Nürburgring guest appearance promises excitement

Third round of the BMW M2 Cup: After the one-make trophy premiered abroad in Zolder, Belgium, it now heads to the Nürburgring from 20 to 22 August. Young talents will be competing for points and trophies at the traditional circuit, taking further steps towards their career in motorsport.

Tim Heinemann, Fabian Kreim and Louis Henkefend are the three drivers having celebrated victories. Especially Henkefend carries exceptional momentum after his recent success. The 21-year-old junior driver leads the standings with 64 points and thus belongs to the favourites for the title, which comes with a lucrative prize. The champion can look forward to extensive promotion, enabling him or her to climb into higher classes.

The BMW M2 Cup is the ideal way to make the dream of becoming a professional driver come true. “This is where participants learn about all necessary basics in racing sport,” says Jörg Michaelis. “First tests and races have demonstrated how much progress is possible within a short time. It becomes clear how important time is for all drivers.”

Vincent France and Rodrigo Almeida are just two examples: While France impressed with his best Cup result in Belgium, Almeida came up trumps with a strong qualifying performance. Despite changeable conditions, the 17-year-old took pole position followed by his first podium.

Races five and six are scheduled at the Nürburgring. Both 30-minute races, which run on Saturday and Sunday afternoon, start with free practice and qualifying. Live streams in German and English can be found on bmwm2cup.com/live and all sessions can be followed via live timing.