BROWNSBURG, Ind. and HILLIARD, Ohio (December 14, 2016) – Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing (RLL) announced today that TranSystems Corporation, a consulting firm that provides engineering and architecture solutions to the transportation marketplace, has renewed their role as an “Official Team Partner” for the team’s sports car and Indy car programs as well as an associate sponsor of the No. 15 Indy car driven by Graham Rahal in the Verizon IndyCar Series in a multi-year agreement. TranSystems Inc. has been a sponsor of the team since 2013.
“We are very proud that TranSystems is renewing their sponsorship of the team,” said Bobby Rahal, co-owner of Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing with former late night host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. “Their involvement is integral to our success and we are pleased to play a part in helping them achieve the goals they have set for the partnership and build their business. It has been a pleasure having them part of the team and we are looking forward to more success together in the future.”
“We are pleased to extend our relationship with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing,” said TranSystems Executive Chairman Brian Larson. “Our partnership allows us to share our love of transportation and IndyCar racing with both clients and employees creating a one-of-a-kind experience.”
The 2017 IMSA WeatherTech Sports Car Championship season begins on January 28 with the Rolex 24 at Daytona. BMW Team RLL prepares two full season BMW M6 GTLM entries. The Verizon IndyCar Series season begins on March 12 with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg. The team prepares a full season entry for Graham Rahal and a second entry for Oriol Servia for the Indianapolis 500.
For 50 years, TranSystems has provided consulting, engineering and architecture solutions to enhance the movement of goods and people across today’s integrated transportation infrastructure. Headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., its approximately 900 professionals in 34 offices throughout the U.S. perform a broad range of services to all sectors of the transportation and federal marketplaces. Services are delivered throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to construction to long-term operations, maintenance and rehabilitation. Learn more at www.transystems.com .
About Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing
Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, based in Hilliard, Ohio and Brownsburg, Ind., is co-owned by three-time IndyCar Champion and 1986 Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Rahal, former CBS Late Show host David Letterman and Mi-Jack co-owner Mike Lanigan. In 2017, the team will compete in their 26th year of open wheel competition and attempt to add to their 23 wins – including the 2004 Indy 500 from pole with Buddy Rice — their 29 poles, 91 podium finishes and 1992 series championship. The team also competed in the American Le Mans Series from 2009-2013 as BMW Team RLL where they won both the Manufacturer and Team Championships in the GT category in 2010 and swept all three GT titles in 2011 – Manufacturer, Team and Driver. In 2012, the team finished second in the Team Championship and third in the Manufacturer Championship and in 2013, the team finished second in the Driver, Team and Manufacturer Championship. In 2014, BMW Team RLL moved to the GTLM class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with a two-car program and earned six podium finishes including four second-place finishes. In 2015, the team earned three wins, two poles and a total of eight podiums to finish second in the Manufacturer, Team and Driver championships and in 2016, BMW Team RLL added two poles and three podiums with their BMW M6 GTLM entries to bring their current total to 13 wins, 22 poles and 60 podium finishes.