Oak Tree Grand Prix at VIRginia International Raceway Preview.

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    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – August 19, 2015... BMW Team RLL will be racing for an overall victory at this weekend’s 240-minute Oak Tree Grand Prix as round eight of the 2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship is held at Virginia International Raceway in Alton, Va., on August 23 featuring a GT race as the headlining event.

    BMW arrives at the 3.27-mile, 18-turn circuit three points in arrears of Porsche in the GTLM class Manufacturer points standings after disappointing fifth and sixth place finishes at Road America on August 9. Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner stand second in the driver points standings. John Edwards and Lucas Luhr stand fourth. The No. 25 Z4 and No. 24 Z4 are second and fourth in team points standings, respectively.

    “At VIR you have to have a good handling car, but I still think of it as a horsepower track because it has a very long straightaway,” said Bobby Rahal, Team Principal. “It is clear something should be done about the Balance of Performance because the BMWs and Corvettes didn’t even have a look in at Road America. It was pretty silly if you ask me.”

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    Posted: August 24, 2015, 8:28 pm



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