March 15, 2010

12 Hour of Sebring Preview: Joy of Racing

Great slogan and nice work if you can get it we might add!

Many of our readers not from the US may not be familiar with the BMW North America, Rahal-Letterman Racing team.

Dirk Müller will be a familiar name from WTCC but maybe you don't know Bill Auberlen, a legend of American road racing. Along with Joey Hand (he of the biggest crash ever) and Tommy Milner, he will be duking it out with Porsches, Ferraris, Jaguars and Corvettes at Sebring this coming week end, March 20th. The 90 and 92 cars will each have a third driver especially for Sebring, Dirk Werner and Andy Priaulx respectively.

The 12 Hours of Sebring is the final warm up for the 24 Hours of Le Mans and ALMS runs what are usually called GT cars as GT2 in order to conform with the LM rules. This is not to be confused with the FIA's GT2 class which will not run at all this year for lack of entries, despite the recent fanfare in Paris. Confused yet?

The ACO is in fact expecting a healthy field of GT2 cars for the 24 hour classic later this year.

Below is a BMW produced video introduction to the RLR team. After the jump, our own clip from last season taking you up close and personal with the BMW M3 RLR.

1 comment:

  1. Great video! Great Marketing!! Right attitude! Not "racing to win" is NOT Racing!
    Go BMW! Go Freep!
    Good luck with the "Terminator" track!


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