BMW Team RLL travels to California’s Laguna Seca Raceway
(USA). The iconic 2.238-mile, 11-turn circuit will horde a tenth
and penultimate spin of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
deteriorate during a weekend.
Laguna Seca has an critical place in BMW racing history. It was the
site of BMW Motorsport’s second feat in 1975, a initial year of
IMSA foe for a code in a US as good as a start of BMW
of North America. Hans-Joachim Stuck (GER) won there with a now
iconic BMW 3.0 CSL.
BMW Team RLL also has an enviable record during Laguna Seca Raceway with
3 victories in 4 years: a one-two BMW Z4 GTLM finish in 2015, a
win in 2017 for a #24 BMW M6 GTLM driven by John Edwards (USA) and
Martin Tomczyk (GER) and a 2018 feat for a #25 BMW M8 GTE,
piloted by Connor De Phillippi (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR). This
year, De Phillippi shares a #25 cockpit with Tom Blomqvist (GBR)
while Edwards is partnered by Jesse Krohn (FIN) in a #24 BMW M8 GTE.
This weekend’s competition will see a change of liveries for a initial time
this season; a #24 BMW M8 GTE of Edwards/Krohn will competition in an
all-black clothing stability a tradition begun in 2017 while a #25
BMW M8 GTE, of De Phillippi and Blomqvist, will sojourn in the
normal BMW Motorsport white.
The penultimate competition of a 2019 IMSA deteriorate will start during 3:05 p.m.
internal time on Sunday, 15th September.
Quotes brazen of a competition during Laguna Seca.
Bobby Rahal (Team Principal BMW Team RLL): “I believe
we should feel good anytime BMW Team RLL heads to Laguna Seca. We have
won 3 times in a prior 4 years. A good plan and the
ability to get by trade is customarily pivotal to success.”
Tom Blomqvist (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “Laguna Seca is one
of those marks that we grow adult as a child meaningful about. It’s
synonymous with racing in a US and has one of a many famous
corners in racing. Again, it’s new to me, though I’m vehement to drive
around there. Hopefully, we can rebound behind from a formidable weekend
in Virgina with a certain display during Laguna.”
Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE): “Laguna Seca is
one of a iconic highlights of a calendar any year and one of the
many engaging events from a vital indicate of view. I’m looking
brazen to throwing some atmosphere during a encircle and removing a BMW M8
GTE behind on a lectern where it deserves to be.”
John Edwards (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “We’re behind in black
and hopefully will have a small some-more fitness on a side. Laguna Seca
seems to provide me possibly intensely good or intensely poorly, never in
between. I’ve won championships there in regulation cars and a GTLM
competition in 2015 and 2017, though equally have shown adult with no gait and no
formula in other years. After some bad fitness there final year, hopefully
it’s time to spin around again and Jesse and we can get behind a podium.”
Jesse Krohn (#24 BMW M8 GTE): “Laguna Seca is one of
my favourite places to go in a US. Last season, we had a good
weekend there, with a win for Connor and Alex and fourth place finish
for John and me. we don’t see any reason we should not design a identical performance.”