BMW M3 2012 DTM variant revealed, partnership with Castrol Edge continues (Photos & Video)
Earlier today, German car manufacturer, BMW revealed their all new 2012 M3 DTM – Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters variant. BMW M3 2012 DTM will compete at this year’s German Touring Car Championship. BMW M3 2012 DTM marks another wonderful year, to the long standing partnership between Castrol Edge and BMW. At this year’s DTM, along with BMW, the other constructors include their long time rivals, Audi and Mercedes Benz. Audi will be bringing their A5 while Mercedes Benz will have their C Class coupe on the track to take on the BMW M3 at the 2012 DTM.
Castrol Edge is the strongest oil ever to be manufactured by Castrol. Castrol is one of the companies under BP, the billion dollar global Gas and Oil Company headquartered in the UK. As part of this year’s DTM, Castrol Edge and BMW have a team of 6 M3 DTM cars, which will be competing for the championship.
Mr Jens Marquardt, Director, BMW Motorsport, said: “For many years we have put our faith in high-performance Castrol lubricants, and have celebrated countless successes together on the racetrack. For that reason, everyone here at BMW Motorsport is delighted that we are able to build on this established partnership in the DTM. Castrol EDGE is a high-performance brand, which suits our DTM project perfectly.”
Mr Donald Smith, Sponsorship, Manager, Castrol, said: “The DTM is one of the most spectacular racing series in Europe and pushes the drivers, teams and cars to the very limit. It is because of these high-performance demands that we research and develop our products through the extremes of motorsport. Castrol EDGE will deliver maximum engine performance and will give the team the strength to perform at the highest level. Together with our long-term partner, BMW Motorsport, we are looking forward to the challenges ahead and will do everything in our power to ensure that BMW is able to triumph in the DTM as they have done in the past.”
BMW and Castrol have also worked together earlier, in other form of motorsport like, F1, 24 hour racing, World Touring Car Championship, and motorcycle racing.