DRIFIRE Joins RLL as an Associate Sponsor of the Indy Car and Sports Car Programs

HILLIARD, Ohio and BROWNSBURG, Ind. (January 22, 2015) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that DRIFIRE®, a premiere provider and devel­oper of high perfor­mance flame resis­tant fabrics and protec­tive apparel to the mili­tary, indus­trial and consumer markets, has joined the team as an asso­ciate sponsor of the team’s sports car and Indy car programs for 2015. The part­ner­ship will bring DRIFIRE® to the fore­front of motorsports.

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BMW Team RLL Returns to the Rolex 24 at Daytona as BMW Celebrates 40 Years of Sports Car Racing in the U.S.A.

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – January 20, 2015… BMW Team RLL will begin its seventh consec­u­tive season of sports car racing compe­ti­tion at this weekend’s 53rd annual Rolex 24 at Daytona cele­brating a very special anniver­sary. The race marks the 40th anniver­sary of BMW’s first race in the US and BMW Team RLL will race with the numbers 24 and 25 on its two BMW Z4 GTLM machines in honor of the iconic BMW 3.0 CSL race cars that debuted at the same race four decades ago.

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Veteran Engineer Schaffner Returns to Team as Senior Assistant Race Engineer for Sports Car Program

HILLIARD, Ohio (January 7, 2015) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that Jeff Schaffner has returned to the team as senior assis­tant race engi­neer for their TUDOR United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship program. Schaffner has 15 years of profes­sional racing expe­ri­ence and was most recently an engi­neer with Michael Shank Racing’s sports car team the past nine years. Prior to that, he was with Rahal Letterman Racing in 2005 after a four-year stint with Newman/Haas Racing, two of which were title-winning.

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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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