Munich. BMW M Motorsport enters the 2024 Motorsport season with three BMW M teams. This year, drivers will once again compete for titles in a series of prestigious and high-level races in the world of virtual sports on multiple relevant platforms. While BS+COMPETITION and Team Redline are already heading into their fourth season with BMW, a new team, MOUZ, is making its debut as part of the BMW M Motorsport family.
The Esports MOUSESPORTS (MOUZ) team, founded in Berlin (GER) in 2002, is one of the most successful gaming organizations in the world and now develops the popular BMW M Motorsport virtual series. The internal introduction of MOUZ took place at the beginning of the year. In early February, BMW M Motorsport invited its three BMW M teams to a Media Day at the BMW center in Munich (GER).
In the convergence of different worlds within the world of BMW, as well as the production of photo and video material media, drivers and team officials, in the presence of BMW M works driver Bruno Spengler (CAN), were given a tour of BMW. The headquarters of M Motorsport and the main factory of the BMW Group in Munich, the capital of Bavaria. However, the focus of the event was on fun, as well as meeting and sharing together within the BMW M Motorsport family.
BMW M Power Tour in partnership with iRacing.
An exciting new project has emerged from the successful partnership between BMW M Motorsport and the simulation platform iRacing, the BMW M Power Tour. The series is aimed at the large and passionate iRacing community.
From mid-March, over ten weeks, there will be regular racing events from Tuesday to Thursday featuring various BMW M racing cars from the iRacing portfolio. This includes not only the current popular models, the BMW M Hybrid V8 and the BMW M4 GT3, but also historical icons such as the BMW Z4 GT3.
Comments on BMW M Motorsport’s 2024 virtual racing program:
Andreas Roos (Head of BMW M Motorsport): “We are delighted to be able to start the new motorsport season this year with a strong programme. This underlines the high importance that online racing continues to enjoy as a strong pillar alongside our international motorsport commitments. I am keeping my fingers crossed for all the teams and drivers! “
Timo Brückner (Head of the BMW M Motorsport Gaming Project): “The fact that we were able to further strengthen our strong team lineup with our long-term partners Redline and BS+COMPETITION by adding the new BMW M MOUZ Team makes us proud and allows us to look forward to the new season with great expectations and confidence. Together, we want fight for victory and championship in the biggest and most exciting series of the world of motor racing in 2024.
Florian Haasper (Team Principal BMW M Team BS+COMPETITION):
“Our partnership with BMW M Motorsport is already entering its fourth year in 2024. It is in the DNA of BS+COMPETITION to represent the legendary colors of BMW M in the most important online races in the world – and on many different platforms such as iRacing, Rennsport, Assetto Corsa Competizione, or Gran Turismo. Together we work not only to be successful on the track. Together with BMW M Motorsport, BS+COMPETITION wants to reach new target groups, excite them with racing, and attract them with exciting storytelling. Zebras are ready for another great year for Esports!
Atze Kerkhof (Director of BMW M Red Team): “Over the years, we have built a great relationship with BMW M Motorsport, and we feel honored and excited to start the 2024 season with this partnership. With many exciting races on the calendar and an improved team structure, we are not just aiming for victory. 2024 will be another important year for racing online, and we are grateful to be able to enter this phase together with BMW M Motorsport.
René Lannte (COO BMW M Team MOUZ): “With BMW M Motorsport, we have found the perfect partner for our ambitions in online racing. For many years, BMW M Motorsport has been involved in various ways in the field of online racing and knows how to connect the real and digital worlds. This commitment has a major influence on the rapid development of the genre. Together, BMW M Motorsport and MOUZ want to present the topic of motorsport to a wider audience, organize exciting stories about esports stars, and show development opportunities on the topic of motorsport cars. With almost 22 years of pioneering work, MOUZ has created the world of Esports, and therefore the progressive attitude and passion of BMW M Motorsport in online racing quickly convinced us. Thanks to our similar ideas, we are confident that we can develop motor sports in a sustainable way. Our partnership will enable us to transfer the excitement and passion of real motorcycling into the digital world. We are M – We are MOUZ.
Tony Gardner (President of iRacing.com): “We are delighted to team up with BMW M Motorsport again for the BMW M Power Tour in 2024. As part of its commitment to e-racing and Esports in general, BMW M Motorsport has long been one of the partners that has supported us the most. With dedication. We are delighted to see how sim racers will embrace the new BMW M Power Tour approach, where a different BMW M Motorsport model is featured each week.
BMW M Power Tour race calendar.
12-14 March: BMW M Hybrid V8, Sebring International Raceway
19-21 March: BMW M4 GT4, Nürburgring Grand Prix
26-28 March: BMW Z4 GT3, Okayama International Circuit
2-4 April: BMW M8 GTE, Red Bull Ring
9-11 April: BMW M Hybrid V8, Suzuka GP
16-18 April: BMW M4 GT3, Autodromo Internacional do Algarve
April 23-25: BMW Z4 GT3, Motorsport Arena Oschersleben
30 April – 2 May: BMW M8 GTE, Brands Hatch GP
May 7-9: BMW M Hybrid V8, Laguna Seca Raceway
14-16 May: BMW M4 GT3, Misano World Circuit
May 21-23: BMW M4 GT4, Nürburgring Nordschleife
28-30 May: BMW M Hybrid V8, 24 Hour Circuit