The Alley

BMW’s new ALMS challenger

Former ALMS champs BMW Team RLL return to ALMS competition this year armed with some new drivers, a new car and new tires. The new BMW Z4 GTE will challenge for the championship with two new cars – one white – one black. Dirk Müller returns aboard the white No.56 machine while Joey Hand again contests a season of both ALMS in the US and DTM touring car racing in Germany. For the races where Hand has clashes, young American...

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Top Manufacturers, Drivers, Teams Make GT Shine!

Transition is the word for the 2013 season as American Le Mans Series manufacturers and teams prepare for the merger of the ALMS and GRAND-AM series and unified classes and events for 2014. One group expected to remain virtually untouched is the current GT class of ALMS, where top manufacturers, teams and drivers have delivered some of the best competition in the world. If it is not broken, why fix it? Still, change is the one...

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Michelin and BMW Motorsport join forces for ALMS

Michelin and BMW Motorsport will join forces to contest the American Le Mans Series (ALMS) as well as Germany’s famed Nürburgring 24 Hours in 2013. The German carmaker’s BMW Z4 GTE and BMW Z4 GT3 will run on tires from Michelin’s ‘Ultimate’ endurance racing range. The new American Le Mans Series contender for the Bobby Rahal led BMW Team RLL was unveiled yesterday at Daytona International Speedway – the for the...

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Closest finish in series history

For the third year in a row, American Le Mans Series fans have enjoyed stunning last corner finishes at Road America – this year’s Road Race Showcase took that excitement to a whole new level. Dyson Racing’s Guy Smith and Chris Dyson took the victory after Smith was able to outsprint Muscle Milk Racing’s Lucas Luhr to the finish line. The Muscle Milk squad had fought back from water leak problem at the first...

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