BMW M8 GTE to start 24-hour competition from 12th and 13th place during Le Mans debut.

Posted on 15. Jun, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Le Mans. The grid sequence for a 24 Hours of Le Mans (FRA) is
now set; after 3 subordinate sessions on Wednesday and Thursday,
a dual BMW M8 GTEs are starting their initial races during a legendary
“Circuit de la Sarthe” from 12th and 13th
positions in a GTE Pro class.

 

In a initial event on Wednesday evening, António Félix da Costa
(POR) available a personal best of 3:50.579 mins in a #82 car.
That was adequate to secure 12th place in a very
rival GTE Pro field. In a sister #81 car, Nick Catsburg (NED)
was only 0.017 seconds slower and finished in 13th
position. Pole position was claimed by Porsche with a #91 car. The
competition starts on Saturday during 15:00.

 

Reactions to subordinate for a 24 Hours of Le Mans:

 

António Félix da Costa (#82 BMW M8 GTE):

“It was good fun to be racing opposite a time with new tyres, in
a dark, on this good circuit. In general, we felt during home with the
BMW M8 GTE. A peek during a times tells we that we could not keep
gait with a heading group. But a 24-hour competition is not motionless in
qualifying. we am unequivocally looking brazen to Saturday and Sunday.”

 

Nick Catsburg (#81 BMW M8 GTE):

“Qualifying helps us to get a good feel for a intensity of a car,
though a best probable grid position is maybe not a many important
thing to combine on during a 24-hour race. Let’s see how a competition goes.”

 

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