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A WORLD-CLASS SQUAD.A WORLD-CLASS SQUAD.

A WORLD-CLASS SQUAD.

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The 2024 BMW M works drivers.

They are absolute top athletes, are among the best in their field, look back on countless successes and represent the BMW M brand on the racetracks of the world.

World class meets continuity. 22 BMW M works drivers are part of the BMW M Motorsport squad in 2024. Their experience and class are especially important to BMW M Motorsport in light of the many challenges ahead with the new BMW M Hybrid V8, the BMW M4 GT3, the new BMW M4 GT4 and the BMW M2 CS Racing.

BILL AUBERLEN.

Bill Auberlen.Bill Auberlen.

Date of birth: 12 October 1968
Place of birth: Redondo Beach (USA)
BMW M Motorsport driver since: 1996
Major successes: Record holder for most victories and pole positions in IMSA racing series, record holder with more than 500 races for BMW M Motorsport.

Bill Auberlen on Instagram

JAKE DENNIS.

Jake DennisJake Dennis

Date of birth: 16 Juni 1995
Place of birth: Nuneaton, Großbritannien
BMW M Motorsport driver since: 2021
Major successes: Formula E World Champion 2023, 3rd place Formula E World Championship 2021, 2nd place Bathurst 12H 2019, Formula Renault 2.0 NEC Champion 2012.

Jake Dennis on Instagram

CONNOR DE PHILLIPPI.

Connor de Pillippi.Connor de Pillippi.

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
Favourite BMW M Motorsport race car: It’s a tie between the BMW Z4 GTLM and the BMW E92 M3 GT2 car.
Goals for my motorsport career: Keep pushing our programmes to the front of the motorsport world and win as many races as possible for BMW M Motorsport. And a real highlight is to have the opportunity to be a part of the LMDh programme.
My life motto: Effort equals results. (Roger Penske)
Hobbies: Cycling and golf. Golf is a recently acquired hobby that has added a nice balance of active recovery outside of my normal training.

Connor de Phillippi on Instagram

PHILIPP ENG.

Philipp Eng.Philipp Eng.

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
Favourite BMW M Motorsport race car: BMW M4 GT3, BMW 3.0 CSL.
Goals for my motorsport career: Winning many more races and championships together with BMW M Motorsport.
My life motto: Keep it simple.
Hobbies: Restoring mopeds, sports, sim racing.

Philipp Eng on Instagram

AUGUSTO FARFUS.

Augusto Farfus.Augusto Farfus.

Date of birth: 3 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.
Favourite BMW M Motorsport race car: BMW V12 LMR. Looking forward to race the BMW M Hybrid V8 as well.
Goals for my motorsport career: Still missing a 24h Le Mans victory on my CV…
My life motto: Be humble, work hard and never lie.
Hobbies: Love to spend time with my family. Flying and building my remote-control planes helps me to disconnect from the world and relax.

Augusto Farfus on Instagram

ROBBY FOLEY.

Robby Foley.Robby Foley.

Date of birth: 20 July 1996
Place of birth: Randolph (USA)
BMW M Motorsport driver since: 2021
Major successes: Champion IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge 2023, Pro-Am Champion GT4 America SprintX 2020, 2nd place IMSA GTD 2019, 3rd place GTWC America 2021.

Robby Foley on Instagram

ROBIN FRIJNS.

Robin Frijns.Robin Frijns.

Date of birth: 7 August 1991
Place of birth: 
Maastricht (NED)
BMW M Motorsport driver since: 
2023
Major successes:
 Victory at 24h Nürburgring 2022, FIA WEC Champion (LMP2) 2021, Victory at 24h Le Mans (LMP2) 2021, Victory at 12H Bathurst 2018, Formula BMW Europe Champion 2010.

Robin Frijns on Instagram

DAN HARPER.

Dan Harper.Dan Harper.

