BMW Motorsport and Castrol Edge launch Augusto Farfus as new driver

Augusto Farfus will be the new driver for 16 Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM for the new season in championships for twenty years. Farfus, 28, a Brazilian, will take part in all eleven events. Farfus said that ever since he took part in the first events as BMW driver in 2007 he has enjoyed every moment of it and working with Castrol has given him even more pleasure and better performance. Having a good and robust oil is very important for deriving excellent results.

Castrol has been a member of BMW Motorsports for a number of years and both have worked together while taking part in motor sporting events like Formula 1, 24 Hour Racing, WTC Championships and a number of motorcycling racing as well.

DTM is looked upon as a major sporting event in Europe and thanks to the newly developed Castrol EDGE FST engine oil and an ace driver behind the wheel it is sure to see spectacular performance.

Press Release

– Augusto Farfus in the main pits at the Nürburgring, alongside the Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM he will be driving for the 2012 DTM season –

Nürburgring, 12th April 2012

BMW Motorsport and Castrol EDGE today unveiled Augusto Farfus as the driver of the Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM for the manufacturer’s first season in the championships for twenty years. The 28 year old Brazilian will be competing in the number 16 Castrol EDGE branded BMW M3 DTM for the eleven race events.

As Premier Technical Partner, Castrol has been a member of the BMW Motorsport family for many years. As well as working together on the commercial brands within the BMW group, both have a history of working together having teamed up across a number of motorsport properties including F1, the World Touring Car Championship, 24 hour racing, and motorcycle racing events.

Augusto Farfus,BMW DTM Driver, said:

“Ever since my debut as a BMW driver in 2007, I have always enjoyed working with Castrol. A strong oil is very important in racing and you need to be confident that you can push your engine to the absolute maximum at any point during the race.”

“The DTM is a very competitive series and for this reason you’re never going to win anything unless you have great technical partners on board, so to have Castrol’s technical expertise is a real boost for the team.”

“Pre-season testing has gone really well and all the team are confident that we have the strength to compete at the top this season. Now I’m just looking forward to finally getting out there for my DTM debut and showing everyone what I can do.”

Donald Smith, Castrol Sponsorship Manager, said: “Everyone at Castrol is really happy to have Augusto behind the wheel of the new Castrol EDGE BMW M3 DTM for the 2012 season. We’ve worked closely with him before so we know how hard he works and most importantly what a strong driver he is.”

“The DTM really is one of the most spectacular racing series in Europe and pushes the drivers, teams and cars to the very limit. Our newly developed Castrol EDGE FST™engine oil will help Augusto deliver maximum engine performance and will give the whole 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.”