Difficult USCC qualifying for BMW Team RLL at Road Atlanta

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    Road Atlanta (US), 3rd October 2014. In the final qualifying of the 2014 United SportsCar Championship (USCC) season at Road Atlanta (US), BMW Team RLL qualified seventh and 11th for the GTLM grid. Driving the number 56 BMW Z4 GTLM, Dirk Müller (DE) recorded a personal best time of 1:19.143 minutes in the 15-minute session. This put the German, who will share driving duties with John Edwards (US) and Dirk Werner (DE) in Saturday’s race, in seventh.

    At the wheel of the number 55 car, Bill Auberlen (US) tackled qualifying for the classic Petit Le Mans. After completing seven laps, the experienced BMW driver had to make do with 11th on the grid. Auberlen will alternate at the wheel of the BMW Z4 GTLM with his teammates Andy Priaulx (GB) and Joey Hand (US). It was Porsche’s Nick Tandy (GB) who secured pole position, setting a best time of 1:18.350 minutes.

    In the GTD class, Turner Motorsport put itself in a promising position for the final showdown of the title fight: Dane Cameron (US) clocked a time of 1:22.682 minutes, earning him fifth on the GTD grid. He will race alongside Markus Palttala (FI) in the BMW Z4 GTD. Going into the season finale, Cameron is leading the driver standings, Turner Motorsport holds the lead in the team classification.

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    Posted: October 6, 2014, 9:32 pm



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