Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 12, 2014 … Third race, third podium: BMW Team RLL raced to a third consecutive podium in the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, finishing second and sixth in today’s Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 11, 2014 … BMW Team RLL equaled its best qualifying effort of the young 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Series by placing its BMW Z4 GTLM machines in the second and third starting positions for tomorrow’s Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach race.
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach – Streets of Long Beach, Calif.
Round 2 of 18 in the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 7th, 2014 … BMW Team RLL arrives at the Sports Car Showcase At Long Beach leading both the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship GTLM Team and Driver standings after podium finishes at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. A second place finish at Daytona was followed by a third at Sebring for the No. 55 BMW Z4 to lead the team standings. Drivers Bill Auberlen and Andy Priaulx share the lead in driver points.
BROWNSBURG, Ind. (April 1, 2014) – Although the 1998 season was billed as “Rahal’s Last Ride,” 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner and three-time Indy car champion Bobby Rahal has decided to come out of retirement to participate in the 98th running of the Indianapolis 500. Details of the sponsorship for the No. 61 entry, to be fielded by Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, will be unveiled in the near future.
SUMMARY: On the opening lap, Rahal charged from his 21st place starting spot to 12th and was in 14th when he made his first pit stop. Different pit strategies played out in a race that saw only 10 caution laps of 110 total. In the closing laps of the race, Rahal was 13th but lost a position to Bourdais with two laps to go and finished 14th.
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 National Guard Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “I got a good start. I saw that it was going green and there was a stack-up in front of me and I knew you could go on green so I pulled off to the right and went straight on down the inside so it worked out for me. After that we struggled all day with a lack of grip. I could never attack the car; it was driving me more than I was driving it. There is a lot of work to be done but I think we had some highlights this weekend. We’ve just got to keep working on it.”
1) Takuma Sato 1:02.5615 / 103.578 mph
2) Graham Rahal 1:02.6122 / 103.494 mph
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 National Guard Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Overall for our first day out I think it was a great day. For us to be that competitive right off the bat feels awesome. I’ve got to say most of all I am proud of these National Guard guys because it was only 48, maybe 72 hours ago that we had a big trailer fire and our guys did an incredible job getting everything switched back over in Indy. It was a rush, it was absolutely a rush to get down here. When I strap into the car, I can smell smoke; it covered everything. For us to be in the position we are in says a lot about the people we have. I am proud of them and as dad said last night to them ‘Through adversity comes a team” and I think we have a great group of people and I think that is going to show this year.”
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.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – March 14, 2014 … The intense competition the GTLM class demonstrated during the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January definitely increased in today’s qualifying session for the 62nd annual 12 Hours of Sebring. The top-seven cars of the 11-car class qualified within one second. The top three spots were even closer, seemingly only the blink of an eye covering the pole winning Porsche and the two BMW Team RLL Z4 machines.
SEBRING, Fla. (March 3, 2014) – Graham Rahal, 25, completed his first test day of 2014 today at Sebring International Raceway in preparation for the upcoming IndyCar Series season. He ran a total of 124 laps around the 1.65-mile short course in the No. 15 National Guard Honda and was pleased with the end result.