Blomqvist had driven the #25 car to pole position on Saturday with Jesse Krohn setting the third fastest time in the #24 BMW M8 GTE. But what was thought to be the team’s second best qualifying effort of the 2019 IMSA season quickly turned to disappointment as both BMW M8 GTE racing cars were disqualified following the post-qualifying technical inspection. Both cars had to start from the rear of the class.
During the 2:40-hour race both crews gave their best to fight their ways through the GTLM field. The mid-point of the race saw John Edwards leading the race for a couple of laps, but a brake failure and the additional pit stop for repairs cost several laps, so a top result was impossible. De Phillippi drove a strong last stint in the #25 BMW M8 GTE to finish fifth and remain the top BMW driver in the GTLM points standings.