Away from the track too, members of the large BMW Motorsport family around the world are also creating headlines.

Three questions for… Thomas Biagi, BMW sports trophy winner.

Thomas, congratulations on winning the 2012 BMW Sports Trophy. What does this award mean to you?

Thomas Biagi
Thomas Biagi

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Thomas Biagi: This is a very special award for me. This was my third time at the Award Ceremony, and would love to return another ten times. The emotions are different every year. I am very happy indeed to end the season in first place.

To what extent does the support received from BMW within the framework of the Sports Trophy help you as a privateer?

Biagi: BMW has come up with a very special reward for its ambassadors around the world, in the form of the Sports Trophy. It is hard to explain to an outsider what it means to be a member of the BMW family.

BMW does so much for its privateers – it is a huge help to us. It is a privilege to feel part of one of the top brands in the world.

You received a very special main prize as reward for winning this year’s Sports Trophy – a drive in the BMW M3 DTM…

Biagi: Ever since I started preparing for last season it has been my dream to drive this BMW M3 DTM. I can hardly believe that my dream is now coming true.

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