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Auberlen Headlines Three-Car BimmerWorld BMW Effort

BimmerWorld Racing is entering three cars in the upcoming Pirelli GT4 America season…

Photo: Halston Pittman/BimmerWorld racing

BimmerWorld Racing will campaign three BMW M4 GT4 machines in the upcoming Pirelli GT4 America season with BMW factory driver Bill Auberlen headlining the driver lineup.

Auberlen returns alongside 2020 co-driver James Walker Jr. after racking up three wins and a third place finish in the SprintX Pro-Am standings a year ago for the Virginia-based operation.

Nick Galante, the 2018 Michelin Pilot Challenge ST class champion in BimmerWorld machinery, will make his first foray into SRO America competition in a second Pro-Am entry alongside team owner and reigning TC America TC class champion James Clay.

The third car will run in the Silver category and will be piloted by Chandler Hull and Jon Miller. Hull is undertaking an ambitious 2021 with programs in the Asian Le Mans Series, GT4 European Series, NLS, Creventic, and more alongside his Pirelli GT4 America commitments with BimmerWorld.

His co-driver Miller is the 2019 Pirelli GT4 America SprintX West Pro-Am champion and drove alongside Hull en route to a GT4 class win at the 24 Hours of Dubai in January.

Longtime team partners Red Line Oil and OPTIMA Batteries are back with the team alongside new sponsor TAC Energy, while the team will also support the Racing to End Alzheimers organization throughout the year.

The three BimmerWorld cars are part of what is expected to be grid of over 30 entries for the season opener at Sonoma Raceway on March 5-7.

Ryan Myrehn is an Indianapolis-based broadcaster and reporter. In addition to his work covering primarily domestic sports car racing for Sportscar365, he is the lead announcer for SRO America's TV coverage as well as a pit reporter for IndyCar Radio. Myrehn, a graduate of DePauw University, is also the host of Sportscar365's “Double Stint” Podcast.

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