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BMW Team RLL Finishes 3rd and 10th at Sebring

The 62nd edition of the world famous 12 Hours of Sebring race brought another podium finish for BMW Team RLL, the second this year. The No. 55 BMW Z4 GTLM car driven by Bill Auberlen, Andy Priaulx and Joey Hand finish third while the No. 56 car driven by Dirk Muller, Dirk Werner and John Edwards came in 10th.
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Photo: BMW Motorsport
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This was the second podium for the team after the successful race at the USCC opening, at the 24h Daytona, where they claimed the second place. With the new points, the trio behind the steering wheel of the number 55 Z4 now hold the lead in the GTLM Drivers Championship.

The other team had a streak of bad luck and could’ve claimed a better position if it wasn’t for all sorts of problems. First, the number 56 car was pushed into a guard rail by a competitor, the repairs done over the next few hours taking away valuable time. Then the guys that were already falling behind, helped the other car, number 55, in a troubling moment, to keep them fighting for the podium.

“Today was certainly a tough day for us in many respects. A third place finish by the No. 55 BMW Z4 GTLM and now the points lead is a tremendous achievement given the ups and downs they went though over the course of the race,” said Bobby Rahal, Team Principal at BMW Team RLL.

“Unfortunately, the day was ruined quite early for the 56 car. At the end we didn’t have the pace to catch the leaders, but now we head to Long Beach and a circuit much more suited to the strengths of the BMW Z4 GTLM,” he added.
The next stage in the 2014 USCC will take place in Long Beach California on Saturday, 12th April.
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