BMW Classic provides an unique collection of race cars and bikes during the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort. As a result of a new partnership, the BMW Group Classic’s Historic Motorsport division will showcase and demonstrate its successful heritage in motorsports at Circuit Park Zandvoort on August 28, 29 and 30, 2015.
BMW has endorsed its sportive values already for several decades by celebrating successes in top-level racing championship. BMW Classic is committed to the task of preserving the brand’s heritage and will revive extraordinary vehicles during historic themed events like the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort.
Wide range of BMWs
BMW has won many championships with a wide range of vehicles. The BMW M3 has been successful over the past decades, but also the BMW 2002 and the BMW 635 CSi were victorious. BMW has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans and collected race wins in other 24-hour races as well as DTM. In the pinnacle of motorsports, Nelson Piquet won the Formula 1 World Championship with the Brabham BMW BT52 in 1983. The BMW M1 Procar championship, a one-make racing series with the legendary BMW M1, functioned a support programme of Formula 1 in 1979 and 1980. Many Formula 1 drivers, including Niki Lauda, took part in the series.
BMW Classic visits Circuit Park Zandvoort with a selection of the most known and successful BMW race cars on August 28, 29 and 30. Well-known drivers who are sharing a rich history behind the wheel of a BMW will pilot the vehicles. BMW Classic reveals its line-up at a later stage. In addition to cars, several BMW race bikes will take part in the demonstration programme as well.
BMW and Circuit Park Zandvoort
Circuit Park Zandvoort is part of BMWs heritage. BMW race cars played a leading role in many of the national championships for touring cars or GTs with a long list of victories as a result. The manufacturer also shares great memories in international race events like the DTM, including a recent win at Zandvoort in 2013. A bit further back in time, the BMW M1 Procar championship races were held during the Dutch Grand Prix in 1979 and 1980. Nelson Piquet secured pole position with his Brabham BMW Turbo Formula 1 car in the Dutch Grand Prix in 1983. The Brazilian driver wrote history by starting the last Dutch Grand Prix from pole position with the Brabham BMW two years later.
Don’t miss it!
A three-day entry ticket for the Historic Grand Prix Zandvoort is available for 40 euro and provides access to the paddock. A day ticket is available for just 20 euro. Children from five to twelve years old receive a 50% discount and children under the age of five may enter for free under the guidance of an adult. Book your tickets via www.historicgrandprix.nl/english.