Farfus ends DTM career – races on in GT

Augusto Farfus has chosen to stop in the DTM series, and instead focusing on GT Racing.

The Brazilian has done 7 DTM seasons, and has been swapping and changing between sprint races and endurance/GT racing ever since his arrive at the manufacturer in 2007. He has done sprint races like WTCC and DTM plus endurance like Nürburgring 24 Hours, Spa 24 Hours and the IMSA endurance rounds in the USA.

He was chosen to race in the FIA World Endurance Championship with their BMW M8 GTE car, that made it’s debut earlier this year. It resulted in a few date clashes, with the two opening rounds of DTM and FIA WEC colliding, plus the final race in DTM vs the Fuji FIA WEC round. He had to go for the M4 DTM car, and let his teammates take care of the M8 GTE.

Augusto Farfus
Photo: BMW Motorsport

The plan for him is to primarily focus on the M8 GTE car in the future, plus help out with the M6 GT3 when needed.

Farfus did a total of 104 DTM races, winning 4 of them, and finishing on the podium in further 9 of them, on top of 6 Pole Positions. His best finishing position in the Championship came with second in 2013.

Augusto Farfus is behind the wheel of a GT car this exact weekend, where he races in the FIA GT World Cup in Macau in a BMW M6 GT3.

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