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      08-01-2009, 08:50 PM   #1
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BMW NA's Official Motorsports Status Briefing

BMW's Official Statement on the state of it's motorsports activities in NA (ALMS and Superbike World Championship spared):

With all the global changes to BMW Motorsport we contacted our sources at BMW North America to get an official statement on what if any changes well be seeing for 2010. BMW NA has confirmed the status of several Motorsport campaigns:

* BMW Motorsport today announced that Formula BMW Americas will bid the international motor racing calendar farewell after the 2009 season finale at Mosport (Canada) on 30 August. Since 2004, over 110 drivers have competed for points and victories in the series. Formula BMW will continue to race in Europe and Asia.
* BMW announced on 29 July that the BMW Group will not continue its Formula One campaign after the end of the 2009 season. Resources freed up as a result are to be dedicated to the continued development of new drive technologies and projects in the field of sustainability. BMW will continue to be actively involved in other motorsport series (see below).
* In this context, BMW of North America will continue to support US motorsport activities in 2010, similar to its 2009 effort with the BMW M3 GT2 (www.bmwusa.com/motorsport).
* BMW Motorrad Motorsport racing is gathering momentum with the launch of the all-new S 1000 RR superbike. The S 1000 RR began Superbike World Championship (www.bmw-motorrad.com/motorsport) competition in 2009 and will contest another season in 2010.

We were relieved to hear that BMW will continue to support its GT2 program and the new M3 that is being campaigned by Rahal/Letterman racing. While the loss of F1 is huge to the BMW world, it does take BMW back to its roots in focusing on a production based series racing.

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Its a damn shame!! I am huge formula 1 fan. I respect BMW in racing and it will be a loss for formula 1. Though I am a Ferrari Fan.
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      08-01-2009, 10:35 PM   #3
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You're thread title says they're pulling out of the ALMS, but in fact BMW is staying in for 2010.
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Thread title is kinda misleading...
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You're thread title says they're pulling out of the ALMS, but in fact BMW is staying in for 2010.
It didn't say they are pulling out, rather BMW's status regarding pulling out. (In some cases not pulling out) Poor wording on my part, sorry.

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Thread title is kinda misleading...
Updated to help those that are easily mislead.

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Wow, so they killed Formula BMW too. Nice.
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Wow, so they killed Formula BMW too. Nice.
Yeah, kinda funny...the first press release about quitting F1 said that they'd still be staying with Formula BMW. But I guess that was a short lived decision.
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So much fail in the BMW company today.
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But...they posted a 121 million Euro profit for Q2, what a joke.
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