BMW Team RLL Heading to Long Beach

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In its North American racing history, few tracks were more successful for BMW than the Long Beach circuit, one that saw Team RLL finish on the podium for the last four years in a row, last year the guys even managing a one-two win.
This year, the BMW Team RLL and their GTLM Z4 are arriving at Long Beach as leaders in both the Team and Driver standings in the 2014 Tudor United SportsCar Championship after podium finishes at the Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring.

Talking about last year’s victory, BMW Team RLL Principal, Bobby Rahal said “I don’t know if anybody expected us to win that soon, but it was obviously a great victory for us and for BMW, and to finish 1-2 especially. That gives us a lot of enthusiasm for the upcoming race. There is every reason that we should be competitive there again and can hopefully repeat.”

“This year the race will feature only Prototype and GT Le Mans cars so there will be fewer cars, and especially since there are no GTD cars, traffic will obviously not play as much of a role as it has so far this season. For us frankly it’s always been a little bit of a struggle to get around the GTD cars which are as fast as we are on the straights so not having to navigate that is going to help us. All-in-all it should make for a really great GT Le Mans race,” he added.

The race will begin on April 12 at 6:10 PM ET and it will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of the Long Beach Grand Prix.
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