BMW Team RLL still in pretension hunt during Laguna Seca.

Posted on 20. Sep, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich. BMW Team RLL heads to Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (USA)
for a penultimate turn of a 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship (IWSC). The 2.238-mile, 11-turn circuit on a Monterey
Peninsula has hosted sportscar races given 1957 and is a favourite
of BMW Team RLL principal Bobby Rahal (USA). Rahal scored four
uninterrupted Champ Car victories during Laguna Seca, commencement in 1984,
and in his honour, a true between turns 6 and 7 was
named a “Rahal Straight”.

BMW Team RLL has also found success during Mazda Raceway, capturing
one win, 4 seconds and dual thirds given 2009, a team’s first
deteriorate racing for BMW. The attainment came in 2015 with John Edwards
(USA) and Lucas Luhr (GER) pushing a series 24 BMW Z4 GTLM. The car
raced that deteriorate in a particular black clothing and, commencement at
Laguna Seca, a series 24 BMW M6 GTLM will competition in black for the
final dual races of a 2017 season.

This year, a mid-season run of 6 lectern finishes by a team,
including dual wins by Bill Auberlen (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR),
has BMW station third in GTLM Manufacturer points. Despite losing
roughly certain attainment in a shutting mins during VIR due to a
punctured tyre, Auberlen and Sims mount second in a Driver points,
16 points from first. Teammates John Edwards and Martin Tomczyk (GER)
mount seventh in a Driver points.

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL): “We are
unequivocally many looking brazen to returning to Laguna Seca, one of my
favourite circuits. As a motorist and group owner, we have had a
extensive volume of success there over a years either it was
IndyCar racing, sportscar racing, Can Am or we name it.  As recently
as 2015, when John Edwards did a good pursuit in trade to unequivocally tip it
off and win a competition with a 1-2 finish, we’ve had success there. This
year has apparently been a rival year for us so we are optimistic
of bringing home a good finish. We have been on a lectern almost
each year BMW Team RLL has raced there so we have a good lane record
we wish to maintain. Certainly a VIR formula did not assistance our
championship hopes though there are dual races entrance adult that should play
to a strengths with Laguna Seca and Petit Le Mans.”

Bill Auberlen (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM): “We have been
in position to win a final dual races, though haven’t for one reason or
another. We’re still second in a points though we could be heading so
that’s a small frustrating.”

Alexander Sims (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM): “As with
each competition so distant this year we am entirely looking brazen to
training a new circuit and pushing a BMW M6 GTLM by a famous
corkscrew. We had glorious gait during a final turn in Virginia and
wish we can lift some of that over to Laguna. we know a Rahal team
has been operative unequivocally tough to keep improving and give us a best
probable possibility to quarrel during a front.”

John Edwards (Number 24 BMW M6 GTLM): “We’re behind in
black this weekend, so I’m reminded that a final time we gathering a black
BMW during Laguna Seca, we were on tip of a lectern in a BMW 1-2!
Hopefully we can repeat that attainment this weekend. The lane is probably
a many lifelike that we go to and a betterment there does not
disappoint. It’s been a prolonged mangle given VIR so I’m prepared to get back
to racing.”

Martin Tomczyk (Number 24 BMW M6 GTLM): “Laguna Seca
will be good to expostulate for me. As a child we was always pushing this
lane on my Playstation, meaningful that we would expostulate it someday. Now
it’s time to competition there together with John, BMW Team RLL and a BMW
M6 GTLM. I wish we will be as successful as we was on a console years ago.”

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