The new BMW M235i Racing is one of the most exciting new customer racecars of recent years, and it will be equipped exclusively on Dunlop racing tyres for the 2014 season.

This production racecar is based on the M235i Coupé and is powered by a six-cylinder, three-litre engine with 333hp.

BMW Motorsport is relying on the expertise of Dunlop as the exclusive tyre partner.

The two companies have celebrated many successes on the track together, most recently winning the 2010 Nürburgring 24 hours and the 2010 and 2011 American Le Mans Series manufacturer and teams' championship together.

BMW and Dunlop also work closely together on OE (original equipment) road car projects, with Dunlop 'RunOnFlat' tyres being standard fitment on many models.

The racecar will have its own championship, the BMW M235i Racing Cup, which will take place in the VLN Endurance Championship 2014.

Every event takes place on the infamous Nürburgring Nordschleife, Europe's longest and most demanding racing circuit, which has earned the nickname 'Green Hell' due to the challenge it places on driver, car and tyres.

Dunlop, as an official technical partner of BMW Motorsport, will equip all the cars in the Cup with its racing tyres.

The Dunlop Motorsport 265/660 R18 has been jointly developed with BMW Motorsport for use on the BMW M235i Racing.

BMW Motorsport Director, Jens Marquardt, said: "In Dunlop we know we have a strong and reliable partner at our side for the BMW M235i Racing.

"On the Nürburgring Nordschleife, where the BMW M235i Racing will mainly be used in its premiere season, special demands are placed on the tyres because of the ever-changing weather conditions.

"We are pleased that we can rely on Dunlop's expertise and years of experience of the Nordschleife."