Synonym (noun \ syn·o·nym \'si-nǝ-,nim\: a person or thing so closely associated with a particular quality or idea that the mention of their name calls it to mind. Example “Bill Auberlen” is a synonym of “BMW”.
Nothing predisposed Bill Auberlen to being associated with BMW for so long and yet… Over the span of a 20+ year-career, Bill has become an absolute BMW institution, racing and winning more with our brand than anyone in the world.
From his first race in Fort Worth, TX at the wheel of a M3 GT E36 in 1996 to the 2017 Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta with the M6 GTLM, Bill Auberlen had raced exactly 400 times with BMW.
Highlights of his illustrious career include multiple GT Class wins at the 24 Hours of Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring. Bill currently stands second in the all-time ranking of sports car victories in North America, just three wins shy of owning the record.