Road America has become a porte-bonheur, lucky charm in French, for BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team. As in 2009, the BMW M3 GT2 took the win home after an exciting race.
No. 90 BMW M3 GT drivers Joey Hand and Dirk Müller completed 66 laps of the 4.0-mile circuit in today’s two – hour-and-forty-five-minute American Le Mans Series race, winning by 2.6 seconds. The outstanding result gives BMW a six point lead in the all-important Manufacturer point standings.
But the race has not been so generous for the other GT car, No. 92 driven by Bill Auberlen and Tommy Milner became victim of a slowing prototype in the “Kink” and was hit hard from behind. The result was a high-energy crash at the fastest part of the track, which terminally damaged the No. 92 chassis but luckily, caused Auberlen no serious injuries.
Shortly after, the car retired from the race and the No.90 continued to race for the win.
Monday, work has begun for the BMW RLR team and crew chief and chief mechanic Greg Cates provides fans wth an update on the buildup process for the No. 92 M3 GT.