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Monthly Archive: August 2013

Aug
21

INSIDETRACK SEPTEMBER 2013

FAMILY RESEMBLANCE: UNDENIABLE
Balanced, agile, lightweight — the BMW M Bike Carbon Racer, conceived by the award-winning BMW Designworks, weighs in at just 16.3 lbs. It sports advanced features, like an exclusive Shimano Ultegra 20-speed derailleur system and a comfortable fi’zi:k Tundra 2 saddle.

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Aug
19

BMW Drivers Post Strong Finishes at Kansas Speedway


BMW Drivers Post Strong Finishes at Kansas Speedway;
Pruett/Rojas Second in DP, Borcheller/LaMarra Take ST Point Lead

Woodcliff Lake, NJ – Aug. 17, 2013 Scott Pruett and Memo Rojas continued to fight for a fourth consecutive GRAND-AM Daytona Prototype driver’s championship by posting a runner up finish at Saturday’s inaugural Rolex Sports Car Series race at the Kansas Speedway. With three top-five finishes in the last three races, the CGRFS duo has moved to sixth in the standings. With only five points separating the top-six positions in the championship, Pruett and Rojas join Starworks Motorsports co-drivers Ryan Dalziel and
Alex Popow as the top BMW-powered drivers in the title battle.

Coming to Kansas, Starworks Motorsport had won the two previous races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway and Road America, but had a disappointing evening in the Sunflower State. Brickyard Grand Prix winners Ryan Dalziel and Alex Popow finished 11th in the No. 2 BMW Riley and dropped to third in driver points. Teammates Brendon Hartley and
Scott Mayer, winners at Road America, finished sixth in the No. 8 machine.

Team Sahlen equaled their performance in Detroit by posting a double top-10 finish with the No. 42 BMW Riley (seventh) and the No. 43 BMW Riley (tenth).

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Aug
19

BMW Concept M4 Coupe – the true essence of BMW M.

BMW Concept M4 Coupe – the true essence of BMW M.

Pebble Beach/Munich. On August 15, surrounded by both current and historic BMW models, BMW M tonight offered a first look on the high-performance sports
car of tomorrow — the BMW Concept M4 Coupe. The car was unveiled at the BMW
opening media reception for the iconic annual Pebble Beach/Monterey automobile
weekend.

“The BMW Concept M4 Coupe reflects the BMW M philosophy in ideal form: It
combines motor racing genes and unrestricted everyday suitability in a highly
emotional overall concept. For four generations, the BMW M3 has put motor racing
on the road and the BMW Concept M4 Coupe consistently continues to pursue
this fundamental idea. The new model designation — “M4” refers — like all other BMW
M automobiles — to the series on which this concept car is based,” explains
Dr. Friedrich Nitschke, President, BMW M Division.

THE DESIGN OF THE NEW BMW CONCEPT M4 COUPE.
The BMW Concept M4 Coupe, finished in the color, “Aurum Dust”, exclusively developed for this model, continues with BMW M’s design language — strong in character, emotional and extremely dynamic. From every perspective it is the embodiment of agility,
dynamism and superior performance. Large air inlets in the dynamic front, a swift design language in the side and a sporty, low rear give clear visual indication of the car’s tremendous dynamic potential. CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) elements such as the front splitter, the roof or the rear diffuser, underline the optimized lightweight concept down to the smallest detail.

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Aug
12

BMW Team RLL Finishes 7th and 8th at Road America


Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 11, 2013 . . .
BMW Team RLL suffered its second consecutive uncompetitive race, finishing seventh and eighth in today’s 2.45-hour American Le Mans Series Orion Energy Systems 245 at Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.

Bill Auberlen and Maxime Martin finished seventh in the No. 55 Z4 GTE after starting from the seventh grid position. John Edwards and Dirk Müller started from the ninth spot and finished eighth in the No. 56 machine. The result dropped Müller from the lead to a three-way tie for second place in the driver’s championship.

Today’s finish was disappointing for BMW Team RLL following fifth and sixth place finishes in the last round at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park (formally Mosport) and having won the GT class at Road America in three of the previous four ALMS seasons.

“We made a particularly good call to get the No. 56 on dry tires as soon as we could,” said Bobby Rahal, Team Principal. “It gained us the lead, but as the track dried and the speeds picked up, great strategy was no substitute for a 10 kph top speed disadvantage. As much as Road America is my favorite racetrack, I’m looking forward to tracks with shorter straights.”

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Aug
12

Power Rules at Road America.

Daytona Prototype win to No. 8 Starworks BMW Riley, Turner 1-3 in GT
1-2-3 Sweep in CTSCC Street Tuner.

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 10, 2013 . . . Starworks Motorsport won the team’s second consecutive GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series victory w…

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