Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 2, 2016… BMW Team RLL was back at the sharp end of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship GTLM field today, posting the second and third place starting positions for tomorrow’s Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen, the fifth round of the 2016 season.
The recently repaved Watkins Glen International circuit produced the expected fast laps with Dirk Werner setting the second quickest time (1:41.650 minutes) around the 3.4-mile, 11-turn circuit in the No. 25 BMW M6 he will co-drive with Bill Auberlen. John Edwards, driving the No. 100 BMW M6, was third - only 0.255 seconds in arrears of Werner with a 1:41.905 minute lap. Edwards co-drives with Lucas Luhr. The pole went to Richard Westbrook in the No. 67 Ford GT with a lap of 1:41.301 minutes.
This year is a historic one for The Ultimate Driving Machine® as Bavarian Motor Works celebrates its 100th anniversary. To mark the occasion both of the M6 machines race with unique liveries and numbers significant to the marque. The number 100 M6 looks forward to BMW’s next century with an artistic theme. The number 25 M6 races this weekend with a Stars and Stripes livery in honor of the nation’s Independence Day and the BMW M3 GTR that won the Petit Le Mans race in October of 2001.
Posted: July 6, 2016, 9:19 pm
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