American Le Mans Series BMW Team RLL - Virginia International Raceway ALMS Preview

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    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. ”“ September 11, 2012”¦ BMW Team RLL will contest its first race at Virginia International Raceway (VIR), in Alton, Va., on Sept. 15. The four-hour VIR 240 is the penultimate round of the 2012 American Le Mans Series season and only a strong finish will keep the team in the hunt for a third consecutive GT class championship.

    The team will face the weekend with heavy hearts following the death of Scott Roembke. Despite being away from most of the 2011 and 2012 seasons to battle his illness, Scott remained an integral part of the RLL organization. Officially he was Chief Operating Officer, but everyone who was part of the first years of the BMW Team RLL program will never forget his reassuring, “Okay, babe.” or continue to be amazed by the strategy calls he made. The team’s 2010 ALMS championship is a testament to what Scott brought to the team and the sport.

    Still standing second in GT class manufacturer points, the team has shown it potential to win in the most recent rounds. However, several setbacks have, despite excellent efforts, resulted in less than maximum results. A controversial call for “avoidable contact” by the BMW Team RLL series’ steward at the most recent race in Baltimore took the No. 55 M3 GT of Jörg Mu


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