BMW Team RLL Has Disappointing Run at Road America
The No. 56 car, driven by John Edwards and Dirk Muller managed to win a spot over the race, finishing 8th, thus dropping Muller from the lead to a three-way tie for second place in the driver's championship.
“We made a particularly good call to get the No. 56 on dry tires as soon as we could. It gained us the lead, but as the track dried and the speeds picked up, great strategy was no substitute for a 10 kph top speed disadvantage. As much as Road America is my favorite racetrack, I’m looking forward to tracks with shorter straights” said Bobby Rahal, Team Principal.
“Yesterday we saw BMW teams in close battles with our competitors within the different GRAND-AM fields. Unfortunately, today, just as we saw in Canada, BMW Team RLL struggled to keep up with the competition,” said Gordon McDonnell, BMWNA Motorsport Manager.
"It is particularly difficult to again face a result so short of our team’s potential, given our horsepower deficit to the rest of the GT field,” he added.
The seventh round of the 2013 ALMS Season will take place at the Baltimore Gran Prix, on Saturday August 31st in the city streets of Baltimore, Maryland.