Munich. After ten years together, BMW M Motorsport and Martin Tomczyk (GER) are heading in different directions at the end of the season. The current BMW M works driver will be taking on new challenges next year. He joined BMW M Motorsport as reigning DTM champion in late 2011, played a leading role in BMW’s DTM comeback in 2012, and went on to become an influential character and a brilliant representative of the BMW brand in the years that followed.
“Martin Tomczyk was a terrific ambassador for BMW M Motorsport on and off the racetrack, and for that I would like to extend my heartfelt thanks to him,” said Mike Krack, head of BMW M Motorsport. “Be it in the DTM, endurance racing, the IMSA series or FIA WEC, Martin represented BMW M Motorsport in the highest categories and grew to become one of the faces of the brand. Although we are heading in different directions now, we all enjoy looking back on our time together. I wish him all the best for the future!”
Tomczyk said: “It goes without saying that it is a shame that my time with BMW M Motorsport is coming to an end after ten years. As a Bavarian, driving for a Bavarian manufacturer has always been a real honour. I had a great time, I drove fantastic race cars in some of the biggest races in the world and celebrated a few successes. Many thanks to everyone who joined me on this journey! Now I’m looking forward to a new challenge.”
BMW M Motorsport and Tomczyk started their journey together at the end of 2011 when he joined as the newly crowned DTM champion to take on a leading role in the brand’s DTM comeback the following year. At the wheel of the BMW M3 DTM he finished on the podium three times and finished eighth in the driver standings in 2012. He represented BMW M Motorsport in the touring car series until 2016. After a season in the IMSA series, Tomczyk contested the FIA WEC and the 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) in a BMW M8 GTE in 2018 and 2019. He celebrated his biggest successes at the wheel of the BMW M6 GT3 at the endurance classic at the Nürburgring (GER), where he finished on the podium in third place in 2020 and in second place in 2021.
Source: BMW Group PressClub Global