BMW M8 GTE

IMSA GTLM: MOTUL BMW M8 GTE finishes fourth and fifth in Sebring.

Turner Motorsport took a podium finish in the GTD class in the second race after the resumption of this season’s IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Sebring. Bill Auberlen and Robby Foley came home third in the #96 BMW M6 GT3 at the end of the 2:40-hour race. Auberlen and Foley also raced for Turner Motorsport in the Michelin Pilot Challenge, which also took place at Sebring. They finished fifth in the #95 BMW M4 GT4, making them the best-placed BMW team.

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Bill Auberlen, Robby Foley

In the IMSA GTLM class, the two MOTUL BMW M8 GTEs run by BMW Team RLL crossed the finish line in fourth and fifth place. Bruno Spengler and Connor De Phillippi occupied third place for most of the race and looked on course for a podium, but were unable to hold off the #912 Porsche in the closing stages. John Edwards and Jesse Krohn, winners of the 24 Hours of Daytona in January, came home fifth. Victory went to the #4 Corvette.

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BMW M6 GT3

QUOTES AFTER THE RACE AT SEBRING.

Connor De Phillippi (#25 MOTUL BMW M8 GTE, 4th place):

“We knew we would not have of the speed of our competitors, but we battled hard. We maximised what we had.”

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Bruno Spengler (#25 MOTUL BMW M8 GTE, 4th place):

“With our lack of pace compared with our competitors finishing P4 after starting sixth is a testament to how hard we all worked. I am looking forward to Road America and an all-new circuit for me.”

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BMW M8 GTE

John Edwards (#24 MOTUL BMW M8 GTE, 5th place):

“It was a tough day for us as we struggled for pace. The yellow helped our strategy, but it was not enough. We’ll put our heads down and look to rebound in two weeks at Road America, one of my favourite circuits in North America.”

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Jesse Krohn (#24 MOTUL BMW M8 GTE, 5th place):

“Everyone tried their hardest today, but whatever we did was not enough to get a good result.”

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