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BMW 320 Pictures

BMW 320 Pictures

BMW 320 Pictures

BMW 320 Pictures

Click here to download printer friendly version BMW customer teams fly the flags of five different nations in the 2002 FIA European Touring Car Championship (ETCC). Five national BMW sales companies will back the BMW teams representing Belgium, Germany, England, Holland and Spain, who will be entering a total of eight BMW 320i’s.
The touring cars, powered by two-litre, six-cylinder engines, will be prepared by well-known crews and driven by leading names from the world of motor racing. Last year’s title winner was Dutchman Peter Kox, competing under the German flag. In 2002 he will be defending the title on behalf of his native country.
BMW Team Belgium are also fielding a car, driven by Fredrik Ekblom of Sweden. BMW Team Germany will enter two BMW 320i’s, with German drivers Dirk Müller and Jörg Müller behind the wheel. The Union Jack will be emblazoned on the roofs of the cars of Tom Coronel (NL) and ex-Formula One driver Gianni Morbidelli (ITA), while BMW Team Spain will be represented by drivers Jordi Gené (ESP) and Fabrizio De Simone (ITBMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen says, ‘Touring cars without BMW is unthinkable – and BMW is equally unthinkable without touring cars. This is what made the brand grow, and we will stick to this tradition. Apart from works support we have always been keen to keep racing affordable for our customers and at the same time offer a high-performance package. This tradition is now continued by the racing version of the new BMW 3 Series. I am sure that this model will write further chapters of BMW’s successful history.’

In the World Touring Car Championship, the BMW 320i is currently in its last season. Six races prior to the season finale, Dirk Müller (GER) of BMW Team Deutschland leads the drivers’ table, closely followed by his brand-mate Andy Priaulx (GBR) who competes for the BMW Team UK. The Manufacturers’ Championship is also lead by BMW, which looks likely to bring the title home to Munich yet again.

Touring car racing is BMW’s most successful discipline. The brand can boast an impressive list of successes: 20 European Championship wins with FIA sanction and winner of the first and only World Championship in 1987. Over the past couple of years, BMW came first in the manufacturers’ competition of the FIA ETCC. In 2004, Priaulx won the drivers’ title in the European Championship.

Source: ultimatecarpage

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