The number of series in which the new entry-level car from BMW M Motorsport – the BMW M2 CS Racing – can be seen in action continues to grow. In addition to the one-make cups within the DTM and the Nürburgring Endurance Series (NLS), which had already been announced, the car will also compete in the hands of private teams and drivers in one- make cups in the Benelux countries and Italy in 2021. Newly on board is RECARO Automotive as ‘Technical Partner of BMW M Motorsport M2 CS Racing’.
The new BMW M2 CS Racing is already very popular, even ahead of its first complete racing season, proof being the four one-make cups in Europe in which the car will start in 2021. The BMW M2 Cup, which will hold its races within the DTM in Germany, Austria and the Netherlands, and the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS on the Nürburgring-Nordschleife (GER), that will start into the season next Saturday, were announced some time ago. They are now joined by BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Benelux and the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy.
In both of these one-make cups and the BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS, the teams will have a choice of various performance levels for the BMW M2 CS Racing for the first time. As well as the variant with the 365-hp six-cylinder inline engine with M TwinPower Turbo technology, there is also a 450-hp version for more ambitious drivers. As the new ‘Technical Partner of BMW M Motorsport M2 CS Racing’, RECARO Automotive is supplying the race seats for this more powerful car, which is used in the one-make cups.
“The way the BMW M2 CS Racing has been received by teams and drivers is really impressive and shows that we have really hit the spot with the development of our
new entry-level motorsport model,” says Thomas Felbermair, Vice President Sales and Marketing BMW M GmbH. “As well as the BMW M2 Cup in the DTM and the three one-make cups in Benelux, Italy and within the Nürburgring Endurance Series, the car will also compete in many other race series around the world. I am particularly pleased that we have found an equally fantastic partner for this fantastic car. I would like to extend a warm welcome to RECARO as ‘Technical Partner of BMW M Motorsport M2 CS Racing’.”
RECARO has been impressing automobile manufacturers and end users with pioneering vehicle seat solutions since 1906 – from the legendary sports seat and the first road-approved bucket seat, to the first advanced racing shell with longitudinal adjustment. At three locations in Germany, the USA and Japan, RECARO Automotive develops and manufactures complete seat units, which demonstrate the core areas for which the RECARO brand is known: design, ergonomics, craftmanship, lightweight design and high-class workmanship.
The race calendar for the BMW M2 CS Racing one-make cups.
BMW M2 Cup (DTM):
2nd to 4th July 2021 Norisring (GER)
23rd to 25th July 2021 Lausitzring (GER)
20th to 22nd August 2021 Nürburgring (GER)
3rd to 5th September 2021 Red Bull Ring (AUT)
17th to 19th September 2021 Assen (NED)
1st to 3rd October 2021 Hockenheim (GER)
BMW M2 CS Racing Cup NLS:
27th March 2021 NLS 1
17th April 2021 NLS 2
1st May 2021 NLS 3
26th June 2021 NLS 4
10th July 2021 NLS 5
11th July 2021 NLS 6
11th September 2021 NLS 7
25th September 2021 NLS 8
9th October 2021 NLS 9
BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Benelux:
8th to 9th May 2021 Zolder (BEL)
22nd to 23rd May 2021 Zandvoort (NED)
9th to 10th July 2021 Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)
25th to 26th September 2021 Spa-Francorchamps (BEL)
16th to 17th October 2021 Zandvoort (NED)
BMW M2 CS Racing Cup Italy:
1st to 2nd May 2021 Monza (ITA_
5th to 6th June 2021 Misano (ITA)
3rd to 4th July 2021 Mugello (ITA)
4th to 5th September 2021 Imola (ITA)
18th to 19th September 2021 Vallelunga (ITA)
9th to 10th October 2021 Mugello (ITA)