BMW M1 Procar parade as a support show at DTM's Norisring weekend
The legendary BMW M1 Procars will roar again at the race track in July at Norisring, as a part of the supporting programme for the fourth round of the Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters (DTM) season.
The race fans attending this summer’s DTM weekend at the Norisring will benefit from an additional show during all three days because there will be a high-speed parade of BMW M1 Procars.
The BMW Procar Championship, which ran as a Formula 1 Grand Prix support programme in 1979 and 1980, also raced at Norisring in 1980. The 200-mile race was a part of the Norisring Trophy and the winner was Hans-Joachim Stuck. The 2019’s come-back of BMW M1 Procars to Norisring will symbolically mark the 39th anniversary of that event.
Back in 1979 and 1980, the world’s top Formula 1 drivers participated in BMW’s unique one-make series, including some champions. This year, some of the former F1 drivers will drive M1 Procars at Norisring, including Marc Surer, Jan Lammers and local hero Christian Danner.
Gerhard Berger, Chairman of DTM’s umbrella organisation ITR, said: “I once had the chance of driving a racing M1 in a classic event. The sound of the six-cylinder engine is just stunning. Witnessing the M1 pack charging around the Norisring at racing speed will be an utterly unique experience for our fans.”