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BMW's two-time DTM champion Wittmann to make Spa 24 Hours debut

Two-time DTM champion Marco Wittmann will make his Spa 24 Hours debut later this month

The 28-year-old German will contest the blue-riband Endurance Cup round of the Blancpain GT Series on July 28-29 with the factory-supported Rowe Racing BMW team.

He will share a BMW M36 GT3 along with full-season Rowe BGTS drivers Jesse Krohn and Ricky Collard.

Wittmann, who made his BGTS debut in this year's Monza season opener, said: "I have wanted to contest the Spa 24 Hours for many years, but it hadn't ever worked out until now.

"It's been 10 years since I last drove at Spa - back then it was with Formula BMW, and I won that time.

"Naturally, the goal is to be up there at the front: a podium, or a win, at such an iconic endurance race would be fantastic."

The second Rowe BMW will be shared by previous Spa winners Alexander Sims and Nicky Catsburg, and Jens Klingmann.

BMW has also entered an additional factory-backed car run by the Walkenhorst squad to be driven by Philipp Eng, also a winner of the race in 2016, Tom Blomqvist and Christian Krognes.

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