Season culmination during Road Atlanta: BMW Team RLL aims for another tip outcome during a classical Petit Le Mans.

Posted on 29. Sep, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Munich (DE), 29th Sep 2016. The 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar
Championship (IWSC) will come to an finish this weekend during Road Atlanta
(US). BMW Team RLL will finish a eighth uninterrupted year racing for
BMW and a initial deteriorate for a all-new BMW M6 GTLM during Petit Le Mans,
nearby Braselton, Georgia.
 
The normal ten-hour
season-ender will see BMW Motorsport DTM motorist Augusto Farfus (BR)
react Bill Auberlen (US) and Dirk Werner (US) in a series 25 BMW M6
GTLM. Farfus, along with associate DTM team-mate Bruno Spengler (CA),
gathering to a fifth place finish in a season-opening Rolex 24 at
Daytona (US), a initial foe for a BMW M6 GTLM. Farfus also
co-drove with Auberlen and Werner during final year’s Petit Le Mans to a
fourth place finish. Kuno Wittmer (CA) will co-drive a series 100
BMW M6 GTLM with John Edwards (US) and Lucas Luhr (DE). Wittmer
participated during Daytona and Sebring (US) this season, fasten a team
for a change of a races as haven driver. Edwards, Luhr and
Wittmer gathering to a second place finish in final season’s Petit
race.
 
The growth year for a BMW M6 GTLM has
resulted in 3 lectern finishes to-date; a second during a 12 Hours of
Sebring, a third during Watkins Glen (US) and Road America (US) to record
a 60th lectern finish for a group given 2009. Because of this, the
group is out of a foe for any GTLM category titles, though Auberlen
and Werner are now tied for second place in a Tequila Patron
North American Endurance Cup, a four-endurance foe championship
within a championship. The series 25 BMW M6 GTLM finished fifth at
Daytona, second during Sebring and third during Watkins Glen. A clever finish
during Petit could win Auberlen and Werner a TPEC drivers’
title.
 
The final foe of this year’s IWSC deteriorate during Road
Atlanta takes a immature dwindle during 11:10hrs ET Saturday, 1st October.
 
Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL):

“There is each reason to trust we can have a good race
since we have finished so during Road Atlanta in a past with a BMW M3 GT
and BMW Z4 GTLM. Although we have nonetheless to win a race, we have
finished second and third and competent well. Petit is a tough race,
since we are so bustling and a prototypes tend to come adult on we very
quick in certain opposite tools of a track. You unequivocally have to be
wakeful of what’s going on around we a whole time. we would consider that
formed on a opening during COTA, that was reasonable, we can be in
a thick of it. The BoP has not been accessible to us this year and
still is nonetheless to be where we consider it needs to be. Like any endurance
race, you’ve got to get to a end, that is a goal.”

Bill Auberlen (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM):

“We only missed a lectern with a clever run in Austin, and now
it’s time to finish a year with a lectern finish and try to hang up
a Patron Endurance championship. We are now tied for second,
one indicate behind so it’s ours for a taking.”
 
Dirk Werner (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM):

“Road Atlanta is a good lane for a final foe of a season.
we always suffer pulling there. We will give a best to finish this
initial year of a BMW M6 GTLM in style. One some-more possibility to win. The
foe will be tough, and doing a trade for 10 hours will
be unequivocally demanding.”
 
Augusto Farfus (Number 25 BMW M6 GTLM):

“It’s an honour to take partial again in Petit Le Mans with Bill
and Dirk. Road Atlanta is a unequivocally cold and severe track. Last year
we had a unequivocally soppy foe in unequivocally formidable conditions, so we wish the
continue is improved this year. I’ve been partial of a RLL group for long
time and a feel unequivocally gentle there. I’m unequivocally vehement to assistance them
to finish their deteriorate on a high.”
 
John Edwards (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM):

“Petit Le Mans was one of a many formidable races final year,
though we were means to come divided with a P2 finish overall. That was
something special to accomplish in a GT car. This year, we demeanour to
have reduction sleet over a weekend than final year, though a plea of
Road Atlanta is always high. The lane has quick corners, and traffic
is a large non-static either we’re removing upheld by prototypes or trying
to pass GTD cars. we design a foe will be as heated as always and
Lucas, Kuno, and we will be aiming to behind adult a lectern finish from
final year with another one to finish a 2016 season.”
 
Lucas Luhr (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM):

“Going into a final foe of a season, it would be good to be
fighting for a title, though sadly this year we don’t have a possibility for
this. Petit Le Mans is a good eventuality and during one of my favourite
circuits. We will be pulling to get a good outcome for BMW Motorsport
and Team RLL to finish off what has been a unequivocally severe year on a high.”
 
Kuno Wittmer (Number 100 BMW M6 GTLM):

“I’m unequivocally looking brazen to removing behind behind a circle of
a BMW M6 GTLM. The final time we raced with a team, was during the
Sebring 12h, this past March. In a meantime, lots of movement and
contrast has kept me busy. we can't wait to conflict a march and fight
a competitors tough for a tip step. we feel unequivocally confident for the
weekend. We are due for a victory!”

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