Press Release: In weather best suited for webbed feet, the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team M3 GTs qualified a wet 9th and 13th on the grid for tomorrow’s ALMS Northeast Grand Prix at Lime Rock Park. Starting five minutes into the 20-minute qualifying session, the No. 92 M3 GT of Bill Auberlen, followed by Joey Hand in the No. 90 M3 GT, could not duck a red flag that brought all cars back to the pits at the eight-minute mark. The session was restarted with less than six minutes remaining, but both BMW-RLR drivers had to stand on their one timed lap.
With five podium finishes in the first four races of the season, BMW now leads the GT Manufacturer points race. BMW M3 GT co-drivers Bill Auberlen and Tommy Milner, along with Joey Hand and Dirk Müller, stand third and fourth in GT Driver points, respectively.
The ALMS Northeast Grand Prix is scheduled to start Saturday at 2:05 p.m Eastern Time. The two-hour-and-forty-five-minute contest will be broadcast live on SPEED Television beginning at 2:00 p.m. ET. Follow the BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team on Twitter, Facebook, and YouTube for real-time updates.