News Tagged “Andy Priaulx”

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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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BMW Team RLL Petit Le Mans Preview

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 30, 2014 …  BMW Team RLL will end the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship season at this Saturday’s Petit Le Mans race at Road Atlanta, in Braselton, Georgia. In a depar­ture from the previous year’s events, this year’s race will be run as a 10-hour race – not 1000 miles. BMW Team RLL will be racing to finish in a top-three posi­tion in the GTLM class Manu­fac­turer cham­pi­onship as well as ending the season with all regular season drivers with a top-five place in Driver points.

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BMW Team RLL Qualifies 6th and 7th at Circuit of the Americas; Edwards Sixth, Priaulx Seventh

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 19, 2014 … BMW Team RLL qual­i­fied mid-field for Saturday’s 2.75-hour Lone Star Le Mans race at Circuit of the Amer­icas, in Austin, Texas, the penul­ti­mate round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship. Today’s qual­i­fying session was notable for the most recent Balance of Perfor­mance changes, which doubled the spread of the GTLM class qual­i­fying field from one second to two seconds.

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BMW Team RLL Qualifies 2nd and 4th at Virginia International Raceway: Auberlen P2, Müller P4

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 23, 2014 … Bill Auberlen equaled his season’s-best qual­i­fying effort today at Virginia Inter­na­tional Raceway, driving the No. 55 BMW Team RLL Z4 to the outside front row starting posi­tion for tomorrow’s 2.75-hour TUDOR United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship Oak Tree Grand Prix. His lap of 1:44.053 minutes around the 3.27-mile, 17-turn VIR circuit was only .256 seconds behind the pole-sitting Ferrari. The entire class was sepa­rated by only 1.015 seconds. Auberlen and co-driver Andy Priaulx currently stand fourth in GTLM driver points. 

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BMW Team RLL – Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIR Preview

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 19, 2014 …  Up next for BMW Team RLL is the TUDOR United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship round at Virginia Inter­na­tional Raceway, in Alton, Virginia, on August 24th – Round 9 of the 11-race 2014 season. The weekend will feature Grand Touring cars in a 2.75-hour stand­alone race for GTLM and GTD competi­tors at the vener­able 3.27-mile, 17-turn perma­nent road course.

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BMW Team RLL Finish 2nd and 8th at Road America; Strong Drive by Dirk Müller Returns BMW to the Podium

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 10, 2014 … Dirk Müller secured BMW Team RLL’s first podium finish in four TUDOR United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship races with an excel­lent closing stint in the No. 56 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTLM to take a second place finish in today’s Road Race Show­case at Road America. Hounded from behind by the No. 93 Viper for the final minutes Müller stayed ahead to complete 61 laps of the 4.048-mile, 14-turn circuit in the 2.75-hour contest. He ulti­mately finished only 1.588 seconds behind the winning No. 62 Ferrari. Co-driver John Edwards started the race from the pole posi­tion and saved the day by deftly avoiding the race’s first acci­dent to suffer only minor damage to the left front fascia. He pitted during the first caution period to have the damage repaired and hand off to Müller.

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BMW Team RLL Qualifies 1st and 4th at Road America; Edwards — Pole, Auberlen — 4th

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 9, 2014 … John Edwards drove to the second GTLM class pole posi­tion for BMW Team RLL in the 2014 TUDOR United Sports Car Cham­pi­onship season in this afternoon’s qual­i­fying session for Sunday’s 2.75-hour Road Race Show­case at Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Edwards’ lap of 2:03.747 minutes was set on his fourth round of the 4.048-mile, 14-turn circuit and was one of only four qual­i­fying times in the 2:03-minute bracket. Edwards and co-driver Dirk Müller currently stand eighth in GTLM driver points.

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BMW Team RLL – Road America Road Race Showcase Preview

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Aug.5, 2014 …Road America is always a favorite stop for teams and drivers of the TUDOR United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship. More than four miles long, many of the Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin circuit’s four­teen turns are some of the most chal­lenging in the world. On August 10th, BMW Team RLL will race there for the sixth-consecutive year in the 2.75-hour Road Race Showcase.

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