BMW has announced that it will be competing in the 2018 World Endurance Championship. In order to further increase their global motorsport presence, the German outlet will enter the series in the LMGTE category in order to compete with fellow production car rivals such as Ferrari, Aston Martin, Corvette, Ford and their biggest rival, Porsche. The Director of BMW Motorsport, Jens Marquardt, had the following to say: "Starting with the 2018 season, we want to further expand our activities in GT racing and compete in the FIA World Endurance Championship. This obviously also includes our return to Le Mans, which we are particularly looking forward to. The way the WEC has developed so well makes us confident that there is a big future for GT racing." As for additional details regarding their entry to the World Endurance Championship, it simply isn't known at this time, however further details will obviously be released in the coming weeks and months. However, one could speculate that they will most likely enter the series with their M6 GT car, properly converted and homologated to abide by the GTE series regulations. Given their immediate success with the M6 in this season's Blancpain GT series, this would likely be a safe bet. However, the 2018 season is still a fair way off and many things could still yet change, assuming they don't elect to use the M6. Are you excited for BMW to enter the pinnacle of Endurance racing? Can you see their success from the Blancpain GT series carrying over? Stick and stay with RaceDepartment.com for further details regarding this heavyweight entry.