ROWE Racing will compete with the new BMW M4 GT3 at the two endurance classics at the Nürburgring and at Spa in 2022.
As preparation for the 50th staging of the ADAC 24h Race at the Nürburgring (28-29 May), the team will contest two races in the Nürburgring Endurance Series (9 and 23 April) and the new 24h Qualifiers, with a further two races ( 7 & 8 May).
The 24 Hours of Spa (July 30-31) forms the centerpiece of a full GT World Challenge Endurance Cup effort – again with two cars.
Driver lineups for the team will be announced at a later date.
The BMW M4 GT3 will make its race debut in ROWE Racing colors on April 3 at the opening round of the GT World Challenge Europe in Imola,with subsequent rounds at Le Castellet, Barcelona and Hockenheimring.
The omens are goo for the double programme, ROWE Racing last lined up at both endurance classics in one season in 2020. Within the space of just four weeks, the team became the first in the GT3 era to triumph in the “Green Hell” of the Nürburgring (above) and at Spa (below) with two different manufacturers (BMW and Porsche) in the same year.
Hans-Peter Naundorf, Team Principal ROWE RACING: “We are really looking forward to starting with the new BMW M4 GT3 at the two major European 24‑hour races at the Nürburgring and Spa this year. The BMW M4 GT3 is a completely new race car with state-of-the-art technology and a far more aggressive look than its predecessor. We are all excited about working with this car. We hope to benefit from the improvements made to the chassis, set-up and performance. However, we are also aware that not everything immediately runs smoothly with such a new car. Many details only become apparent during a tough race outing.
“For us, the project with the new BMW M4 GT3 is a long-term one, and again in the field of endurance racing. We entered the DTM in 2021, because we wanted to be involved in the new GT3 era of the series and see how it suited us. However, we at ROWE RACING have primarily established ourselves as a long‑distance team in the last ten years. This is where we can best bring our big strengths – strategy, reliability and error management – to play. For this year and the coming years, the opportunity has arisen for us to appear at the 24 Hours of Spa again, alongside our usual Nürburgring programme. This was behind our decision, taken together with our partners, to race in the Endurance Cup in the GT World Challenge Europe in 2022.”