BMW Team RLL Is Getting Ready for First Race on COTA

Turner Motorsport BMW M3 on COTA 1 photo
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The Circuit of the Americas (or COTA for short) was finished in 2012 and served until now as the US Grand Prix Formula 1 home.This weekend, the track in Austin, Texas will be used in the American Le Mans Series for the first time.
BMW Team RLL is really excited about the new track but also worried, at the same time, due to the long straight this circuit has, that might prove problematic for the BMW Z4 GTE models.

In the last race, at Baltimore, BMW Team RLL finished 3rd and 4th, keeping alive the race for the GT Class championship, being just 8 points behind the leader. This race will run for 2 hours and 45 minutes and will see Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand join forces behind the wheel of the No. 55 Z4 GTE BMW.

From the 4 drivers that will race on the COTA, Auberlen and Edwards both raced before on the new circuit, in the GRAND-AM event, earlier this year.

“I've already won twice in Austin and I’d love to make it three.  Earlier in the year I raced both the GRAND-AM GS and GT races on the same day and managed to win them both, so Austin has been great to me," said Auberlen.

"I am counting the days down until I get to race the BMW Z4 GTE with my old teammate and friend Joey Hand.  I think the two of us together again should make for a winning combination,” he added.
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