American Le Mans Series BMW Team RLL - Baltimore ALMS Preview

Discussion in 'National Series' started by Administrator, Aug 30, 2012.

  1. Administrator

    Administrator Administrator Staff Member

    With only three races left in the 2012 American Le Mans Series season a third consecutive GT class championship remains the goal of BMW Team RLL. This weekend, the venue is the Baltimore Sports Car Challenge, a two-hour race through the city streets that surround Baltimore’s Inner Harbor.

    In comparison with many of the other tracks the series sees, Baltimore’s temporary two- mile, 12-turn circuit is analogous to a wrestling steel cage match. Concrete walls on both sides mean there is only one way out - forward to the checkered flag. There will be many competitors, but as the last year has demonstrated, only one real opponent ”“ Corvette.

    Last season, the inaugural ALMS race at Baltimore ended in disappointment for BMW Team RLL as the No. 55 M3 GT was punted from the lead by an overzealous pass attempt by one of the Corvettes with only 22 minutes remaining in the race. Bill Auberlen (and codriver Dirk Werner) ultimately finished fifth. Joey Hand and Dirk Mu


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