Laguna Seca has an important place in BMW racing history. It was the site of BMW Motorsport’s second victory in 1975, the first year of IMSA competition for the brand in the US as well as the start of BMW of North America. Hans-Joachim Stuck won there with the now iconic BMW 3.0 CSL.
BMW Team RLL also has an enviable record at Laguna Seca Raceway with three victories in four years: a one-two BMW Z4 GTLM finish in 2015, a win in 2017 for the #24 BMW M6 GTLM driven by John Edwards and Martin Tomczyk and the 2018 victory for the #25 BMW M8 GTE, piloted by Connor De Phillippi and Alexander Sims. This year, De Phillippi shares the #25 cockpit with Tom Blomqvist while Edwards is partnered by Jesse Krohn in the #24 BMW M8 GTE.