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Colton Herta’s BMW appointment
Feb23

Colton Herta’s BMW appointment

Colton Herta, the 17-year-old son of past IndyCar and sports car driver Bryan Herta, has added a very cool opportunity to his plate. The younger Herta will become a part of BMW’s Junior driver program, and serve as BMW Team RLL test and reserve driver. He’s made his testing debut in the new BMW M8 GTE this week at Sebring. Herta turns 18 in March, and will pair his BMW commitments with his full-time drive in the Indy...

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On the marque: Lucky 13 for Rolex
Jan26

On the marque: Lucky 13 for Rolex

The kickoff to a new season of IMSA competition means a chance to bring everyone from various disciplines, series, countries and marques together at Daytona International Speedway. IMSA boasts an incredible 13 different marques racing in the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, a number more than the marque involvement in the Formula 1 World Championship (four), NASCAR Cup Series (three) and IndyCar Series...

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Video: BMW’s Sims on the final battle
Jan26

Video: BMW’s Sims on the final battle

Will this be a 24-hour race or will it come down to a final sprint after the last yellow flag at the Rolex 24 at Daytona. BMW’s Alexander Sims has the answers. 🎬 Will this be a 24 hour race or will it come down to a final sprint after the last @Rolex24Hours yellow flag. @BMWUSARacing’s @AlexanderSims has the answers. pic.twitter.com/hQDgjdVtld — Michelin Alley (@MichelinAlley) January 26,...

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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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