2018 03 19
BMW M8 GTE Races To First Podium Finish At Sebring
Article By: Brandon O'Brien | Images By: BMW Group
|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|
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.