Road America. BMW Team RLL finished fifth in a IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship competition during Road America (USA) with
a #25 BMW M8 GTE of Tom Blomqvist (GBR) and Connor De Phillippi
(USA) after a unequivocally formidable day. Suffering technical problems, the
#24 sister automobile finished eighth in a GTLM class. Turner Motorsport
stepped onto a GTD category lectern for a fourth time in a quarrel with
a BMW M6 GT3.
Blomqvist had driven a #25 automobile to stick position on Saturday with
Jesse Krohn (FIN) environment a third fastest time in a #24 BMW M8
GTE. But what was suspicion to be a team’s second best qualifying
bid of a 2019 IMSA deteriorate fast incited to beating as
both BMW M8 GTE racing cars were unfit following the
post-qualifying technical inspection. Both cars had to start from the
back of a class.
During a 2:40-hour competition both crews gave their best to quarrel their
ways by a GTLM field. The mid-point of a competition saw John
Edwards (USA) heading a competition for a integrate of laps, though a brake
disaster and a additional array stop for repairs cost several laps, so
a tip outcome was impossible. De Phillippi gathering a clever final army in
a #25 BMW M8 GTE to finish fifth and sojourn a tip BMW motorist in
a GTLM points standings.
Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley (both USA) raced a #96 BMW M6 GT3 to
a third place finish in a GT Daytona class. A fourth consecutive
lectern finish keeps a Turner Motorsport drivers firmly second in
a motorist points standings.
Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE, 5th place):
“We unequivocally need to do a improved pursuit for these next
integrate of events. We have a good car, we only need to put a pieces
of a nonplus together to govern and get onto a podium.”
Tom Blomqvist (#25 BMW M8 GTE, 5th
place): “Very unsatisfactory outcome since we had a discerning car
this weekend. We need to get on tip of a issues and solve them.
The drivers and organisation are all giving it their best. We are only not
removing a formula so we need to demeanour during ourselves and find out why.”
John Edwards (#24 BMW M8 GTE, 8th place):
“It was hapless that we were side-lined by some technical issues.
We were set adult for a good finish and the array plan helped us get
brazen of several cars. We were anticipating to come divided with a good result
though it was not to be.”
Jesse Krohn (#24 BMW M8 GTE, 8th place):
“Today was apparently a formidable day. We need to examine what went
wrong. We had a good automobile though had some issues that done it difficult
to keep pace. We need to see what happened and repair what needs to be
bound so we can pierce forward.”