Podium finish for BMW Team RLL pairing Auberlen and Werner during Watkins Glen.

Posted on 04. Jul, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 4th Jul 2016. BMW Team RLL drivers Bill Auberlen (US)
and Dirk Werner (DE), racing a series 25 BMW M6 GTLM, finished third
in Sunday’s six-hour competition during Watkins Glen (US) for a pair’s second
lectern finish of a season. Teammates John Edwards (US) and Lucas
Luhr (DE) finished eighth in a series 100 BMW M6 GTLM. Both cars
finished 190 laps of a 3.4-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen International
circuit during a fifth turn of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship (IWSC). Victory went to Ford.


The GTLM category title in a Six Hours of a Glen was a battle
between BMW and Ford. For probably each path of a competition it was
possibly a Ford or a BMW during a front of a margin – customarily separated
by reduction than one second, even as a checkered dwindle signalled a end
of a race.


Bobby Rahal, (Team Principal BMW Team RLL):

“It was a tough race. Bill and Dirk did a unequivocally good job, though it is
transparent that a Fords showed what they showed during Le Mans. They are
now a quickest cars out there. However, we gave them a run. We
had a bad array stop right there during a finish with a series 100 automobile that
took a breeze out of a sails, so we were unhappy with that. It
was still a good finish for a 25 car. We warranted some good points and
positively when we cruise how we ran during Laguna Seca this is a major
improvement. On to Mosport.”


Bill Auberlen (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM, 3rd place):

“That was a tough warranted third. we have raced in this competition given we was
18 years aged and we have never had that purify a race. The others were
never in a approach and a whole group did a good job. The organisation was
flawless, a automobile was flawless and we are anticipating a approach now in this championship.”


Dirk Werner (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM, 3rd place):

“I am unequivocally happy with this podium, generally meditative of where we
were during a final competition and how tough we have worked to get behind into a
position where we are tighten to winning a race. The whole group done no
mistakes, we had a purify weekend and done a lot of good decisions. I
consider that was a good competition to get behind into this championship after
a prolonged break.”


John Edwards (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM, 8th place):

“I consider we had one of a quickest cars save for a tip two, but
unfortunately each time we managed to scratch a approach behind to a top
5 and get ourselves prepared for a quarrel we had possibly bad fitness or
something else happened, so we would find ourselves behind in P10. We
came behind by a margin a integrate of times, though it was pretty
frustrating not to be means to gain on a speed of a car.”


Lucas Luhr (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM, 8th place):

“For certain was unequivocally frustrating. Basically a deteriorate is continuing
like it started and it seems we can't get a break. In a middle
army we didn’t have a fastest car, though afterwards twice there was
something wrong during a array stop, so twice we were passed last. At the
finish a automobile was quick, though from behind there we can't unequivocally fight. At
slightest a sister automobile got a podium, so that is good for them, though we
only need to keep on pushing, keep on fighting and hopefully one day
a mishaps will end.”


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