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Born: 3rd September 1983 in Curitiba, Brazil
Augusto Farfus has high hopes for the 2017 motorsport season. Having been plagued by bad luck last year, he is determined to return to winning ways. After all, he has proven many times in the past that he belongs right up there with the very best. Whether in the DTM, in which Farfus will contest his sixth season for BMW Motorsport in 2017, or on the endurance scene – the Brazilian is a guarantee for success. Having narrowly missed out on a class victory at the 24 Hours of Daytona alongside Bill Auberlen, Dirk Werner and his DTM colleague Bruno Spengler, he was a key member of the same quartet that ensured the BMW M6 GTLM enjoyed a successful debut last year. The dream scenario for 2017 would be victory – this time with Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims. Farfus, who lives with his family in Monaco during the European racing season, will also do battle for points and victories in the DTM again. After three wins and second place in the championship in 2013, he is hungry for more success
in the touring car series this year.