BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Launches 2010 Season At Sebring

By Auto News Log • March 18th, 2010

Joy is taking the green flag.

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team takes the green flag for the 2010 season of the American Le Mans Series at the 58th annual 12 Hours of Sebring on March 20th. The team has entered two BMW M3s, each competition-hardened from their inaugural year of racing.

The classic endurance race starts the nine-race ALMS championship that will see new competitors in the increasingly competitive GT2 class1. After a dose of teething problems at the opening round in 2009, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team found strength in the second half of the season. The team ultimately finished with one win, five more podiums, two poles, and three fast race laps.

”We’ve essentially been preparing for this race for one year,” said Martin Birkmann, BMW of North America Motorsport Manager. ”Gremlins struck last year at Sebring, but following a successful 12 hour simulation here in January and two excellent days at the recent Winter Test, I believe we are ready. Last year, the target was to take one checkered flag; this year the target is two.”

Source: BMW


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