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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