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Before the racing starts at the American Le Mans Series Monterey run at Laguna Seca, CA Leo Parente and ShakeDown ‘snuck’ into the Rahal Letterman Lanigan team garage to take a quick look at the newest GTE car in the series. Converting the GT3 BMW Z4 to GTE is in the details, primarily aero. Enjoy a snapshot look at one purposeful beast.

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Dirk Müller and John Edwards, driving the No. 56 BMW Z4 GTE, scored a third place finish in today’s four-hour American Le Mans Monterey race. A second consecutive podium finish for the No. 56 machine and a win for the No. 55 car at Long Beach in only the third race of the new program keeps BMW in second place in the GT class manufacturer point standings and moves Müller to the top of the GT class driver points.

Müller started the car from the eighth … CONTINUED

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The 2013 DTM season is underway, with the race at Hockenheim completed. We won’t play spoiler here, so see BMW’s race results are after the jump.

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Driver of the M6 Coupe competing in the 2013 One Lap of America provides an update from the competition.

The 2013 One Lap of America got underway at 8:30 this morning with the traditional Wet Skid Pad event at Tire Rack’s Headquarters in South Bend, Indiana. Usually we’re greeted with cool temperatures and occasional showers, but for a change we had bright sunny skies and a large crowd was on hand to watch the competition unfold. This particular test requires each competitor to drive two laps … CONTINUED

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Just days ahead of the start of the new DTM season, BMW Team Schnitzer driver Bruno Spengler (CA) already has his first race at the Hockenheimring (DE) under his belt – although it did come at the wheel of a somewhat alien car to the Canadian. BMW Motorsport invited the reigning DTM champion and 1989 winner Roberto Ravaglia (IT) to a very special “Generation Game”.

Both drivers brought with them the cars with which they won their DTM titles. Spengler triumphed last season with the current … CONTINUED

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The streets of Long Beach, California continue to be the favorite stomping grounds of BMW Team RLL as they finished 1-2 in today’s American Le Mans at Long Beach race. In only the second race for the new BMW Z4 GTE, the team beat a very competitive GT class field with excellent strategy set in place during the first hour of the two-hour contest around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit. BMW Team RLL has finished with at least one car on the Long Beach … CONTINUED

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The eight BMW DTM M3 cars which will race for BMW Motorsports in the upcoming 2013 DTM season were recently unveiled at a special event at BMW Welt. Prior to that however, the team was busy test driving and making preparations for the upcoming season at Valencia and Jerez tracks in Spain.

The eight BMW drivers will next test their cars at Hockenheim (Germany) for the final pre-season test, ahead of the start of the season in four weeks time. Enjoy the sights and sounds below!… CONTINUED

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Exciting news for auto racing fans, including BMW Motorsports fans. GRAND-AM Road Racing and the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA), which administers the popular German DTM racing series, have entered into a cooperation agreement to bring a version of DTM to North America. The earliest the new series would begin would be 2015.

If this comes to fruition, not only would we see BMW DTM cars racing against Audi and Mercedes DTM in North America, but also again Japanese Super GT cars from Honda, Nissan and … CONTINUED

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BMW Motorsport has passed another important milestone on the way to the start of the 2013 DTM season: On Saturday the BMW Welt in Munich (DE), located next to the company’s headquarters, was the stage for the spectacular launch of all eight BMW M3 DTM cars the reigning champions are going to contest the 2013 season with in the popular touring car series.

Usually, the “Premiere” in the BMW Welt is reserved for those BMW customers who have come to take delivery of their cars. But, … CONTINUED

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What happens, if you put four BMW DTM drivers in a BMW M3 car and give them some track time? Right, this will be fun. However, it gets even better if a tiny fifth passenger joins them…