ADAC is working on the continued existence of the BMW M2 Cup / DTM

ADAC is working on the continued existence of the BMW M2 Cup / DTM

After Project 1 went bankrupt, the BMW M2 Cup was also on the verge of extinction. But ADAC is currently working on developing the series under the ADAC banner. Five race weekends organized as part of the DTM.

Due to the bankruptcy of Project 1, which became known a few weeks ago, it can be assumed that the BMW M2 Cup died and that there would be a big hole in the supporting program of the DTM. The series has been part of the program of the famous German racing series since 2021. But a week before the DTM test in Hockenheim, rumors are growing that the series will continue.

SPEEDWEEK has a promotional flyer that was sent to interested teams and drivers, according to which the racing series will continue under the ADAC banner in the future. The racing series is currently scheduled to participate in five DTM events; Further races are scheduled at the Norisring, Nürburgring, Sachsenring and Red Bull Ring.

However, ADAC would significantly change the concept of the racing series. After the Project 1 cars were previously used in the main event, the various teams now have to start their cars of their own accord.

In the future, ADAC will organize the BMW M2 Cup for young drivers and aspiring gentlemen drivers who would like to compete on the DTM platform. Besides the general level, there should also be a low or amateur level where participants fight for championship awards.

Compared to the previous race series, ADAC plans to reduce costs significantly. The race weekend for the BMW M2 Cup participants will be shortened to two days – BMW racing cars will be on the racetrack on Saturday and Sunday. On race Sunday, there will be two sprints of 25 minutes each, with a total of 120 minutes of scheduled time including practice and qualifying.

The BMW M2 Cup will take place in a total of three classes: the well-known BMW M2 CS will arrive in the initial configuration of 365 hp and in the version of 450 hp – as used in the BMW M2 Cup Benelux, among others to the start. The BMW M240i Competition, the predecessor to the BMW M2 CS, is also eligible to compete. The car continues to be well represented in the field of endurance racers on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife as well as in popular sports races.

It will be difficult to fill the gap in the support program at this final stage of the year, so ADAC is certainly very interested in the BMW M2 Cup taking place, just for the spectators.