Veteran engineer Brandon Fry has joined BMW Team RLL as its technical and racing operations director, for the team’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship campaign with the new BMW M8 GTE.
Fry, who has more than 20 years of experience, including stints at Muscle Milk Pickett Racing and the Nissan LMP1 program, was most recently race engineer for Chip Ganassi Racing’s Indycar entry with Max Chilton.
“I’m really pleased that Brandon chose to join our team as technical and racing operations director,” said team principal Bobby Rahal.
“His history of success speaks for itself and I know that he will provide great value to our organization going forward.”
Fry effectively takes the position previously held by Jay O’Connell, who parted ways with the Ohio-based team late last year.
“I was really excited when Bobby called and offered me this opportunity to join Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” Fry said.
“The team has a history of success and I’m looking forward to working with BMW Team RLL as the new BMW M8 GTE is launched for the 2018 IMSA season.”
BMW confirmed on Tuesday that the Team RLL will continue to operate its factory GTLM program, for what will be its 10th consecutive year together.