There’s no longer much of a winter break in modern motor racing, as BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt is only too well aware. But in an interview recently, he did find time for a quick review of BMW’s many successes on the track during 2018.
WHAT A MOTORSPORT YEAR THAT WAS!
“There were plenty of highlights as 2018 was an intensive season for BMW Motorsport. Of course, I particularly like to look back at the big wins – such as the one-two result for the BMW M6 GT3 at the Spa-Francorchamps 24-hour race, the first triumph for the BMW M8 GTE in the US, winning the FIA GT World Cup in Macau, or Timo Glock’s DTM victory at Hockenheim after his epic duel with Gary Paffett.
“But António Félix da Costa’s win in our very first Formula E race stands out in particular. BMW is just starting to race with fully-electric cars, and we won at the first attempt. Thus, we made BMW Motorsport history in 2018. Of course, the DTM guest appearance by Alex Zanardi, and our return to the 24 Hours of Le Mans, were very special, as well. In short, we experienced a host of great moments in 2018, for BMW i Motorsport and also for BMW M Motorsport.”