BMW Team RLL collects serve IWSC points during Virginia International Raceway.

Posted on 29. Aug, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 29th Aug 2016. In a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship foe during Virgina International Raceway (US), a dual BMW
Team RLL BMW M6 GTLMs finished fifth and eighth. It was a series 25
BMW M6 GTLM of Bill Auberlen (US) and Dirk Werner (DE) that finished
brazen of a series 100 sister automobile of John Edwards (US) and Lucas Luhr
(DE). The heading cars finished 90 laps of a 3.27-mile, 18-turn VIR
in a two-hour-and-forty-minute foe that had usually one full course
yellow 6 mins from a checkered flag. The GTLM category win went to
a No. 3 Corvette.

 

The foe for a series 100 automobile was compromised during a finish of path 13,
after 22 mins of running, when it mislaid a right behind wheel.
Edwards managed to get behind to a pits for 4 new tyres and fuel,
though afterwards perceived a expostulate by for a array stop penalty. This dropped
a automobile a path down on a leaders and a group was never means to get
this back. It also forced a change of plan from dual to three
stops. The series 25 automobile with Werner a start motorist stopped for
fuel, tyres and motorist changes on laps 30 and 61, while series 100
came in again on laps 41 and 66, again for fuel, tyres and driver
changes. The occurrence involving a Corvette that brought a yellows
out, and afterwards another between a Porsche and Ferrari during a restart
usually underneath dual mins before a finish of a race, meant that Werner
was means to finish fifth.

 

Jay O’Connell (BMW Team RLL VP Technology):

“It was a bit of a crazy foe with usually that one full march yellow
right during a finish usually bunching us adult for one final path conflict under
immature to a finish. Car 25 finished adult fifth place and survived all the
several incidents. Then a other car, unfortunately, mislaid a wheel
early on, went a path down and couldn’t redeem from that. So it was a
tough, prolonged day for us though we demeanour brazen to COTA, a subsequent event
where we will make a automobile improved and have a improved performance.”

 

Bill Auberlen (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM, 5th place):

“It is unsatisfactory that we could not quarrel during a front today, but
we will never give up. The group is doing a good job, a BMW M6 GTLM
runs ideally though we usually haven’t utterly got a speed during a moment
that a foe has. we am now looking brazen to COTA and wish we
can have some-more gait there.”

 

Dirk Werner (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM, 5th place):

“It was a formidable foe for us, as we usually didn’t have a gait to
run for a win. We gave it all we had and a group did fantastic
array stops. The certain from this is Bill and we got points for P5 and
this helps as we are perplexing to stay tighten to P3 in a drivers’
championship. We will keep on operative to get some-more of a automobile and look
brazen to a subsequent race.”

 

John Edwards (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM, 8th place):

“It was a unequivocally tough race. Now we usually have to regroup. We are
contrast this week in Austin to get prepared for a subsequent one and to
figure out how we can contest again on a pace. We had such an
detrimental start during a commencement of a year and this is not unequivocally what
it is about, as we are here to go for podiums and wins.”

 

Lucas Luhr (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM, 8th place):

“It was another really frustrating foe for us in a series 100 car,
though it can usually get improved from here. Our foe was some-more or reduction over
when John came in on 3 wheels during a commencement of a race. We do
not know accurately what happened though we will analyse a data. From
there on, we went a path down though kept on pulling until a end. See
we in Texas.”

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