Martin Tomczyk set to lead BMW GTE-Programme

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5918372978_6ac492f2cf_bThe 2018 FIA World Endurance Cham­pi­onship will mark BMW’s long-await­ed return to GTE rac­ing. Besides the fact that the new BMW pro­gramme will be based on an as-yet unknown plat­form, no fur­ther details of the Ger­man marque’s plans are cur­rent­ly avail­able.

Accord­ing to motorsport.de, Ger­man dri­ver Mar­tin Tom­czyk has been cho­sen to lead the brand-new GTE Pro effort for BMW. The 34-year-old arrives from DTM, where he took home the dri­vers’ title in 2011 for Audi Sport and Team Phoenix.

Tom­czyk has fif­teen years of expe­ri­ence in Germany’s pre­mier tour­ing car cham­pi­onship, but the Ger­man dri­ver has been look­ing to branch out into GT rac­ing recent­ly. This has includ­ed dri­ves at the 24 Hours of Spa for BMW Team Italia and the Nür­bur­gring 24 Hours for ROWE Rac­ing.

The rest of BMW’s plans are shroud­ed in secre­cy, but it appears as though Mar­tin Tom­czyk will spend next sea­son devel­op­ing and test­ing BMW’s all-new GTE chal­lenger ready for the 2018 sea­son.

Source: Motorsport.de
Image­source: André Zehet­bauer (Flickr)