BMW Team RLL heads to Laguna Seca with a lot of movement after a lass feat for a BMW M8 GTE.

Posted on 06. Sep, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. Following a initial BMW M8 GTE feat and a third
place during a prior turn during Virginia International Raceway (USA),
BMW Team RLL heads to this weekend’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship turn during Laguna Seca Raceway (USA) with a lot of
momentum. Team Principal Bobby Rahal (USA) and his patrol aim to
extend a success strain on a iconic Californian circuit within
steer of Monterey Bay.

It was an ancestral impulse when a #25 BMW M8 GTE crossed the
line during Virginia International Raceway on 19th Aug when Connor De
Phillippi (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR) distinguished a lass victory
for a all-new GT car. Their team-mates Jesse Krohn (FIN) and John
Edwards (USA) finished a success in a #24 sister automobile by finishing
third and so securing a lass double-podium for a BMW M8 GTE.

Laguna Seca has seen dual BMW victories in new years. The BMW
Z4 GTLM won in 2015 with Edwards and Lucas Luhr (GER) behind a wheel
and a BMW M6 GTLM was winning final year. Edwards common a 2017
win with Martin Tomczyk (GER). This year, a dual BMW Team RLL M8 GTEs
are driven by De Phillippi/Sims (#25) and Krohn/Edwards (#24). In
addition, Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley (both USA) will group adult in the
#96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3, again in a GTD class, during Laguna Seca.

Quotes brazen of a Laguna Seca race:

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL): “As a
team, or for me as a driver, historically, we have had good success
during Laguna Seca. Last year’s win with John Edwards and Martin Tomczyk
was a extensive vital feat for us and John did a fanciful job
removing a limit mileage that was required to realize that
strategy. we have to contend it was substantially one of a many satisfying
wins we have ever had as a motorist or a group owners so we demeanour brazen to
returning to Laguna Seca, generally given a opening of a BMW
M8 GTE during VIR. We wish to be in a hunt for a win again.”

Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “Laguna Seca
has always had a special place in my racing career given it is the
initial ever lane we gathering a competition automobile on. It is one of my tip three
favourites on a calendar and it really is one of a many iconic
circuits in North America. Coming off a initial win during a final event,
I’m looking brazen to gripping this movement rolling and aiming for
another one during my second ‘home’ competition of a deteriorate on California soil.”

Alexander Sims (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “After we secured
a lass win for a BMW M8 GTE final time out during VIR I’m hopeful
that we can get a automobile dialled in to a really different
characteristics of Laguna Seca. It’s a smashing circuit that’s fun to
expostulate though will poise copiousness of hurdles for everyone. We need to work
tough to optimise a automobile and a pushing to be on a front feet come
competition day.”

Jesse Krohn (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “Laguna Seca is an
extraordinary lane that even non-racing fans know about. The group has done
a good pursuit over a final few months and a formula were starting to
uncover during VIR. we am assured we can keep a identical opening turn at
Laguna Seca and we am looking brazen to a weekend.”

John Edwards (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “Laguna Seca has
treated me really good in a past! We had a win final year in a black
BMW M6 GTLM and we’re entrance behind with a black BMW M8 GTE after a
double lectern during VIR so we have good momentum. we consider we have a good
shot during a initial win for a #24 automobile this weekend. The GTLM margin has
been super-tight a past few races so it will really be an
heated fight.”

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