The trio bring plenty of diversity to the championship. Czepiel is the first female driver to pilot a BMW M2 CS Racing. The young Pole has performed well in past series and has shown that she can quickly get to grips with different cars. “Mery”, as she likes to be known, has gathered important experience in the NGK UAE Procar Championship in the Middle East.
Rodrigo Dias Almeida is the latest young driver to commit to the BMW M2 Cup. In spite of his young age, the 17-year-old’s fledgling career has been full of variety, with participation in the 2021 Dubai 24 Hours driving a BMW M4 GT4 being a particular highlight. The Portuguese-born driver, who competes under the flag of Mozambique, also has experience in the TCR DSG Europe series and TCR Ibérico.
The BMW M2 Cup field gains yet more international flair with the addition of Davit Kajaia. The 37-year-old from Georgia was given a chance to drive the new BMW M2 CS Racing at the official Lausitzring rollout. “BMW is my favourite manufacturer, and that was one of the main reasons I signed up to the championship,” Kajaia says. “It’s a fantastic package and I’m really looking forward to the season.”
“The championship is taking further shape,” says Christian Göbel, Assistant Project Manager of the single-make series. “Of course, there are still a lot of things on our to-do list, but we have already achieved some key milestones with the presentation of the first eight cars and the first set of drivers. Now we will be revealing the remainder of our partners and drivers step by step.”
The first race weekend of the BMW M2 Cup is scheduled for 23 to 25 July, where races one and two will be held at the Lausitzring as part of the DTM programme.