News Tagged “BMW Team RLL”

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BMW Team RLL Finishes 2nd and 4th at 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona; No. 25 BMW Finishes Only .478 Seconds from Victory

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – January 25, 2015… BMW Team RLL finished second and fourth in this weekend’s 53rd Rolex 24 at Daytona on the 40th anniver­sary of BMW Motorsport’s very first race in North America and the start of the 1975 IMSA season for the iconic BMW 3.0 CSL. With car numbers chosen to honor that car, the No. 25 BMW Z4 GTLM finished second and the No. 24 BMW Z4 GTLM took the check­ered flag fourth.

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Veteran Engineer Schaffner Returns to Team as Senior Assistant Race Engineer for Sports Car Program

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.

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Difficult USCC qualifying for BMW Team RLL at Road Atlanta

Road Atlanta (US), 3rd October 2014. In the final qual­i­fying of the 2014 United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship (USCC) season at Road Atlanta (US), BMW Team RLL qual­i­fied seventh and 11th for the GTLM grid. Driving the number 56 BMW Z4 GTLM, Dirk Müller (DE) recorded a personal best time of 1:19.143 minutes in the 15-minute session. This put the German, who will share driving duties with John Edwards (US) and Dirk Werner (DE) in Saturday’s race, in seventh.

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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 Races in P3 and P10 at 12 Hours of Sebring Mid-Point; No. 55 Runs in Third, No. 56 Slowed by Crash Damage in Tenth

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – March 15, 2014 … At the mid-point of the 62nd annual 12 Hours of Sebring BMW Team RLL races in the third and tenth posi­tions in the GTLM class. The first race at Sebring for the new TUDOR United SportsCar Cham­pi­onship has been slowed by eight caution periods, the sixth bringing out a red flag that halted the race for six minutes, in the first six hours.

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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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BMW Motorsport Presents its Programme for the 2014 season: Focus on DTM, USCC, BMW Sports Trophy and the Nürburgring 24 Hours

Munich (DE), 7th December 2013. BMW Motor­sport used the 52nd BMW  Sports Trophy award cere­mony in Munich’s BMW Welt (DE) to present its  programme for the 2014 season. BMW Motor­sport Director Jens Marquardt  announced the plans for the DTM, the newly-created United SportsCar  Cham­pi­onship (USCC) in North America, the BMW Sports Trophy, and the  Formula BMW Talent Cup.

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BMW Z4 GTE Debut Season Yields Second in GT Class Manufacturer, Team and Driver Championships

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Oct. 19, 2013 … BMW Team RLL finished second and fourth in today’s Amer­ican Le Mans Series Petit Le Mans. The 16th annual1000-mile race, held at Road Atlanta in Braselton, GA, concluded the debut season for the new BMW Z4 GTE with BMW finishing second in the GT class Manufacturer’s stand­ings and BMW Team RLL second in the Team stand­ings. Dirk Müller finished second in Driver points for the 2013 season.

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BMW Team RLL Qualifies 5th and 9th for 16th Annual Petit Le Mans

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Oct. 18, 2013 …  Dirk Müller qual­i­fied the No. 56 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE fifth for tomorrow’s 1000-mile Petit Le Mans, the final race of the season and the Amer­ican Le Mans Series. His quick lap, 1:19.23 minutes, around the 2.54-mile Road Atlanta track came on his fifth circuit of the 15-minute qual­i­fying session. Müller, who will be racing for the GT driver’s title this weekend, will share the No. 56 machine with Bill Auberlen and John Edwards.

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