BMW of North America entered the IMSA GTP series in 1985 with a prototype car utilizing a 2.0-liter version of the 1983 World Championship winning BMW Formula 1 turbo engine. This prototype was the basis for the 1986 BMW March GTP car.
Using a new generation turbocharged 2.0-liter power plant, the cars were capable of more than 200 mph. The two-car team of David Hobbs/John Watson and Davy Jones/John Andretti always qualified well, but the program's only win came from Jones and Andretti at Watkins Glen in 1986. The duo won from the pole position and set a race record around the famous 3.7-mile upstate New York circuit. The story of these cars is not what they were, but what they could have been. After only two seasons and the historic win at the Glen, the cars saw only two more races as the very expensive program was discontinued by BMW.Also photographed at :