BMW Team RLL in movement during a Virginia International Raceway.

Posted on 15. Aug, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. After a clever opening in a final competition during Road
America (USA), in that BMW Team RLL looked on march for a first
victory, Bobby Rahal’s (USA) group is packed with certainty going
into a subsequent competition weekend in a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship (IMSA series) during a Virginia International Raceway
(USA). Last week a group successfully finished a two-day exam at
Road Atlanta (USA) with drivers Connor De Phillippi and John Edwards
(both USA) in credentials for VIR as good as a season-ending Petit
Le Mans. The fuelling emanate that sidelined a No. 25 BMW M8 GTE at
Road America has been identified and rectified.

The two-hour-and-forty-minute competition during VIR is a second GT
class-only competition of a deteriorate and a entrance list shows 18 total
entries opposite a GTLM and GTD classes. Last year, a No. 25 BMW M6
GTLM of Bill Auberlen (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR) tranquil the
competition until a puncture with 8 laps remaining forsaken a twin to a
fourth-place finish. Auberlen and Robby Foley (USA) line adult for Turner
Motorsport in a #96 BMW M6 GT3 in a GTD class.

Bobby Rahal (BMW Team RLL, Team Principal): “Our
formula during VIR over a years have been bittersweet. We have qualified
well, though during times we have had issues during a race. Last year was a
quite unfortunate conditions for us given that we had a competition lead
absolutely in palm and afterwards to have a prosaic tire with a integrate of laps
to go was unequivocally disappointing. At a final competition in Elkhart Lake we had
a flattering rival automobile so we are carefree that will lift brazen at
VIR. There is a prolonged true that is something that could be good
for us and it also has quick corners though it’s like all of a races, it
will be a tough weekend.”

Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “VIR is another
fast, issuing circuit like Road America that should fit a BMW M8
GTE well. With a gait we showed in a final competition we am looking
brazen to fighting for a good finish.”

Alexander Sims (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “VIR is a lane that
brings behind a lot of memories from final year, both good and bad! We
were looking like we would win final year until a late competition puncture
thwarted a efforts. We know what we need to do to be quick there.
It’s a unequivocally fun circuit and a pleasing environment so I’m really
vehement for a weekend. We showed most softened gait during Road America
final weekend and so I’m confident that we can have a clever weekend.”

Jesse Krohn (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “VIR is another fast
and issuing lane that we like and it should fit a automobile well. We
showed some good intensity during Road America though unfortunately had some
bad fitness that cost us a clever finish. The group has been doing a great
pursuit building a automobile thru out a deteriorate and we am awaiting the
formula to shortly start relating a volume of work that has been put in.”

John Edwards (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “VIR is a home race
for me being that we live usually a few hours divided in Davidson, North
Carolina. VIR is also one of my favourite circuits. we arrange it right up
there with Watkins Glen and Road America. We’ve shown good potential
in a final few races and hopefully it won’t be prolonged compartment we’re back
on a podium.”

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