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Podium for BMW Team RLL and a BMW M8 GTE during Laguna Seca.

Munich. BMW Team RLL once again cumulative a clever outcome during the
WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca (USA). John Edwards (USA) and Jesse
Krohn (FIN), who started from a stick position, gathering their black
#24 BMW M8 GTE to second place in a penultimate turn of a IMSA
WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Their team-mates, Tom Blomqvist (GBR) and Connor De
Phillippi (USA), came fifth in a GTLM category with their #25 BMW M8
GTE. Victory was cumulative by a #66 Ford. In a GTD class, Turner
Motorsport’s Bill Auberlen (USA), who contested his 425th
competition in a BMW, and Robby Foley (USA) finished seventh, pushing a #96
BMW M6 GT3.

The final turn of a 2019 season, a classical Petit Le Mans,
will take place on 12th October.

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL): “Jesse
did a really good pursuit after he gifted a duration shut-off. It
authorised a Ford to get upheld though he recovered and got a pursuit done.
Although we had a good pace, a Ford was only improved today. You
customarily get a breaks in trade when we are heading your category and
we don’t when we are second or third. Now, it’s on to Petit Le Mans
and work starts to finish a deteriorate only as we started it, with a victory.”

John Edwards (#24 BMW M8 GTE, 2nd place):
“It feels good to be behind on a lectern and be behind in contention,
generally after a prior races where we struggled with a pace.
We regrouped, done a required changes to a cars and they paid
off. Last year, a sister automobile won here on a good fuel plan so it
is gratifying to be means to contest with a same gait as a other teams.”

Jesse Krohn (#24 BMW M8 GTE, 2nd place):
“Good day overall. Slight hiccup during my army when we lost
all energy and that eventually cost us a lead and might have cost us
a win. It’s tough to know here since trade plays such a large part
though if we are a initial automobile going by a trade we many likely
benefit so losing that lead early-on was a bad blow for us. Overall, the
group executed really well, a automobile was operative flattering good and we came
divided with P2. Considering a emanate we had, we can be really happy with
a result.”

Tom Blomqvist (#25 BMW M8 GTE, 5th place):
“Very tighten during a finish and to come so tighten to a lectern and not get
a outcome is a bit disappointing. The guys did a good pursuit this
weekend though a Corvettes only managed to get by during a end. Connor
did a really worthy pursuit gripping them during brook as prolonged as he did and
that helped John and a whole team.”

Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE, 5th
place):
“It was a formidable competition with tyre plunge issues
during a end. we was only perplexing to reason off a Corvettes during a finish but
we only could not keep them behind me prolonged enough. We were means to hold
them off adequate to give a #24 automobile a good opening and keep it on the
lectern however. we am really happy with a bid and now we will try to
get both cars on a lectern during Petit Le Mans.”