Dirk Werner

Dirk Werner

1981-05-25 (age 40)


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New Australian home for Bathurst-winning Porsche

An Australian privateer racer has bought the Porsche 911 GT3-R that took out this year's Bathurst 12 Hour.

Lime Rock IMSA: Bruni takes his first pole for Porsche

Porsche’s Gianmaria Bruni will start from pole position for round eight of the IMSA WeatherTech Sportscar Championship at Lime Rock Park.

Sebring 12h: Jani’s Rebellion Oreca beats Cadillacs to pole

Porsche’s World Endurance champion Neel Jani edged Action Express Racing’s Cadillacs to take pole position for the 65th running of the Twelve Hours of Sebring, as Christian Fittipaldi ran out of fuel on his final flying lap.

Daytona 24 Hours: Hr14 - Lengthy caution slows race to a crawl

Nearly the entirety of Hour 14 in the Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona was run under caution.

Porsche expectations modest for 911 RSR’s race debut

The new mid-engined 911 RSR has left several leading figures in the Porsche GT team hinting at its potential but not outright stating it can contend for GT Le Mans-class victory in the 55th Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.

Porsche “starting very close to zero” with mid-engined 911

Porsche GT project manager Marco Ujhasi admits that the new 911 RSR’s relocation of its engine from rear to midship has accelerated the marque’s testing program ahead of the Rolex 24 Hours.

Pla completes Shank domination at Road Atlanta

Olivier Pla ensured Michael Shank Racing stayed on top during Thursday practice for Saturday’s Petit Le Mans, pulling half a second clear of the team’s nearest rivals.

Ford GT wins desperately tight pole battle

Four cars were covered by less than 0.2sec in the IMSA GT Le Mans qualifying battle at Lime Rock, as Spencer Pumpelly (GT Daytona) and Colin Braun (Prototype Challenge) earned the other class poles.

Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach features 25-car entry

Konica Minolta Corvette DP, BMW Team RLL Return To Defend 2015 Victories

BMW Team RLL - 12 Hours of Sebring preview

BMW Team RLL started to write a new chapter in BMW racing history at the season-opening Rolex 24 At Daytona with two new BMW M6 GTLM racing cars.

BMW announces line-up for 24 Hours of Nurburgring

BMW has named the drivers for the four factory M6 GT3 entries in the 2016 24 Hours of Nurburgring.

BMW Team RLL begins new chapter with the M6 GTLM at 54th Rolex 24 at Daytona

The M6 posted the quickest GTLM time - 1:45.066 minutes - in the recent three-day Roar Before the Rolex 24 test at the Daytona International Speedway.

BMW Team RLL to Race with Numbers 25 and 100 in 2016

First Official Test at Daytona International Speedway this weekend.

BMW Motorsport announces details of its 2016 programme

Continuity the key for drivers and teams in the DTM.

2016 BMW M6 GTLM to make US public debut at Daytona

As announced during last season’s Petit Le Mans weekend, BMW Team RLL is expected to campaign two M6 GTLM race cars in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Redemption for Ford and Ganassi Racing with IMSA Lone Star Le Mans win

Winless for the season, dominant victory by Pruett and Hand looked like the No. 01 of old.

Marc VDS aiming for victory at Spa

The 24 Hours of Spa is the jewel in the season for Marc VDS, as well as for Belgian motor racing as a whole.

Jan Magnussen: Late drama to grab points lead at Mosport

In his latest column for Motorsport.com, Jan Magnussen tells the story of the No.3 Corvette team’s latest exploits.

BMW Team RLL finishes second and fourth in Canada

The No. 24 Z4 was awarded the DEKRA Green Challenge trophy as the most environmentally clean, fast and efficient GTLM competitor of the race.

Could a wet track mean opportunity for GT Le Mans teams today?

Michelin claiming its rain tire could skew Watkins Glen competition.

