Joining forces on two fronts
Working with BMW Motorsport’s engineers to formulate bespoke Shell Helix Ultra race lubricant for all the BMW M4 DTM cars in the field, Shell scientists are tasked with delivering long-lasting engine performance in a sport where mere seconds separate first and last place. The finely tuned BMW M4 race engine experiences much higher levels of stress than a road car, and with just one engine available per driver for the entire season, the role of the lubricant in helping protect engine performance and reliability is absolutely pivotal.
This season, Shell and BMW Motorsport will also enter the World Endurance Championship (WEC) together, joining the GTE Pro class category at one of the most prestigious races in the motorsports calendar, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. By supporting BMW Motorsport in DTM and the WEC, Shell utilizes both race series as a test bed to develop new products and technologies across two different, but equally challenging race disciplines.