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The biography:

Martin Tomczyk

Born December 7, 1981
Place of birth Rosenheim, Germany
Height 188 cm
Place of residence Rosenheim, Germany
Profession Racing driver for BMW Motorsport
Hobbies Biking, PS4, RC models, playing poker
Favorite food Italian
Favorite drink Red Bull Cola
Music styles Current charts and rock
Reading AutoBild

The Career:

The career after DTM: heading for new adventures


For 16 years, Martin Tomczyk was driving in the DTM for the German premium automobile manufacturers Audi and BMW and in 2011 became DTM Champion - up until now, as the only driver of a year-old car in the history of DTM.

However, his self-determined withdrawal from the DTM, the worldwide leading touring car racing series, does not demonstrate a retreat from the active racing world but rather for a departure for new challenges. BMW is currently expanding its worldwide motorsport engagement and has also signed Martin for the planned motorsport programs.

Over the last few years, endurance racing has received increasing interest from manufacturers, partners and motorsport fans. The most famous race in the world, the 24h race of LeMans, is a great opportunity to compete with the best racing drivers and to achieve an impressive media presence.

As BMW is taking part in the FIA World Endurance Championship from 2018, Martin is now taking up the challenge to shape his entire racing engagement and vehicle according to his own ideas. At the same time, he will complete the entire IMSA Weatherteck Sportscar Series in the BMW M6 GTLM in 2017.

In his new position, he will simultaneously advance the development, testing and production of the brand-new BMW racing car together with the development department and the engineers. At the end of this development program, there will be only one goal: victory at the 24h race of LeMans and the FIA World Championship title for BMW Motorsport!


1992 - 1997 Karting
1998 German Formula BMW Junior (2nd place)
1999 German Formula BMW (4th place)
1999 Portuguese Formula BMW (Champion)
2000 German Formula 3 (12th place)
2001 - 2016 DTM (Champion 2011)
2017 BMW Motorsport – factory driver at IMSA WeatherTech Series in the USA

The season:

Datum Strecke
January 28th/29th Daytona International Speedway
March 18th Sebring International Raceway
April 8th Long Beach Street Circuit
May 6th Circuit of The Americas
May 25th - 28th ADAC ZURICH 24h race Nürburgring
July 2nd Watkins Glen International
July 9th Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
July 22nd Lime Rock Park
August 6th Road America
August 27th Virginia International Raceway
September 24th Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
October 7th Road Atlanta

The car:

BMW M6 GTLM

Measurements

Length 4,944 mm
Width 2,046 mm
Wheelbase 2,910 mm
Weight below 1,250kg (without driver, according to regulations)

Engine

Type slightly modified power unit for the special requirements in motorsport with M TwinPower turbo technology based on the S63 production engine
Build V8
Cubic capacity 4,395 ccm
Power up to 585 PS possible (according to classification)
Oil supply oil system on dry sump basis specifically developed by BMW Motorsport
Body - self-supporting steel body
- welded safety cell according to FIA standard
- carbon fiber crash structure at front, CFK crash structure at rear

The Partners:

BMW
IntAct Battery-Power
Schuberth