BMW Team MTEK has confirmed the driver lineup for its two M8 GTEs that will run in the 24 Hours of Le Mans in June. Philipp Eng will join season regulars Martin Tomczyk and Nicky Catsburg in car #81, and Jesse Krohn will join regulars Augusto Farfus and António Félix da Costa in car #82.
This year’s Le Mans race is the finale of the World Endurance Championship super season.
BMW motorsport director Jens Marquardt said, “The 24 Hours of Le Mans is the biggest endurance race in the world, and obviously a real highlight on our calendar. Perhaps even more so this year than ever before. After all, we are celebrating a number of special anniversaries. It is 20 years since we took overall victory with the BMW V12 LMR and 80 years since we lined up here with the BMW 328. We want to give the fans something special, so we are bringing both historic cars to Le Mans. From a sporting perspective, we are excellently positioned with the drivers we have in the cockpits of the two BMW M8 GTE. The four regular drivers—Martin, Nick, António and Augusto—have had podium finishes in the WEC. They are joined by Philipp and Jesse—another two drivers who also have plenty of experience in the BMW M8 GTE and know what it takes to be successful in GT racing. We are looking forward to Le Mans and are now entering the final phase of preparations.”—Brian Morgan
[Photo courtesy BMW AG.]