Time To Race, BMW Style!
In Woodcliff Lake, things are looking good for Team BMW as both its cars qualified in the fourth and seventh starting positions for the Le Mans Series Road America Road Race Showcase. The BMW M3 GT racing cars are defending champions of the Le Mans Series Road America Road Race Showcase, having attained the top spot twice in the last three seasons.
Bill Auberlen clocked a time of 2:04.913 minutes and attained the fourth spot. He and his co-driver , Jörg Müller are ranked sixth in the GT class driver points having finished third at the ALMS race in Mid-Ohio. Dirk M ü ller talked commented on their performance and said, “We have been running behind all week. I cannot believe how much we came back from the second practice, but we are not quite there yet.”
The Advent Of BMW in America
1975 was the year in which BMW LLC entered the market in North America. Since then, the BMW group has entered new avenues an expanded its horizons in the field of sales, marketing and financial services. The work of BMW in North America includes overseeing various brands of motor vehicles of the company like motorcycles, Design Works USA, Rolls-Royce and MINI. In the course of these years, many companies and business ventures have come up all over the country as well. There is a technology office in Silicon Valley as well as a California based design consultancy firm. Apart from all this, there are several other offices located in various parts of the country that deal with different aspects of the brand and its development.
BMW mean machines like the X5 and X3 Sports Activity Vehicles are produced in the manufacturing unit of South Carolina. This unit is a part of the global manufacturing network of the BMW Manufacturing Corporation. In fact, the South Carolina factory is also the sole manufacturer of the X6 Sports Activity Coupe. The numbers involved in the BMW representation in the US market are somewhat like this- there are 338 BMW car and Sports vehicle outlets, 139 motorcycle dealers, 114 MINI passenger car retailers and 32 Rolls-Royce Motor Car marketers. The headquarters of BMW’s sales, the BMW Holding Corporation, USA is situated in New Jersey at a place called Woodcliff Lake.
Partners In Excellence, BMW and Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Bobby Rahal, a three time IndyCar Championship and 1986 Indianapolis winner along with Mike Lanigan and the affable CBS talk show host, David Letterman together started the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing in Hilliard, Ohio. This endeavour has lasted almost two decades and won several accolades including 22 victories, 31 poles and two series championships, one in 1992 and another in 2010, and an Indianapolis 500 victory in 2004. In the year 2009, Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing collaborated with BMW, North America for the campaign of the BMW M3 during the American Le Mans Series. The awards continued to stream in as the team won in both the GT categories of Manufacturers and Team Championships in 2010. But in 2011 was the year when they won all three titles- GT Team, Manufacturer and Driver.