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BMW M8 GTE Races To First Podium Finish At Sebring

GTLM BMW Team RLL Drivers, Bill Auberlen, Alexander Sims, and Conner De Phillippi Celebrating Their 2nd Place Finish at Sebring.  Image Credit: 2018 BMW Group

BMW M8 GTE Races To First Podium Finish At Sebring
Article By: Brandon O'Brien | Images By: BMW Group

The weeks between the Rolex 24 at Daytona and the 12-Hour race at Sebring were busy for BMW Team RLL.  The team was successful in getting a positive Balance of Power (BoP) adjustment from IMSA which will allow the new BMW M8 GTE's to be more competitive. This was followed by the  successful testing of the No. 24 BMW M8 GTE at Sebring.  Unfortunately, the No. 25 BMW M8 GTE did not fair so well  and was extensively damaged in an accident while being driven by Alexander Sims (UK).  Instead of making hasty repairs to the car the team decided to build up a new chassis.

BMW M8 GTE Has Strong Debut At Daytona

BMW Team RLL as they pose for the pre-event photo before the Rolex 24 hours of Daytona. Image Credit: BMW Group USA (2018) 
 
BMW M8 GTE Has Strong Debut At Daytona
Words By:  BMW Group USA
Image Credits By: BMW Group USA (unless otherwise specified)
Curated By: Brandon O'Brien
 
The new BMW M8 GTE kicked off at the season opener of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship in Daytona (USA) this weekend. At the Daytona International Speedway, Jesse Krohn (FIN), John Edwards (USA), Nick Catsburg (NED) and Augusto Farfus (BRA) finished seventh in GTLM class after 773 laps, sharing driving duties at the wheel of the number 24 car. Their team-mates, Alexander Sims (GBR), Connor De Phillippi (USA), Bill Auberlen (USA) and Philipp Eng (AUT) came ninth with the second car entered by BMW Team RLL. The number 67 Ford GT claimed victory in the 24-hour race.
 

BMW M4 GT4 Debuts In North America

James Clay in for first pit stop after battling at the front of the field for first part of the #BMWChallenge @continentaltire. Back out in 8th @OptimaBatteries - Image Credit: BimmerWorld (2018)

BMW M4 GT4 Debuts In North America

The January 26th BMW Endurance Challenge at Daytona will provide the opening act for the 56th annual Rolex 24 at Daytona weekend as privateer and professional racers from all over the world begin another season of sports car racing in North America. The four-hour race is the opening round of the 2018 IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

Welcome The Age Of Callaway Competition In America’s 2018 Pirelli World Challenge


Sideview of the Corvette C7 GT3-R, designed, manufactured and homologated on behalf of General Motors by Callaway Competition. Image Credit: Callaway Competition (2017)

 

Welcome The Age Of Callaway Competition In America's 2018 Pirelli World Challenge

Thursday morning at the Performance Racing Industry Trade Show, Team owner Reeves Callaway and Pirelli World Challenge President and CEO Greg Gill opened the press event alongside a matte black carbon Corvette C7 GT3-R, one of two that will be entered as full season factory efforts in the GT class. The GT3-spec homologated Corvette C7 GT3-R will compete in the GT class in both the sprint races, as well as the two driver format SprintX races. Drivers for the SprintX events will be announced at a later date.
 


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