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BMW Motorsport Presents its Programme for the 2015 Season, including Plans for BMW Team RLL

Munich (DE), 5th December 2014. An outlook with tradi­tion: as it does every year, BMW Motor­sport once again used its Season Review in Maisach (DE), near Munich (DE), to present the corner­stones of its programme for the coming season. BMW Motor­sport Director Jens Marquardt intro­duced the plans for the DTM, the United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship (USCC) in North America, the Euro­pean Le Mans Series (ELMS), the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife, the BMW Motor­sport Junior programme, and the promo­tion of priva­teer drivers and teams through the BMW Sports Trophy.

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Graham Rahal Completed His Final Test of 2014 at Barber Motorsports Park; First Test with Jones as Race Engineer

LEEDS, Ala. (November 10, 2014) – Graham Rahal completed a trouble-free day of testing today on the 2.38-mile Barber Motor­sports Park road course in prepa­ra­tion for the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season. He completed a total of 83 laps in what was his first time on track since the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season finale at Auto Club Speedway on August 30. It was also his first test with Eddie Jones as his race engineer.

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ClearPlex Joins Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as an Associate Sponsor of the Indy Car and Sports Car Programs

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (October 22, 2014) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that ClearPlex®, makers of leading auto­mo­tive glass protec­tion film, have entered into a multi-year agree­ment as an asso­ciate sponsor of their Verizon IndyCar Series and Tudor United SportsCar programs. In addi­tion, ClearPlex® was named the Offi­cial Wind­shield Protec­tion of RLL, with their propri­etary films to be installed on all team vehi­cles and trans­porters providing an instant proving ground.

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Highs and Lows: A Review of BMW Team RLL’s Maiden USCC Season

Road Atlanta (US), 4th October 2014. A new era was ushered into America for the 2014 sports car racing season, as the Amer­ican Le Mans Series and the GRAND-AM Series had been amal­ga­mated into the United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship (USCC) – and BMW Motor­sport and BMW of North America were ready for this new chal­lenge with the BMW Z4 GTLM.

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Bad Luck for BMW Team RLL in GTLM Class at Gripping Season Finale

Road Atlanta (US), 4th October 2014. The inau­gural season of the United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship (USCC) came to a close with a turbu­lent Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta (US) on Saturday. BMW Team RLL’s Dirk Müller (DE), John Edwards (US) and Dirk Werner (DE) came seventh in the GTLM class with their number 56 BMW Z4 GTLM after 388 laps. The 11th round of the year was won by Porsche drivers Wolf Henzler (DE), Bryan Sellers (US) and Marco Holzer (DE).

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Difficult USCC qualifying for BMW Team RLL at Road Atlanta

Road Atlanta (US), 3rd October 2014. In the final qual­i­fying of the 2014 United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship (USCC) season at Road Atlanta (US), BMW Team RLL qual­i­fied seventh and 11th for the GTLM grid. Driving the number 56 BMW Z4 GTLM, Dirk Müller (DE) recorded a personal best time of 1:19.143 minutes in the 15-minute session. This put the German, who will share driving duties with John Edwards (US) and Dirk Werner (DE) in Saturday’s race, in seventh.

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BMW Team RLL Petit Le Mans Preview

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 30, 2014 …  BMW Team RLL will end the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship season at this Saturday’s Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta, in Braselton, Georgia. In a depar­ture from the previous year’s events, this year’s race will be run as a 10-hour race – not 1000 miles. BMW Team RLL will be racing to finish in a top-three posi­tion in the GTLM class Manu­fac­turer cham­pi­onship as well as ending the season with all regular season drivers with a top-five place in Driver points.

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BMW Team RLL Qualifies 6th and 7th at Circuit of the Americas; Edwards Sixth, Priaulx Seventh

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 19, 2014 … BMW Team RLL qual­i­fied mid-field for Saturday’s 2.75-hour Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Amer­icas, in Austin, Texas, the penul­ti­mate round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship. Today’s qual­i­fying session was notable for the most recent Balance of Perfor­mance changes, which doubled the spread of the GTLM class qual­i­fying field from one second to two seconds.

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