Daytona. The 19th BMW Art Car experienced an eventful race appearance at the Daytona 24 Hours, finishing eighth in the GTLM class. The opening round of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) once again offered fans excitement right down to the final lap.
MUNICH — The 2017 motor racing season will shift up a gear, when BMW Motorsport, BMW Team RLL and BMW of North America launch their 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) campaign on 28th/29th January at the classic Daytona International Speedway. At the biggest 24-hour race in North America, BMW Team RLL will have the rare honour of racing a BMW Art Car, only the ninth of the 19-car BMW Art Car Collection to race since the programme’s start in 1975. John Baldessari (USA), one of the world’s most respected conceptual artists, joins luminaries such as Alexander Calder (1975), Andy Warhol (1979) and Jeff Koons (2010) as an Art Car creator.
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.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – March 14th, 2016… A strong two-day test at Sebring International Raceway at the end of February has BMW Team RLL feeling very positive about success at the 64th Annual 12 Hours of Sebring on March 19th.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 31, 2016… Both the new BMW M6 GTLM and the BMW M6 GT3 proved their promising potential in the very first round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship: At the classic 24 Hours of Daytona (US), the number 25 BMW M6 GTLM crossed the line in fifth in the GTLM category. Bill Auberlen (US), Dirk Werner (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR) and Bruno Spengler (CA) had alternated at the wheel over the course of their 721 race laps.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 31, 2016… The 7:13 a.m. sunrise over Daytona International Speedway’s third turn showed only one BMW Team RLL M6 GTLM racing car remaining in the Rolex 24 At Daytona. After a long night, the No. 25 of Bill Auberlen, Augusto Farfus, Bruno Spengler and Dirk Werner, with Farfus behind the wheel, races in the 7th position.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 31, 2016… With 10 hours complete in the Rolex 24 At Daytona BMW Team RLL has moved both BMW M6 GTLM racing cars to the sharp end of the GTLM field, each M6 having spent time in the lead of the race. The No. 100 M6, with John Edwards back behind the wheel, races in first place. Augusto Farfus, in the No. 25 M6 stands 7th, having dropped back from second while battling traffic. All eight drivers have either double or triple stinted in their time behind the wheel.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 25, 2016… BMW Team RLL will begin to write a new chapter in BMW racing history when the team takes the green flag at this weekend’s 54th annual Rolex 24 At Daytona with two new BMW M6 GTLM racing cars.
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Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 7, 2016… BMW Team RLL will debut both of its new BMW M6 GTLM class challengers this weekend at the Daytona International Speedway as the annual Roar Before the Rolex 24 At Daytona three-day test gets underway for competitors in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.