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BMW Team Schnitzer and Walkenhorst Motorsport finish in fifth and eighth places in Laguna Seca.

Laguna Seca. The dual BMW M6 GT3s finished in fifth and eighth
positions in a “California 8 Hours”, a second of 5 races in
a Intercontinental GT Challenge. Augusto Farfus (BRA), Martin
Tomczyk (GER) and Chaz Mostert (AUS) from a BMW Team Schnitzer
crossed a finishing line in Laguna Seca (USA) in fifth place after
326 laps. They had available a same outcome during a season-opener in
Bathurst (AUS). The Walkenhorst Motorsport drivers Nick Catsburg
(NED), Mikkel Jensen (DEN) and Christian Krognes (NOR) secured
eighth place in Laguna Seca

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The dual BMW M6 GT3s started a 8-hour competition from sixth and seventh
positions, in balmy though cold conditions. Jensen achieved strongly in
a opening army in a #34 car, relocating into third place directly
from a start and afterwards handing a BMW M6 GT3 over to Catsburg in
fourth position. Tomczyk got hold adult in a tightly-packed midfield,
that cost him some time.

 

The #42 BMW M6 GT3 continued to urge as a competition progressed,
staying only brazen of a #34 automobile during a median point. A
drive-through chastisement for Tomczyk after his collision with an Audi saw
a dual cars barter places for a while, though a BMW Team Schnitzer
prevailed to finish in fifth place. Walkenhorst Motorsport also
perceived a drive-through chastisement for being underneath a smallest pit-stop
time, that set a group behind by several places. Victory was claimed
by Ferrari with a #27 car.

 

In a GT4 class, Daren Jorgensen, Brett Strom and Jonathan Miller
(all USA) cumulative second place in a BMW M4 GT4 from RHC
Jorgensen/Strom by Strom Motorsport.

 

There will now be a longer mangle until a third competition of the
Intercontinental GT Challenge season. The 24 Hours of
Spa-Francorchamps (BEL) is scheduled to take place on
27th/28th July.

 

Reactions to a competition in Laguna Seca:

 

Augusto Farfus (#42 BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer,
5th place):

“I consider that fifth place was a unequivocally best that we could achieve. We
did not have a best automobile for this circuit, though we got a best out of
a package. This means that we are still in a using in the
championship. Of course, we would like to get wins and podiums, but
essentially it is about staying within distinguished stretch of the
leaders. We managed that today.”

 

Martin Tomczyk (#42 BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer,
5th place):

“I am unequivocally contemptible about a collision with Markus Winkelhock. we was
unequivocally tighten to him in a Corkscrew turn, afterwards we mislaid some downthrust
on a front spindle and strike him in a back end. This caused him to spin
around. Things like that shouldn’t happen, though they unfortunately do
start in motorsport. This occurrence was my error and we have no
complaints about a drive-through penalty. In general, it is very
formidable to pass on this circuit. Unfortunately, we mislaid a lot of
belligerent early on. Our speed was unequivocally good after on, though a opening to the
lectern positions was already only too vast in such a parsimonious field.”

 

Chaz Mostert (#42 BMW M6 GT3, BMW Team Schnitzer,
5th place):

“That was my initial time pushing in Laguna Seca. Many interjection to BMW M
Motorsport and a BMW Team Schnitzer for this illusory opportunity.
we consider that fifth place is not such a bad result, all in all. we am
already looking brazen to a subsequent possibility to expostulate for BMW. we feel
right during home in a BMW Team Schnitzer.”

 

Nick Catsburg (#34 BMW M6 GT3, Walkenhorst Motorsport,
8th place):

“I am not dissatisfied with that. If we take a intensely slippery
lane and a complicated tyre wear into account, afterwards eighth place is OK.
Circuits that direct a lot from a tyres do not fit a BMW M6 GT3,
so we knew that this would not be easy.”

 

Mikkel Jensen (#34 BMW M6 GT3, Walkenhorst Motorsport,
8th place):

“The circuit here in Laguna Seca is legendary. It is each racing
driver’s dream to expostulate here one day and this dream has now come true
for me. Unfortunately, a lane is unequivocally sleazy and we were not able
to get a limit turn of grip. This does not fit a BMW M6 GT3,
as it performs during a best when it can take copiousness of hold and speed
by a turns. That was not a box here.”

 

Christian Krognes (#34 BMW M6 GT3, Walkenhorst Motorsport,
8th place):

“We had a speed to contest with a leaders. However, a pivotal thing
was to take caring of a tyres on a circuit that was unequivocally slippery. We
attempted to keep them alive for as prolonged as possible.”