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04-13-2012, 11:58 AM
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Super stoked to see BMW & Akrapovic teamed up for DTM!


After a two-decade absence, BMW is set to return to the DTM (Deutsche Tourenwagen Masters) racing scene with Akrapovič by its side. Akrapovič has become an Official Partner to BMW Motorsport and, for the 2012 season, five of the six BMW entries in the DTM race series will display the famed Akrapovič logo.
The first round of DTM kicks off on 29 April at the German Hockenheimring, before moving on to complete a further 10 European dates involving five different European countries.
Akrapovič Technical Director, Uroš Rosa, says: “When BMW last competed in DTM, the German company and its race technology absolutely dominated the championship. Because of this, Akrapovič is excited to be involved as a new technical partner at such an initial and crucial development stage.
“Akrapovič will utilize its 21 years of expertise in the field of racing and replacement exhaust manufacture to work closely with BMW. Working together, we believe Akrapovič and BMW will be unstoppable.”
BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt also commented on the new partnership. “We are in the hot phase of preparations for the season. It is great to see the how the circle of partners, who are just as excited about BMW’s comeback as we are, is continuing to grow.
“Akrapovič is a company that is held in high regard, both in the field of automobiles and motorcycles, and has made a name for itself in all motorsport activities. We are pleased to be taking on the new DTM challenge side by side.”