Today Tommy Milner and Dirk Müller qualified the two BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team M3 GTs third and seventh in the highly competitive GT field for tomorrow’s American Le Mans Series race at Mosport International Raceway.
Milner was the quickest of the teammates, driving the No. 92 M3 GT to the third spot with a 1:17.491 minute lap around the 2.459-mile, 10-turn circuit. Milner was just 0.331 seconds off of the class pole position. Müller qualified the No. 90 M3 GT seventh with a 1:17.841 minute lap.
Both M3 GTs will move up one position on the grid in tomorrow’s race as the polewinner’s time was disallowed because the driver pairing was changed following the first official practice session.
Milner’s qualifying performance today was particularly rewarding considering that the No. 92 car was severely damaged in a crash at Road America last weekend and the team was forced to build a new M3 GT in some 48 hours prior to leaving for Mosport.
The BMW M3 GT is the only competitor in the ultra-competitive GT class to have reached the podium in all seven races this season. With the victory at Road America BMW leads the Manufacturer point standings.
Following their win at Road America, No. 90 M3 GT drivers Joey Hand and Dirk Müller are tied for second in Driver points. No. 92 M3 GT drivers Bill Auberlen and Tommy Milner stand third.
The Grand Prix of Mosport is scheduled to start at 3:05 p.m. ET Sunday and will be televised on SPEED beginning at 4 p.m. ET.
2010 – Mosport – Qualifying – Tommy Milner
Qualifying – Dirk Muller
[Source: BMW ]