BMW has announced its schedule of M Track Days for this summer, and the itinerary includes events at some of the most famous racetracks in Europe, including the Red Bull Ring in Austria, the Hockenheimring, and the Nürburgring Nordschleife in Germany. This is your chance to drive BMW’s cutting-edge M cars and potentially the M2 CS Racing or M4 GT4 customer race cars on iconic circuits that have earned their place in history for a great price.
The BMW M Track Day events are divided into two groups. The street group gets to drive their own BMW M cars with instructors on accompanied runs, while the race group allows teams and customers to test BMW’s customer race cars, the M2 CS Racing and the current F82 M4 GT4. Optional add-ons are available for an additional charge and include personal coaching in the M4 Competition, test drives of the M2 CS Racing or M4 GT4, taxi laps in the M4 GT4, and a race licensing course using the M4 Competition for German residents.
BMW’s M Track Days are scheduled to be held at the following racetracks this summer:
- Red Bull Ring, Austria, May 14
- Hockenheimring, Germany, July 8–9
- Nürburgring Nordschleife, Germany, September 29
Track experience is required, and the price for the street and race groups at the Red Bull Ring and Hockenheimring are 650 euros and 950 euros respectively. Pricing for the Nürburgring track day has not been announced. Instruction is offered in both English and German.
BMW’s M Track Days are part of the automaker’s broader driving experience program, which offers a variety of different events including training and customized events at numerous European circuits in an array of BMW vehicles including conventional models, M cars, customer race cars, two-wheeled vehicles from BMW Motorrad, and Mini models. If you’re looking for something a bit closer to home, check out BMW’s Ultimate Driving Experience, which is scheduled to visit 25 American cities this year, with four additional stops for BMW M Track Days at famous racetracks.—Alex Tock
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