BMW Team RLL still in pretension hunt during Laguna Seca.

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.”