BMW Team RLL Scores First and Second Row GTLM Class Starting Positions for Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen; Sims Second and Tomczyk Third

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 1, 2017… BMW Team RLL continued the excellent performance shown in the last round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship by qualifying second and third for tomorrow’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen. BMW Motorsport drivers Alexander Sims and Martin Tomczyk made the best of their first race weekend at the classic 3.4-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen International to qualify in the first and second rows of the very competitive GTLM class. Sims drove the No. 25 M6 he shares with Bill Auberlen to his season’s-best second place qualifying effort with a lap time of 1:42.813 minutes. Just .068 seconds behind, Martin Tomczyk qualified the No. 24 M6 in the third spot with a 1:42.881 minute lap. He will co-drive with John Edwards, the Round Four pole winner at the Circuit of the Americas. The class pole went to Joey Hand in the No. 66 Ford GT with a 1:42.507 minute lap. The entire GTLM class was separated by only .736 seconds.

Read More

Gehl To Be Primary Sponsor of Graham Rahal’s Entry at the Iowa Corn 300

BROWNSBURG, Ind. (June 29, 2017) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLLR) announced today that the Gehl brand, part of Manitou Americas, Inc., will be the primary sponsor for Graham Rahal’s No. 15 Honda-powered entry at the Iowa Corn 300 at Iowa Speedway July 9.  Gehl was co-primary sponsor of Rahal’s entry at this past weekend’s KOHLER Grand Prix at Road America for the second consecutive year and has increased their involvement.

Read More

BMW Team RLL Carries Momentum of Double-Podium Finish at COTA to Watkins Glen and CTMP; BMW Brings Fireworks to Begin Second Half of 2017 IMSA Season

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – June 27, 2017… Two of North America’s most challenging race tracks will face BMW Team RLL on back-to-back weekends as the second half of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Championship begins. With both events providing bookends to the July 4th holiday – the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, on July 2nd, at Watkins Glen International and the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, on July 9th, at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park – BMW Team RLL has liveried both BMW M6 GTLM racing cars in a special holiday fireworks theme.

Read More