BMW Team Schubert and BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS will once again be able to call on the squad of BMW works drivers for reinforcement in 2014. Spearheading this season’s BMW Motorsport endurance programme is Dirk Werner.
You will not hear any aggressive outbursts from the lips of Dirk Werner. Do not let this fool you into questioning his driving ability, however. As soon as he pulls on his helmet and climbs into his car, fans get to see the real Dirk: the Dirk who lets his speed do the talking and gives his rivals no chance to answer back. Then he climbs out of the car and puts his poker face back on. A calm approach is a strong approach.
A dream came true for Dirk Werner in March 2010 when he contested his first race as a BMW works driver in Sebring. The BMW ADAC Formula Junior Cup was largely responsible for providing Werner with the skills required for a successful career in motor racing. In 2007 he became the first non-American to capture the GT title in the Grand-Am Series – a feat he repeated in 2009.
In 2006 and 2007 he was a vital member of the Duller Motorsport team that won the 24-hour race in Silverstone. The same team also triumphed at the marathon in Dubai in 2007. In 2011 he finished third in the GT class of the American Le Mans Series with BMW Team RLL and team-mate Bill Auberlen. Werner took on a new challenge in 2012, lining up for BMW Team Schnitzer in the DTM – and with success. His impressive performances were instrumental in winning both the Team and Manufacturer titles. In 2013, Werner claimed his first podium finish in the DTM: he came home second behind Augusto Farfus to secure a BMW one-two in the opening race of the season in Hockenheim.
In 2014, Werner returns to the endurance circuit. His calm, consistency and wealth of experience make him the perfect spearhead for BMW Motorsport’s ambitious endurance programme.