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BMW Teases Patriotic Liveries Ahead of Watkins Glen

BMW teases patriotic livery ahead of Watkins Glen…

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BMW Team RLL has teased the patriotic liveries that its pair of BMW M6 GTLMs that will run in this weekend’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen.

The GT Le Mans class squad will sport a special “holiday fireworks” theme, in honor of the July 4 holiday, with the full design set to be unveiled Thursday at the track.

It is one of numerous teams that will run patriotic liveries for the third round of the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, including Action Express Racing, Michael Shank Racing, Stevenson Motorsports and Scuderia Corsa.

All cars carrying special liveries are set to take part in a photo shoot Thursday evening.

The Ohio-based RLL squad is coming off a season-best run at Circuit of The Americas last month, where John Edwards claimed pole and both cars finished on the GTLM class podium.

Bill Auberlen and Alexander Sims currently sit fourth in the drivers’ championship heading into the Watkins Glen round.

“As we saw at COTA, this car seems to like long, fast circuits with fast corners and certainly Watkins Glen is all that,” said team principal Bobby Rahal. “I’m optimistic about our pace and not just in qualifying, also the race.

“After Austin we have to feel optimistic about where we are, performance wise. It’s just a matter of not making mistakes. I think we can be right in the thick of it.”

John Dagys is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Sportscar365. Dagys spent eight years as a motorsports correspondent for and SPEED Channel and has contributed to numerous other motorsports publications worldwide. Contact John

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