BMW M Team RLL will be back in action for a fast stretch of three races in four weeks beginning with this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen, at Watkins Glen International. The race is the fifth round of the championship and the third endurance race of the 2022 IMSA WeatherTech Championship season.
The No. 25 BMW M Team RLL BMW M4 GT3 will be driven by Connor De Phillippi, John Edwards, and Augusto Farfus. De Phillippi and Edwards co-drove to a third-place finish in the last round at Laguna Seca Raceway to score RLL’s first podium for the all-new BMW M4 GT3. Farfus continues as the third driver in the No. 25 machine this season.
BMW M Team RLL has had success in previous visits to the venerable 3.4-mile, 11-turn natural terrain road course. Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims shared the 2017 GTLM class victory at Watkins Glen in the No. 25 BMW M6. Last year’s six-hour event saw BMW M Team RLL score a double-BMW M8 podium finish with Edwards, Farfus and Jesse Krohn second and De Phillippi, Philip Eng, and Bruno Spengler finishing third. Two additional third place finishes were scored by Auberlen and Dirk Werner in 2015 and 2016.
Connor De Phillippi (No. 25 MOTUL BMW M4 GT3): “Watkins Glen is always a highlight on the calendar and typically a very strong track layout for our race cars in the past. It will be my first time behind the wheel of our M4 GT3 at this track but I’m very confident we will have a competitive package to fight for the win. Our customer teams have displayed excellent performance since our last IMSA event and now it’s time to go for a double class victory!”
John Edwards (No. 25 MOTUL BMW M4 GT3): “Watkins Glen is fast, flowing, and has some big elevation changes. It’s my favorite track in the country! We got our first M4 podium in our last event at Laguna Seca, so it’s time to go get out first win!”
Augusto Farfus (No. 25 MOTUL BMW M4 GT3): “It’s always a pleasure to be back with RLL. Last year we got a podium at The Glen. This year the M4 GT3 has been doing super well and expectations are high. Watkins Glen is not an easy track and getting up to speed and finding the right setup will be crucial. I’m confident of a good result for us.”