In its debut season, the BMW M3 GT2 got a win in Road America. Two further victories were to follow in 2010 and 2012.
BMW Motorsport and BMW Team RLL celebrated their major joint titles in 2010 and 2011 with the BMW M3 GT. This vehicle brought success in the team and manufacturer standings in the GT class in 2010, and the triple title in the driver, team and manufacturer standings in 2011. The new challenge as of 2014 is the United SportsCar Championship. There, BMW Team RLL celebrated six podium spots against tough competition in its first year. The first wins in the new race series came in 2015. One year later another important milestone in the collaboration between BMW and BMW Team RLL followed. With the introduction of the BMW M6 GTLM to the North American series, new goals were set. The first win may have been elusive in the debut season, but three podiums in Sebring, Watkins Glen and Road America proved the enormous potential of the car. This makes BMW Team RLL's path clear: wins are on the agenda for 2017.
Rahal is an icon on the American motorsport scene, and has also enjoyed international fame and fortune over the course of his career. In 1992 he became the only person in motorsport to win the ChampCar World Series as a driver in his own team. He had previously won the title in the renowned single-seater series in North America on two occasions – but just in the cockpit, not as the owner of the team. His career as a racing driver also includes victories at the legendary Indy 500, the 24 Hours of Daytona and the 12 Hours of Sebring. In 2004 he proved he could also be successful as a team owner and team principal when his driver Buddy Rice won the Indy 500. Rahal is one of just three people ever to have triumphed in Indianapolis as a driver and team owner.
However, Rahal does not lead BMW Team RLL on his own. The RLL in the team name stands for the three owners: Rahal, TV presenter David Letterman, who has been involved with the team since 1996, and businessman Mike Lanigan. The team is based in Hilliard, Ohio. The operation is run from there in close cooperation with BMW of North America and BMW Motorsport.