I don't know why he simultaneously says he loves the 1M but then slams it since one didn't go racing.
Whether or not BMW goes racing with the 1M is separate from whether it is more of a return to the cars he seemingly wants.
Manual only with no electronic dampers (and fairly stiff) is certainly a departure from something like the E90 M3 Lime Rock.
Sure, the MPA cars do dilute the badge a bit, but it seems like he just wants to rant. Plus "M Sport" has been around for years, which is pretty darn similar to MPA.