John Edwards and Martin Tomczyk competition a series 24 BMW M6 GTLM to a stirring feat during Laguna Seca.

Munich. If a colour black is a multiple of all colours,
a penultimate spin of a IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship
(IWSC) in Laguna Seca (USA) on Sunday was a multiple of every
tension for John Edwards (USA) and Martin Tomczyk (GER) during their
stirring competition to feat in a black-liveried series 24 BMW M6


The twin finished 110 laps of a Laguna Seca circuit during the
two-hour-and-forty-minute competition that saw their BMW redeem from an off
in a silt during spin one on a opening path to take a meagre 0.152
second domain of feat during a checkered dwindle after a final stint
of a competition was run with a limit fuel saving strategy. The win was
a initial for Edwards and Tomczyk as co-drivers and the
16th for BMW Team RLL given commencement in 2009.


Team-mates Bill Auberlen (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR) finished
eighth in a series 25 BMW M6 GTLM, dual laps down to a leaders,
after Auberlen was spun off a lane on path 57 and had to be pulled
from a sand trap. Starting a competition second in motorist points, the
unsatisfactory finish effectively eliminates any possibility for a span to
win a GTLM driver’s pretension in a deteriorate culmination Petit Le Mans in dual weeks.


In a GTD class, Jens Klingmann (GER) and Jesse Krohn (FIN) were
using second in a #96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 until shortly
before a finish of a race. However, they were afterwards forced to come in
for another brief fuel stop, that saw them dump behind to fifth place.


Bobby Rahal (Team Principal, BMW Team RLL): “We were
not a fastest automobile in a competition today, though we had a ideal strategy.
John did an extraordinary pursuit to save adequate fuel to go when he had to.
There can't be most left in a tank. To win here during Laguna Seca, a
lane we love, is really special. This win is one we know we’ll bite for
utterly a while.”


John Edwards (No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM, 1st place):
“The final time we gathering a black-livered BMW during Laguna Seca
Lucas (Luhr) and we won by 20 seconds. It was fantastic to be means to
do it again – this time with Martin – in a black-livered BMW M6 GTLM.
we trust stressful might be a title today. we had saved enough
fuel, though we mislaid some time behind a antecedent automobile and a Ferrari was
right on me in a final corner. Luckily we was only means to reason him off.”


Martin Tomczyk (No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM, 1st place):
“Today was a thrill. John did an extraordinary pursuit this weekend. My
initial feat in a States – it is an extraordinary feeling!”


Bill Auberlen (No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM, 8th
“I was using good in third place when we was hit
from a back by a no. 67 Ford. we don’t consider he was perplexing to do
anything some-more than abate me adult and try to go by, though it was enough
to put me in a gravel. Looking for a china lining, a sister car
ran a pretentious competition to get a initial win of a year. we consider any
wish for a driver’s championship has eluded Alexander and me, though we
will still demeanour for zero though a win during Petit Le Mans.”


Alexander Sims (No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM, 8th
“Today’s competition was all we approaching and more
eventful than we had hoped. It was over for us when Bill was spun and
unfortunately a mislaid result.”