BMW Team PTG Selects Martin Jensen as Fourth M3 Driver Winchester, Va. - April 14, 2006-- BMW Team PTG announced today that Martin Jensen of Smoerum, Denmark will join BMW of North America's American Le Mans Series GT2 effort as the team's...
BMW Team PTG Selects Martin Jensen as Fourth M3 Driver
Winchester, Va. - April 14, 2006-- BMW Team PTG announced today that Martin Jensen of Smoerum, Denmark will join BMW of North America's American Le Mans Series GT2 effort as the team's fourth driver. Jensen drove with the team at the season-opening 12 Hours of Sebring in March and will co-drive the No. 22 BMW Team PTG M3 for the remainder of the year with Justin Marks.
An accomplished driver and podium finisher in the Danish Touring Car championship, 26-year old Jensen made three ALMS GT2 starts in 2005, scoring a best finish of second at Portland.
"I'm very happy and proud to be joining PTG in the year they return to the ALMS," said Jensen. "Tom Milner and PTG know how to win, so it's up to Bill, Joey, Justin and me to deliver the results. With Yokohama working hard to develop the best tires for our cars, I think we will be a strong contender this season. I'm looking forward to getting back on track with Justin and the rest of the team."
"Selecting our fourth driver was not an easy decision," said BMW Team PTG owner Tom Milner. "We considered a number of capable drivers and Martin not only proved to me that he could do the job, but he could give 100% to all parts of our program. That became the deciding factor."
Jensen will reacquaint himself with the team at a one-day test at Summit Point Raceway, in Summit Point, W Va., on April 25 as the team readies for the next two rounds of ALMS competition, the May12 Lone Star Grand Prix in Houston and May 21 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.
2006 marks the 11th season of competition for BMW M3s of BMW Team PTG. In 10 seasons BMW Team PTG has won a total of 53 races in both sprint and endurance racing series and 14 sports car racing championships. In 2005, BMW Team PTG won 7 of 13 Rolex Sports Car Series races entered.