Following your decision to leave Formula E at the end of this season, BMW plans to continue with its sporting activity in a top-level category such as World Endurance (WEC). At least that is clear from the words of Markus Flasch, new head of Bmw motorsport.
“There are series in the world that are electric and everyone races in them, but they never really reached the fans. We've learned from that: don't chase ideas like lemmings ”, explained Flasch to Motorsport in clear at the start of Formula E, where he works alongside Andretti Autosport.
The executive admitted that BMW will continue with its programs aimed at customers in GT3 and GT4, but is also considering entering other championships. On the radar are the WEC and the IMSA thanks to the new LMDh regulation, which will allow you to participate in both tournaments with the same prototype.
“We are investigating other formats in addition to those in which we are currently involved. Soon there will be decisions ", said Flasch, who assured that the LMDh "It is part of our analysis, absolutely."
In addition, he assured that the Bavarian brand is "Very interested" in the GT electric vehicle championship presented by the International Automobile Federation last month. “We have been in talks with the FIA. If this series is going to be fast and spectacular enough, then we will be in it. "He said.
The aim of the new eGT is to have similar performance to GT3 vehicles but with zero emissions. The main competition will last 45 minutes and will include fast loading pit stops.