, along with triple world champion Andy Priaulx MBE
■BMW M3 Roberto Ravaglia and new BMW M5 Saloon line up to celebrate 40 years of M division
The Crowne Plaza Hotels BMW M3 DTM race car will be on display for the first time in the UK at The Goodwood Motorsport Press Day on 14 March 2012.
Accompanying this spectacular racing car will be BMW Team RBM’s driver, and triple World Touring Car champion, Andy Priaulx (GB) who will contest the DTM season - one of the world’s most exciting and competitive touring car championships – in 2012. The BMW M3 DTM will herald the return of BMW to the DTM race series after an absence of nearly 20 years. The season gets underway in Hockenheim on 29 April and will make its only UK appearance at Brands Hatch on 20 May.
The press day at Goodwood will also provide the stage to help mark the 40th anniversary of BMW’s high-performance M division and for BMW to run two potent examples of the brand up the famous 1.16 mile hill. The first is an E30 M3 Roberto Ravaglia, one of 25 UK-supplied limited edition cars that were built to celebrate BMW’s success in Touring cars. The second is the world’s most successful performance saloon, the new BMW M5 Saloon.
Celebrations will continue this summer at The Goodwood Festival of Speed, 28 June -1 July, 2012, when the Bavarian manufacturer will showcase its newest M cars in the BMW pavilion along with a selection of some its famous racing cars.
Representing BMW Group UK at theGoodwood Motorsport Press Day will be Martin Harrison, Media Relations Officer, on 07525 977083, who will be available at the event to answer media enquiries.