BMW Group RLL is having a greater than anticipated racing season within the IMSA’s WeatherTech SportsCar Championship which could result in a contract extension via 2020. In keeping with RACER, which has been on a tear since July with three wins in IMSA’s GT Le Mans class, is anticipated to land once more with Rahal Letterman Lanigan. A proper announcement is anticipated subsequent week throughout the Petit Le Mans season finale at Highway Atlanta.
BMW Group RLL was fashioned in 2009 because the German producer and Ohio-based group joined forces to deal with the American Le Mans Collection’ GT2 class. Success was discovered with ALMS Drivers’ and Groups’ championships, together with huge wins on the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, utilizing the M3 model earlier than switching to the Z4 coupe and ultimately shifting to IMSA in 2014.
With the twin-turbo V8 M6 set to be retired after Petit Le Mans in favor of the brand new M8, it’ll mark the fourth new chassis developed by the companions in North America.
One of many groups that competed for the brand new contact was Andretti Autosport.