Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 22, 2015… BMW Team RLL will start the 2015 Rolex 24 at Daytona from the fourth and seventh GTLM class positions following this afternoon’s very competitive qualifying session at the Daytona International Speedway road course.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
HILLIARD, Ohio and BROWNSBURG, Ind. (November 6, 2014) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced three key engineering appointments today.
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.
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.
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).