BMW Team RLL carrying two-win strain to Petit Le Mans.

Posted on 11. Oct, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. BMW Team RLL will demeanour to tighten a 2018 IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and a initial deteriorate for the
BMW M8 GTE with a third uninterrupted GTLM category victory, this time at
a 21st annual Motul Petit Le Mans during Road Atlanta (USA).





Following a win and double-podium finish during Virginia
International Raceway (USA) in Aug and a second feat during the
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (USA) final month a group is fully
prepared for Petit Le Mans – an eventuality they won final year in a final
competition for a BMW M6 GTLM. Bill Auberlen (USA) rejoins Alexander Sims
(GBR) and Connor De Phillippi (USA) in a #25 BMW M8 GTE for the
fourth time this season. Chaz Mostert (AUS) will co-drive with John
Edwards (USA) and Jesse Krohn (FIN) in a #24 BMW M8 GTE. This
weekend will also see BMW Team RLL finish a 10th season
of racing with BMW.

 

Statements on a competition during Road Atlanta
:

 

Bobby Rahal (BMW Team RLL, Team Principal): “The last
dual wins have come from unequivocally clever fuel government and a good job
by a drivers. we don’t see because we can’t be in a thick of it at
Petit Le Mans and go for 3 in a row. We tested there and a car
ran good though of march it is a tough race. Winning a competition final year
was a extensive feat for ourselves and for BMW. Just like any
race, we will have to stay out of difficulty and be smart. If we can do
that, we consider we have a shot during removing back-to-back wins there as
good as winning a third in a quarrel for a BMW M8 GTE.“

 

Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “Carrying a two
competition feat strain into a final competition eventuality of 2018 gives us that
most some-more certainty as a team. We’ve positively proven a BMW M8 GTE
is able of winning and a past story during Petit Le Mans has also
proven that Road Atlanta is a lane that suits a BMW competition cars. This
year we have grown exponentially as a team, and we trust we are all
unequivocally happy with what we’ve achieved in a entrance deteriorate with a BMW
M8 GTE programme.”

 

Alexander Sims (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “On a behind of two
glorious wins in a BMW M8 GTE it feels like we are removing a head
around a automobile in a initial season. we am unequivocally looking brazen to
removing to Petit Le Mans and saying how a automobile works there. It’s a
tough and prolonged competition into a night that will meant we have to be at
a tip of a game, however it’s a usually circuit left where we have a
100% win strain so I’m over encouraged to keep that going! It’s been
a entirely gratifying year so far; we have unequivocally softened our
believe of how a automobile works best and now all a concentration is on
finishing a deteriorate on a high.”

 

Bill Auberlen (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “I can’t wait to
stand behind into a BMW M8 GTE. BMW Team RLL has finished good progress
this deteriorate and are on a dual competition winning streak. We’ll try to make it
3 in a row. Petit Le Mans is always a tough competition and a win there
is something each motorist wants on their resume.”

 

John Edwards (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “Road Atlanta is an
considerable lane that takes genuine joining to get a discerning path time.
I’ve been in a automobile to finish second a integrate of times over the
years, though have never won a race. we consider this year competence be the
year. We’re looking brazen to carrying Chaz in a car. we initial watched
him on TV progressing this year when we was glued to a online streaming
from Bathurst. After examination him there, I’m certain he’s going to adapt
to Road Atlanta only fine.”

 

Jesse Krohn (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “I am unequivocally looking
brazen to one of a prominence races of a year. Petit Le Mans is
one my favorites and positively one we would like to win. The group has
finished an extraordinary pursuit building a automobile via a year and it is
starting to uncover with dual wins in a final dual rounds. The beginning
of a year wasn’t easy but overall a year has been certain and I
have privately schooled a lot and have enjoyed each impulse driving
a BMW M8 GTE for BMW Team RLL.”

 

Chaz Mostert (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “I’m super vehement to
get a event to competition Petit Le Mans for BMW. Although it will
all be new, we know we can contribute.”

 

Note to editors:

You can find a latest video profiles of BMW Team RLL drivers Connor
De Phillippi and John Edwards attached.

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