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      03-20-2010, 09:40 PM   #1
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BMW Rahal Letterman GT2 places 2nd and 3rd at Sebring ALMS! (w/ post-race interviews)

BMW Rahal Letterman GT2 cars #90 and #92 had a hard start with the post stall test failed, but finishing second and third is a strong start to the season. That Ferrari had a good race.

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Risi Competizione won in GT2, the team’s sixth straight victory in a major endurance race. Jaime Melo, Gimmi Bruni and Pierre Kaffer took a one-lap victory in their Ferrari F430 GT over BMW Rahal Letterman Racing’s two BMW M3s, which swapped positions on the last turn of the last lap.

BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team Scores Double Sebring Podium


* 21.03.2010
* Press Release

Sebring , Fla. – March 21, 2010, 1:00 AM Eastern Time… The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team proved JOY IS BMW with a double-podium class finish for the BMW M3 GT Coupes in yesterday’s 58th annual American Le Mans Series 12 Hours of Sebring.

Bill Auberlen, Tommy Milner and Dirk Werner co-drove the No. 92 BMW M3 GT to a second place finish (seventh overall), finishing 330 laps of the 3.7-mile, 17-turn Sebring International Raceway.

The No. 90 M3 GT co-driven by Joey Hand, Dirk Müller and Andy Priaulx completed the same number of laps to finish third (eighth overall). Hand set a new GT class race record with a 2:00.985 minute lap (lap 185) during his final stint.

Both M3s ran flawlessly for the entire race, turning some of the fastest laps in the closing hours of the race as they chased the class leader which had gained a substantial lead during the race’s second full-course caution period.

The Long Beach Grand Prix, the second round of the 2010 American Le Mans Series, will be held April 16-17.


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Dirk Mϋller, No. 90:





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Bill Auberlen, No. 92:





Tommy Milner, No. 92:





Dirk Werner, No. 92:

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any videos of the race?
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Congrats to the team! It was nice seeing them in the thick of it and finishing strong!
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Saw the race on Speed.
Fantastic and congratulations BMW!
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The M3s did much better than i thought they might. This season should be fun to watch.

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Awesome Job!!! it was a great race. This is going to be a good year for them in ALMS.
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Great finishes for the Rahal Letterman team. Especially with the stall test issues. That shows some real perseverence.

This is going to be an exciting season!
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Great start to the year for RL and BMW. What is the deal with that fugly Crowne Plaza logo on the hood though? I understand the need for sponsors, but what the heck is a hotel chain doing sponsoring race cars? At the very least, they really need to integrate that logo into the livery much better.

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It's great that the Rahal BMWs ran so well, but it certainly helped when the two Team Corvette cars collided with each other in pit lane.
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It's great that the Rahal BMWs ran so well, but it certainly helped when the two Team Corvette cars collided with each other in pit lane.
Now Foosh, Don't be a contrarian. Just b/c you owned a Zed...
How goes it?

I didn't go this year but had plans to attend - fell through at the last minute.

I was sad to see Corvette shoot themselves in the foot but...'tis Sebring. Alternators/penalties etc were a big part of the problem as well. For once, BMW had the 'luck' go their way, as compared to last year.
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BMWNA, please get a website worthy of an international presence up, rather than some shell website. The Bavarian fandom deserves a better connection to your biggest racing push.

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Now Foosh, Don't be a contrarian. Just b/c you owned a Zed...
How goes it?

I didn't go this year but had plans to attend - fell through at the last minute.

I was sad to see Corvette shoot themselves in the foot but...'tis Sebring. Alternators/penalties etc were a big part of the problem as well. For once, BMW had the 'luck' go their way, as compared to last year.
Good to hear from you Wahoo. And yep, racing is a lot about luck, both good and bad, of course.
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