BMW Team RLL earnings to a streets of Long Beach.

Posted on 05. Apr, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich. The Long Beach (USA) travel circuit has been a site
of many BMW Team RLL successes given a team’s initial deteriorate racing
for BMW in 2009. The group has finished a IMSA WeatherTech
SportsCar Championship competition with during slightest one BMW on a podium
each year solely final season. The Bobby Rahal-led group has won the
travel competition 3 times: once with a BMW M3 in 2011 and twice with
a BMW Z4, in 2013 and 2015. Last year, Bill Auberlen (USA)
competent a new BMW M6 GTLM racer on a category stick position, but
finished a unsatisfactory fifth after mixed hit with
competitors finished another lectern opportunity.

 

The Long Beach travel march is usually 1.968 miles prolonged and a competition is
a shortest of a deteriorate during 100 minutes. Far opposite from the
season’s opening 24 Hours of Daytona (USA) and 12 Hours of Sebring
(USA) continuation events, success is mostly commanded by how a caution
durations tumble and how a group executes a designed competition array stop and
motorist change.

To date in 2017, a group has scored a season’s best sixth place
finish during a 12 Hours of Sebring. At Long Beach a full-season
drivers will share their cars with Auberlen and Alexander Sims (GBR)
in a series 25 BMW M6 GTLM. John Edwards (USA) and Martin Tomczyk
(GER) will expostulate a series 24 car.

The GTLM category Balance of Performance was practiced by IMSA following
Sebring and a BMW M6 GTLM will advantage from an boost in boost in
a rev operation from 2,000 to 7,250 rpm. The fuel tank volume was also
increasing by 3 litres to sum 108 litres of E20 fuel.

 

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL): “It’s
been a severe year. But if we demeanour behind during how we did during Long
Beach final year being on stick with Bill, with a automobile in a third
competition during that stage, a competition was really certain for us. we would like to
consider that we can repeat a opening there. If we demeanour during our
story during Long Beach, it’s flattering successful with BMW Team RLL having
won 3 times and warranted a series of podiums over that. Last year
was a usually year of 8 that one of a cars didn’t finish on the
lectern so we go there with a certain opinion formed on past
opening from both BMW and a team.”

Bill Auberlen (No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM): “Long Beach is
a prominence scurry competition of a year. we always demeanour brazen to the
weekend for dual categorical reasons. First, it’s my home line and, secondly,
I’ve won twice in a final few years. Last year, we competent on the
pole, environment a new path record in a BMW M6 GTLM. This year we hope
for a repeat of that, though also to be station on a tip step of the
lectern during a finish of a race.”

Alexander Sims (No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM): “I am thoroughly
looking brazen to a Long Beach weekend. It will be my initial time
there and carrying watched a onboard videos, a circuit looks to be a
shining challenge. I’ve been enjoying operative with a group and am
usually looking brazen to removing to Long Beach and perplexing to exploit
all we can from a BMW M6 GTLM.”

John Edwards (No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM): “I always enjoy
racing during Long Beach since it’s a usually travel circuit we go to in
a GTLM season. The walls are closer and consequences are higher, but
we can feel a fan support some-more on a travel circuit, even as we walk
to a array line to get prepared for each session. I’m also looking
brazen to a initial scurry competition of a season, as a power is
aloft and mistakes are some-more dear when we usually have one array stop in
a 100 notation race.”

Martin Tomczyk (No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM): “It is always
sparkling to competition on a travel circuit. Long Beach will be my initial in
a States. we know a nine-hour time disproportion between my home in
Germany and California will not make it easy, though we am adult for the
challenge. After dual unsatisfactory races during Daytona and Sebring we are
prepared to infer a opening of a BMW M6 GTLM.”

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