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      07-12-2010, 11:16 PM   #1
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Thumbs up BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Takes Lead in ALMS GT Manufacturer’s Championship

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Takes Lead in ALMS GT Manufacturer’s Championship

* 12.07.2010
* Press Release

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 12, 2010… With second- and fourth-place GT class finishes in yesterday’s Utah Grand Prix, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team has raced BMW to the top of the GT Manufacturer point standings after four rounds of competition in the 2010 American Le Mans Series.

Bill Auberlen and Tommy Milner, co-driving the No. 92 M3 GT, finished 14 seconds behind the winner in the two-hour-and-forty-five-minute contest, continuing this season’s BMW-RLR podium streak. Joey Hand and Dirk Müller finished fourth in the No. 90 M3 GT, losing a third-place finish in the closing minutes of the race as a damaged exhaust reduced the BMW’s power.

Auberlen and Milner’s third podium finish of the year leapfrogs them ahead of teammates Hand and Müller to third in GT driver points. Hand and Müller stand fourth.

The race was slowed by two caution periods within the first 15 minutes of competition and the team chose to split strategies for a second consecutive race. While pitting Hand in the No. 90 M3 GT from fifth for fuel during the second yellow, the team elected to keep Milner and the No. 92 M3 GT on track. As the balance of the GT field pitted, the Virginian inherited the lead and held it until he handed off to Auberlen just before the one hour mark in the race’s third caution period.

Hand drove the No. 90 M3 GT to fourth place before handing off to Müller on his 46th lap. Auberlen continued in second after losing the lead just after the restart. With 45 minutes remaining Auberlen held on to second place with the third-place competitor glued to his rear bumper. Muller, approximately one minute behind Auberlen, maintained fifth position until a competitor’s flat tire helped him move up briefly to third place. He was unable to hold the final podium spot as his engine continued to lose power due to a damaged exhaust pipe.


BMW-RLR on YouTube: Tommy Milner and Bill Auberlen reflect on 2nd-place at Salt Lake City.





“Consistency has been the calling card of our season so far this year and it paid off this weekend not only with another podium finish for the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team, but now it has moved us into the top spot in the GT Manufacturer Standings,” said Bobby Rahal, Team Principal. “I am very proud of the efforts everyone at BMW and RLR has made so far this year and our drivers continue to do a great job in what is a very competitive class.”


BMW-RLR on YouTube: Program Manager Martin Birkmann on team performance at Salt Lake City.




Next, the ALMS moves back to BMW’s home track, Lime Rock Park, in Lakeville, Conn., for the American Le Mans Northeast Grand Prix on July 24. The race will be televised live on SPEED.



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      07-12-2010, 11:30 PM   #2
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      07-13-2010, 04:23 AM   #3
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Hmm, I don't guess we'll get any recants from all those posts : "besides, these e9x M3 models haven't been performing well racing"
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Great pics! Some new wallpapers in there for me
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Was curious about checking out the upcoming race at Lime Rock and was wondering if anyone has been there? If so should I get the $60 tickets (outfield) or spring for the $185 infield tickets which include lunch/tour/gift bag etc..?????

I have tracked my car there but curious about the setup for a race and where they let us go!

Anyone else going?
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      07-13-2010, 08:46 AM   #7
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Was curious about checking out the upcoming race at Lime Rock and was wondering if anyone has been there? If so should I get the $60 tickets (outfield) or spring for the $185 infield tickets which include lunch/tour/gift bag etc..?????

I have tracked my car there but curious about the setup for a race and where they let us go!

Anyone else going?
I'm Going and have been to the last two ALMS races there. The $60 ticket gets you to all of the track area infield and outfield (even the paddock). Lime Rock has the best race viewing areas. You can walk the entire infield fence and be within 20 yards of the track in some areas. I love that place.
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Congratulations to Tommy Milner and Bill Auberlen.
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Shame the #90 got passed so late in the race and lost it's podium spot. That vette took off after it passed the M.
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Thanks for the advice Space.....I will definitely do the $60 tix then!
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The first pic is insane !

Thanks for the update !
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Watched the race on Speed...great race and congrats to the BMW RLR team!
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Was curious about checking out the upcoming race at Lime Rock and was wondering if anyone has been there? If so should I get the $60 tickets (outfield) or spring for the $185 infield tickets which include lunch/tour/gift bag etc..?????

I have tracked my car there but curious about the setup for a race and where they let us go!

Anyone else going?
i was there last year save your money (185) get there early so can park with all the bmws and bring your own food and a chair. you get to see all the cars upclose and personal. Im going to road atlanta this year.
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