Perhaps the most prominent newcomer to the BMW Motorsport driver squad at the 2017 Nurburgring 24 Hours is Timo Scheider, who was a professional primarily for Opel and Audi. At the end of last season, Timo Scheider learned completely unexpectedly that Audi was no longer planning with him and that his DTM career, which had been crowned by two championships, would come to an end after 16 years. After his unscheduled retirement from Audi, the racing driver who lives in Austria is looking forward to his first outings in the BMW M6 GT3 and not only wants to prove to his former colleagues how fast he continues to be.
Timo Scheider already knows his way around the Nurburgring Nordschleife very well: In 2003 he clinched overall victory with Opel, most recently he was driving the Audi R8 LMS in the Green Hell. In addition to his long-distance commitment, Timo Scheider will also be competing in the WRX World Rallycross Championship in 2017, where he wants to show off his qualities on loose surfaces.