NEW YORK: The BMW M6 GTLM will get its first public test in the Nov 17-18 IMSA test at Daytona International Speedway in Florida.
BMW Team RLL is expected to campaign two M6 GTLM race cars in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
BMW’s latest endurance racing challenger recently completed its first US test at Sebring International Raceway in late October along with a M6 GT3 machine that will provide the foundation for BMW’s worldwide customer racing program. The 592hp M6 GTLM is based heavily on the M6 GT3, and is 32 horses more than the production M6, which features a 4.4-litre, twin-turbo V8.
At the Daytona test, the drivers will be Bill Auberlen, John Edwards, Lucas Luhr and BMW DTM driver Bruno Spengler.
Next year will mark BMW Team RLL’s eighth season of successfully racing for BMW in North America. The M6 GTLM will be the third BMW model campaigned by the team. In the past seven seasons, racing first with the BMW M3 and then the Z4, the team has amassed 57 podiums, including 13 wins. The team finished second in last year’s GTLM class Manufacturer, Team and Drivers championships.