a circuit, test, or championship is far from new to BMW. In fact, , the bavarian manufacturer already performs this task in MotoGP, with remarkable success. In regard to the Motorcycle World, the brand uses an exclusive BMW M2 Coupe for the work of the Safety Car. This work will add up to two BMW M4 and M3, in addition to a BMW X5 M and a BMW M550d xDrive Touareg for the work of medical support. The security advisors of the contest, used by part a BMW M5.