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      02-03-2013, 11:36 AM   #1
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Z4 GTE @ RLL for 2013 ALMS

Z4 replaces M3 at RLL for 2013 ALMS Season

Full details/pics/videos: http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803072

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Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – January 14, 2013 . . . BMW of North America and BMW Motorsport today announced that BMW Team RLL will again campaign BMW’s American Le Mans Series entries in 2013. The two car team will do battle with the best of North American GT class sports car racing with the newly designed BMW Z4 GTE starting with the season-opening 12 hours of Sebring on March 16.

2013 ALMS Schedule
March 16 - Sat. Sebring International Raceway Sebring, Fla.
April 20 - Sat. Long Beach Grand Prix Circuit - Long Beach, Calif.
May 11 - Sat. Mazda Raceway Laguna SecaMonterey, Calif.
July 6 - Sat. Lime Rock ParkLakeville, Conn.
July 21 - Sun.Canadian Tire Motorsport Park Bowmanville, Ontario
Aug. 11 - Sun Road America - Elkhart Lake, Wis
Aug. 31 - Sat. Grand Prix of Baltimore Circuit - *Baltimore, Md.
Sept. 21 - Sat. Circuit of the Americas - Austin, Texas
Oct. 5 - Sat. VIRginia International RacewayAlton, Va.
Oct. 19 - Sat Road AtlantaBraselton, Ga.
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      02-04-2013, 02:49 PM   #2
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Sweet.
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      02-04-2013, 03:29 PM   #3
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      02-14-2013, 06:27 PM   #4
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Haven't been on this board in a while but thought I'd share this video I found of the RLL Z4 GTE.

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=803072
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      02-14-2013, 08:29 PM   #5
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Very cool
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      02-14-2013, 10:28 PM   #6
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Nice video. Lots of "M Performance Parts" stickers on the car.

Well I guess that's about all us Z4 street guys can get (stickers) as;

"BMW Performance' has yet to offer ONE REAL PERFORMANCE ENHANCING PIECE OF HARDWARE FOR THE E89 - ARE YOU LISTENING BMW??

1. BRAKE KITS
2. SUSPENSION PARTS
3. WHEELS
4. INTAKE & EXHAUST KITS
5. DIFFERENTIALS

Win on Sunday (hopefully), sell on Monday (bring on the hardware).

Now that you (BMW) have "anted up" the big corporate bucks to bring the Z4GT to ALMS - maybe you have a few bucks to flow out some real "BMW Performance" hardware to us loyal E89 Z4 owners.
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      02-22-2013, 12:55 PM   #7
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Looking forward to Sebring. And agree on performance parts for the Z4!
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"BMW Performance' has yet to offer ONE REAL PERFORMANCE ENHANCING PIECE OF HARDWARE FOR THE E89 - ARE YOU LISTENING BMW??

maybe you have a few bucks to flow out some real "BMW Performance" hardware to us loyal E89 Z4 owners. [/color][/b]
It should go further than that.. they need an actual M roadcar with a fixed roof and v8 engine like the race car

sort of like how the E86 z4m had the E36 M3 engine

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      02-25-2013, 04:13 PM   #9
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^^ you meant to say "like how the E86 z4m had the E46 M3 engine.

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      02-25-2013, 04:45 PM   #10
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^^ you meant to say "like how the E86 z4m had the E46 M3 engine.




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Well 4 hrs into the 12 hrs at Sebring and the new Z4 GT's are running 2nd & 5th. Starting off a good debut race so far.

So they finish 4th & 7th after qualifing 8th & 9th. Too bad the 56 car had a mechanical failure of the LF strut which cost them 20 minutes in the pits . A podium finish was possible.

Should be a good series.
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Long Beach Race Results 20 Apr.

BMW Team RLL co-owned by Bobby Rahal, David Letterman and Chicago businessman Mike Lanigan won in GT in just its second race with its new BMW Z4 GTE as No. 55 co-drivers Bill Auberlen and Maxime Martin led a 1-2 finish in class ahead of Joey Hand and Dirk Muller in the No. 56.
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      04-21-2013, 01:04 AM   #13
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I had a great time & the results were even better. Not sticking around for the grand prix because i saw what i wanted. I believe the replay will be abc Sunday.
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