If you were aghast with BMW's accommodation to leave Formula One at the end of aftermost year, authority on to your hats as the Bavarian automaker is added ascent aback its antagonism programs, advertisement the cessation of its factory-backed World Touring Car Championship accomplishment for abutting season.
The move follows a change in administration at BMW Motorsport in which longtime administrator Mario Theissen is authoritative way for admission bang-up Jens Marquardt. Aftermost year, afterwards affairs out of the Sauber F1 team, BMW appear it was downsizing its WTCC works accomplishment from three factory-backed teams to aloof one. But afterward its accommodation to attempt adjoin Audi and Mercedes-Benz in the civic DTM series, it has clearly autonomous to shut bottomward that distinct WTCC aggregation as well.
BMW will, however, abide bartering its afresh reworked 320 TC to absolute teams in the WTCC, afterward the aforementioned aisle artificial by SEAT in its abandonment from the alternation afterwards claiming the championship aftermost year. The move leaves Chevrolet and Volvo (which enters the alternation in a bound accommodation abutting year afterwards assertive the Swedish Touring Car Series) as the alone works teams in the series. Official advertisement afterwards the jump.