"The fact that the DTM is staging an event in Munich this year is obviously exciting and interesting for us too. The location right on our doorstep gives the term 'home event' a whole new meaning in motorsport in the future. Although we will not be competing in 2011, we want to use this opportunity to give DTM fans and BMW Motorsport followers a taste of what they can look forward to next season. For this reason, this event is the logical venue to unveil a BMW M3 DTM Concept Car,” said Marquardt.
The DTM car will be based on the M3, just like the BMW racer of the 1980s, which will be displayed alongside the concept at the Olympic stadium. BMW is smart to do the launch at its home ground in Munich to capture the media attention. Plans to return to the DTM were announced last year, and the carmaker has been working ever since to perfect the design. When the Bavarians eventually field the car, it will be the first time that Mercedes and Audi will also be involved in 18 years.
The DTM is a touring car racing series based in Germany, but also with rounds elsewhere in Europe.