BMWUSA Classic at the Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion 2015

Racing | July 30th, 2015 by 0
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BMWUSA Classic will once again enter the No. 2 BMW M1 IMSA Group 4 Endurance racer in Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion from August 13-16. The …

BMWUSA Classic will once again enter the No. 2 BMW M1 IMSA Group 4 Endurance racer in Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion from August 13-16.

The BMW M1 IMSA Group 4 was based on the M1 Procar but was further developed for endurance racing in the USA. The easiest way to differentiate between the IMSA version and the Procar is the wider rear fender flares and the endurance racing quick-fill fuel receptor in the driver’s side rear quarter window. The M1 Procar uses the stock road car fuel doors (one on each side of the car).

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The No. 2 BMW M1 will be driven at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this year by Automobile Magazine editor Jason Harper for an upcoming article.

The No. 25 3.0 CSL and the No. 25 Z4 GTLM along with their respective drivers Brian Redman and Bill Auberlen will also be at the 2015 Rolex Monterey Motorsport Reunion from August 13-16.

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The BMW 3.0 CSL race cars were the first cars to be developed under the new BMW Motorsport GmbH subsidiary, established in 1972 and led by Jochen Neerpasch.  They were also the first to sport the new official colors of BMW Motorsport—red, violet and blue.

This car, one of five produced is Chassis 2275985 and has been restored to its race number 25, 1975 12 Hours of Sebring specification. Ludwig Willisch, President and CEO of BMW of North America is scheduled to race the No. 25 BMW 3.0 CSL at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion this year.

[Source: BMWUSA Classic]

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