A Absolute Start: Achievement for the new BMW V12 LMR
Munich/Sebring: The BMW works drivers Tom Kristensen (DK), JJ Lehto (FIN) and JÖrg MÜller (D) collection with the BMW V12 LMR to achievement in its beginning chase on Saturday, the 12 hours of Sebring in Florida (USA). BMW Motorsport Director Gerhard Berger said: “In Sebring our car has been fast as able-bodied as reliable. It has anesthetized this date of development with aerial colors. The accomplished aggregation has been alive adamantine for this success and has done a absolutely acceptable job. This admission was absolute – auspicious for the 24 hours of Le Mans and for me as this is my aboriginal chase as BMW Motorsport Director.”
Among the abounding retirements in the ability chase on the acutely aflutter six kilometer-long ambit was the additional BMW V12 LMR of Yannick Dalmas (F), Pierluigi Martini (I) and Joachim Winkelhock (D). Dalmas comatose bristles hours and ten account into the chase while active in additional place.
Shortly before, Steve Soper (GB) comatose Dr. Thomas Bscher’s developed 1998 BMW V12 LM, which he aggregate with Bill Auberlen (USA) and Bscher (D). Hans-Joachim Stuck became a beholder afterwards absolutely 200 laps: “Without any admonishing the agent on our BMW M3 broke,” the three-time all-embracing Sebring champ said. Until the retirement his BMW Aggregation PTG was additional in the GT class.
BMW Motorsport Aggregation Manager Charly Lamm: “Pole-position and achievement in Sebring are absolutely abrupt successes because that our car is aloof two months old. The aggregation abstruse a lot during this race, and gelled to accomplish disciplinarian changes and annoy changes run smoothly. We additionally abstruse a lot about the ammunition burning of the car, with which we were pleased.
Tom Kristensen: “I am appreciative to be allotment of this project. The accomplished aggregation is alive fantastically calm and at the end our chase approach paid off.”
JJ Lehto: “That was not an accessible chase because of the apparent and the elastic on it. We had actual little grip, although we had actual acceptable Michelin tires.”
JÖrg MÜller: “We accept fabricated big improvements during the aftermost weeks, abnormally on the abeyance at the analysis in Homestead. And the best important allotment of it is that all of the improvements which we discover, we are able to put assimilate the car immediately, admitting the ambit amid Florida and BMW Motorsport in England.”
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