After the 2017 season in DTM and GT racing, including two appearances in the BMW Art Cars at Daytona and Macau, Augusto Farfus is looking forward to an exciting 2018 season which will see him in action at some of the most iconic racetracks in the world. The Curitiba driver will not only continue to be a part of the BMW DTM squad, but will also be a regular driver for BMW in the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC). His programme will also include some additional outings in GT racing.
In DTM, where the 2018 season will comprise ten rounds with two races each, Augusto will continue driving a BMW M4 DTM with BMW Team RMG. His team-mates will again be Marco Wittmann and Timo Glock.
2018 will also be the debut season for the new BMW M8 GTE in the FIA WEC – with Augusto being one of the four regular drivers sharing duties in the two race cars entered by BMW Team MTEK. The 2018 WEC highlight will be without any doubt the legendary 24 Hours of Le Mans in June.
The WEC and DTM seasons will start in spring, but Augusto’s racing year will begin in January as he once again will be part of the BMW squad at the Daytona 24 Hours, the debut race for the brand-new BMW M8 GTE. From the USA, he will travel directly to Australia for his first ever appearance at the famous Bathurst 12 Hours in a BMW M6 GT3 on the first weekend of February. In addition to this already busy and exciting programme, Augusto will be in action in more races of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship IWSC and at other GT events.
“I can’t wait for the new season to start,” Augusto said. “2018 will be an absolutely exciting year. I am really happy to contest my seventh season in DTM and to have the big honour of being part of the regular BMW WEC squad. For sure, Le Mans will be a highlight I am looking forward to very much. Racing is my life and it will be fantastic to have a year with so many great and different events. Daytona, Bathurst, then DTM and WEC and additional outings – that is a more than exciting programme. I want to wish everybody a merry Christmas time and a happy new year and then: let’s go racing again!”