BMW Motorsports is celebrating after securing an emphatic double, winning both the drivers' and team titles in the final race of the season at Hockenheim. The victory marks the end to a magnificent return to DTM for BMW Motorsports and technical partner Castrol EDGE.
Castrol has a long and successful heritage in motorsport, with the BMW partnership at its core. This victory represents another major milestone in that history. DTM is an extremely challenging racing environment where drivers, teams and cars are tested to the very limit. Working together in such challenging conditions allows both BMW Motorsport and Castrol to use each others strength in technology and innovation to push their products to the extremes.
In late April, 142,000 people crammed into the stands at Hockenheim to follow BMW’s return to the series. Six months, eleven races and a return to Hockenheim later, BMW has secured five wins, four pole positions and an amazing Championship double. The victory completes a truly remarkable season for the team.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director, said: “The long and close working relationship we have had over the years while using Castrol high-performance lubricants has seen us celebrate together on many occasions. Now we have achieved another title, which is amazing, and I want to personally thank the team and our technical partners Castrol for all their hard work.”
“2012 has been an amazing year for everyone involved and we’re already looking forward to working together again next season and coming back even stronger.”
Donald Smith, Castrol Sponsorship Manager, said: “All of us at Castrol are thrilled to offer our congratulations to the whole team on a great season and a fantastic victory. DTM is one of the very best race series inEurope, the performances throughout 2012 are the perfect demonstration of Castrol EDGE’s ability to deliver the strength that allows drivers to perform at their very best”.
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About Castrol EDGE:
Castrol EDGE is Castrol’s strongest and most advanced range of engine oils yet, with the strength to perform no matter how, when or where the car is driven.
In its work with BMW, Castrol EDGE provides cutting edge technological insight and innovation to improve on track performances. The strength and prime quality of Castrol EDGE is not only tested and proved in the lab, but also in practice with BMW in challenging and high performance racing conditions.