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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After 12 Hours:BMW Team RLL Maintains Promising Position in Daytona 24 Hours

Daytona (US), 26th January 2014. BMW Team RLL completed the first half of the 24-hour race of Daytona (US) and are hopeful for a successful outcome to the maiden United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship (USCC) event. At half time in the race, Bill Auberlen (US), Andy Priaulx (GB), Joey Hand (US) and Maxime Martin (BE) are third in the GTLM class with their number 55 BMW Z4 GTLM. Car number 56, driven by Dirk Müller (DE), John Edwards (US), Dirk Werner (DE) and Graham Rahal (US), holds sixth after a longer pit stop shortly before the 12-hour mark.

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