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Old 5 Dec 2020, 15:46 (Ref:4020786)   #241
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Will be interesting to see what their motorsport future - besides the new M4 GT3 - is.
Don't see them return in F1, so will they return to Le Mans?

Would love to see a 1-Series TCR.
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Old 6 Dec 2020, 10:50 (Ref:4020918)   #242
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Doubt they'll be interested in TCR to be honest but Le Mans? Who knows!
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Old 6 Dec 2020, 10:51 (Ref:4020919)   #243
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It's RMG that are doing the GT3 work, RBM are also gone.
Schnitzer started the development. Presumably RMG are taking that over?

Huge blow to Schnitzer this news though. Back in the heydays when they were the benchmark touring car outfit people often referred to 'the Schnizer cars' and not 'the BMWs' such was the impact Charly Lamm had.
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Old 6 Dec 2020, 11:35 (Ref:4020929)   #244
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Schnitzer really have been the de facto BMW tin top team, real shame for this to happen
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Old 6 Dec 2020, 12:59 (Ref:4020939)   #245
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I wonder what the reason is behind such a decision.
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Old 6 Dec 2020, 14:44 (Ref:4020948)   #246
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Maybe Schnitzer could be interested in developing a TCR car? I assume they'd be able to get some kind of blessing from the factory and it could be an interesting business case. Not the slightest idea if it's realistic or not, purely my wishful thinking speaking.
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Old 6 Dec 2020, 15:04 (Ref:4020952)   #247
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Unrealistic. Herbert Schnitzer Jr. told the german media, that the team likely will be closed.
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Old 6 Dec 2020, 15:09 (Ref:4020954)   #248
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Old 6 Dec 2020, 15:12 (Ref:4020956)   #249
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I wonder what the reason is behind such a decision.
Because RMG did a better job?

But dumping Schnitzer and RBM shows probably BMW has no big plans for the GT3 car, at least not for factory entries.
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Old 6 Dec 2020, 16:58 (Ref:4020971)   #250
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Time flies. Sad to see Schnitzer leave racing.
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Unrealistic. Herbert Schnitzer Jr. told the german media, that the team likely will be closed.
That is very hard to hear.
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Legendary BMW team Schnitzer Motorsport is likely to close its doors at the end of 2020 following last week’s announcement from the Bavarian manufacturer to end its cooperation with the team.

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https://www.touringcartimes.com/2020...re-inevitable/
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Old 7 Dec 2020, 18:24 (Ref:4021421)   #253
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Terribly sad...
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Old 7 Dec 2020, 20:24 (Ref:4021444)   #254
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I think, BMW (or their motorsport boss) didn't like the feeling, that it was Schnitzer who won the championships rather than BMW Motorsport. So, since 2012 after last DTM title, they gone through hard times.



Also it is clear, that Schnitzer was very much depending on Charly Lamm, and i am not sure, if anyone can replace such a person. Or if the new generation has the same targets and ideas.



Nevertheless it is hard for me to understand, that there might be no BMW Schnitzer Team in Future.



If i were BMW, i would have kept them as part of the Factory for special events etc. Would be only a small invest.
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