BMW M Motorsport is approaching the 2022 season with a strong set of drivers.

BMW:BMW M Motorsport is approaching the 2022 season with a strong set of drivers.

Munich. BMW M Motorsport is counting on continuity in the
driver line-up for the 2022 season. In the coming months, 19 BMW M
works drivers will be competing around the world in the new BMW M4
GT3 for a range of BMW M Motorsport teams, and will also play a key
role in the testing phase for the new BMW M LMDh. All 19 drivers are
already familiar faces from previous years in the BMW M Motorsport
family. Their experience and class are particularly crucial for the
many new challenges that BMW M Motorsport is facing.

 

“2022 is a year of numerous new challenges for BMW M Motorsport – so
it was all the more important for us to count on experience, class and
continuity when selecting the BMW M works drivers,” said Franciscus
van Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH. “In the season ahead, the new BMW M4 GT3
will go up against top-quality opposition in the world’s greatest GT
races for the first time. Development and testing of our BMW M LMDh is
proceeding apace, with the aim of battling for overall wins at the
major classic races in the IMSA series from 2023. For this important
project, we need drivers who really know BMW M Motorsport, the cars,
the engineers, the race series and circuits, and who can concentrate
fully on regularly squeezing the best possible performance from the
overall package. We are convinced that we are ready for the 2022
season with our line-up.”

Details about the driver allocations for the relevant BMW M
Motorsport teams and race series will be announced at a later date.

The BMW M Motorsport driver line-up no longer includes Martin Tomczyk
and Maximilian Günther (both GER). Tomczyk has called time on his
racing career and is pursuing new professional challenges, while
Günther is competing for Nissan in the ABB FIA Formula E World
Championship. BMW M Motorsport would like to thank both drivers for
the time spent together.

The BMW M Motorsport works drivers 2022 in alphabetical order:

Nick Catsburg (NED)

Date of
birth

15
February 1988

Place of
birth

Amersfoort (NED)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2011

Major
successes

Victory at 24h Nürburgring 2020,
Intercontinental GT Champion 2020, victory at 24h
Spa-Francorchamps 2015

Jake Dennis (GBR)

Date of
birth

16
June 1995

Place of
birth

Nuneaton (GBR)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2021

Major
successes

3rd place in Formula E drivers’ championship
2021, 2nd place at Bathurst 12 Hour 2019

Connor De Phillippi (USA)

Date of
birth

25
December 1992

Place of
birth

San
Clemente (USA)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2018

Major
successes

Victory at 24h Daytona 2019, victory at 24h
Nürburgring 2017, ADAC GT Masters Champion 2016

Stef Dusseldorp (NED)

Date of
birth

27
September 1989

Place of
birth

Winterswijk (NED)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2016

Major
successes

6th place 24h Nürburgring 2021,
5th place 24h Nürburgring 2019, 3rd 
place FIA GT1 World Championship 2012

John Edwards (USA)

Date of
birth

11
March 1991

Place of
birth

Louisville (USA)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2013

Major
successes

Victory at 24h Daytona 2020, GTLM drivers’
title in IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup 2020

Philipp Eng (AUT)

Date of
birth

28
February 1990

Place of
birth

Salzburg (AUT)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2016

Major
successes

Victory at 24h Daytona 2019, victory at 24h
Spa-Francorchamps 2016 & 2018

Augusto Farfus (BRA)

Date of
birth

03
September 1983

Place of
birth

Curitiba (BRA)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2007

Major
successes

Victory at 24h Daytona 2019 & 2020,
Intercontinental GT Champion 2020, victory at FIA GT World Cup
Macau 2018, victory at 24h Nürburgring 2010

Timo Glock (GER)

Date of
birth

18
March 1982

Place of
birth

Lindenfels (GER)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2013

Major
successes

GP2 Champion 2007, 5 DTM wins, 3 Formula 1 podiums

Daniel Harper (GBR) – BMW Junior Team

Date of
birth

08
December 2000

Place of
birth

Hillsborough (GBR)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2020

Major
successes

1
GT4 class win at 24h Nürburgring, 2 overall wins in
Nürburgring Endurance Series

Max Hesse (GER)
– BMW Junior Team

Date of
birth

23
July 2001

Place of
birth

Wernau (GER)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2020

Major
successes

1
GT4 class win at 24h Nürburgring, 2 overall wins in
Nürburgring Endurance Series

Erik Johansson (SWE)

Date of
birth

16
October 1996

Place of
birth

Växjö (SWE)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2019

Major
successes

2nd place in Italian GT Championship 2019, 1
win in ADAC GT Masters

Jens Klingmann (GER)

Date of
birth

16
July 1990

Place of
birth

Heidelberg (GER)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2014

Major
successes

Champion Formel BMW Deutschland 2007, 3rd
place at 24h Nürburgring 2020

Jesse Krohn (FIN)

Date of
birth

03
September 1990

Place of
birth

Nurmijärvi (FIN)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2014

Major
successes

GT Champion in Asian Le Mans Series 2017/18,
victory at 24h Daytona 2020, GTLM drivers’ title in IMSA
Michelin Endurance Cup 2020

Alexander Sims (GBR)

Date of
birth

15
March 1988

Place of
birth

London (GBR)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2014

Major
successes

Victory at 24h Nürburgring 2020, victory at
Petit Le Mans 2017, victory at 24h Spa-Francorchamps 2016

Bruno Spengler (CAN)

Date of
birth

23
August 1983

Place of
birth

Schiltigheim (FRA)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2012

Major
successes

DTM Champion 2012, 2nd place at 24h Daytona
2015, 2nd place at 12h Sebring 2016, victory at 6h Road
Atlanta 2020

Sheldon van der Linde (RSA)

Date of
birth

13
May 1999

Place of
birth

Johannesburg (RSA)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2019

Major
successes

Victory at 9h Kyalami 2020, 3rd place at 24h
Nürburgring 2020, 2nd place at 24h Nürburgring 2021

Neil Verhagen (USA) – BMW Junior Team

Date of
birth

18
February 2001

Place of
birth

Ridgefield (USA)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2020

Major
successes

1
GT4 class win at 24h Nürburgring, 2 overall wins in
Nürburgring Endurance Series

Marco Wittmann (GER)

Date of
birth

24
November 1989

Place of
birth

Fürth (GER)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2012

Major
successes

DTM Champion 2014 & 2016, 2nd place at 24h
Nürburgring 2021, 3rd place at 24h Daytona 2021

Nick Yelloly (GBR)

Date of
birth

03
December 1990

Place of
birth

Stafford (GBR)

BMW M Motorsport
driver since

2019

Major
successes

Victory at 24h Nürburgring 2020, 2nd place at
8h Indianapolis 2020

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