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BMW Team RLL 2018 preview
Jan20

BMW Team RLL 2018 preview

MichelinAlley.com will preview its GT Le Mans technical partner teams in the run up to next week’s Rolex 24 at Daytona. Next up is BMW Team RLL, which has a lot of “new” in 2018 (note: new livery to be revealed next week).  BMW Car: BMW M8 GTE Drivers: 24-John Edwards/Jesse Krohn/Nicky Catsburg/Augusto Farfus, 25-Alexander Sims/Connor De Phillippi/Bill Auberlen/Philipp Eng 2017 Points Finishes: 25-2nd Place, 24-7th Place...

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Roar before 24 test recap by GTLM team
Jan11

Roar before 24 test recap by GTLM team

The Roar Before the Rolex 24 test isn’t so much a pace-setting exercise for teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship as it is a chance to practice a combination of factors in advance of the Rolex 24 at Daytona itself. Sure, the headlines will always focus on lap times because that is the easiest and most assured measure to calculate. However, it ignores the process of the test: a chance to shake off the rust that may have...

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Final day of action at the Roar
Jan07

Final day of action at the Roar

Teams in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship have their final chance to turn laps today at Daytona International Speedway as the Roar before the 24 test comes to a close. The traditional pre-season test provides an insight into the relative performance of teams, but with a caveat – who wants to show their complete form? In the five sessions so far, Ford has topped the times in four of the five sessions including last...

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IMSA begins day 2 of Roar test
Jan06

IMSA begins day 2 of Roar test

The second day of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Roar Before the Rolex 24 test is underway, and will be the busiest on-track session of three days this weekend. There are two practice sessions during the day, at 10:50 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. ET, with a third session held at night, starting at 6:30 p.m. ET and local time. The night session is particularly important as it provides the closest replication to cold night...

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BMW, Corvette celebrate at Petit Le Mans
Oct08

BMW, Corvette celebrate at Petit Le Mans

The sun wasn’t shining brightly, but BMW Team RLL’s Bill Auberlen, Alexander Sims and Kuno Wittmer, and Corvette Racing’s’ Antonio Garcia, Jan Magnussen and Mike Rockenfeller were brilliant in the ten hours of the Motul 20th Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta, the final race of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The 39 car field began the ten-hour race in misty conditions, but the rain soon stopped and the 2.54 mile, 12-turn...

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