News Tagged “Bill Auberlen”

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Petit Le Mans Preview; BMW in USCC Title Races as They Go Down to the Line at Petit Le Mans

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – September 29, 2015… BMW Team RLL will be racing for the GTLM class championship this weekend as the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship comes to a close at the 18th annual Petit Le Mans. The 10-hour-race, held at Road Atlanta, in Braselton, Ga., traditionally ends the North America sports car season and will be an exciting one for BMW fans. BMW Team RLL won its third race of the year two weeks ago at Circuit of the Americas to put the BMW only three points behind Porsche in the Manufacturer, Team and Driver points standings.

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BMW Wins Texas Shootout at Circuit of the Americas

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 19, 2015… BMW Team RLL survived a very hot and humid afternoon at Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas, to finish first and seventh in today’s two-hour-and-forty-minute Lone Star Le Mans race, the penultimate round of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. The third victory for the team this season moves BMW to second place in GTLM Manufacturer points standings.

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BMW Team RLL Finishes Fourth and Fifth at VIRginia International Raceway

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 23, 2015… BMW Team RLL finished fourth and fifth in front of the large crowd that watched today’s two-hour-and-forty-minute TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway, in Alton, Va. John Edwards and Lucas Luhr, driving the No. 24 BMW Z4, finished fourth. Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner finished fifth in the No. 25 machine. Both BMWs ended the race in the same positions from which they started. The race was won by the No. 911 Porsche.

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BMW Team RLL Finishes Fifth and Sixth at Road America; Auberlen/Werner 5th, Edwards/Luhr 6th

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 9, 2015… BMW Team RLL finished fifth and sixth in today’s two-hour-and-forty-minute Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wis. Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner finished fifth in the No. 25 Z4. John Edwards and Lucas Luhr, driving the No. 24 machine, finished one position behind in sixth. The race was won by the No. 911 Porsche.

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Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at Road America Preview; BMW on Top of GTLM Manufacturer Points Standings

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – August 4, 2015… Road America, the site of Round Seven of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, has seen more BMW Team RLL success than any other circuit in North America. The venerable four-mile, 14-turn circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wis. is a personal favorite of team principal Bobby Rahal and his team has won races for BMW three times (M3: 2009, 2010, 2012), finishing second twice (M3: 2011; Z4: 2014).

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BMW Team RLL Survives to Finish Third in Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen; Rain Reigns at Watkins Glen, But BMW Leads GTLM Class

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – June 28, 2015… Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner drove the No. 25 BMW Z4 GTLM to a third place finish  in today’s very wet Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen. The duo completed 157 laps of the 3.4-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen International circuit with the race slowed by eight caution periods and red flagged during the worst downpour for 14 minutes. The race ended behind the BMW M4 safety car during the last yellow flag with the victory going to the No. 17 Porsche.

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BMW Team RLL to Start Second and Third at Watkins Glen International; Sahlen’s Six Hour Race Qualifying Abandoned Due To Rain

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – June 27, 2015… BMW Team RLL will start second and third in the GTLM class in tomorrow’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen as the heavy rain conditions at Watkins Glen International caused IMSA to abandon today’s qualifying session and start the field per driver points standings.

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