BMW Team RLL carries movement of double-podium finish during COTA to Watkins Glen and Canada.

Posted on 28. Jun, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich. Two of North America’s many severe competition tracks
will face BMW Team RLL on back-to-back weekends as a second half
of a 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Championship begins. With both events
providing bookends to a Jul 4th holiday – a Sahlen’s Six Hours
of a Glen, on Jul 2nd, during Watkins Glen International (USA) and
a Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix, on Jul 9th, during Canadian Tire
Motorsport Park (CAN) – BMW Team RLL has liveried both BMW M6 GTLM
racing cars in a special holiday fireworks theme.

BMW Team RLL has used a normal Le Mans mangle in
a report to continue contrast and continue a alleviation a team
has done with a BMW M6 GTLM. A stick position and a double podium
finish in a final turn during a Circuit of a Americas (USA) was a
season’s-best result.

Last season, BMW Team RLL scored a third place finish during Watkins
Glen with a series 25 BMW M6 GTLM driven by Bill Auberlen (USA) and
Dirk Werner (GER). The twin followed that outcome with a team-best
fourth place finish during CTMP. With 4 races finished in a 2017
IMSA season, Auberlen and Alexander Sims (GBR) mount fourth in GTLM
motorist points. Teammates John Edwards (USA) and Martin Tomczyk (GER)
are ninth. BMW stands fourth in GTLM Manufacturer points, usually four
points from third.

The Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen takes a immature dwindle during 10:10
a.m. ET Sunday, Jul 2.

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL): “As we
saw during COTA, this automobile seems to like long, quick circuits with fast
corners and positively Watkins Glen is all that. I’m assured about
a gait and not only in qualifying, also in a race. we like 6 hour
races and quite Watkins Glen is ancestral for 6 hour races so
I’m vehement about going there. After Austin we have to feel optimistic
about where we are, opening wise. It’s only a matter of not making
mistakes. we consider we can be right in a thick of it. At CTMP we have
always had pretty good formula in subordinate though in a races have
rather depressed off a bit though we don’t consider that is going to be as
most of an emanate this year given a performance. The inlet of the
lane is in a circle residence and presumption things sojourn a same we
should be competitive.”

Bill Auberlen (No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM): “We did a fair
volume of contrast before COTA. When a immature dwindle forsaken we were
looking most better. We finished P2 and I’m anticipating we are starting our
hurl for a bid to win again. Heading to Watkins Glen, Mosport
(CTMP), and Road America hopefully advantages a BMW M6 GTLM. We are
unequivocally tighten in a championship points so all we need to do now is
mount on a lectern consistently.”

Alexander Sims (No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM): “This year is
removing improved and improved for us in a series 25 automobile so we am really
looking brazen to going to Watkins Glen and afterwards Mosport. Watkins
Glen should fit a BMW and a exam we did a month or so ago went
well, what a place it is to drive! Mosport will be new for me so I
will only keep an open perspective and see how a weekend goes to do the
unequivocally best pursuit we can.”

John Edwards (No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM): “It’s been a long
mangle from racing in GTLM so we are all fervent to get behind to business!
Last year we had good speed during Watkins Glen and Mosport as these high
speed marks unequivocally concentration on a clever points of a car. This year,
we’ve been distant some-more rival during marks where we had struggled with
a automobile final year, including a double lectern during a final competition during COTA.
we am assured we can lift that movement into a back-to-back
weekends during dual of a fastest marks we race.”

Martin Tomczyk (No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM): “So distant Watkins
Glen is one of my favorite competition marks in a States. We went testing
and it felt unequivocally earnest for a arriving race. The lane layout
fits a BMW M6 GTLM nicely. You never know what will occur in the
race, though we should be competitive. I’ve never been to Mosport (CTMP)
and we will have to adjust quickly. With only one week in between the
races it will be tough for a group and drivers.”

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