BMW Team RLL Qualifies Second and Third for 62nd 12 Hours of Sebring

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – March 14, 2014 … The intense compe­ti­tion the GTLM class demon­strated during the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January defi­nitely increased in today’s qual­i­fying session for the 62nd annual 12 Hours of Sebring. The top-seven cars of the 11-car class qual­i­fied within one second. The top three spots were even closer, seem­ingly only the blink of an eye covering the pole winning Porsche and the two BMW Team RLL Z4 machines.

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Gehl Returns to Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing as an Associate Sponsor for the Team’s IndyCar Program

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 13, 2014) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that the Gehl brand, part of Manitou Amer­icas, Inc. has returned as an asso­ciate sponsor of the team’s IndyCar Series program. Manitou Amer­icas, Inc. is a producer of Gehl, Manitou, and Mustang branded equip­ment for construc­tion, agri­cul­ture, mining, energy indus­tries and beyond. In addi­tion, Gehl will enter into their ninth season of involve­ment with Graham Rahal, whom they have had a personal services contract with since his 2006 Atlantic Cham­pi­onship season where he was runner up to the cham­pion.  Gehl was an asso­ciate sponsor of the race team from 2006 – 2008.

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BMW Team RLL– Twelve Hours of Sebring Preview

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – March 12, 2014 … After five years of begin­ning its season at the Twelve Hours of Sebring, BMW Team RLL arrives ready for the 62nd annual event with some­thing it has never had before – momentum from a prior race. The new TUDOR United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship that has merged the GRAND-AM and ALMS series began with the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January. BMW Team RLL finished second and fourth — the only team in the GTLM class to finish both team cars in the top-five.

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Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Will Prepare a Second Entry for Oriol Servia in Select 2014 IndyCar Series Events

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (March 5, 2014) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that the team will enter a second car for veteran Oriol Servia in select races of the 2014 IndyCar Series season with the intent of adding more as spon­sor­ship details are final­ized. Current plans call for Servia to compete in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama, the Grand Prix of Indi­anapolis and the Indi­anapolis 500.

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RLL Statement on Pending Lawsuit

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (February 28, 2014) – Unhappy with the summary denial of its bid protest before the federal Govern­ment Account­ability Office (GAO) and unwilling to accept that the govern­ment chose to save taxpayers almost $5 million dollars per year by selecting Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing’s (RLL) compet­i­tive bid, Panther Racing has sued IndyCar, the National Guard’s agency, RLL, and others.

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Veteran Engineer John Dick Returns to RLL as Head of Research and Development for IndyCar Program

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 30, 2014) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that John Dick has returned to the team as Head of Research and Devel­op­ment for the IndyCar Series program. Dick, who has over 37 years of racing expe­ri­ence, was the race engi­neer for Team Rahal driver Max Papis in 2001, and the combi­na­tion produced two wins and one pole.

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Successful USCC debut: BMW Team RLL Comes Second and Fourth at the Daytona 24 Hours

Daytona (US), 26th January 2014. BMW Motor­sport and BMW Team RLL expe­ri­enced a successful start to the United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship (USCC), securing an impres­sive podium result in what was the start of a new era in Amer­ican motor racing. The number 55 BMW Z4 GTLM crossed the line second in the GTLM at the 24-hour race of Daytona (US), after completing a total of 679 laps of the iconic “Daytona Inter­na­tional Speedway” road course. Bill Auberlen (US), Andy Priaulx (GB), Joey Hand (US) and Maxime Martin (BE) strug­gled to match the pace of their direct oppo­si­tion on the long straights, due to the signif­i­cant top speed deficit of their BMW Z4 GTLM. However, BMW Team RLL made up for this thanks to a great strategy, consis­tent lap times and a largely flaw­less perfor­mance by the crew, securing its maiden USCC podium in the process. GTLM victory in the Amer­ican endurance classic was secured by Porsche’s Nick Tandy (GB), Richard Lietz (AT) and Patrick Pilet (FR). At the finish line, final stint drivers Hand and Pilet were sepa­rated by only 2.838 seconds.

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