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BMW Motorsport Junior Programme

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BMW JUNIOR TEAM PREPARES FOR THE NURBURGRING 24 HOURS

The BMW Junior Team has kicked off its 2021 season on the Nordschleife when Dan Harper (GBR), Max Hesse (GER) and Neil Verhagen (USA) contested their first race in the BMW M6 GT3 within the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS). The highlight of the season is the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (GER) at the start … Continue reading

DANIEL HARPER SET FOR GT3 GRADUATION WITH BMW JUNIOR TEAM

Motorsport rising star Daniel Harper will be moving up to the highest class in modern GT racing this season as he prepares to race a BMW M6 GT3 during his second season as a manufacturer-backed driver in the BMW Junior Team. After enjoying a brilliant title victory in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB in 2019, … Continue reading

AN EXTRAORDINARY YEAR FOR THE BMW JUNIOR TEAM

With Christmas approaching rapidly, BMW Junior Team can look back on an eventful first year of training. Dan Harper (GBR), Max Hesse (GER) and Neil Verhagen (USA) have overcome the challenges thrown up by the pandemic, which could not have been foreseen at the start of the year, have grown together as a team, and … Continue reading

ERIK JOHANSSON IS THE NEW BMW MOTORSPORT JUNIOR FOR 2019

After an intensive three-day selection procedure, the decision has been made: Erik Johansson (SWE) has been accepted onto the 2019 BMW Motorsport Junior Programme. The 22-year-old former BMW Customer Racing driver triumphed over three other candidates in Wednesday’s shoot-out in the BMW Motorsport simulator. As a reward, a substantial part of his training programme will … Continue reading

EFFECTIVE AND INDIVIDUAL: THE 2019 BMW MOTORSPORT JUNIOR PROGRAMME

The promotion of young drivers enjoys a long tradition at BMW Motorsport, dating back more than 40 years. During this time, the junior programme has uncovered many talented youngsters who have gone on to make a name for themselves on the motor racing scene. A slight change to the concept means that the BMW Motorsport … Continue reading

BMW MOTORSPORT JUNIORS BEITSKE VISSER AND NICO MENZEL TO COMPETE IN THE BMW M4 GT4

BMW Motorsport Juniors Beitske Visser (NED) and Nico Menzel (GER) will be behind the wheel of a BMW M4 GT4 for the 2018 GT4 European Series season. Both will compete for the RN Vision STS team.  The 2018 season for the BMW Motorsport Junior Programme began in early March with the fitness camp for all … Continue reading

BMW MOTORSPORT NAMES COLTON HERTA TO 2018 BMW JUNIOR PROGRAM AND TEST AND RESERVE ROLE FOR BMW TEAM RLL

This week’s test at Sebring International Raceway saw a new face behind the steering wheel of the BMW M8 GTE as 17-year old Californian Colton Herta drove the No. 24 machine in his very first laps in a GT car as BMW Team RLL prepared for the 66th 12 Hours of Sebring. Herta has been … Continue reading

RICKY COLLARD: “ WILL DO EVERYTHING I CAN TO GET TO THE DTM.”

Six promising talented youngsters are part of the BMW Motorsport Junior Programme in the 2017 season. They are all at the start of their careers, but already have an interesting background behind them. As part of a series of interviews, we introduce the individual BMW Motorsport Juniors. This time: Ricky Collard (GBR). Ricky Collard (GBR) … Continue reading

40 YEARS OF BMW MOTORSPORT TALENT PROMOTION: MILESTONES, ANECDOTES AND QUOTES

BMW Motorsport celebrated the 40th anniversary of its talent promotion with a big event in Maisach (GER). BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt, the first generation of the BMW Junior team from 1977 and the current BMW Motorsport Junior Programme recruits came together. This press release contains the best statements from a round table of all participants, … Continue reading

JENS MARQUARDT AND JOCHEN NEERPASCH: “IT IS JUST AS IMPORTANT TO INVEST IN THE DRIVERS AS IN THE TECHNOLOGY.”

The history of BMW Motorsport’s promotion of talented youngsters is inextricably linked with its founder: Jochen Neerpasch. The former BMW Motorsport Director launched the legendary BMW Junior Team in 1977. Neerpasch and BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt met up at an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the talent promotion programme. In an interview, they … Continue reading

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