Pole position for a BMW M8 GTE during Road Atlanta – Front quarrel for BMW Team MTEK during a FIA WEC competition in Fuji.

Posted on 14. Oct, 2018 by in BMW Canada

Munich. John Edwards (USA), Jesse Krohn (FIN) and Chaz Mostert
(AUS) will start a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season
finale, Motul Petit Le Mans, from a GTLM category stick position.
Driving a No. 24 BMW M8 GTE to a 1:17.006 path around a Road
Atlanta (USA) circuit, Edwards available his second stick of a 2018
season. On a other side of a globe, BMW Team MTEK competent in
second place for a FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of
Fuji (JPN) with a No. 82 BMW M8 GTE and drivers António Félix Da
Costa (POR) and Tom Blomqvist (GBR). The outcome is the
championship-best for a new-for-2018 BMW M8 GTE

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In addition, a No. 81 BMW M8 GTE finished in seventh place in the
GTE Pro category during Fuji. Drivers Martin Tomczyk (GER) and Nick Catsburg
(NED) available a total path time reduction than half a second behind its
sister-car, display how tighten a foe is for a WEC 6 Hours
of Fuji.

 

At Road Atlanta, Connor De Phillippi (USA) competent a No. 25 BMW
M8 GTE usually .422 seconds behind his teammate Edwards (1:17.428
minutes) and will start from a seventh position, a whole GTLM
category distant by a meagre .768 seconds. De Phillippi and co-driver
Alexander Sims (GBR) will be assimilated by Bill Auberlen (USA) who will be
creation his 410th start in a BMW racing car.

 

John Edwards (BMW Team RLL, No. 24 BMW M8 GTE): “I
really can’t set that kind of path on my own, so a outrageous interjection to
a group for giving me a plain car. we consider a subordinate set-up and
tire choice was flattering aggressive. The BMW M8 GTE and we were on the
edge, so we really had to conduct that, though it was quick. we don’t
consider we’ll be pushing like that for 10 hours though during night
use we had some quick unchanging prolonged runs, so we consider during the
competition we can settle into a good fast automobile and pace. we consider we’ll be
flattering clever tomorrow and now it all comes down to execution.”

 

Tom Blomqvist (BMW Team MTEK, No. 82 BMW M8 GTE): “I
consider a group has finished a good pursuit this weekend and we’ve improved
event on session. we had a good automobile for subordinate to go second
fastest and António did a good pursuit with comparison tyres to say the
position. We couldn’t ask for most better. It’s a best starting
position for a WEC though it’s only half a job. The rest we do
tomorrow in a race.”

 

António Félix Da Costa (BMW Team MTEK, No. 82 BMW M8
GTE):
“I’m really happy for us to be on a front quarrel for the
initial time in a World Endurance Championship. The group worked really
good in use to move a change of a BMW M8 GTE to where Tom
and we like it. We’re doing good so far, though a tough work is in the
competition – we are anticipating to get BMW’s initial WEC podium.”

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