BMW confirms Z4 GTE for American Le Mans Series
BMW Motorsport will again compete in the American Le Mans Series in 2013. At the end of season party in Maisach the German manufacturer confirmed that the BMW Z4 GTE will replace the BMW M3 GT next season.
“This change in model shows that we are focussing fully on the BMW Z4 as an all-encompassing GT car,” said BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt. “The BMW Z4 GT3 has been very successful on the GT3 scene in recent years, and has proven its ability to win races. I am confident this car will also play a major role as a GTE car in the ALMS.”
The driver line-up for the 2013 American Le Mans Series season will be anounced at a later date.
It was also announced that the BMW Z4 GT3, which finished second in the Blancpain Endurance Series and fourth in the FIA GT1 World Championship, will return to the major international GT racing series, as well as the 24-hour events in Dubai and at the Nürburgring.
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