First stick for a new BMW M8 GTE in IMSA foe – BMW Team RLL qualifies initial and third in Sebring.

Posted on 16. Mar, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Sebring. BMW Team RLL gifted a successful GTLM qualifying
event for a classical 12 Hours of Sebring (USA). With a best time
of 1:55.839 minutes, Connor De Phillippi (USA) claimed stick position
for a second turn of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
during a circle of a series 25 BMW M8 GTE. He will share driving
duties in a competition with Alexander Sims (GBR) and Bill Auberlen
(USA). In a series 24 car, Jesse Krohn (FIN) available the
third-fastest time, finishing only 0.146 seconds behind his
team-mate. He will co-drive with John Edwards (USA) and Nick
Catsburg (NED) in a race. For BMW Team RLL it was the
24th IMSA stick position given 2009.


 
Bobby Rahal (BMW Team RLL, Team Principal): “It is
good to be behind in a hunt. Obviously, where one qualifies for a
12-hour competition is not a many critical thing, though it is certainly
improved to be initial than ninth. What this initial stick for a BMW M8 GTE
reflects is a extensive work everybody during RLL and BMW Motorsport has
invested in a programme.”
 
Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE, pole
position): 
“I could not be happier to measure a stick in my
initial subordinate expostulate for BMW Team RLL. The automobile was mark on and it
all came together on a initial drifting lap. We have a unequivocally good
racing car.”
 
Jesse Krohn (#24 BMW M8 GTE, third place): “Great job
by Connor to measure a pole. It finished adult to be a one path qualifying
for me since of a prohibited lane temperature. we done a bit of a mistake
on my initial lap. we suspicion we could make it adult on my second lap, but
was unable.”

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