BMW Team RLL Driver Bill Auberlen previews this weekend’s ALMS race at Lime Rock by giving us some insight into his experiences and thoughts on the Lime Rock race and motorsport park.
Here’s the very first look at the new BMW M3 DTM race car spied during its first trials on the German track Oschersleben. The M3 DTM car will see its first official action when BMW returns to the DTM in 2012.
The M3 DTM will be introduced next week and BMW motorsport enthusiasts will have the chance to see the car in person — during DTM weekend in Munich’s Olympic Stadium on the 16th and 17th of July. It will be presented to the media for the first time during a presentation at the BMW Welt on July 15th.
An epic race journal from M3POST member karussell who not only competed in, but finished, the recent 24 Hour Nurburgring Race. Along with 4 drivers, he piloted car #215, an E36 M3 running in V5 which is a stock class for gas engines between 2.5L and 3.0L in size. There were 13 cars in their class. They managed to be only one or 134 cars to cross the finish line out of 202 from the 170hp to 670hp classes. Read about his excellent experience during the entire weekend inside.
Following the annual pause in the American Le Mans Series season for the 24 Hours of Le Mans, BMW Team RLL returns to action at Lime Rock Park on July 9th for the Northeast Grand Prix.
With BMW on top of the GT class point standings following wins at the 12 Hours of Sebring and Long Beach races, the team heads to Lime Rock Park with the lead in all ALMS GT class championships and fresh from a two-day Dunlop tire test at Road Atlanta on June 15 and 16.
“The BMW Team RLL guys have been champing at the bit to get back to the track after such a long hiatus,” said Bobby Rahal, Team Principal. “We are the hunted instead of the hunter at the moment … CONTINUED
Here is a video recap of the very first M Festival and BMW’s 2nd place finish in the 24 Hour Nurburgring race. M Festival festivities took place next to the race track and included three days of fun for M enthusiasts, including M Night, M Coros, M Fan Flight, and M Party. Check out some video highlights inside.
Even more coverage from last week’s Nurburgring 24 Hour Race, with a huge batch of photos from all over the Nurburgring facilities and grounds – including some exclusive access to the race paddock areas, race cars, public visitor’s areas, etc.
Munich, 29th June 2011. An era has ended: On Wednesday Mario Theissen was officially bade farewell during an emotional event in Munich’s BMW Classic. On 1st July Jens Marquardt assumes sole responsibility for BMW’s motor racing projects.
More than 100 friends and associates from all phases of his career, including the reigning Formula 1 World Champion Sebastian Vettel, Nick Heidfeld, Alessandro Zanardi, Peter Sauber, Franz Tost, Norbert Haug, Stefano Domenicali and the current BMW works drivers, looked back together with Mario Theissen on the past years, obviously with a special focus set on his time as BMW Motorsport Director. During his 12-year tenure, Theissen celebrated innumerable victories and titles achieved in a variety of championships and series by BMW teams and drivers.
“I have really enjoyed … CONTINUED
M3POST member shawrf1 brings us amazing photo coverage of the entire Nurburgring 24 Hour race weekend, including photos from the race, BMW’s M Festival, and the race paddocks.
The Nurburgring 24 Hour Race has just recently concluded and the BMW No.1 M3 has managed to make the podium with a second place finish! Porsche managed to take the top spot. The No.1 M3 GT managed to consistently move up positions throughout the race. At the 12-13 hour mark, the No.1 M3 was still running 5th, but by the 14th hour, the M3 had moved up to the number 2 position.
Congrats to BMW Motorsports!