A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to head to the Long Beach Grand Prix course as a credentialed photographer, but I didn’t really have a client to shoot for. Maybe that’s not entirely true, but my duties for the weekend were to assist with capturing images for the BMWCCA...and they had their own photographer…
If there’s ever a good time for a bro-hug, it’s when your teammate ensures that you get your sixtieth ever win in top-level North American sportscar races. Scott Pruett increased his record number of wins today at Circuit of the Americas and proved that his once problematic car was now right where the team wanted it.
To commemorate their first victory in the United States at Sebring 40 years ago, BMW whipped out a classic livery that's unmistakably BMW for the BMW Team RLL Z4Ms: the livery of its 1975 3.0 CSL, lovingly known for its outlandish wings and flares as the "Batmobile."
Bill Auberlen, driver of the #25 BMW Z4 GTE, let the nice folks on television know exactly what he thinks of #911 Porsche 911 RSR driver Nick Tandy. Tandy collided with Auberlen early in today's race, forcing the BMW to fall behind in order to make repairs to the car.
Love the beastly sounding BMW Z4s that run in United SportsCar? We've got two of the guys who drive them in the GT Le Mans class for BMW Team RLL, ready to answer any and all of your questions: Graham Rahal, who usually runs with the team in IndyCar, and sportscar veteran Bill Auberlen.
Bill Auberlen, current M3 GT2 driver and previous BMW aerobatics practitioner, takes us to a magical place. This is what it sounds like nestled in the cockpit of a McLaren F1 GTR, utterly enveloped in that howling V12.