News Tagged “Bobby Rahal”

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BMW Team RLL Looks Forward to Racing on Two Great Circuits on Consecutive Weekends

Munich (DE), 29th June 2016. Following an eight-week hiatus in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), BMW Team RLL shifts right back into high gear with races at Watkins Glen International (US) on the 3rd July and Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (CA) one week later. The two venerable North American permanent road courses will surely be a challenging test for the new BMW M6 GTLM that showed early promise at Daytona (US) and Sebring (US), but struggled to put all the pieces of the new package together at Laguna Seca (US).

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BMW Team RLL – Continental Monterey Grand Prix Preview

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 25, 2016… BMW Team RLL is looking forward to the two-hour Continental Monterey Grand Prix, at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, in Monterey, Calif., to rebound from a disappointing Round 3 race at Long Beach as the 2016 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship finishes up its two-race West Coast swing.

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Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix At Long Beach Qualifying; Auberlen on Pole, Luhr Sixth

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 15, 2016…Bill Auberlen continued his dominance of the Long Beach streets by scoring the pole position for tomorrow’s 100-minute Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix At Long Beach. Driving the No. 25 BMW Team RLL M6 to a 1:17.272 minute lap around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit he bested the GTLM field for the second consecutive year at Long Beach, and the second consecutive race of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Last year Auberlen and co-driver Dirk Werner won the race. Teammate Lucas Luhr qualified the No. 100 M6 in the sixth position with a quick lap of 1.18.105 minutes. Luhr will co-drive with John Edwards in tomorrow’s race.

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BMW Team RLL – Bubba Burger Sports Car Grand Prix At Long Beach Preview

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – April 11, 2016…  BMW Team RLL has had more success at Long Beach than any other venue that has played host to the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Since its inaugural season in 2009, the team has not failed to finish the race without at least one BMW on the podium at Long Beach. The Bobby Rahal-led team has won the race three times; once with the BMW M3 in 2011 and twice with the BMW Z4, in 2013 and 2015.

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Podium Finish of Second Place in Second Race of the Season for the BMW M6 GTLM and a Sixth Place

Sebring (US), 20th March 2016… BMW Team RLL secured the maiden podium result for the newly developed BMW M6 GTLM at the legendary 12-hour race in Sebring (US). Bill Auberlen (US), Dirk Werner (DE) and Bruno Spengler (CA) finished second in the GTLM class at round two of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), sharing driving duties in the number 25 BMW M6 GTLM.

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