German luxury automobile manufacturer BMW will be celebrating their 40th anniversary of motorsport at Daytona this weekend. They will begin the year by competing in the 53rd annual Rolex 24-hour race. Team RLL of BMW will also compete in Tudor United Sportscar Championship 2015 with Z4 GTLM vehicles.
Ludwig Willisch, Chairman and CEO of BMW of North America, LLC, commented, "BMW Motorsport introduced two BMW 3.0 CSL racing cars in North America for the 1975 IMSA season at the 24 Hours of Daytona."
He further added, "Those cars became legends and laid the foundation for the success BMW has enjoyed in the past four decades, where today we are the number-one luxury brand. Forty years ago, while BMW of North America was still in its infancy, BMW's first national marketing programme in the United States was to go racing."
Competing at Rolex 24 at Daytona will be BMW DTM stars Augusto Fasfus and Bruno Spengler. They will be co-driven by Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner. The other teams are Jens Klingmann and Graham Rahal, along with John Edwards and Lucas Luhr.
This is the third season for BMW Z4 GTLM in 2015 and they have prepared two chassis, that have been tested at the Daytona International Speedway. The German manufacturer is proud of its motoring heritage and will love to celebrate with a win.
Jens Marquardt, BMW Motorsport Director, explains, "We are looking forward to an exciting USCC season in 2015, in which BMW Team RLL will once again fly our flag in the GTLM class. Our mission is to return to winning ways with the BMW Z4 GTLM and strong drivers, and build on the great successes we have celebrated in North America in the past."