BMW Team RLL aiming for initial win with a BMW M6 GTLM in Long Beach.

Posted on 14. Apr, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 13th Apr 2016. After a dual continuation classics in
Daytona (US) and Sebring (US), a subsequent turn of a IMSA WeatherTech
SportsCar Championship (IWSC) takes BMW Team RLL to a west seashore of
a USA, and Long Beach (US), on 16th April.

BMW Team RLL has had some-more success during Long Beach than any other venue
that has played horde to a IWSC. Since a initial deteriorate in 2009,
a group has not unsuccessful to finish a competition though during slightest one BMW on
a podium. The Bobby Rahal-led group has won a competition 3 times;
once with a BMW M3 GT2 in 2011 and twice with a BMW Z4 GTLM, in
2013 and 2015.

The Long Beach competition sets a most opposite theatre than a season’s
opening 36 hours of total racing during Daytona and Sebring. It is a
travel course, usually 1.968 miles prolonged and, during 100 mins in length,
a shortest competition of a season.

BMW Team RLL is looking to a competition during Long Beach to applaud the
initial win with a BMW M6 GTLM. Introduced during a Rolex 24 during Daytona
in January, a dual new BMW M6 GTLMs showed strength, though succumbed to
teething problems with a series 25 automobile finishing fifth. The number
100 automobile did not finish. At a 12 Hours of Sebring in mid-March the
story was a opposite one as Bill Auberlen (US) scored a category pole
in a series 25 BMW M6 GTLM, gathering a fastest GTLM path of a race,
and finished second with co-drivers Bruno Spengler (CA) and Dirk
Werner (DE). The series 100 BMW M6 GTLM, with Lucas Luhr (DE), John
Edwards (US) and Kuno Wittmer (CA) during a wheel, finished sixth. After
dual races, BMW stands third in a GTLM manufacturer points.

Auberlen, who creates his home usually a few miles from Long Beach in
Redondo Beach (US), and season-long teammate Werner are looking to
lift a movement from Sebring and transcribe final season’s Long Beach
opening – a win from a pole. The twin stands third in GTLM driver
points, Edwards and Luhr are ninth.

The competition during Long Beach takes a immature dwindle during 4:05 p.m. Saturday,
16th April.

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL):

“If we demeanour during a lane record in Long Beach, it’s flattering good.
We’ve been on a lectern each year and won 3 times. we consider the
gait of a BMW M6 GTLM right now is competitive. It’s a large automobile so
it’s going to be engaging to see if that creates any issues in the
parsimonious proportions of a travel circuit. Based on a reliability,
opening and gait of a automobile so far, we should be in a thick of
it.  We have had some good strategies in place there over a years
that have helped us win, so we have each reason to trust we can have
another good, clever race.”

Bill Auberlen (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM):

“Getting a stick and environment a quick path during Sebring showed a true
intensity of a new BMW M6 GTLM. Now we are streamer to a competition I’ve
won twice in a final 3 years. we have high hopes for bringing BMW
a initial win with a all new M6.”

Dirk Werner (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM):

“I am looking brazen to going behind to Long Beach after final year’s
win. It is a special lane with good atmosphere. We will have to see
how most a new BMW M6 GTLM likes travel courses and scurry races,
and we will not have a lot of time to balance a set-up. But BMW, the
group and, of course, Bill have so most knowledge that we am confident
for a good result.”

John Edwards (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM):

“Long Beach will be an engaging competition for a BMW M6 GTLM given it
will be a initial travel course. BMW had a lot of success with a BMW
Z4 GTLM on those streets, and I’m assured that we have another
appurtenance able of winning a initial travel competition like a predecessor
did. The BMW M6 GTLM is longer, though a automobile also has improved torque to
assistance us get out of a delayed corners, that is pivotal for path time during Long
Beach. Lucas and we have had some bad fitness to start a season, though the
BMW M6 GTLM has shown a lot of promise, and I’m vehement to start
putting in a formula that a automobile deserves.”

Lucas Luhr (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM):

“Long Beach is one of a coolest marks and a venue is very
special. It will be a initial time for a BMW M6 GTLM there though we am
certain we will be strong. After a win final year it would be good to
win again in BMW’s 100th year, so I’m looking brazen to a race.
John and we will give 100% to take a good result.”

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