Number 82 BMW M8 GTE to start a Le Mans 24-hour competition from fifth place.

Posted on 14. Jun, 2019 by in BMW Canada

Le Mans. On Wednesday and Thursday, BMW Team MTEK continued
preparations for a 24-hour competition in Le Mans (FRA). After three
subordinate sessions during a grand culmination of a FIA World Endurance
Championship ‘Super Season’, a no. 82 BMW M8 GTE cumulative fifth
place on a grid in a rarely rival LM GTE Pro category with a
time of 3:49.108 minutes. Augusto Farfus (BRA) available a decisive
time alleviation in a path time during a start of a final night
subordinate session.

 

BMW Team MTEK’s second car, #81, finished 16th. The BMW M8
GTE was shop-worn when Nick Catsburg (NED) went off eleven mins into
a third session. He was incompetent to continue qualifying, definition that
a time of 3:51.353 mins from a prior sessions was recorded
as final. Pole position went to a #95 Aston Martin.

 

Catsburg, Martin Tomczyk (GER) and Philipp Eng (AUT) will share
pulling duties during a competition in a #81 car. Farfus, António Félix
da Costa (POR), and Jesse Krohn (FIN) will be competing in a #82 BMW
M8 GTE.

 

Tradition dictates that no pulling takes place on a Friday in Le
Mans. The prominence of a day is a Drivers’ Parade during the
afternoon, that is once again set to pleasure racing fans from all
around a universe in a heart of a town. The Saturday in Le Mans
afterwards gets going with a warm-up from 09:00 to 09:45, before a field
comes together during 15:00 for a 87th book of a classic
continuation race.

 

Reactions to subordinate for a 24 Hours of Le Mans.

 

Ernest Knoors (Team Principal, BMW Team MTEK):

“It was a bit of a churned bag, to be honest. Both cars were in a mix
and aloft than where we suspicion they would be. We got a limit we
could – we knew we would not be able of fighting during a sharper
end. Car #81 was detrimental though we’d rather have it occur currently than at
a weekend. We’re looking forwarded to pulling tough and racing to our
full potential.”

 

Augusto Farfus (#82 BMW M8 GTE):

“We’re gratified with what we have achieved in qualifying. Fifth place
is reasonable – there’s not a lot some-more we could have done. We have 24
hours to pierce brazen so we’re happy. It’s a contrition for a #81 automobile but
it shows a turn of joining we need to get a good subordinate lap.” 

 

Nick Catsburg (#81 BMW M8 GTE):

“Obviously, that’s not what we wish to occur only before a race.
we done a mistake that finished qualifying. The path we was on was for a
top-five outcome that was improved than expected. We have to work hard
in a competition though this group can do it.”

 

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