IMSA WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP.

BMW POWER IN NORTH AMERICA.

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Side by side to victory.

The BMW Motorsport partners for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

BMW Team RLL is an experienced team that will field two BMW M6 GTLM to take on the challenge of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in 2017 again. Look who’s also back for more: our reliable partners making everything happen behind the scenes.

Premium Technology Partner: Shell

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About Shell Lubricants

The term “Shell Lubricants” collectively refers to Shell Group companies engaged in the lubricants business. Shell sells a wide variety of lubricants to meet customer needs across a range of applications. These include consumer motoring, heavy-duty transport, mining, power generation and general engineering. Shell’s portfolio of lubricant brands includes Pennzoil, Quaker State, Shell Helix, Shell Rotella, Shell Tellus and Shell Rimula.  We are active across the full lubricant supply chain. We manufacture base oils in eight plants, blend base oils with additives to make lubricants in over 50 plants, distribute, market and sell lubricants in over 100 countries.

We also provide technical and business support to customers. We offer lubricant-related services in addition to our product range.  These include: Shell LubeMatch – the market leading product on-line recommendation tool, Shell LubeAdvisor - helps customers to select the right lubricant through highly trained Shell technical staff as well as online tools, and Shell LubeAnalyst - an early warning system that enables customers to monitor the condition of their equipment and lubricant, helping to save money on maintenance and avoid potential lost business through equipment failure.

Shell’s world-class technology works to deliver value to our customers.  Innovation, product application and technical collaboration are at the heart of Shell lubricants. We have leading lubricants research centres in China, Germany, Japan (in a joint venture with Showa Shell), and the USA.  We invest significantly in technology and work closely with our customers to develop innovative lubricants. We have a patent portfolio with 150 + patent series for lubricants, base oils and greases; more than 200 scientists and lubricants engineers dedicated to lubricants research and development.

Customer benefits include lower maintenance costs, longer equipment life and reduced energy consumption. One of the ways we push the boundaries of lubricant technology is by working closely with top motor racing teams such as Scuderia Ferrari. Shell scientists will also work alongside BMW Motorsport engineers to develop high-performance oils for use in BMW Motorsport race cars. This development will be on-going during testing and the course of each respective race season. These technical partnerships enable us to expand our knowledge of lubrication science and transfer cutting-edge technology from the racetrack to our commercial products. When BMW Motorsport races in the DTM, the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC) and the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring-Nordschleife in 2016, it will be joined by Shell as its new Premium Technology Partner. From 2015, Shell is also the only recommended supplier of genuine BMW engine oil and BMW’s only recommended oil supplier for aftermarket engine oils.

Royal Dutch Shell plc

Royal Dutch Shell plc is incorporated in England and Wales, has its headquarters in The Hague and is listed on the London, Amsterdam, and New York stock exchanges.  Shell companies have operations in more than 70 countries and territories with businesses including oil and gas exploration and production; production and marketing of liquefied natural gas and gas to liquids; manufacturing, marketing and shipping of oil products and chemicals and renewable energy projects. For further information, visit www.shell.com.

Official Partner: H&R

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Suspension Components Made in Germany: H&R has Suspension components for more than 2,000 different vehicles – probably one of the biggest offering anywhere in the world. Also, H&R develops and produces shock absorbers, wheel spacers, sway bars and other suspension components for customers around the globe. For testing of new materials and technologies, H&R has participated for many years in top international motorsport events. This experience goes directly into development and production. H&R also manufactures technical springs, such as compression springs, tension springs, torsion and flat form springs. H&R stands for premium-quality, innovative products that are made in Germany in stringent compliance with the quality assurance standards of DIN EN ISO 9001:2008.

Official Supplier: Michelin

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Michelin has been involved in motorsport for more than 100 years as the leading tire manufacturer worldwide. Recently, for instance, the French company revolutionized Endurance racing worldwide by reducing dramatically the quantity of tires used during the events, while increasing the performance at the same time. Thanks to a continuous knowledge transfer between series production and motorsport, both areas have been supporting each other successfully for years. The brand with the Michelin Man has been a reliable racing sports partner of BMW for years.

Official Supplier: PUMA

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PUMA is one of the world’s leading Sports Brands, designing, developing, selling and marketing footwear, apparel and accessories. For over 65 years, PUMA has established a history of making fast product designs for the fastest athletes on the planet. PUMA offers performance and sport-inspired lifestyle products in categories such as Football, Running and Training, Golf, and Motorsports. It engages in exciting collaborations with renowned design brands to bring innovative and fast designs to the sports world. The PUMA Group owns the brands PUMA, Cobra Golf and Dobotex. The company distributes its products in more than 120 countries, employs more than 10,000 people worldwide, and is headquartered in Herzogenaurach/Germany. For more information, please visit http://www.puma.com.