Monthly Archives: July 2013

Hughes Named Head of Development for IndyCar Program; Veterans Fife and Davis Join RLL

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (July 23, 2013) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced three key personnel appoint­ments today.

Race engi­neer Gerry Hughes, who joined the team March 2011 as race engi­neer, has been named Head of Devel­op­ment for the IZOD IndyCar Series program.  Neil Fife, who was the race engi­neer for the team’s most recent win at Watkins Glen in 2008 by Ryan Hunter-Reay, will become Graham Rahal’s engi­neer for the remainder of the season and Mitch Davis has joined the team as crew chief, respon­sible for prepa­ra­tion of both Rahal and James Jakes’ entries.

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BMW Team RLL Qualifies 4th and 5th at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – July 20, 2013 … With a 1:15.672 minute lap around the 2.46-mile, 10-turn Cana­dian Tire Motor­sport Park (formally Mosport) circuit, GT class points leader Dirk Müller qual­i­fied the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE in the fourth posi­tion for tomorrow’s Amer­ican Le Mans Series Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix. His time was only .210 seconds from the class pole. Just .054 seconds behind Müller, Bill Auberlen qual­i­fied the No. 55 BMW Z4 GTE fifth with a 1:15.726 minute lap.

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BMW Team RLL’s Season Speeds Up Beginning at CTMP; Hand Returns to Co-drive with Müller

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. — July 16, 2013 … The opening four rounds of the 2013 Amer­ican Le Mans Series have seen the new BMW Z4 GTE race to the GT class victory at both Long Beach and Lime Rock Park. Round Five will be held at the Cana­dian Tire Motor­sport Park, in Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada, on July 21with BMW Team RLL focusing on increasing Dirk Müller’s lead in Driver points and moving to the top of the Manu­fac­turer and Team points.

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