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2016 BMW M6 GTLM making US debut at Daytona

BMW Team RLL will participate at the IMSA test event as it gets ready to campaign a pair of BMW M6 GTLM race cars in the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The race car recently completed its first U.S. test at Sebring International Raceway last month along with a BMW M6 GT3 that will provide the foundation for BMW’s worldwide customer racing program. According to the German automaker, the three-day test at Sebring was a successful one, providing the opportunity for 2015 BMW Motorsport Junior driver Trent Hindman to test last year’s Z4 GTLM race car.

Next year will mark BMW Team RLL’s eighth season of successfully racing for BMW in North America. The 2016 BMW M6 GTLM will be the third BMW model campaigned by the team following the BMW M3 and Z4 race cars used in the past seven seasons. In total, BMW Team RLL has captured 57 podiums, including 13 wins. Last year, the team finished second in the GTLM class Manufacturer, Team and Drivers championships.

The 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will kick off at the 54th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona on January 30-31, 2016.

Auto guide |By Jason Siu