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BMW Rahal Letterman Qualifying Result – 12 Hours of Sebring

Racing | March 20th, 2010 by 3
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The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team completed an intense week of pre-race preparations and practice with a bittersweet qualifying result for the 58th running of …

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The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team completed an intense week of pre-race preparations and practice with a bittersweet qualifying result for the 58th running of the American Le Mans Series 12 Hours of Sebring. The No. 92 and No. 90 BMW M3 GT Coupes will start from 7th and 13th on the GT2 grid1, respectively.

All week, the compelling pace from both BMW Coupes brought energy and excitement to the team, and an inspirational drive by pilot Dirk Muller placed the No. 90 M3 into the provisional pole position. However, a mechanical issue caused a technical infraction and dashed the team’s chances of a front row start. The mechanical issue which caused the
infraction has been identified and corrected. Now, Muller and co-drivers Joey Hand and Andy Priaulx, along with the No. 90 team, face the challenging mission of starting from the rear of the class at the 12 Hour classic.

Bill Auberlen, backed by co-drivers Tommy Milner and Dirk Werner, will start the No. 92 BMW M3 from the 7th spot on the GT2 grid, after Auberlen set a qualifying lap of 2:01.922 minutes around the 3.7-mile Sebring International Raceway, 0.772 seconds from the eventual polesitter. Auberlen was one of eight GT2 drivers to qualify faster than last year’s pole time.

  • http://www.eurowerkzlc.com Doug

    I hope Bobby and team realize that this is the year that we as enthusiasts, customers, and fellow racers demand results. I for one have unimpressed by the results so far and although Mr. Rahal seems like an okay guy his results to date as car owner in any class of racing has not tbeen too impressive either. We’ll all hope for great Sebring results today and a winning year but missing details like these are the difference between the casual atmosphere I have seen at the Rahal Team and the all business energy it takes to win races and championships. BMW, this is all we have in this country to suppor in the way of BMW factory racingt,lets try for once to buckle down with the RIGHT people and get it done.

  • EMPOWER

    They failed a post session it stall test. I am gutted, found out on crash.net was looking to see were WE qualified and, what do i see first under alms.
    BMW stripped of GT2 pole. that told me

  • http://www.eurowerkzlc.com Doug

    That said, they raced very well and although not yet the match of the Ferrari team very respectable and impressive showing! Great Job!

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