- Parent Category: BMW Racing News
- Category: 2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
- Published on Tuesday, 24 January 2017 17:24
- Written by Jeff Seabrook
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The IWSC combines magnificent cars, iconic racetracks, quality drivers and passionate fans. In doing so, it continues a long tradition of sports car racing in the USA and Canada, in which BMW has always played a major role. In 2017, the successful collaboration between BMW Motorsport and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team entered its ninth year.
Last year, BMW Motorsport embarked on a new chapter in American motor racing, with the launch of the BMW M6 GTLM. The new car replaced the successful BMW Z4 GTLM and demonstrated its huge potential with three podium finishes. The team and drivers are looking to back up those results and achieve more success for BMW Motorsport in North America in the 2017 season. In addition to BMW Team RLL, Turner Motorsport will field a BMW M6 GT3 in the GTD class of the IWSC.
The 2017 season kicks off on 28th/29th January with the iconic 24 Hours of Daytona. The 19th BMW Art Car – designed by US artist John Baldessari – will compete at the opening round of the season.