John Edwards and Martin Tomczyk competition a series 24 BMW M6 GTLM to a stirring feat during Laguna Seca.

Posted on 26. Sep, 2017 by in BMW Canada

Munich. If a colour black is a multiple of all colours,
a penultimate spin of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
(IWSC) in Laguna Seca (USA) on Sunday was a multiple of every
tension for John Edwards (USA) and Martin Tomczyk (GER) during their
stirring competition to feat in a black-liveried series 24 BMW M6
GTLM.

 

The twin finished 110 laps of a Laguna Seca circuit during the
two-hour-and-forty-minute competition that saw their BMW redeem from an off
in a silt during spin one on a opening path to take a meagre 0.152
second domain of feat during a checkered dwindle after a final stint
of a competition was run with a limit fuel saving strategy. The win was
a initial for Edwards and Tomczyk as co-drivers and the
16th for BMW Team RLL given commencement in 2009.

 

Team-mates Bill Auberlen (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR) finished
eighth in a series 25 BMW M6 GTLM, dual laps down to a leaders,
after Auberlen was spun off a lane on path 57 and had to be pulled
from a sand trap. Starting a competition second in motorist points, the
unsatisfactory finish effectively eliminates any possibility for a span to
win a GTLM driver’s pretension in a deteriorate culmination Petit Le Mans in dual weeks.

 

In a GTD class, Jens Klingmann (GER) and Jesse Krohn (FIN) were
using second in a #96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 until shortly
before a finish of a race. However, they were afterwards forced to come in
for another brief fuel stop, that saw them dump behind to fifth place.

 

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL): “We were
not a fastest automobile in a competition today, though we had a ideal strategy.
John did an extraordinary pursuit to save adequate fuel to go when he had to.
There can't be most left in a tank. To win here during Laguna Seca, a
lane we love, is really special. This win is one we know we’ll bite for
utterly a while.”

 

John Edwards (No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM, 1st place):
“The final time we gathering a black-livered BMW during Laguna Seca
Lucas (Luhr) and we won by 20 seconds. It was fantastic to be means to
do it again – this time with Martin – in a black-livered BMW M6 GTLM.
we trust stressful might be a title today. we had saved enough
fuel, though we mislaid some time behind a antecedent automobile and a Ferrari was
right on me in a final corner. Luckily we was only means to reason him off.”

 

Martin Tomczyk (No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM, 1st place):
“Today was a thrill. John did an extraordinary pursuit this weekend. My
initial feat in a States – it is an extraordinary feeling!”

 

Bill Auberlen (No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM, 8th
place):
“I was using good in third place when we was hit
from a back by a no. 67 Ford. we don’t consider he was perplexing to do
anything some-more than abate me adult and try to go by, though it was enough
to put me in a gravel. Looking for a china lining, a sister car
ran a pretentious competition to get a initial win of a year. we consider any
wish for a driver’s championship has eluded Alexander and me, though we
will still demeanour for zero though a win during Petit Le Mans.”

 

Alexander Sims (No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM, 8th
place):
“Today’s competition was all we approaching and more
eventful than we had hoped. It was over for us when Bill was spun and
unfortunately a mislaid result.”

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