BMW M8 GTE

Pole position for the BMW M8 GTE at Road Atlanta.

Front row for BMW Team MTEK at the FIA WEC race in Fuji.

John Edwards, Jesse Krohn and Chaz Mostert will start the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season finale, Motul Petit Le Mans, from the GTLM class pole position. Driving the No. 24 BMW M8 GTE to a 1:17.006 lap around the Road Atlanta circuit, Edwards recorded his second pole of the 2018 season. On the other side of the globe, BMW Team MTEK qualified in second place for the FIA World Endurance Championship 6 Hours of Fuji with its No. 82 BMW M8 GTE and drivers António Félix Da Costa and Tom Blomqvist. The result is the championship-best for the new-for-2018 BMW M8 GTE.
 

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In addition, the No. 81 BMW M8 GTE finished in seventh place in the GTE Pro class at Fuji. Drivers Martin Tomczyk and Nick Catsburg recorded a combined lap time less than half a second behind its sister-car, showing how close the competition is for the WEC 6 Hours of Fuji.
 
At Road Atlanta, Connor De Phillippi qualified the No. 25 BMW M8 GTE only .422 seconds behind his teammate Edwards (1:17.428 minutes) and will start from the seventh position, the entire GTLM class separated by a scant .768 seconds. De Phillippi and co-driver Alexander Sims will be joined by Bill Auberlen who will be making his 410th start in a BMW racing car.

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