BMW TEAM RLL: PETIT LE MANS PREVIEW
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – September 26, 2011… With the American Le Mans Series GT Team and Driver championships secured at Laguna Seca on Sept. 17th, BMW Team RLL has three goals set for the 14th annual Petit Le Mans this weekend. The team has set its sights on winning a second consecutive GT Manufacturer title, moving drivers Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner to second place in the driver point standings and winning the Dunlop Tire Manufacturer’s championship.
The 1000-mile race also serves as the penultimate round of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup where BMW Team RLL will represent BMW Motorsport for a second time this season. The first was the 12 Hours of Sebring where the team finished first and second with the same six-driver lineup that will pilot the potent BMW M3 GTs this weekend.
Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Andy Priaulx will co-drive the No. 56 M3 GT. Hand, Mϋller and Priaulx won the 12 Hours of Sebring with Hand and Müller winning the next two rounds at Long Beach and Lime Rock Park. Three more podium finishes in the next five rounds allowed Hand and Müller to clinch the Driver’s title at Laguna Seca with a second place finish.
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