BMW Team RLL - Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca preview

Laguna Seca was the site of BMW Motorsport’s second victory in 1975, the first year of IMSA competition.

Risi Competizione captures back-to-back podium finishes

The popular Ferrari team finished in second place for the second race in a row.

BMW Team RLL misses out on podium in Sebring

BMW Z4 GTLMs finish fourth and eighth at 63rd Twelve Hours of Sebring.

Who will win at Sebring? It’s anybody’s guess

Competition at Sebring will be fast and furious...

Top 10 photos of the week: 2015-01-28

Your weekly dose of top 10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning Motorsport.com photographers.

Corvette Racing wins 53rd Rolex 24 by less than one second

Garcia, Magnussen, Briscoe Take GTLM In Corvette C7.R By 0.478 Seconds

Rolex 24: Corvette Racing celebrates hard-fought LMGT victory

BMW and Chevrolet duked it out for honors after a phenomenal lead battle.

Rolex 24 at Daytona: Outsiders to watch

The Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway is just one of those events that everybody wants to be a part of, and that includes racers.

Top 10 photos of the week: 2014-07-30

Your weekly dose of top-10 photos from around the world, shot by the award-winning Motorsport.com photographers.

24h Spa-Francorchamps: Dramatic finish in the Ardennes

After 527 laps, Dirk Werner, Lucas Luhr and Markus Palttala in the number 77 BMW Z4 GT3 finished in second place.

Marc VDS add DTM trio for 24 Hours of Spa

Augusto Farfus and Maxime Martin join Jörg Müller, while Dirk Werner will drive with Markus Palttala and Bas Leinders.

More BMW Z4 GT3s in action in the Ardennes

BMW Sports Trophy Team Marc VDS with strong driver line-up for home race

12h Sebring: BMW claims second USCC podium of the year

On IMSA CTSCC BMW continues to lead championship standings.

BMW Team RLL finishes 3rd and 10th at the 12 Hours of Sebring

No. 55 Z4 GTLM drivers move into Championship points lead

BMW Team RLL races in P3 and P10 at 12 Hours of Sebring mid-point

No. 55 Runs in Third, No. 56 slowed by crash damage in tenth.

BMW Team RLL gets all done for Sebring

BMW Team RLL arrives ready for the 62nd annual event with something it has never had before – momentum from a prior race.

Will they ever trade paint?

Could you imagine the potential talent of their children?

Successful USCC debut: BMW Team RLL comes second and fourth at the Daytona 24 Hours

The number 55 BMW Z4 GTLM crossed the line second in the GTLM class at the 24-hour race of Daytona.

After 18 hours: BMW Team RLL enters the final stages in Daytona in third and fourth

BMW Team RLL and its BMW Z4 GTLM cars were able to consolidate its positions among the top-five of the GTLM field.

After 12 hours: BMW Team RLL maintains promising position in Daytona 24 Hours.

BMW Team RLL are hopeful for a successful outcome to the maiden United SportsCar Championship event.

BMW Team RLL finishes seventh and eighth in Daytona 24 Hours GTLM qualifying session

John Edwards (US) recorded a lap time of 1:45.667 minutes at the wheel of the number 56 car, finishing seventh.

BMW Team RLL finishes seventh and eighth in Daytona 24 Hours GTLM qualifying session

John Edwards recorded a lap time of 1:45.667, while Andy Priaulx followed directly behind his team-mate in eighth, being just five thousands of a second slower.

BMW Team RLL is ready for the Daytona 24

Jens Marquardt, Director, BMW Motorsport: "We should be well prepared with both our BMW Z4 GTLM."

BMW and IMSA partner up

IMSA partners with BMW as the official automotive partner.

Ninth running of the Dubai 24H set for this weekend

Variety is the name of the game for entries this year.

BMW Motorsport presents its programme for the 2014 season

Focus will be on DTM, USCC, BMW Sports Trophy and the Nürburgring 24 Hours.