Luhr First, Auberlen/Werner Second. 40th Anniversary of Hans J. Stuck Victory Here in 1975
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – May 3, 2015… John Edwards and Lucas Luhr drove the No. 24 BMW Z4 GTLM to victory in today's two-hour-and-forty-minute TUDOR United SportsCar Championship race at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. The duo completed 108 laps of the 2.238-mile circuit, finishing 20.4 seconds ahead of teammates Bill Auberlen and Dirk Werner in the No. 25 Z4 GTLM. This marks the first win for BMW Team RLL at Laguna Seca, the first for Edwards and Luhr as co-drivers as well as the first for Luhr as a BMW driver.
Today's victory — the second for the team this season after Long Beach two weeks ago — comes almost exactly 40 years to the day after Hans J. Stuck drove a BMW 3.0 CSL to the win in the second heat of the IMSA Camel GT Challenge race here in 1975 - also the second win of the season for Stuck and BMW Motorsport. The BMW Team RLL Z4 GTLM cars are competing this season in a similar livery to that of the CSL to commemorate that very first season of competition for BMW Motorsport in North America.
Unofficially, the win moves BMW into first place in the GTLM Manufacturers' points standings. Auberlen and Werner remain second in Drivers' points, while Edwards and Luhr jump from fourth to third.
Posted: May 7, 2015, 8:46 pm
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