Frijns new BMW works driver

Robin Frijns has signed a new contract with BMW Motorsport.

The 31-year-old Dutch driver will become a part of their new LMDh test programme, ahead of their FIA World Endurance Championship 2024 entry.

Frijns will join from Audi Sport, where he was works driver for many seasons. He was on the road to a sportscar seat in LMDh with them, until they shut down that programme, moving their focus to a Formula 1 programme from 2026 instead.

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The Dutch driver has been at Team WRT, which has been chosen to run the FIA WEC programme for BMW M, including the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Frijns has raced – and won – with Team WRT in their GT3 programmes with Audi, before getting into their LMP2 car for the 2021 season, winning the 24-hour race in France, and ending up winning the LMP2 championship too in the FIA WEC.

That collaboration continued in both 2022 and 2023, and will continue for the coming seasons.

Robin Frijns has also been active in Formula E for many years, where he has raced for several teams. BMW is no longer active in that series, and he also left the ABT Cupra outfit following the last weekend in London. So his Formula E future is still uncertain.

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