BMW Team RLL aims to repeat final year’s feat in Laguna Seca.

Posted on 27. Apr, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 26th Apr 2016. BMW Team RLL is looking brazen to the
two-hour Continental Monterey Grand Prix, during Mazda Raceway Laguna
Seca, in Monterey (US) to miscarry from a unsatisfactory foe during Long
Beach (US) as a 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
finishes adult a two-race West Coast swing.

Debuting dual new BMW M6 GTLM racing cars this season, a group has
had a share of a approaching ups and downs of a new racing car, but
a sum sum of a programme to-date shows good promise. Bill
Auberlen (US) and Dirk Werner (DE) have driven a series 25 BMW M6
GTLM into a tie for second in a GTLM group and motorist points
standings formed on a fifth place finish during Daytona (US), a second at
Sebring (US) and another fifth during Long Beach. Auberlen scored a pole
during both Sebring and Long Beach as good as a fastest foe path at
Sebring. The twin finished second to their teammates final year at
Laguna Seca.

John Edwards (US), Lucas Luhr (DE) and a series 100 BMW M6 GTLM
have shouldered a bulk of a team’s teething problems and bad luck
this year. A sixth place finish during Sebring has been bookended by hard
crashes during Daytona and Long Beach. The span were a winners during last
year’s Laguna Seca race, mirroring a 1975 feat – roughly 40 years
to a day – when Hans-Joachim Stuck (DE) took a mottled dwindle in a
3.0 CSL. 1975 was BMW Motorsport’s initial year of foe in a US.

The Continental Monterey Grand Prix takes a immature dwindle during 11:15
a.m. (local time) on Sunday, 1st May.

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL):

“Historically we have finished good during Laguna Seca and were one-two last
year. We have competent good and have had a series of podiums over the
years, so Laguna Seca has always been flattering good to us. Laguna
represents some-more of a kind of circuit a BMW M6 GTLM likes with the
long, fast, issuing corners, since a BMW M6 GTLM has a long
circle base, and prolonged circle bottom cars are inherently improved in those
forms of corners. As we have seen all year, it is super competitive.
We were gratified being on stick during Long Beach, though it didn’t utterly work
out for us. We know a gait of a automobile is pretty rival and
now it’s only a matter of putting a good weekend together.”

Bill Auberlen (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM):

“Now that we are removing a hang of a BMW M6 GTLM I’m feeling
improved and improved about what we have. I’m entrance off dual consecutive
poles and a lane record. we feel like a subsequent few marks will be even
improved for us. Last year we finished initial and second during Laguna Seca,
so we feel good about a multiple we are building this year to
try to repeat a feat from 2015.”

Dirk Werner (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM):

“Laguna Seca is a lane we like a lot and a blueprint should fit our
car. Of march it will be a plea to go there with a BMW M6 GTLM
for a initial time and find a good set-up. But we like these
hurdles and we will pull for a best probable result.”

John Edwards (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM):

“It’s been a tough start to a deteriorate for Lucas and me in a 100
car. The good news is that we don’t see any approach that we could have any
some-more bad fitness a rest of a season! We are returning to a site of
a final win, and a weekend in Monterey is always an beguiling one.
we consider a lane pattern will fit a BMW M6 GTLM most better
than a rough marks during Sebring and Long Beach, so we have an
event to repeat a win from final year. We’ll be pulling hard
for it as usual, though generally so after a detrimental start in the
initial 3 races.”

Lucas Luhr (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM):

“After winning Laguna Seca final year a vigour is on. We’ll need
some of that fitness John and we have been blank in a initial three
races, though we consider we can spin it around there.”

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