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      06-16-2012, 03:12 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by mkoesel View Post
As noted in the article, homolongation will probably be problematic for the upcoming F8x model, so it was never going to be an easy road in the long term. Might as well wind it down while at the top of your game.

I think BMW will be in DTM for the long term though. The rules for homolongation don't rely on the production car's specs. Instead, everyone just runs a 4L V8. Also, I suspect we'll see the F8x in Grand Am racing, though perhaps just in GT and not in the street classes, depending on if they adjust the engine rules.
While I agree with the issues of the current rules, these things change on any given year. This week they changed all of the rules for LMP cars and who knows what will happen to GT rules in the near future.

As for BMW in DTM thats great, but outside of Germany who watches or follows that? Not to mention that it is close to a spec series and not as entraining as ALMS.

Just make a Z4M with the M3 V8 and continue in the ALMS and run the 24 hours of Le Mans

Maybe we should all start a petition to keep BMW in endurance racing.