MARCH 17. SEBRING. RETURNING TO WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

This season BMW Team RLL returns to defend its triple American Le Mans Series GT titles, once again entering two V-8 powered BMW M3 GT racecars.

The 2012 ALMS season opens on March 17 with an auspicious race: the grueling 12 Hours of Sebring. Back in 1975, when BMW began racing in North America, it scored its very first victory here. This is also where, last season, BMW Team RLL – the partnership of BMW and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing – swept first and second place in GT.

Last year’s win was a portent of a brilliant season for BMW Team RLL, culminating in the ALMS GT triple crown: Driver Championships for Dirk Müller and Joey Hand, Team Championship, and a second Manufacturer Championship in a row for BMW. Additionally, the team took the Michelin® Green X® Challenge trophy for being the most fuel-efficient team of the season, while BMW won the Green Challenge trophy for having the best fuel efficiency of any manufacturer over the course of the season.

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