BMW is finally ready with their FIA WEC driver line-up.
The four full season drivers in the FIA World Endurance Championship will be Martin Tomczyk, Nick Catsburg, Antonio Felix da Costa and Augusto Farfus.
Tom Blomqvist, Philipp Eng and Alexander Sims will be added at selected rounds, as is the wording in the press release from the team. Thus it’s not clear who will be in the car at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The team will use the opportunity to test the drivers during the spring, so they end up with the best driver combinations.
It will be the Dutch BMW Team MTEK, who will run the brand new BMW M8 GTE cars during the FIA WEC 2018/19 season, and at the two 24 Hour races at Le Mans, which is part of the super season.
There is a huge task laying in front of the team, since they will have to battle about the World Championship titles against Porsche, Aston Martin Racing, Ford and last but not least, the defending World Champions – Ferrari.
The first indications of the strengths and reliability on the new car, will be seen during the Daytona 24 Hours and Sebring 12 Hours races, which are both run before the FIA WEC season starts on the first weekend of May.