Date of birth: 8 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.
Favourite BMW M Motorsport race car: the BMW M4 GT3.
Goals for my motorsport career: To continue building a strong relationship with BMW M Motorsport and being successful together all over the world flying the BMW flag high.
My life motto: You only get out what you put in.
Hobbies: Football and badminton. I also like watching a movie on the sofa to relax.

Dan Harper on Instagram

MAX HESSE.

Max Hesse.Max Hesse.

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.
Favourite BMW M Motorsport race car: BMW M4 GT3.
Goals for my motorsport career: Taking part in all the big endurance races and hopefully win them all.
My life motto: Never stop working and always believe in yourself and your team.
Hobbies: I like to drive RC cars. I can relax best with my family and friends having a nice dinner for example.

Max Hesse on Instagram

JENS KLINGMANN.

Jens Klingmann.Jens Klingmann.

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.
Favourite BMW M Motorsport race car: BMW McLaren F1 GTR. It’s just handling great and when the V12 engine screams at you on high revs it’s pure goosebumps.
Goals for my motorsport career: Winning the prestigious 24h Nürburgring with BMW M Motorsport. On top of that I’m still chasing the Rolex24 at Daytona win as racing in the US is always a very special highlight to me.
My life motto: Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. And today is a gift. That’s why it’s called ‘present’.
Hobbies: I’m trying to enjoy life around Lake Constance where I live. This means good food with family and friends, a nice trip around the lake or also a demanding hike up a mountain top. I’m quite an active type of guy One day I’ll restore an old car myself with friends in a small garage somewhere.

Jens Klingmann on Instagram

JESSE KROHN.

Jesse Krohn.Jesse Krohn.

Date of birth: 3 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.
Favourite BMW M Motorsport race car: The BMW Z4 GTE. The sound of the naturally aspirated V8 engine is something I will always remember.
Goals for my motorsport career: I would like to win all the big races. I have won Daytona, I still want to win the 24h Nürburgring, the 24h Spa, 12h Bathurst, Petit Le Mans, 12h Sebring. And I want to be part of BMW M Motorsport’s top programmes in the future.
My life motto: Just enjoy everything you are doing and keep working hard for your goals. Normally, that will get you there.
Hobbies: Rock climbing has been a big part of my life. And then outdoor sports in general and hiking in the wilderness are some of my favourite things to do.

Jesse Krohn on Instagram

RAFFAELE MARCIELLO.

Raffaelle Marciello.Raffaelle Marciello.

Date of birth: 17 December 1994
Place of birth: Zurich (SUI)
BMW M Motorsport driver since: 2024
Major successes: Overall winner Fanatec GT World Challenge Europe 2022 and 2023, winner 24h Spa-Francorchamps 2022, drivers' title winner ADAC GT Masters 2022, winner FIA GT World Cup in Macau 2019 and 2023.

Raffaele Marciello on Instagram

MAXIME MARTIN.

Maxime Martin.Maxime Martin.

Date of birth: 20 March 1986
Place of birth: Uccle (BEL)
BMW M Motorsport driver: 2013–2017, since 2023
Major successes: Victory at 24h Spa-Francorchamps 2016, class win at 24h Le Mans 2020, 2nd place 24h Nürburgring 2013 and 2015.

Maxime Martin on Instagram

RENÉ RAST.

René Rast.René Rast.

Date of birth: 26 October 1986
Place of birth: Minden (GER)
BMW M Motorsport driver since: 2023
Major successes: DTM champion 2017, 2019, 2020, victory at 24h Nürburgring 2014, victory at 24h Spa-Francorchamps 2012 and 2014, ADAC GT Masters champion 2014.

René Rast on Instagram

VALENTINO ROSSI.

Valentino Rossi.Valentino Rossi.

Date of birth: 16 February 1979
Place of birth: Urbino (ITA)
BMW M Motorsport driver since: 2023
Major successes: Nine-time motorbike world champion.

Valentino Rossi on Instagram

MADISON SNOW.

Madison Snow.Madison Snow.

