Racing instead of rain: The 24-hour competition stays violent for a BMW teams after a restart.

Posted on 29. May, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Nürburgring (DE), 28th May 2016. After an stop due to the
continue during a start, a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring (DE) got
going again in a evening. Shortly after 20:00hrs, a field
restarted a 44th using of a continuation classical and got behind to
a racing movement a spectators were anticipating for. After a BMW M6 GT3
was quickly one-two during a front of a field, a series 100 Schubert
Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 driven by John Edwards (US), Jens Klingmann
(DE), Lucas Luhr (DE) and Martin Tomczyk (DE) is a best-placed BMW
in seventh.

 

After a restart, Jörg Müller (DE) in a series 18 Schubert
Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 and Markus Palttala (FI) during a circle of the
series 22 ROWE Racing primarily took a tip dual spots in a field.
Müller primarily forsaken down a margin after an early tyre change,
though afterwards worked his approach behind adult into initial place. A technical failure
associated to a powertrain on path 17 forced Müller to stop in the
series 18 BMW M6 GT3. The automobile went behind to a Schubert Motorsport garage.

 

Palttala also mislaid some positions following a puncture and afterwards made
adult ground. After switching to slicks and with Richard Westbrook (GB)
during a wheel, automobile series 22 is in 20th.

 

An electronic problem meant that Philipp Eng (AT) in a series 23
BMW M6 GT3 was usually means to get concerned in a racing action
belatedly after a restart and also forsaken down a field. After a
competition to locate up, a second ROWE Racing automobile is behind in 19th. The two
Walkenhorst Motorsport BMW M6 GT3s are in 21st (number 999) and 39th
(number 101) after 6 and a half hours.

 

In a Cup 5 category for BMW M235i Racing cars, Michael Schrey (DE),
Alexander Mies (DE), Emin Akata (DE) and Dries Vanthoor (BE) of Bonk
Motorsport are in a lead.

 

Driver quotes after 6 and a half hours:

 

Markus Palttala (ROWE Racing, series 22 BMW M6 GT3):

“We wanted to take it solid and equivocate holding any risks. Then
we found ourselves using unequivocally well. we was means to pass the
Schubert automobile and afterwards had transparent visibility. However, we was afterwards unable
to keep a Mercedes behind me. we don’t know what afterwards caused the
puncture. We mislaid a few minutes, though it could have been worse if it
had happened somewhere else on a circuit.”

 

Philipp Eng (ROWE Racing, series 23 BMW M6 GT3):

“A problem stopped my engine from banishment adult during a start of the
warm-up lap. The guys did a illusory pursuit regulating a problem. Then I
gathering during a behind of a field. The conditions during a restart were
still unequivocally treacherous. Then a some-more a lane dusty out, a better
a change became, so we changed adult a margin small by little.
Naturally this is a approach we wish to continue.”

Jörg Müller (Schubert Motorsport, series 18 BMW M6 GT3):

“The initial thing we beheld was a quivering in a car. At first
we suspicion it was a puncture, though afterwards we unexpected mislaid energy and it
started to smoke. Something pennyless in a drivetrain. It is a big
shame, as we were using unequivocally well.”

 

 

Positions in a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring (as at: 22:00hrs):

 

Number 18 BMW M6 GT3, Schubert Motorsport, 76th place

Augusto Farfus (BR), Jesse Krohn (FI), Jörg Müller (DE), Marco
Wittmann (DE)

 

Number 22 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing, 20th place

Klaus Graf (DE), Richard Westbrook (GB), Nicky Catsburg (NL), Markus
Palttala (FI)

 

Number 23 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing, 19th place

Alexander Sims (GB), Philipp Eng (AT), Maxime Martin (BE), Dirk
Werner (DE)

 

Number 100 BMW M6 GT3, Schubert Motorsport, 7th place

John Edwards (US), Jens Klingmann (DE), Lucas Luhr (DE), Martin
Tomczyk (DE)

 

Number 101 BMW M6 GT3, Walkenhorst Motorsport powered by
Dunlop, 39th place

Matias Henkola (FI), Kazunori Yamauchi (JP), Max Sandritter (DE),
George Richardson (GB)

 

Number 999 BMW M6 GT3, Walkenhorst Motorsport powered by
Dunlop, 21st place

Victor Bouveng (SE), Tom Blomqvist (GB), Christian Krognes (NO),
Michele di Martino (DE)

 

Number 99 BMW Z4 GT3, Walkenhorst Motorsport powered by
Dunlop, 135th place

Henry Walkenhorst (DE), Peter Posavac (DE), Daniela Schmid (DE), Jaap
outpost Lagen (NL)

 

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