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Project 1 enters two BMW M4 GT4 in the DTM Trophy

The support of young talents in motorsport is entering the next round: Project 1 is expanding its commitment and will be competing in the DTM Trophy for the first time in 2022. With Louis Henkefend and Colin Caresani, two young drivers will be entered, having earned themselves promotion thanks to their strong performances in the BMW M2 Cup.

“We know that the BMW M2 Cup is a good school,” says Axel Funke, who is in charge of Project 1’s motorsport programmes. “With our entry into the DTM Trophy, we’re going one step further and giving the guys the perfect opportunity to get even closer to their dream of becoming a professional racing driver. For Project 1 as a racing team, it is both a new and exciting chapter, after all GT4 has demonstrated itself to be an established class.”

As one of the two drivers, Louis Henkefend, the reigning champion of the BMW M2 Cup, takes the wheel of a BMW M4 GT4. By winning the title, the 21-year-old secured a drive in a GT4 car in the junior series organized by the ITR. “I’m really happy that it’s finally official,” he reveals. “For a long time, it was not yet clear what my programme would look like. The DTM Trophy is a great series to learn more and presenting myself in a top-level environment.”

Teammate Colin Caresani is equally anticipating the new season: “I’m more than thrilled to be joining the grid of the DTM Trophy! The BMW M2 Cup has taught me a lot about racing in the DTM environment and I am ready to put that knowledge to use together with the hard-working team of Project 1,” said the champion of the Dutch BMW M2 Cup.

Main responsibility for the programme in the DTM Trophy lies with Marcel Jürgens-Wichmann, who is already part of various programmes of the Project 1 power house, but is also familiar with the youngsters in the BMW M2 Cup. “With the Trophy, we’re closing a gap and offering our drivers even better chances to move up the ranks. The fact that we, in collaboration with BMW, are bringing the BMW M4 GT4 Masterpiece designs to the DTM Trophy adds to the anticipation for the 2022 season,” he explains.

The DTM Trophy includes seven race weekends as part of the DTM and starts at the Lausitzring from 20 to 22 May.


Die DTM Trophy umfasst sieben Rennwochenenden im Rahmen der DTM und startet vom 20. bis 22. Mai auf dem Lausitzring.