BMW Team RLL takes renewed movement to COTA.

Munich. A change in a 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship (IWSC) report will see BMW Team RLL foe during the
Circuit of a Americas in Austin (USA) on 6th May
instead of a series’ common Sep date. The
two-hour-and-forty-minute foe will see a group racing with renewed
movement after a clever bid during Long Beach (USA) where both BMW M6
GTLM cars showed increasing competitiveness and season’s-best fourth
and seventh place finishes.

The group tested during a 3.4-mile, 20-turn COTA for one day during the
week following a Long Beach foe with all 4 unchanging season
drivers, Bill Auberlen (USA), Alexander Sims (GBR), John Edwards (USA)
and Martin Tomczyk (GER), on duty. Most recently Edwards, Sims and
Tomczyk were among BMW drivers widespread opposite 9 BMW M6 GT3 racing
cars during a 23rd Apr six-hour gift foe for the
Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER). All 3 BMW Team RLL drivers will
contest in a 45th annual Nürburgring 24 eventuality on
27th/28th May.

The Circuit of a Americas has seen BMW Team RLL finish on the
lectern twice, including a feat by Auberlen and Dirk Werner (GER) in
a BMW Z4 GTLM in 2015. In a initial deteriorate of a BMW Z4 GTLM
programme, Edwards and Dirk Müller (GER) finished third in 2013.

The fourth IWSC spin takes a immature dwindle during 13:35hrs CT (20:35hrs
CET) on Saturday, 6th May.

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL): “We have
had some success during COTA. In 2015 we won with a BMW Z4 GTLM because
of good foe strategy. Because of a long, prolonged true there, it
has always been a lane that is not indispensably to a advantage. We
had a pretty good automobile during Long Beach – we should have won a race
– so we consider a gait is most some-more in line with a other cars so
there is reason to be optimistic.  We only have to make certain our
plan is right, a automobile is doing well, and we make no mistakes.”

Bill Auberlen (no. 25 BMW M6 GTLM): “COTA is a track
where we’ve seen success in a past and will yield a good exam for
a softened opening of a BMW M6 GTLM we saw during Long Beach. The
prolonged straights and high speed, unconditional turns of COTA will give us a
most softened bargain of where we mount among a competition.”

Alexander Sims (no. 25 BMW M6 GTLM): “I am really
looking brazen to racing during COTA. we have tested there before – once
final year and only recently – and we enjoyed. To foe there will be
cool. We have continued to work on a automobile and we feel we should be
rival again after a softened Long Beach showing.”

John Edwards (no. 24 BMW M6 GTLM): “The final minutes
of a foe were unsatisfactory during Long Beach, though we took divided some
positives. We were heading and competing for a win. Our aim is to
take that competitiveness into a subsequent spin during COTA and miscarry from
a formidable start we’ve had to a season. I’m looking brazen to
returning a lectern with BMW.”

Martin Tomczyk (no. 24 BMW M6 GTLM): “We went testing
during COTA right after Long Beach and it was good for me. It went a long
approach to erasing a beating of that foe and spin my concentration to
a subsequent race. It was good to expostulate a circuit for a initial time.
Once again a idea is to have a purify foe and finish within the
front runners.”