Date of birth: 26 December 1995
Place of birth: American Fork (USA)
BMW M Motorsport driver since: 2022
Major successes: Champion IMSA GTD 2018 & 2023, Champion IMSA GTD Endurance Cup 2020, Champion IMSA GTD Sprint Cup 2022 & 2023, Winner GTD class 24h Daytona 2020, Winner GTD class 12h Sebring 2018 & 2023.

BRUNO SPENGLER.

Bruno Spengler.Bruno Spengler.

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.
Favourite BMW M Motorsport race car: BMW M3 DTM, BMW M8 GTE, BMW M4 GT3.
Goals for my motorsport career: Win a 24h race.
My life motto: Never give up.
Hobbies: Golf, tennis, cross country skiing and sim racing.

Bruno Spengler on Instagram

SHELDON VAN DER LINDE.

Sheldon van der Linde.Sheldon van der Linde.

Date of birth: 13 May 1999
Place of birth: Johannesburg (RSA)
BMW M Motorsport driver since: 2019
Major successes: DTM Champion 2022, Victory at 9h Kyalami 2020, 3rd place at 24h Nürburgring 2020, 2nd place at 24h Nürburgring 2021.
Favourite BMW M Motorsport race car: BMW M4 DTM Class 1.
Goals for my motorsport career: One of my goals was to be DTM champion and I have achieved that. Another goal is a 24h race win. Finished third and second but the win has still eluded me.
My life motto: Stay humble stay hungry.
Hobbies: I enjoy golf, cycling and sim racing away from the race track. All of which would be even better in the sun.

Sheldon van der Linde on Instagram

DRIES VANTHOOR.

Dries Vanthoor.Dries Vanthoor.

Date of birth: 20 April 1998
Place of birth: Hasselt (BEL)
BMW M Motorsport driver since: 2023
Major successes: Victory at 24h Nürburgring 2019 & 2022, GTWC Europe Sprint Cup champion 2020, 2021 & 2022, GTWC Europe overall champion 2021, Victory at 24h Dubai 2022, Victory at Bathurst 12H 2018, class win at 24h Le Mans 2017.

Dries Vanthoor on Instagram

NEIL VERHAGEN.

Neil Verhagen.Neil Verhagen.

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.
Favourite BMW M Motorsport race car: BMW M4 GT3.
Goals for my motorsport career: To win all the big four endurance races! Nürburgring, Spa, Daytona, and Le Mans.
My life motto: Never stop pushing!
Hobbies: I like to spend my time on the water, between fishing, jet skis, or any water sports.

Neil Verhagen on Instagram

CHARLES WEERTS.

Charles Weerts.Charles Weerts.

Date of birth: 1 March 2001
Place of birth: Verviers (BEL)
BMW M Motorsport driver since: 2023
Major successes: GTWC Europe overall champion 2021, GTWC Europe Sprint Cup champion 2020, 2021 & 2022.

Charles Weerts on Instagram

MARCO WITTMANN.

Marco Wittmann.Marco Wittmann.

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.
Favourite BMW M Motorsport race car: BMW M4 DTM (Class1) and the classic M3 E30 DTM.
Goals for my motorsport career: Achieving more podiums, wins and titles together. Maybe a third title in DTM.
My life motto: Set your own goals and do it with passion and fun to achieve them.
Hobbies: During the off-season I spend my time with skiing.

Marco Wittmann on Instagram

NICK YELLOLY.

Nick Yelloly.Nick Yelloly.

Date of birth: 3 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.
Favourite BMW M Motorsport race car: The new BMW M4 GT3.
Goals for my motorsport career: All the big 24-hour races have to be top of the list. I would love to win in Spa, Daytona and Le Mans one day.
My life motto: Try hard, keep trying and if you fail keep trying some more.
Hobbies: I like to ride my road bike and spend time outside and active in general. I also spend a lot of time with my girlfriend, my family, dog and the horses that my girlfriend has.

Nick Yelloly on Instagram

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