Storm brings out red dwindle after 50 mins of a Nürburgring 24 Hours – BMW M6 GT3 using second.

Posted on 28. May, 2016 by in BMW Canada

Nürburgring (DE), 28th May 2016. The 2016 Nürburgring 24 Hours (DE)
endured an eventful start: a continuation classical in a Eifel
Mountains began during 15:30, in dry conditions and with a margin featuring
40 BMW racing cars. However, a 44th entertainment of a competition was red
flagged usually 50 mins after after accost and complicated sleet had
remade a Nordschleife into a dangerously sleazy cranky between
a H2O slip and an ice rink.

After an sparkling start, with no vital incidents, a series 18 BMW
M6 GT3, with Jörg Müller (DE) during a wheel, was using second and
inextricable in a tighten conflict with a heading Mercedes. Four of a six
BMW M6 GT3s in a margin were in a tip 15. Then came a bad weather
front, that left many cars stranded out on a track. Some cars made
it behind to a array line underneath their possess steam, others were towed back.

The 24-hour competition is still dangling during a moment.

Quotes from a drivers after a start:

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

“I have seen a lot on a Nordschleife, though accost is a
new one – even for me. we have never seen a line here lonesome in ice
in May. The charge came out of nowhere. we was doing 60 km/h when we went
off, and usually overwhelmed a brakes unequivocally lightly. The subsequent thing we knew,
a automobile was aquaplaning. we am unequivocally happy with a preference to suspend
a race.”

Martin Tomczyk (Schubert Motorsport, series 100 BMW M6
GT3):
“That is a Nordschleife for you. We knew that
something like this was going to happen. However, it came as utterly a
warn that ice started to tumble from a skies so early in a race.
My wheels were spinning and we simply could not get adult a Fuchsröhre
section. Unbelievable. The automobile is okay.”

Dirk Werner (ROWE Racing, series 23 BMW M6
GT3):
“At initial it was usually complicated rain, afterwards it turned
to accost – we have never seen anything like it. It was usually impossible
to continue. We were unequivocally propitious that a automobile was not damaged.”

Klaus Graf (ROWE Racing, series 22 BMW M6
GT3):
“I am speechless. That was incredible. we am just
happy that we came by that conditions in one piece. we was the
initial in my organisation to arrive during Schwedenkreuz – and there was zero I
could do. By a time we strike a clutch, it was already too late.”

Christian Krognes (Walkenhorst Motorsport powered by Dunlop,
series 999 BMW M6 GT3):
“Even by Nordschleife
standards, currently was extreme. It was good that a group had already
given me wet-weather tyres when we came into a pits before a storm.
Our automobile did not collect adult so most as a scratch. Despite this, the
stewards still stopped us, as a line was blocked.”

Current positions during a 24-hour competition during a Nürburgring:

#18 BMW M6 GT3, Schubert Motorsport, 2nd place

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

#22 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing, 5th place

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

#23 BMW M6 GT3, ROWE Racing, 11th place

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

#100 BMW M6 GT3, Schubert Motorsport, 15th place

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

#101 Walkenhorst Motorsport powered by Dunlop,
22nd place

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

#999 Walkenhorst Motorsport powered by Dunlop,
34th place

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

#99 BMW Z4 GT3, Walkenhorst Motorsport powered by Dunlop,
26th
place

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

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