BMW Team RLL chases some-more championship points during VIR.

Munich. BMW Team RLL is scheming for a subsequent turn of the
2017 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship (IWSC), hold at
Virginia International Raceway (USA) this weekend. The Michelin GT
Challenge will underline a GT usually foe for a second time in the
season, fixation a spotlight on BMW Team RLL’s GTLM category points
chase.

 

The motorist pairing of a #25 BMW M6 GTLM, Bill Auberlen (USA) and
Alexander Sims (GBR), now mount third in a Driver points, only
one indicate from second and 9 points from first. Their team-mates in
a #24 car, John Edwards (USA) and Martin Tomczyk (GER), stand
seventh, while BMW is third in a Manufacturer points.

 

A run of 6 lectern finishes by a team, including dual wins by
Auberlen and Sims, in 4 uninterrupted races finished with sixth and
eighth place finishes during a final race, hold during Road America in
Elkhart Lake (USA). With usually 3 races remaining this season, the
two-hour-and-forty-minute foe during VIR takes on increasing significance
for a championship campaign. The Michelin GT Challenge during VIR takes
a immature dwindle during 1:35 p.m. internal time on Sunday, 27th August.

 

Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL): “We
haven’t won during VIR though we have positively run competitively. Traffic
plays a outrageous purpose in a foe and there are prolonged straights so
acceleration out of a dilemma and tip speed is flattering vicious at
VIR.  We feel flattering good about a chances. It’s usually a matter of
putting good laps together in subordinate and staying out of difficulty so
we can be in a hunt. We demeanour brazen to it and hopefully we can
overcome a beating during Elkhart Lake and move home another win
for BMW.”

 

Bill Auberlen (No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM): “VIR is an
extraordinary lane that should fit a BMW M6 GTLM. It’s roughly a four-way
tie for initial in a championship with 3 races to go. We need
soundness from here to a season’s end.”

 

Alexander Sims (No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM): “Virginia should
be good fun and hopefully a BMW will work good there. It’s a bit
slower than some of a other circuits we’ve been clever during so we’ll
have to be during a tip of a diversion to take it to a competitors. we go
there feeling confident we can get a bit of movement behind to our
championship challenge.”

 

John Edwards (No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM): “VIR is one of the
best circuits in a US, and it’s a GT usually conflict that means the
foe will be as extreme as ever in GTLM. Usually we can try to
use antecedent trade to a advantage, though with no prototypes on
lane we will be fighting for each final thousandth of a second. I’m
vehement to get behind to racing!”

 

Martin Tomczyk (No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM): “VIR definitely
has a good layout. Unfortunately, we did not have a possibility to go
contrast during a track. After a really unsatisfactory weekend in Road
America we am looking brazen to fighting for a lectern again. We are
encouraged for a final third of a season.”