Our own John Hieter went to Long Beach California to capture one of BMW’s best performance in the American Le Mans Series. The two new BMW Z4 GTE finished 1-2, an impressive performance for a car in its second race in the United States.
The win came in a very competitive GT class field with excellent strategy set in place during the first hour of the two-hour contest around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit. Bill Auberlen and Maxime Martin, driving the Frozen Black No. 55 Z4 GTE, won the race, finishing 6.578 seconds ahead of the No. 56 Z4 GTE of Joey Hand and Dirk Müller. Martin started in the No. 55 car from the fourth spot while Hand started the car from the seventh starting position.
The main event of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach race weekend is the IndyCar race held on Sunday won by Takuma Sato.
Here is a full gallery from the event.