BMW M8 GTE

Difficult race for BMW Team RLL at Watkins Glen.

BMW Team RLL finished the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Watkins Glen in seventh and eighth positions in the GTLM class.

The #25 BMW M8 GTE finished seventh with Bill Auberlen, Connor De Phillippi and Alexander Sims sharing the driving duties after a problem-free race. The #24 BMW M8 GTE, of Tom Blomqvist, John Edwards and Jesse Krohn, finished 27 laps down in eighth after problems with the starter motor. The race was won by the #66 Ford GT.

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“It was great to be back behind the wheel of the BMW M8 GTE. The team did a really great job, but today was obviously not our day.”
Bill Auberlen (#25 BMW M8 GTE, 7th place)
BMW M8 GTE

Connor De Phillippi (#25 BMW M8 GTE, 7th place):

“Obviously, during the first stint of the race you’re just trying to play it safe. Six hours is a long one so we just tried to keep a clean car. The race developed as expected; the first lap was a little crazy with some crashes but we made it through. It was clear that we were missing pace compared to our competitors. We tried to run a strategic race and that went as planned but we weren’t able to capitalise on it in the end. All the guys on the team worked really hard and we move on to Mosport looking for a better result.”

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BMW M8 GTE

Alexander Sims (#25 BMW M8 GTE, 7th place):

“We clearly didn’t have the pace today. We experimented with strategy at the end and had to do some fuel saving. Credit to the team for working as hard as they could, and trying to find any possible advantage, but this was not our weekend.”

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