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BMW’s Werner is 15th GTLM pole winner
May02

BMW’s Werner is 15th GTLM pole winner

BMW Team RLL’s Dirk Werner became the 15th different driver to claim the GT Le Mans class pole in the first 15 races of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship series. Two weeks ago on the streets of Long Beach, Werner ran the fastest GTLM race lap and ended a five-year personal winless streak as he and co-driver Bill Auberlen took the victory. Now the German has claimed the GTLM class pole for Sunday’s Monterey Grand Prix at...

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BMW 1-2 in final practice at Laguna Seca
May02

BMW 1-2 in final practice at Laguna Seca

BMW Team RLL served notice on the GT Le Mans class that its BMW Z4 entries will be formidable contenders in Sunday’s Monterey Grand Prix at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The retro-liveried BMWs were first and second in the final one-hour practice session on Saturday morning. Lucas Luhr posted the quickest time in the category in the black No. 24 BMW with a lap time of 1:22.591. Teammate Dirk Werner was just .086 seconds back in the...

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Honda, BMW set the pace in first practice
May01

Honda, BMW set the pace in first practice

Oswaldo Negri put Michael Shank Racing’s Honda-powered Ligier JS P2 at the head of the Prototype class in the first practice session for Sunday’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Monterey Grand Prix. Negri lapped the roller-coaster 2.2-mile Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca course in 1:20.077 (100.613 mph) to take the top spot. The Corvette DPs of Richard Westbrook and Jordan Taylor were second and third respectively in the Prototype...

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Auberlen makes it 14 from 14
Apr17

Auberlen makes it 14 from 14

BMW’s Bill Auberlen continued the amazing record in the GT Le Mans class in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship by becomming the 14th different pole winner in 14 races. Since the debut of the championship in Daytona in 2014, no driver has scored more than a single pole position in the hotly contested GTLM division. Auberlen went close to scoring the pole here at Long Beach last year only for Jan Magnussen to push him back in...

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Lucas Luhr’s perfect path
Apr16

Lucas Luhr’s perfect path

Many  race drivers know their way around the streets of Long Beach, but none know the path to the Long Beach Grand Prix winner’s circle as well as Lucas Luhr. Luhr has entered the race here at America’s most storied street circuit four times. He has been to victory lane in all four races. His success is not simply a matter of being with a single team or manufacturer. Luhr’s victories here have come with the factory Audi team (2008),...

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