Bill Auberlen

Bill Auberlen has already contested more than 250 races for BMW, and has enjoyed great success. For example, he was at the wheel of the BMW M3 GT when it claimed its maiden win in 2009. Four years later he recorded the first victory with the new BMW Z4 GTE. Together with Dirk Werner, he was responsible for BMW’s first success in the USCC in 2015.  The BMW M6 GTLM made its debut in the North American series last year – another major challenge for the American, and a test that he passed with flying colours. It may have had to settle for seventh place overall, but with two podium finishes over the course of the season – including at the iconic 12 Hours of Sebring – the foundation had been laid for future successes. As such, Auberlen has grand plans for his ninth season together with BMW Team RLL, which he will contest alongside Alexander Sims. He expects the BMW M6 GTLM
to claim its first wins in America in 2017. The Californian is a motorsport all-rounder, whose talents transcend driving – a discipline in which he won the touring car class in the Speed
World Challenge in 2003 and 2004, and won a record six races in a row en route to the GT title in the 2004 GRAND-AM Series. Away from his motorsport career, he also develops fast motor
boats and high-performance motorcycles.