BMW has revealed it is considering joining the Australian V8 Supercars championship Could BMW join the V8 Supercars championship?with its DTM-spec car in the future.

The manufacturer also recently announced it will join the DTM championship from next season as well, although it is yet to confirm if it will remain in the World Touring Car Championship series fronting a works team.

V8SA is planning a ‘Car of the Future’ concept from 2012 onwards, and BMW’s interest may lie in how similarly the regulations mirror the DTM series’ regulations, which would make a cross-over a logical step.

“We would love a brand like BMW to be involved,” V8 Supercars boss Tony Cochrane said to AUTOSPORT. “We’re very open-minded about working with them and trying to find some common ground.

“We’re talking about quite a few manufacturers at the moment and we’re trying to be as accommodating as we humanly can,” he added.

Earlier this year, Mercedes-Benz had indicated a similar level of interest in joining the V8 Supercars championship.

The V8 Supercars championship has been a two-make series for over the last 15 years (with just Holden and Ford represented), and has lately been criticised for not fostering a brand loyalty among its considerable fan base.

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