Maiden stick position for a BMW M6 GTLM in Sebring – Auberlen and Edwards close out front quarrel for BMW Team RLL.

Posted on 19. Mar, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Sebring (US), 18th Mar 2016. Strong display by BMW Team RLL in
subordinate for a 12-hour competition in Sebring (US): Bill Auberlen (US)
cumulative GTLM stick position during a circle of a series 25 BMW M6 GTLM,
environment a best path time of 1:58.402 minutes. John Edwards (US)
finished usually 0.190 seconds behind his team-mate and will start the
second turn of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC)
from P2 in a series 100 car.

In usually a second entrance in a IWSC, a BMW M6 GTLM claimed
a initial stick position. For BMW Team RLL it was a initial stick since
Laguna Seca (US) 2015. Auberlen’s before stick position dates behind to
final season’s Long Beach (US) race. Also during that time Edwards was in
P2. Auberlen will share pushing duties in a series 25 automobile with Dirk
Werner (DE) and BMW DTM motorist Bruno Spengler (CA) on Saturday.
Edwards joins army with Lucas Luhr (DE) and Kuno Wittmer (CA).

The Turner Motorsport group also gifted a successful qualifying
in Sebring. For many of a session, BMW works motorist Jens Klingmann
(DE) sat on tip of a GTD margin during a circle of a series 96 BMW M6
GT3. Only in a failing moments of a event he was relegated to
third, with a path time of 2:02.660 minutes. However, this is an
glorious starting position for Klingmann and his team-mates Ashley
Freiberg (US) and Bret Curtis (US) for Saturday’s race.

The series 97 sister car, driven by Markus Palttala (FI), finished
ninth in GTD. The Finn will share a circle with BMW Motorsport Junior
Jesse Krohn (FI) and Michael Marsal (US) for a 12-hour classic.

The 64th using of a Sebring 12 Hours will go immature on Saturday at
10:40 internal time.

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL):

“That was a good start to what is going to be a really tough day
tomorrow. we consider a group has finished a really good job, they had to do a
lot of work currently before to a qualifying, as we had a purchase issue
progressing in a day, though we were means to get it all together. You have
got to be gratified with that, it is parsimonious for sure, though we are starting
a competition in a good place and we usually have to finish a pursuit tomorrow.”

Bill Auberlen (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM, stick position): 

“What is crazy is entrance to currently we have had 3 laps in a car. I
asked ‘are we certain we wish me to do this?’ and they pronounced ‘yes you
have finished it a thousand times’. They had a faith in me to do the
qualifying, though any one of these other guys is a rocket and they could
have finished it. We have a good car, we have finished a lot of development.
We need a bit of fitness that zero breaks, nobody hits us and we so
badly wish to be a chairman who puts this thing on a tip step here
during Sebring with a BMW Team RLL guys and Michelin – it would be a
genuine good weekend.”

John Edwards (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM, 2nd place): 

“Quite honestly we am astounded we were means to close out a front row
after yesterday’s use in a heat. That usually shows what a guys
did overnight, how they altered a automobile and analysed all to
give us a bottom today. The plea tomorrow we still consider is going to
be how we can tarry a prolonged stints in a feverishness in a afternoon,
since we have no doubt we have a best automobile during night time. If we can
get to a night time and be somewhere in a tip 3 or 5 I
consider we will have a genuine shot during winning a race.”

 

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