BMW M8 GTE claims second feat in a quarrel during Laguna Seca – Sims and De Phillippi win again.

Posted on 10. Sep, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. BMW Team RLL is picking adult movement in a 2018 IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. At Laguna Seca (USA), Alexander
Sims (GBR) and Connor De Phillippi (USA) took their second victory
in a quarrel in a GTLM category in a #25 BMW M8 GTE. The twin had
formerly triumphed during a “Virginia International Raceway”. Their
team-mates John Edwards (USA) and Jesse Krohn (FIN) came home fourth
during a finish of an eventful race, that featured copiousness of crashes and
yellow-flag phases.

This was BMW Team RLL’s 19th feat given 2009. Principal Bobby
Rahal (USA) and his group has now won 3 of a past 4 races at
Laguna Seca. The group separate a competition devise for a dual cars. De
Phillippi had to save fuel during his army to safeguard that he done it
to a finish. This devise paid off, as a American eventually crossed
a finish line 2.488 seconds transparent of a second-placed Porsche.

Reactions to a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race
during Laguna Seca:

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL): “For
Alexander Sims and Connor De Phillippi, what a good win. It was tight
on fuel and to be frank, we wasn’t so certain we were going to lift it off
and afterwards we had to stop with John Edwards that was unfortunate
since he was doing great. He and Jesse Krohn finished adult 4th yet we
separate a Corvettes. For a team, this is 3 wins in 4 years at
Laguna Seca and a mottled dwindle will be drifting over our
domicile in Columbus. we am only unequivocally happy for BMW and for the
whole team. Everyone works tough on this program, both in Munich and in
Columbus. We even had some Indy Car people assisting out this weekend.
Great group effort!”

Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE, 1st place):
“Wow, what a day! Eventful in a commencement with lots of yellows. We
knew we were in a good position in a end. We had to be fuel
fit and a engine did accurately that. we did a pursuit we indispensable to
behind a circle and a group done all a right calls. Super happy
for a team. It was really a group effort! We can be unapproachable of our
dual results, one of them was on pristine gait and today’s was a really
intelligent race. Now we go on to Petit and demeanour brazen to having
Bill Auberlen behind as partial of a group again and try to tighten the
deteriorate out on a certain note.”

Alexander Sims (#25 BMW M8 GTE, 1st place): “What a
pursuit by a whole team! We took a preference on a devise to fuel save
and extend that final stint. Connor did an positively overwhelming pursuit to
save fuel and keep a good pace. Absolute credit to a group and to
Connor for winning that competition by carrying that mega final stint. So
gratified to get this second win in a new BMW M8 GTE!”

John Edwards (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “With a final yellow
descending outward of a fuel window, a group motionless to separate a fuel
strategy. We were a automobile in front and got to go prosaic out and the
other automobile had to save a lot of fuel. We were anticipating for only one more
yellow, even a brief yellow to get us a few some-more laps to make it to
a end. Unfortunately for us though opportunely for a sister automobile that
yellow never came and they done it on their strategy.”

Jesse Krohn (#24 BMW M8 GTE, 4th place): “The team
did an extraordinary pursuit removing a automobile prepared and giving us such a great
competition automobile for this weekend. On a automobile unfortunately, a play on
fuel devise did not compensate off though we am super happy for a sister car
and their win. The whole group has put in a lot of tough work this
deteriorate and they merit it.”

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