In motor racing, automakers come and automakers go. But these days it seems like BMW
has been going more than it has been coming. The German automaker withdrew from Formula One in 2009, shuttered its World Touring Car Championship program in 2010 and hasn't mounted a serious challenge at Le Mans since the 90s. The one glimmer of hope was the team it put together for its Mini brand in the World Rally Championship. But after a series of missteps and false starts, BMW has now pulled the plug on that, too.