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    Auberlen and Hand to drive ALMS M3

    Great choice in my opinion. I'd love to see Tommy Milner and Boris said in the other car.

    http://www.americanlemans.com/News/Article.aspx?ID=5028
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    That's great! Auberlen is a fun guy and a great driver. ALMS 2009 will be a great show.

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    Can't wait to see that car out there. Glad BMW went for ALMS and I'm glad Auberlen/Hand are returning to the fold.
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    Both Bill and Joey are great guys and superb drivers. This is the best choice Martin Birkmann could make. I agree with Woody, it would be great to see Tom Milner in there too. I've heard that Boris has been lobbying for it. I'll bet he finds his way in there somehow.

    Woody, are you going to Sebring?


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    I'm curious to see how much financial support BMW NA will give to Rahal.
    Money is pretty tight in Woodcliff Lake.
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    New M3 ALMS Drivers

    Hey Woody, Isn't Tom Jr still driving the Aston for Rahal? Boris will show up somewhere, I'm sure.
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    I think the Aston Martin entry by Rahal in the Speed GT World Challenge was a short-term deal for the car's owner. Between the ALMS and IRL, 2009 should be too busy for a World Challenge effort. But Milner's performance in the Aston and his 2007 ride with Rahal in a ALMS GT Class Porsche should leave him in a good position for an M3 ride. Is that what you were getting at Chuck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by woodym3 View Post
    I think the Aston Martin entry by Rahal in the Speed GT World Challenge was a short-term deal for the car's owner. Between the ALMS and IRL, 2009 should be too busy for a World Challenge effort. But Milner's performance in the Aston and his 2007 ride with Rahal in a ALMS GT Class Porsche should leave him in a good position for an M3 ride. Is that what you were getting at Chuck?

    Woody, yea, mostly, I'm not sure that Rahal is going to campaigne more than two of the new M3s this year. On another point, Charlie, who lives about a mile form Rahal's HQ in Dublin said that several of the PTG maintained historics that Tom Sr kept out in Winchester, are now being kept there in Dublin. Wonder if BMW NA is moving all business away from Tom Sr.?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Real M3 View Post
    On another point, Charlie, who lives about a mile form Rahal's HQ in Dublin said that several of the PTG maintained historics that Tom Sr kept out in Winchester, are now being kept there in Dublin. Wonder if BMW NA is moving all business away from Tom Sr.?
    Unfortunately for us NA moved the historic race cars to Rahal a year ago. Charlie will have to send us reports and photos now.
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    Did someone say road trip to Sebring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Car54 View Post
    Did someone say road trip to Sebring?
    Road Trip to Road Atlanta for testing first.
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    Here a picture and a link to the article on the ALMS site.

    http://www.americanlemans.com/News/Article.aspx?ID=5031

    http://www.americanlemans.com/News/N...831_Image1.JPG

    On Bimmerforums RLR invites attendance at the Sebring test next week. If only ....


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