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      03-18-2012, 04:00 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by mapezzul View Post
Costs a boat load of money. You can not even imagine how much. With the Art car they could use it for marketing, and without one it seems like a moot point to spend that much on a single race with the huge DTM rollout they have underway. The last time they had to change the car after the ACO had previously ok'd it shortly before the race (didn't make people to happy at BMW) that meant an entire new rear end. I would not be surprised to see the ACO to petition them to race and cut some sort of deal now there is officially no Peugeot. BMW hasn't officially announced either direction.
I am fully aware of what changes they have made in the past to attend the race.

But it is still complete BS. Are they really going to bow out of the biggest endurance race on the planet? Before giving this car one more shot at the 24 hours.

I have been saying since day one of the DTM announcement they will put out of endurance sports car racing. Plus there is no way they could race the next generation M3, with it going turbo.