BMW 2000 TI
Jacky Ickx, Hubert Hahne
In the early 1960s, a young driver named Hubert Hahne caught the attention of BMW officials. Signing him as a factory driver would soon prove to be a stroke of luck for BMW Motorsport. In 1963, Hahne immediately won the European Cup in a BMW 700. Things were noticeably on the upswing at BMW in Munich after they had introduced the "New Class" at the 1961 IAA (International Motor Show) in Frankfurt.
During the 1964 racing season, it became clear that Hubert Hahne was also very comfortable in a BMW 1800 TI. He dominated the German Circuit Championship, winning seven out of eight races and becoming the overall champion. In 1966, Hahne drove a race variant of the BMW 2000 TI. During the race at the Nürburgring on August 6, 1966, he demonstrated his exceptional driving skills and, for the first time, broke the 10-minute lap time barrier, a long-standing record. Later in the season, his victories in Zandvoort and Spa, the latter alongside Jacky Ickx, were enough to secure him the title of Touring Car European Champion.