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Tom Blomqvist

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BMW TEAM RLL KICKS OF THE SECOND HALF OF THE 2019 IMSA SEASON AT LIME ROCK PARK

The Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park (USA), held this coming weekend, marks the start of the second half of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. BMW Team RLL is looking to make the most of its increased competitiveness shown in recent rounds. A one-two BMW M8 GTE qualifying effort resulted in second and … Continue reading

BMW TEAM RLL READY TO GET BACK ON WINNING TRACK AT WATKINS GLEN

The 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season resumes following the traditional Le Mans break with BMW Team RLL ready to compete in this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours Of The Glen, at Watkins Glen International. The 2019 Rolex 24 At Daytona winners have been unable to reach the GTLM class podium in subsequent rounds at Sebring, … Continue reading

BMW TEAM RLL LOOKING FORWARD TO MID-OHIO AND HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE

BMW Team RLL returns to the historic Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course this weekend for the fourth round of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship looking for the team’s home track to provide a rebound from a sub-par performance at Long Beach three weeks ago. As shown last season, the 2.4-mile, 15-turn natural terrain circuit in Lexington, … Continue reading

BMW TEAM RLL FINISH IMSA SPORTSCAR GRAND PRIX AT LONG BEACH IN SEVENTH AND EIGHTH POSITIONS

Despite disappointing seventh and eighth place GTLM class finishes in today’s IMSA BUBBA burger Sports Car Grand Prix at Long Beach, both BMW Team RLL BMW M8 GTE machines showed the best pace of the weekend and the increased speed is an encouraging sign for the upcoming races. Unfortunately, the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit … Continue reading

BMW TEAM RLL QUALIFIES SEVENTH AND EIGHTH FOR IMSA LONG BEACH GRAND PRIX

BMW Team RLL will start the IMSA BUBBA Burger Long Beach Grand Prix from the rear of the GTLM field after a disappointing qualifying session left them in the seventh and eighth starting positions. Tom Blomqvist posted a 1:17.021 minute lap around the 1.968-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit to qualify the No. 25 BMW M8 … Continue reading

DIFFICULT CHALLENGE FOR BMW M MOTORSPORT IN THE RAIN-AFFECTED WEC ROUND AT SHANGHAI

BMW Team MTEK started the China round of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) from the front row of the grid, but multiple red-flags and wet conditions made the ‘6 Hours of Shanghai’ a challenge, and the team had to settle for sixth and ninth in the LM GTE Pro class. It was the first … Continue reading

BMW M MOTORSPORT CONTINUES THE FIA WEC SEASON IN SHANGHAI

Following a second-place finish in Japan last month, BMW Team MTEK will make its debut at the Shanghai International Circuit in China this weekend for the fifth round of the 2018/2019 FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season, the “6 Hours of Shanghai”.  In the #82 BMW M8 GTE, the “Six Hours of Fuji” runners-up … Continue reading

BMW M MOTORSPORT HEADS TO FUJI FOR THE FIRST OF TWO ASIAN WEC ROUNDS

With the first European rounds of the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC) Super Season complete, BMW Team MTEK is making the 9,500 kilometre journey to the Fuji International Speedway in Japan for the “Six Hours of Fuji”, the first of two rounds in Asia.  The #81 BMW M8 GTE will be driven by Martin Tomcyzk … Continue reading

WATKINS GLEN AND CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORT PARK UP NEXT FOR BMW TEAM RLL

During the first four races of the 2018 season, the BMW M8 GTE scored a second place finish at the 12 Hours of Sebring (USA) with the #25 car of Bill Auberlen (USA), Connor De Phillippi (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR) after starting from De Phillippi’s first GTLM class pole. A second pole by Edwards … Continue reading

TOP-30 SHOOT-OUT: ROWE RACING STARTS THE LONG-DISTANCE CLASSIC IN THE EIFEL MOUNTAINS INSIDE THE TOP-TEN

Jesse Krohn (FIN) set the fastest lap of all BMW drivers during the shoot-out for pole position at the Nürburgring 24 Hours (GER). With his best lap time of 8:11.546 minutes, he secured tenth place on the grid in the #99 ROWE Racing BMW M6 GT3. John Edwards (USA) finished the session 14th in the #98 … Continue reading

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