ALMS News

BMW Motorsport Presents its Programme for the 2014 season: Focus on DTM, USCC, BMW Sports Trophy and the Nürburgring 24 Hours

Munich (DE), 7th December 2013. BMW Motorsport used the 52nd BMW  Sports Trophy award ceremony in Munich’s BMW Welt (DE) to present its  programme for the 2014 season. BMW Motorsport Director Jens Marquardt  announced the plans for the DTM, the newly-created United SportsCar  Championship (USCC) in North America, the BMW Sports Trophy, and the  Formula BMW Talent Cup.

Read More

BMW Z4 GTE Debut Season Yields Second in GT Class Manufacturer, Team and Driver Championships

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Oct. 19, 2013 . . . BMW Team RLL finished second and fourth in today’s American Le Mans Series Petit Le Mans. The 16th annual1000-mile race, held at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA, concluded the debut season for the new BMW Z4 GTE with BMW finishing second in the GT class Manufacturer’s standings and BMW Team RLL second in the Team standings. Dirk Müller finished second in Driver points for the 2013 season.

Read More

BMW Team RLL Qualifies 5th and 9th for 16th Annual Petit Le Mans

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Oct. 18, 2013 . . .  Dirk Müller qualified the No. 56 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE fifth for tomorrow’s 1000-mile Petit Le Mans, the final race of the season and the American Le Mans Series. His quick lap, 1:19.23 minutes, around the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta track came on his fifth circuit of the 15-minute qualifying session. Müller, who will be racing for the GT driver’s title this weekend, will share the No. 56 machine with Bill Auberlen and John Edwards.

Read More

BMW Team RLL – Petit Le Mans Preview; Dirk Müller Races For the GT Driver Title and Michelin Green X Challenge Trophy

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Oct. 14, 2013 . . . BMW Team RLL will race for two important championships at the American Le Mans Series season-ending and series-finale 16th annual Petit Le Mans. Dirk Müller will race for the driver’s championship in the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE with John Edwards and Uwe Alzen this weekend. He enters the race second in the GT driver battle, 16 points behind the leaders. The trio will also be racing the No. 56 machine for the Michelin Green X Challenge trophy, awarded by the tire manufacturer to the most clean, fast and efficient car in the class. The No. 55 Z4 GTE will be shared by Bill Auberlen, Maxime Martin and Jörg Müller at Petit.

Read More

Müller & Hand 4th at Oak Tree GP at VIR and Auberlen & Martin 5th; Chase for Driver’s Championship Continues

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Oct. 5, 2013 . . . BMW Team RLL finished fourth and fifth in today’s 2.75-hour American Le Mans Series Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway. A spirited drive and great battle by Dirk Müller in the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE during the final minutes of the race secured the fourth-place finish to keep the BMW Motorsport driver second in driver championship point standings, now 16 points behind the leaders. The No. 55 BMW Z4 GTE of Bill Auberlen and Maxime Martin finished fifth.

Read More

BMW Team RLL Qualifies 1st and 3rd for Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR; Maxime Martin scores first ALMS pole position and Dirk Müller P3

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Oct. 4, 2013 . . .  Maxime Martin made quick work of the classic VIRginia International Raceway by qualifying the No. 55 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE on the GT class pole for Saturday’s American Le Mans Series Oak Tree Grand Prix. This was the young Belgian’s very first visit to the 3.47-mile, 17-turn circuit in Alton, Virginia. He stopped the watches with a 1:45.978 minute lap on his fourth circuit of the 15-minute qualifying session to set a new GT class qualifying record and score his first ALMS pole.

Read More

BMW Team RLL Finishes Third and Fourth at Circuit of the Americas; Müller Moves to Second in GT Driver Points

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 21, 2013 . . . BMW Team RLL finished third and fourth in today’s inaugural American Le Mans Series race at the Circuit of the Americas. Both BMW Z4 GTE machines ran strongly for the majority of the race, only to fall victim to the top speed advantage of the Corvettes and Vipers in the closing stage of the 2.75-hour event.

Read More

BMW Team RLL Qualifies on Top at Wet, Slippery Circuit of the Americas; Joey Hand on Pole, John Edwards Fourth

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 20, 2013 . . .  Joey Hand, driving the No. 55 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE, topped the GT class in today’s qualifying session for Saturday’s inaugural American Le Mans Series race at the Circuit of the Americas. The session was held during a slight break in the rain that had been falling the entire day. The BMW Team RLL Z4 GTEs were both shod with Michelin wet-weather racing tires.  Hand’s pole time (2:17.178 minutes) came on his second timed lap of the 3.4-mile, 20-turn circuit and is the third pole for the team this season (Lime Rock Park, Baltimore, COTA). Substituting for Maxime Martin this weekend, Hand will co-drive with long-time teammate Bill Auberlen.

Read More

BMW Team RLL – Circuit of the Americas Preview

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 16, 2013 . . . BMW Team RLL will face the 3.4-miles and 20 turns of the Circuit of the Americas (COTA), in Austin, Texas, for the first time this weekend in Round 8 of the 2013 American Le Mans Series. Completed in 2012, the track is notable for being the current home of the Formula 1 US Grand Prix.

Read More