BMW Z4 GT3
It has been two months since the last race of the TUDOR United Sportscar Racing Series to allow the teams to compete in the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The next race is the Six Hours of the Glen and BMW is looking to build on their early success this season.
The BMW Team RLL has managed two victories and two second place finishes in the first four races of the season. Thanks to this BMW sits atop the manufacture points standings in the GTLM class ahead of Corvette.
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BMW M235i Racing
BMW racing fans that make it to Watkins Glen are in for two treats beyond the competition itself. The M235i Racing and M6 GT3 will make their North American public debut.
The BMW M6 GT3 will make its competition debut in 2016 and the M235i Racing will also be available in North America next year. Seeing some of the cars that will hit the track in the very near future should help get fans pumped for the actual race.
BMW M6 GT3
Dirk Werner, driver, No. 25 BMW Z4 GTLM: “I am very excited to drive at Watkins Glen in our next USCC race. I have some experience there with a win the GT class in the 2009 Grand Am race. I think I will need to get back in the rhythm a bit after not being in the car since Laguna Seca. But then I will, for sure, enjoy this great track. It has a good flow and some nice quick corners. But most important: We will keep pushing for good results!”
Bill Auberlen, driver, No. 25 BMW Z4 GTLM: “Testing at the Glen is a very important component to success in the Six Hour. The circuit is so long and challenging, with complicated corners like turn five and the Carousel that lead you onto the long straights, you need to understand exactly how to be your best. We have received some balance of performance upgrades this season that have benefited us and we must ensure we make proper use of them at the Glen.”
Lucas Luhr, driver, No. 24 BMW Z4 GTLM: “The Six Hour is always an excellent event – lots of fans and people camping along the circuit. I enjoy racing at the Glen. The team has continued to improve with every race. John and I got our first victory of the season at Laguna Seca and we are working hard for another.”
John Edwards, driver, No. 24 BMW Z4 GTLM: “Certainly the 1-2 finish at Laguna Seca was an important one for the team, possibly even more so than the win at Long Beach because it showed the performance of the Z4 is now more of a complete package. Watkins Glen is the acid test because we struggled there last season. We have to be solid in every stint and continue to post strong results.”
The Six Hours of the Glenn starts at 10:00 a.m. ET Sunday, June 28 and will be broadcast live on FOX Sports 1 from 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. ET and then on FOX Sports 2 from 2:00 – 4:30 p.m.