News Tagged “Bobby Rahal”

American Luxury Brand Robert Talbott Sponsors RLL’s IndyCar Program

Amer­ican Luxury Brand To Provide Offi­cial Apparel To Team

Monterey, CA, May 8, 2014 – Robert Talbott announced today that it will sponsor the Rahal Letterman Lanigan (RLL) Racing team, of which IndyCar driver Graham Rahal is a member, during the 2014 Verizon IndyCar Series season, begin­ning with the Grand Prix of Indi­anapolis on Saturday, May 10. Terms of the agree­ment were not disclosed.

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Engage Mobile Releases Video “The Art of the Verizon IndyCar Pit Stop” with RLL Racing’s National Guard Honda using Google Glass at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Engage Mobile Solu­tions and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing have teamed up to bring fans inside the helmets of the RLL Racing Team at the Indi­anapolis Motor Speedway. Using multiple pairs of Google Glass, the firm captured a prac­tice session and pit stop featuring Graham Rahal, Bobby Rahal and the pit crew of the RLL Racing Team. Sports fans and tech­nology lovers alike will want to catch a glimpse of the ground-breaking video, which debuts today.

 

INDIANAPOLIS | May 7, 2014 — Ten members of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL), a premier team competing in the Verizon IndyCar Series, made history April 30 as they tested the latest tech­nology from Google Inc. — Google Glass — at the famed Indi­anapolis Motor Speedway. Viewers can step inside the world of racing with the crew today, as Kansas City, Mo.-based Engage Mobile Solu­tions releases the real-time video, which features RLL driver Graham Rahal, co-owner and Indy 500 winner Bobby Rahal, and the RLL Racing team’s pit crew.

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BMW Team RLL Qualifies 2nd and 5th at Laguna Seca

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – May 3, 2014 … BMW Team RLL’s two Z4 GTLM racing cars will start from the second and fifth posi­tions in tomorrow’s two-hour Monterey Grand Prix, the fourth round of the 2014 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.

John Edwards and Andy Priaulx were two of the five drivers in today’s 15-minute qual­i­fying session to break into the 1:22 minute bracket around the 2.238-mile, 11-turn Laguna Seca circuit.

John Edwards placed the No. 56 Z4 on the outside of the GTLM class front row – only .205 seconds from the pole sitter — with a time of 1:22.578 minutes. Edwards and co-driver Dirk Müller currently stand fourth in driver points following their first podium finish of the year – second – at the Sports Car Show­case at Long Beach race on April 12th.

Triple World Cham­pion Andy Priaulx, in only his first day driving Laguna Seca, qual­i­fied the No. 55 Z4 fifth with a time of 1:22.810 minutes. Priaulx and co-driver Bill Auberlen currently lead GTLM driver points following podium finishes at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. They finished sixth at Long Beach.

John Edwards, driver No. 56 Z4 GTLM – (2nd) – “Today was really a good day at the office for me. I had a pole and win in GS and we were quickest in the number 56 in both the prac­tices. I wanted another pole which would have put me in P1 in every session. With a front row start you can’t be too disap­pointed, but it really felt like a pole run. It wasn’t meant to be, but tomorrow is the one that counts. The race is a whole different animal and it is going to be a tough battle. Hope­fully we can race it out among ourselves, unlike Long Beach where we had some Proto­types in the mix. It is only a two hour race. We saw Long Beach went green all the way, so every second is going to count tomorrow.”

Andy Priaulx, driver No. 55 Z4 GTLM – (5th) – “I am happy with my perfor­mance consid­ering it is my first time here. I would like to have been a bit higher up, but we didn’t have every­thing spot on. Also we got very little running today with all the traffic of four classes prac­ticing together.  Qual­i­fying is impor­tant, but we still have a two hour race ahead of us and I am happy we are in a strong posi­tion for that. As for the track itself, it is awesome and lives up to its reputation.”

The two-hour Monterey Grand Prix will take the green flag at 5:45 p.m. ET Sunday, May 4th. The race will be broad­cast live on Fox Sports 1 with coverage begin­ning at 5:30 p.m. ET. Follow BMW Team RLL on Twitter at @BMWUSARacing for “from-the-pit-box” updates all weekend. More infor­ma­tion on the program can be found at www.bmwusa.com and www.imsa.com.

BMW Group In America
BMW of North America, LLC has been present in the United States since 1975.  Rolls-Royce Motor Cars NA, LLC began distrib­uting vehi­cles in 2003.  The BMW Group in the United States has grown to include marketing, sales, and finan­cial service orga­ni­za­tions for the BMW brand of motor vehi­cles, including motor­cy­cles, the MINI brand, and the Rolls-Royce brand of Motor Cars; Design­work­sUSA, a strategic design consul­tancy in Cali­fornia; a tech­nology office in Silicon Valley and various other oper­a­tions throughout the country.  BMW Manu­fac­turing Co., LLC in South Carolina is part of BMW Group’s global manu­fac­turing network and is the exclu­sive manu­fac­turing plant for all X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehi­cles and X6 Sports Activity Coupes.  The BMW Group sales orga­ni­za­tion is repre­sented in the U.S. through networks of 339 BMW passenger car and BMW Sports Activity Vehicle centers, 139 BMW motor­cycle retailers, 119 MINI passenger car dealers, and 35 Rolls-Royce Motor Car dealers.  BMW (US) Holding Corp., the BMW Group’s sales head­quar­ters for North America, is located in Wood­cliff Lake, New Jersey.

Infor­ma­tion about BMW Group prod­ucts is avail­able to consumers via the Internet at:  www.bmwgroupna.com

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
BMW’s partner, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and co-owned by three-time IndyCar Cham­pion and 1986 Indi­anapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan and CBS LATE SHOW host David Letterman, has been competing for over two decades, compiling 30 victo­ries, 42 poles and three series cham­pi­onships (1992, 2010, 2011) as well as claiming an Indi­anapolis 500 victory (Buddy Rice in 2004). In 2009 the team joined BMW of North America to campaign the new BMW M3 in the Amer­ican Le Mans Series. In 2010 the team won both the Manu­fac­turer and Team Cham­pi­onships in the GT cate­gory. In 2011 the team swept all three GT titles — Manu­fac­turer, Team and Driver.

Jour­nalist note: Infor­ma­tion about BMW Group and its prod­ucts in the USA is avail­able to jour­nal­ists on-line at www.bmwgroupusanews.com and www.press.bmwna.com.

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Engage Mobile, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing to Make History with Google Glass at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Engage Mobile Solu­tions, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing and Graham Rahal will work together to provide an inside view of the world-class Verizon IndyCar Series race team using four pairs of Google Glass.

INDIANAPOLIS | April 28, 2014 — Four members of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL), a premier team competing in the Verizon IndyCar Series will make history on April 30, 2014, as they provide a first-person perspec­tive of driver Graham Rahal’s pit stop in the No. 15 National Guard Honda car at the famed Indi­anapolis Motor Speedway using the latest tech­nology from Google Inc. — Google Glass.

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BMW Team RLL Qualifies Second and Third 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.

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