BMW M8 GTE Finishes Seventh and Eight at Lengthy Seashore Grand Prix

This previous weekend issues acquired heated at Lengthy Seashore with two BMW M8 GTE vehicles ending within the high 10 on the IMSA Bubba Burger Sports activities Automotive Grand Prix. Automotive quantity 25 pushed by Tom Blomqvist and Connor De Phillippi completed seventh whereas automotive quantity 24 pushed by John Edwards and Jesse Krohn crossed the end line eight. It wasn’t precisely the end result BMW Crew RLL was aiming for but it surely was a superb show anyway. The tip end result might’ve been higher, with Edwards being fifth earlier than the one pit cease of the race. Nevertheless, an issue with a unfastened wheel-nut on the tire change value the group a while to repair and resulted in a drive by means of penalty. Subsequently, the 100-minute race was gained by automotive quantity 912 from Porsche. “A disappointing end result however the automotive was a lot improved over yesterday’s qualifying so our tempo was a bit higher. Sadly it's a very brief weekend so if the automotive isn't proper in qualifying you begin within the mistaken spot. We have been in a position to transfer up a few spots however then had bother on the pit cease,” mentioned John Edwards after the race. “We felt this circuit was not going to be in our wheelhouse, as they are saying. All we are able to do is to maintain working onerous and doing what we are able to do and hope that we're capable of finding the tempo in comparison with the opposite groups who presently have a bonus on us,” added Bobby Rahal, BMW Crew RLL principal. “We merely didn't have the tempo this weekend to actually problem the competitors. We simply needed to run a sensible race however there merely was not sufficient that occurred for us to make any features. So, now we sit up for Mid-Ohio, a observe that ought to go well with us a bit extra,” mentioned Tom Blomqvist. “Through the first a part of my stint we appeared very aggressive and I used to be proud of the automotive compared to yesterday. Because the stint went on nevertheless, the others simply appeared to have a bit extra tempo than we did however we knew that this weekend was going to be a tough weekend for us,” added Connor De Phillippi. The article BMW M8 GTE Finishes Seventh and Eight at Lengthy Seashore Grand Prix appeared first on BMW BLOG