The third race weekend of the season saw the BMW M2 Cup return from its summer break at the Nürburgring as part of the DTM after around two months. There was hardly any time to rest during the break. Behind the scenes, those responsible worked hard to prepare for the upcoming races and set the course for the future.
"Anyone who knows us knows that we can never just do nothing," says Jörg Michaelis, who has been responsible for the BMW M2 Cup since 2020. "The first two events this year have given us a lot of insights into what we can still improve. But we didn't just work on that, we also ran promotions and were able to attract well-known guest starters."
We are talking about Alex Hofmann, former MotoGP rider, as well as Sat.1 presenter Matthias Killing. While Hofmann has already completed several races in motor racing, for Killing it is the premiere at a professional race. In order to prepare for the event, the 42-year-old obtained his racing licence in the environment of the BMW M2 Cup and received initial tips from the experts.
While it's all about honour for the two VIP starters, the permanent BMW M2 Cup drivers will once again be fighting for points in the overall standings at the Nürburgring. Fabian Kreim has collected the most points so far at the Lausitzring and Norisring. Maxime Oosten, Tom Nittel and Robert Hefler follow in the other positions in the standings. As last year, Stefan Kruse will again contest a guest start in the Eifel and support the further development of the series.
During the summer break, the organisers noticed how great the interest in the Cup is - among other things, at the "Jack's Racing Day" in Assen, the Netherlands, and at the German Kart Championship in Mülsen. Both events served to present the series and get people talking. "It is very important to us that the BMW M2 Cup family grows. We don't make it easy for ourselves to find the right candidates. The interest in a guest start this season as well as participation in 2023 is high," says Jörg Michaelis.
The Nürburgring is the third of six stops for the BMW M2 Cup in the 2022 season, with events at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, the Red Bull Ring in Austria and Hockenheim following the guest appearance in the Eifel.