News Tagged “John Edwards”

BMW Team RLL – Petit Le Mans Preview; Dirk Müller Races For the GT Driver Title and Michelin Green X Challenge Trophy

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Oct. 14, 2013 … BMW Team RLL will race for two impor­tant cham­pi­onships at the Amer­ican Le Mans Series season-ending and series-finale 16th annual Petit Le Mans. Dirk Müller will race for the driver’s cham­pi­onship in the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE with John Edwards and Uwe Alzen this weekend. He enters the race second in the GT driver battle, 16 points behind the leaders. The trio will also be racing the No. 56 machine for the Michelin Green X Chal­lenge trophy, awarded by the tire manu­fac­turer to the most clean, fast and effi­cient car in the class. The No. 55 Z4 GTE will be shared by Bill Auberlen, Maxime Martin and Jörg Müller at Petit.

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BMW Team RLL Finishes Third and Fourth at Circuit of the Americas; Müller Moves to Second in GT Driver Points

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 21, 2013 … BMW Team RLL finished third and fourth in today’s inau­gural Amer­ican Le Mans Series race at the Circuit of the Amer­icas. Both BMW Z4 GTE machines ran strongly for the majority of the race, only to fall victim to the top speed advan­tage of the Corvettes and Vipers in the closing stage of the 2.75-hour event.

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BMW Team RLL Qualifies on Top at Wet, Slippery Circuit of the Americas; Joey Hand on Pole, John Edwards Fourth

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 20, 2013 …  Joey Hand, driving the No. 55 BMW Team RLL Z4 GTE, topped the GT class in today’s qual­i­fying session for Saturday’s inau­gural Amer­ican Le Mans Series race at the Circuit of the Amer­icas. The session was held during a slight break in the rain that had been falling the entire day. The BMW Team RLL Z4 GTEs were both shod with Michelin wet-weather racing tires.  Hand’s pole time (2:17.178 minutes) came on his second timed lap of the 3.4-mile, 20-turn circuit and is the third pole for the team this season (Lime Rock Park, Balti­more, COTA). Substi­tuting for Maxime Martin this weekend, Hand will co-drive with long-time team­mate Bill Auberlen.

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BMW Team RLL – Circuit of the Americas Preview

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 16, 2013 … BMW Team RLL will face the 3.4-miles and 20 turns of the Circuit of the Amer­icas (COTA), in Austin, Texas, for the first time this weekend in Round 8 of the 2013 Amer­ican Le Mans Series. Completed in 2012, the track is notable for being the current home of the Formula 1 US Grand Prix.

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BMW Team RLL Finishes 7th and 8th at Road America

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 11, 2013 … BMW Team RLL suffered its second consec­u­tive uncom­pet­i­tive race, finishing seventh and eighth in today’s 2.45-hour Amer­ican Le Mans Series Orion Energy Systems 245 at Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

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Clean, Fast and Efficient — BMW Z4 GTE Wins ALMS Northeast Grand Prix and Michelin Green X Challenge Award; Müller and Edwards First, Auberlen and Martin Fourth

Wood­cliff Lake, N.J. – July 6, 2013… Dirk Müller and John Edwards, driving the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE, won today’s Amer­ican Le Mans Series North­east Grand Prix from the pole posi­tion. The win increases Müller’s lead in the GT driver point stand­ings and moves BMW to within (unof­fi­cially) three points of the lead in the Manufacturer’s Cham­pi­onship. Bill Auberlen and Maxime Martin, in the No. 55 Z4 GTE, finished fourth. The victory also resulted in the No. 56 machine being awarded the Michelin Green X Chal­lenge Award adding an excla­ma­tion point on the story of the day.

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