BMW Team RLL Wins GT Pole at Road America

Elkhart Lake, Wis. – August, 19, 2011… BMW Team RLL driver Dirk Mϋller needed only two laps to score the team’s fifth consec­u­tive GT class pole of the season in today’s Amer­ican Le Mans Series Road Race Show­case qual­i­fying session. Mϋller, who also led the 15-car class in this afternoon’s one hour prac­tice session, set a new qual­i­fying record with his lap of 2:05.447 minutes around the 4.048-mile, 14-turn Road America circuit. With three wins in the first five races of the season, Mϋller and co-driver Joey Hand lead the ALMS driver standings.

Bill Auberlen qual­i­fied the No. 55 M3 GT in the fourth posi­tion for tomorrow’s four-hour race with a lap of 2:06.245 minutes. Auberlen and team­mate Dirk Werner have scored two consec­u­tive podium finishes (third) in the last two races and stand third in GT driver points.

Video: Dirk Mϋller, driver No. 56 M3 GT (pole)

Video: A lap of Road America with Dirk Mϋller

The four-hour race is sched­uled to take the green flag at 3:00 p.m. CT Saturday, Aug. 20. The race will be broad­cast live on ESPN3.com and rebroad­cast on ABC at 4:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, August 21.