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BMW DTM news - BMW returns to DTM - 2010

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The
M3 is making a return to the grounds where it became a worldwide superstar -
BMW is coming back to DTM.

The
German car maker confirmed its intention to enter the 2012 Deutsche Tourenwagen
Masters race series after expressing an interest earlier this year, and
following some rather complicated technical discussions with umbrella
organisation ITR e.V.

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After
its 16-year hiatus from DTM - and the company’s withdrawal from Formula One
last year - this is indeed good news.

BMW
AG board member Dr Klaus Draeger said: “The return of BMW to the DTM is a
fundamental part of the restructuring of our motorsport activities. With its
increased commitment to production car racing, BMW is returning to its roots.
The race track is the perfect place to demonstrate the impressive sporting
characteristics of our vehicles.”

And
the vehicle in question is the one which made them famous. You may recall the
original ‘E30’ M3 swept up numerous DTM trophies and, as a by-product, gave us
the purest small saloon racer the world had seen. Who knows what BMW’s newly
promised commitment to DTM will offer for future M3s…

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