Bmw North America chooses its drivers for 2009 American Le Mans Series

Article by Christian Andrei, on August 29, 2010

Bill Auberlen and Joey Hand were named by Bmw of North America, LLC as the first two drivers of the latest M3s for Bmw Rahal Letterman Racing Team in the 2009 American Le Mans Series.

In selecting Auberlen and Hand, Bmw of North America has actually chosen two of the most thriving BMW drivers in the world and two of the most well-known names to M3 racing fans here in North America.

Auberlen, who is 40, hails from Redondo Beach, CA originally drove for Bmwof North America beginning in 1996 when he joined the preceding M3 racing program, which was then in its second year of competition.

He would go on to become the most successful driver for Bmw, garnering driver titles in both 1997 and 2004.

When he takes the green flag at Sebring International Raceway for the 57th annual 12 Hours of Sebring on March 21, Auberlen will have the merit of having raced all of the Bmw M3 generations promoted by Bmw of North America.

Hand, younger at 29, comes from Sacramento, CA joined the preceding M3 racing program in 2004 and competed through the 2006 season.

Coming from a setting in open wheel racing, Hand rapidly got used to the M3 and endurance racing. He received five wins and 13 podium finishes for BMW of North America in a total of three seasons, lots of those races with Auberlen as partner.

Topics: bmw, united states

If you liked the article, share on:

Comments

Login or Create new account to add a comment!

Recommended

The final version of Lexus’ GT3 racer is now here at last and it looks meaner and more menacing than the namesake concept it was derived from. Welcome the new...
by - January 16, 2017
BMW recently held its year-end celebration in Munich, Germany. The same motorsport event had on display the upcoming BMW M4 GT4. It was then wrapped in camouflage to conceal its...
by - December 15, 2016
M-Sport has taken the veil off its challenger for the next season of the World Rally Championship – the 2017 Ford Fiesta WRC -- and it has very little in...
by - December 13, 2016
Porsche revealed that starting 2017, it will offer the 911 (991) GT3 Cup with an improved drive. Already considered as the most produced GT racing vehicle in the world, this...
by - December 9, 2016
Mercedes-AMG finally races along with other car manufacturers in the GT4 category. Since there’s an increasing trend for this segment, we think they’ve made it just in time along with...
by - December 7, 2016
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries