BMS Scuderia Italia
The Brixia Motorsport Scuderia Italia is an Italian motor racing team founded by Italian steel magnate and motorsports enthusiasts Giuseppe Lucchini of Brescia.
In 1987 the team under the name Brixia Motorsport in the World Touring Car Championship. After the entry into Formula 1 1988 it was renamed the BMS Scuderia Italia. Since its withdrawal from Formula 1 in 1993 joined the team again in the sports car, GT and touring car racing.
BMS Scuderia Italia occurred from 1988 to 1993 in the Formula 1 World Championship. During these years the company has not even constructed his race car, but sat consistently vehicles independent producers. From 1988 to 1992 the team used cars from Dallara, Lola 1993, the emergency vehicle. The first car, the BMS reported was the Dallara 3087, a converted Formula 3000 cars; He had to be used at the Grand Prix of Brazil because Dallara could not complete it on time envisaged for the Formula 1 design.
In six years, the team scored 15 world championship points. The most successful years were 1989 and 1991, as Scuderia Italia eight ( 1989) and five world championship points and import to the chassis partner Dallara each stood in eighth place in the constructors' standings. At the Grand Prix of Canada 1989 Andrea De Cesaris reached the third stop place the highest individual score for the Italian team, JJ Lehto at the Grand Prix of San Marino 1991 repeated. Other positions in the points reached Alex Caffi ( sixth place in Canada in 1989 and fourth place in Monaco 1989), Emanuele Pirro ( sixth place in Monaco 1991) and Pierluigi Martini (1992, two sixth places in Spain and San Marino).
The motors moved the team from 1988 to 1990 by Cosworth, then joined BMS in 1991, Judd and used in the last two years of Ferrari engines.
1994 and 1995 no longer joined the BMS with an intrinsically team in Formula 1 at. Instead, Giuseppe Lucchini involved in the well-established but financially troubled team Minardi whose economic affairs, he headed temporarily.
Touring car racing
Following the Formula 1, the team switched back to touring car racing. Selected as 1994 the newly formed Super Tourenwagen Cup. The team used two Nissan Primera 1994 to 1996 in this series a. After that, the team withdrew from the sport, returning in 1998 for a short time in the Italian Touring Car Championship back to get there with two Alfa Romeo vehicles of the type 155 at the start.
Already between the touring car involvement in the German and Italian Championship, team owner Lucchini was one of the first customer teams a Porsche 911 GT1 and put the vehicle in the 1997 FIA GT Championship in. After BMS moved to the prototype racing a Ferrari 333SP in the FIA Sportscar Championship reported. This vehicle came to the team from 1999 to 2001 are used. After the team returned to the FIA GT Championship and relied on one developed by Prodrive Ferrari 550 GTS Maranello. The team won the title twice in 2004 to the championship and then tried with the same car in the Le Mans Endurance Series. Also there BMS won in the 2005 season the GT1 category.
Due to the success with the Prodrive - vehicle BMS received the 2006 also have the opportunity to use its newest Prodrive GT1 development, the Aston Martin DBR9. For this, the team returned as Aston Martin Racing BMS back to the FIA GT Championship. In addition, the team was under the entry Brixia Racing a two Aston Martin DBRS9 in the series closer FIA GT3 European Championship and the Italian GT Championship. 2007 Advanced Team owner Lucchini his involvement in the FIA GT Championship and also brought a Porsche 997 GT3 RSR with Porsche factory driver support of Emmanuel Collard at the start. 2008 and 2009 the team changed completely in the series GT2 category, now reported there but two Ferrari F430. In 2010 the team won with the driver Romain Dumas, Porsche the 24-hour race in Spa -Francorchamps, and thus the FIA GT2 European Cup.