ALMS Race Review: 3rd Place Podium for BMW at Mosport

Racing | August 30th, 2010 by 8
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BMWBLOG was live from Mosport today and got a taste for ALMS action with the BMW Rahal Letterman Race Team. The precision and professionalism of …

BMWBLOG was live from Mosport today and got a taste for ALMS action with the BMW Rahal Letterman Race Team. The precision and professionalism of the team is impressive – it is no wonder BMW has become successful in every race series they attempt.

Once again BMW led the race for several laps, and once again they finished on the podium, as they have done for every race so far this year. Only one point back in the manufacturers title, BMW looks like a strong contender in the championship.

Luck was not on the team’s side today as two unfortunate accidents conspired against the team. Firstly, a wayward car (driver?) appears to have taken a very wide line into a corner leaving no room for Dirk Muller in the #90 to negotiate the turn.

ALMS Race Review: 3rd Place Podium for BMW at Mosport

The resulting impact was quite heavy, sending the 90 car briefly airborne. With the recent crash at Road America last weekend, the team is now down to one race car with no spare chassis. Hopefully the team will be able straighten the frame and continue with a strong #90 race car.

The second accident froze the race result under yellow flags, preventing any further progress up the order for the number 92 car.

Back to the podium, Bill Auberlen and Tommy Milner took 3rd place with the #92 car when the race was black flagged with 29 min remaining. Extensive damage to the track side safety barrier prevented a race restart.

Of note, the entire team’s thoughts this weekend were centered on the tragic loss of a valued friend and colleague, Jack Pitney. A statement from Martin Birkmann, BMW NA Motorsport Manager reads, “We raced today with the memory of a very special friend who passed away only three days ago. Our podium finish keeps us right in the hunt for the Manufacturer’s championship and I know that is exactly where he would want us to be. Jack, we miss you.”

BMWBLOG would like to congratulate BMW Rahal Letterman Racing on their 8th consecutive podium this season! We eagerly look forward to the final round at road Atlanta on October 10th.

  • Giom

    Hate it when our cars gets bumped off the track…!

    If any of you guys hear about a DVD or BR special about this years season… please let me know. We don’t get to see these great races over here…:(

  • http://ebrake.blogpsot.com Andrew Murphy

    It was too bad what happened to the #90 car – Dirk had just gotten into the car to start his stint.

    What was incredible was that Auberlen was reportedly driving with a broken rib – according to SPEEDTV.

  • M5POWER

    Congrats guys! Great job all over the weekend.. A bit unfortunate for the #90 BMW but their team mate #92 car managed to secure 3rd place which is great for the team…

  • JohnMcDi

    All races ALMS 2010 are on a http://www.racing-underground.com

    • Giom

      Thanks! I’m trying to register, but it asks for an invitation code…? what is it and where do I get that code?

    • Laszlo

      TROUBLE THERE !

      Since it will be a video download, you want to make sure all is good. Well, not exactly. The site has security issues, so I think its better to wait till they resolve the issue whatever that would be. Video download is the most sensitive area, lots of spam, malware, virus, etc. can be attached to a video file or a file replacement that you accidentally download.
      I do want to watch the races but not with a side effect :-)

      here is the trouble message I got from Firefox :

      You have asked Firefox to connect
      securely to http://www.racing-underground.com, but we can’t confirm that your connection is secure.

      Normally, when you try to connect securely,
      sites will present trusted identification to prove that you are
      going to the right place. However, this site’s identity can’t be verified.

      • Giom

        Damn, always a catch…!

        Thank you for explaining:)

  • JohnMcDi

    Laszlo, relax. No viruses on a RU site are present.
    I more than year on this resource and did not see any spam or a virus.
    Yes, it is closed tracker and to it the code of access is necessary. If to look on the Internet, it is possible to find people who have one or several invitation codes for access on a site.

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