BMW Motorsport Media Information. 2013 American Le Mans Series.

BMW Motorsport Media Information. 2013 American Le Mans Series.

Foreword. Jörg Kottmeier, Head of BMW Sports Communications.

Dear media representatives and colleagues,
In 2013, BMW Motorsport is embarking on another chapter of its involvement in the American Le Mans Series. After four successful years and five GT titles, the time has come for the BMW M3 GT to step aside. In the BMW Z4 GTE, we are lining up with a completely new car. As such, Bobby Rahal and his team are setting out on a development year, during which they will learn a lot about the car. Everyone at BMW Motorsport and BMW Team RLL is highly motivated to be back battling for the top positions within the fiercely-competitive GT class as soon as possible.

Our driving squad is made up of a healthy mix of experience and youth. If you have been reporting regularly on the ALMS, you will already know Bill Auberlen, Joey Hand and Dirk Müller, and will be aware of how strong they are. Two new faces in the team are BMW works driver Maxime Martin and the talented youngster from the GRAND-AM Series, John Edwards. We also welcome two BMW institutions in Uwe Alzen and Jörg Müller to the team as reinforcement for Sebring and Road Atlanta.

I hope our comprehensive Media Service will help you with your daily work on the ALMS. Should you need support with any topics, please feel free to contact me or my colleagues at any time. I look forward to working together with you during the 2013 ALMS season.

Yours sincerely

Jörg Kottmeier
Head of BMW Sports Communications