A tough competition for BMW Team RLL in Laguna Seca.

Posted on 02. May, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 2nd May 2016. BMW Team RLL finished a two-hour
Continental Monterey Grand Prix, during Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca (US), in
California ninth and tenth in a GTLM class.

Bill Auberlen (US) and Dirk Werner (DE), pushing a series 25 BMW M6
GTLM, finished ninth, 1.256 seconds forward of a series 100 car
co-driven by John Edwards (US) and Lucas Luhr (DE) in tenth place.
Both cars finished 78 laps of a 2.238-mile, 11-turn Laguna Seca
circuit during a 120-minute contest. The competition was won by a number
67 Ford GT of Ryan Briscoe (AU) and Richard Westbrook (GB).

In a GTD race, BMW works motorist Jens Klingmann (DE) and his
team-mate Bret Curtis (US) gathering a #96 BMW M6 GT3 from Turner
Motorsport to fifth place. The second Turner Motorsport car, driven by
Markus Palttala (FI) and Michael Marsal (US), finished a competition in 12th.

While a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship now enters the
normal Le Mans mangle for teams competing in a classical 24 hour
race, BMW Team RLL heads to Watkins Glen International (US) for two
tests in credentials for a Sahlen’s Six Hours of a Glen competition on
3rd July.

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal BMW Team RLL):

“The competition was unequivocally unsatisfactory for everyone. We were searching
for a set adult for this new tyre, though we couldn’t find it in a time
we had. Everybody deserved better, though now we have dual tests at
Watkins Glen, so we can take this tyre and indeed start
bargain it so we are some-more rival during a subsequent competition there.”

Bill Auberlen (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM, 9th place):

“Today was not a day, though we will be behind during a front of a GTLM
margin earlier than later. A competition like this one only creates BMW’s next
success that most sweeter.”

Dirk Werner (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM, 9th place):

“We had a formidable weekend. The speed opening we had from a beginning
we faced in a competition as well, so we couldn’t unequivocally quarrel for
positions. we pitted utterly early in a competition and had fitness that a yellow
came out. Everyone else pitted so that changed us to a front – at
slightest for a small while. Driving for maybe 8 or 10 laps in P1
was a best partial of a competition for me. Ultimately, we only didn’t have
a gait for improved results.”

John Edwards (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM, 10th place):

“It was a unequivocally tough race. We knew it was going to be formidable from
Friday when we initial got onto a new tyre. Obviously we didn’t find a
good approach to adjust to it. Fortunately we have 8 weeks to a next
competition and a integrate of exam days, so we can find a way. We attempted to go
off plan with a yellows and we saved a lot of fuel so we could go
to a end. That plan was unequivocally a good one as we got forward of the
cars we were racing with, though during a finish we were only too delayed to stay
forward of them.”

Lucas Luhr (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM, 10th place):

“The weekend finished as it started – disappointing. In terms of
performance, both of a cars were never means to quarrel or contest with
a others. we consider a mangle over these subsequent few weeks will do us a
lot of good and we am certain we will get it sorted out. As always in
racing time is ticking a small bit opposite us, though there is no point
carrying a heads down. We have to put a heads together, urge and
come behind stronger.”

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