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
“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
“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
“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,

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

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