Pedro Lamy strengthens Team BMW Motorsport at the Nurburgring. Munich, 25th February 2010. BMW Motorsport's driver line-up for the Nurburgring 24-hour race on 15th/16th May 2010 has been finalised: Pedro Lamy (PT) completes the eight-driver ...
Pedro Lamy strengthens Team BMW Motorsport at the Nurburgring.
Munich, 25th February 2010. BMW Motorsport's driver line-up for the Nurburgring 24-hour race on 15th/16th May 2010 has been finalised: Pedro Lamy (PT) completes the eight-driver line-up by making his return to the "Green Hell" at the wheel of a BMW M3 GT2. The 37-year-old formed part of BMW Motorsport's winning team in 2004 and 2005, and is one of the long-distance event's most successful protagonists. Beside Lamy, Team BMW Motorsport will be represented at the Nurburgring's Nordschleife by Jorg Muller (DE), Dirk Werner (DE), Dirk Muller (DE), Andy Priaulx (GB), Augusto Farfus (BR), Uwe Alzen (DE) and Dirk Adorf (DE).
"We are extremely pleased to have Pedro Lamy in our team again for our comeback to the Nurburgring," says BMW Motorsport Director Mario Theissen. "He's a proven GT specialist, and is among the fastest and most consistent drivers at the Nordschleife. Our two BMW M3 GT2 cars are now each crewed by four excellent drivers. How we team them up will only be decided after we have conducted further tests and contested some races in preparation."
Lamy is looking forward to driving the new BMW M3 GT2. "I can't wait to take to the track at the wheel of BMW M3 GTR's successor on that circuit," says the former Formula One driver. "My wins at the Nordschleife are highlights in my career, and I aim to add to those successes for BMW."
After winning the German Formula 3 Championship in 1992, Lamy progressed to Formula One via Formula 3000. Between 1993 and 1996 he contested a total of 32 Grands Prix, scoring a world championship point for Minardi in the 1995 Australian Grand Prix in Adelaide (AU). In 1997 he switched to sports and touring cars, with long-distance events becoming a particular passion. He has taken ten Le Mans starts, finishing second overall in 2007. This year he will once again compete for overall victory there with a prototype Peugeot.
Lamy celebrated his first 24-hour victory in the Eifel in 2001 with Zakspeed, his second success following a year later. In 2004 he again took the start, driving a BMW M3 GTR in the "Green Hell". Partnered by Duncan Huisman (NL) and Boris Said (US), he finished second behind his Team BMW Motorsport colleagues - but also made up part of the winning team consisting of Hans-Joachim Stuck (DE), Jorg Muller and Dirk Muller as the car's fourth driver. Together with team-mates Priaulx, Huisman and Said, Lamy took his fourth 24-hour victory a year later.
-source: bmw motorsport