BMW Motorsports excels on all levels
BMW and motorsports are a match made in heaven. The luxury vehicles are world-renowned for their impeccable aesthetic, powerful performance and high-quality parts, and these are all the same features that make them unstoppable on the race track.
BMW vehicles are famously stylish, but their form isn't just for looks. Every line is precisely placed to maximize their power and handling, giving them exceptional racing prowess. With this level of expert design and engineering, it's no surprise that BMW Motorsport in America enjoyed significant success last year.
BMW Motorsport is made up of two categories of teams. BMW Team RLL, which stands for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, gets its name from its co-owners: racing champion Bobby Rahal and talk show host David Letterman.
There are also several BMW Privateer Teams, including Fall-Line Motorsports, Bimmerworld, Burton Racing, Murillo Racing and Team TGM. One of the BMW Privateer Teams, Turner Motorsport, is one of North America's biggest independent facilities for BMW parts, performance and tuning.
"Their most recent title came in 2014, winning both the Tudor United SportsCar Championship (USCC) Team and Driver's Championship in the ultra-competitive TUSCC GTD class," states BMW. "Turner Motorsport driver Markus Palttala also won the 2014 BMW Sports Trophy as the most successful privateer driver in the world."
Team RLL also enjoyed great success during the first season of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship, scoring two pole positions and six GTLM podium finishes.
BMW Motorsport also made a strong showing in the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge (CTSC). A Grand Sport (GS) Class BMW M3 took home the second place during the season finale in Road Atlanta with 19-year old Trent Hindman behind the wheel alongside co-driver John Edwards. Hindman was able to claim his first professional title, GS Driver Championship, because of this win. Furthermore, his victory helped BMW win its third Manufacturer Championship in five years.
"In the Street Tuner (ST) Class, drivers Terry Borcheller and Mike LaMarra finished the season in fourth place with the #23 Burton Racing BMW 128i, making the 2013 ST co-champions the highest-placing BMW drivers in the ST class last season," states BMW. "If this is any indication of what the upcoming year will bring, 2015 is set to be stellar for BMW Motorsport."
BMW's iconic handling capabilities are what makes them so much fun to drive and so perfect for leaving the rest of the pack behind on the race track. If you want to keep up with BMW Motorsport news, visit.