LMDh and IMSA GTD Pro: BMW Team RLL will continue to competition for BMW M Motorsport in North America.

Road Atlanta. In a run-up to MOTUL Petit Le Mans, a season
culmination of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship during Road
Atlanta (USA), BMW M Motorsport is providing updates on a LMDh
plan for a 2023 deteriorate and a skeleton for a entrance year. BMW
Team RLL, who have been celebrating successes with BMW M Motorsport
given 2009, will competition in a dual LMDh prototypes as of 2023.
Initial sketches give a foretaste of a car, that will be called
BMW M LMDh. Alongside a LMDh exam programme, BMW Team RLL will
margin dual BMW M4 GT3s in a new GTD Pro difficulty in a 2022 IMSA season.

 

“I’m gay that a LMDh plan has reached a subsequent milestone
with a proclamation of BMW Team RLL as a group to competition in a two
prototypes,” pronounced Franciscus outpost Meel, CEO of BMW M GmbH. “As with
framework partner Dallara, in group principal Bobby Rahal and his organization we
have superb imagination and decades of knowledge during a highest
turn on a side. The LMDh plan continues to benefit movement and I
am assured that subsequent year we will once again take all necessary
stairs as designed to be as good prepared as probable for entering our
initial IMSA deteriorate with a LMDh prototypes in 2023. We are holding on
this new plea together during full speed.”

 

Mike Krack, Head of BMW M Motorsport, added: “BMW Team RLL is the
ideal partner for a LMDh project. BMW M Motorsport has been working
really successfully with Bobby Rahal and his organization given 2009. During
this time, we have all come to know a IMSA array really good and have
renowned vital success together. From a perspective, racing in the
tip difficulty and severe for altogether victories from 2023 is the
judicious subsequent step. When we competition with a new competition car, it is a great
advantage to already know what awaits we in a competition series, during the
circuits, and in terms of organisation. This is 100 percent a case
in a constellation we have opted for. That also goes for BMW of
North America. Thank we really many for your illusory support. Plus,
BMW Team RLL is not usually one of a best teams in North America on the
GT scene, though also in Formula racing so we have all a right
mixture for success.”

 

BMW Team RLL has been contesting a GT difficulty of a IMSA and its
antecedent array in BMW racing cars given 2009. This partnership’s
biggest successes have been a GTLM wins with a BMW M8 GTE during the
24 Hours of Daytona in 2019 and 2020, a GTLM pretension wins in the
driver, group and manufacturer standings of a 2020 Michelin Endurance
Cup, and a sum of 5 GT titles with a BMW M3 GT in a 2010 and
2011 seasons of a American Le Mans Series. Bobby Rahal’s group also
enjoys success in a North American IndyCar Series. The group has won
a mythological Indy 500 twice – many recently in 2020. Alongside the
complete contrast with a BMW M LMDh, BMW Team RLL will competition the
2022 IMSA deteriorate starting with dual BMW M4 GT3s in a newly
determined GTD Pro difficulty in a initial races.

 

“For me privately and professionally this is a dream come true”,
pronounced Rahal. “Now to initial run a mint automobile like a BMW M4 GT3 and
after that make a subsequent step with BMW Team RLL to competition for overall
wins in a LMDh difficulty is a instruction we really wanted to go. I’m
so pleased, so proud, so grateful that we’ll be means to do it together
with BMW M Motorsport.”

 

The pattern sketches of a BMW M LMDh were constructed in close
partnership between BMW M Motorsport and BMW Group Designworks.
Michael Scully, BMW Group Designworks Global Automotive Director,
said: “Uniting a iconic elements of BMW M Motorsport pattern DNA with
a performant pattern of an ultra-modern antecedent is what this
plan is all about. The figure of a BMW M LMDh exemplifies the
abdominal potency that is so synonymous with BMW M Motorsport, yet
a pattern routine has been rarely collaborative between BMW M
Motorsport, Dallara, and BMW Group Designworks. Iterating a exterior
surfaces with this group is quite rewarding since any project
partner has renowned imagination in their discipline, nonetheless there’s a
mutual honour and expostulate to find a transcendent, cohesive result
together.  I’m assured this automobile will be something we can all be
unapproachable of, and that a on-track formula will simulate a development
team’s good dynamic. For me privately this plan represents the
singularity of my veteran pattern knowledge and a life-long
soak in antecedent racing during reduce echelons as a driver. It’s
indeed a dream realized.”

 

 

Note to editors:

A new part of a video array “MBEDDED” will be expelled on the
BMW Motorsport YouTube channel, that will be all about a renovation of
a partnership with BMW Team RLL in a context of MOTUL Petit Le
Mans. In a episode, BMW M Motorsport gives disdainful insights behind
a scenes of a LMDh project. See here for a teaser of a third
episode: https://b.mw/MBEDDED_Ep3_Teaser.