Want to hear what 8,750 rpm (redline) in a M3 GT2 ALMS car sounds like? Strap on your headphones and enjoy! Nothing else need be said. But, we warn you – your BMW may sound a bit “understated” after this clip.
In the biggest story of accomplishment at Saturday’s American Le Mans Series Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team M3 GTs scored 2nd and 3rd place finishes in a triumph of race strategy at BMW’s home track. Recovering from an unfortunate qualifying result which placed the team at the rear of the starting grid, drivers Tommy Milner and Bill Auberlen finished 2nd,, while co-drivers Dirk Muller and Joey Hand scored 3rd place and set the fastest GT-class lap of the race (Hand) at 0:55.943 seconds.
The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team has arrived in Lakeville, CT, for the July 24th Round 5 of the 2010 American Le Mans Series. The Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park will begin this Saturday at 2:05pm Eastern Time and will be broadcast live on SPEED Television.
With five podium finishes in the first four races of the season, BMW now leads the GT Manufacturer points race. BMW M3 GT co-drivers Bill Auberlen and Tommy Milner, along with Joey Hand and Dirk Müller, stand third and fourth in GT Driver points, respectively.
Brands Hatch, 18th July 2010. Andy Priaulx (GB) and Colin Turkington (GB) scored BMWs second one-two in the 2010 FIA World Touring Car Championship in Brands Hatch (GB). In the 12th round of the season, Priaulx crossed the line after 16 laps 0.399 seconds ahead of BMW privateer Turkington of Team ebay Motors, claiming his fourth victory of the season. It was the triple world champions 16th career win in WTCC. No other driver has scored more wins than Priaulx. His fellow BMW Team RBM driver, Augusto Farfus (BR), dropped back to 13th following a collision with Chevrolets Alain Menu (CH), but managed to improve back to eighth over the course of the race.
Priaulx secured eighth in race one
Congrats to the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team as they have now moved into the top of the GT Manufacturer point standings after four rounds of competition in the 2010 ALMS! They were able to do this with a second- and fourth-place GT class finishes in this weekeend’s Utah Grand Prix.
We have reported a few times before on Paul Walker’s supercharged M3 and his love of racing – no, not a quarter mile at a time =) But this is the first good clip which demonstrates his substantial racing skills. Seen here is a race between him and a 650hp Mini CooperS.
Inside is the 3rd installment of BMW’s Joy Is Racing video series. This is an inspirational look at the actual drivers/crews running BMWs in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge Series. Watch the video and you’ll discover that their passion for racing BMWs is definitely infectious.
The “Green Hell” M3 by IND recently competed in the Redline Time Attack at the Autobahn Country Club, its first taste of serious performance racing after being force fed and fitted with various other racing bits. According to accounts, it performed admirably.
Here are some great photos from the Mid-Ohio Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge and GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series which took place this past weekend. The Bimmerworld 328i won the ST class in the Continental Race and the Turner M6 won the GT class in the Rolex Race.