BMW Team PTG notes: provisional qualifying, March 30 American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Charlotte, Lowe's Motor Speedway Race two of 12, American Le Mans Series BMW Team PTG qualified fourth and sixth on the provisional GT grid...
BMW Team PTG notes: provisional qualifying, March 30
American Le Mans Series Grand Prix of Charlotte, Lowe's Motor Speedway
Race two of 12, American Le Mans Series
BMW Team PTG qualified fourth and sixth on the provisional GT grid for Saturday's race. Hans Stuck qualified the new 2001 #6 BMW M3 fourth in class in one minute, 16.399 seconds (106.022 mph). Peter Cunningham was sixth in the #10 M3 (1:16.529, 105.842 mph).
Hans Stuck, driver, #6 BMW M3
"This is the first time the new car beats the old car, that's good. The car was oversteering and we did some small modifications on the first practice, which worked. I'm fine, I did altogether 20 laps only, but I don't need much time to get used to it."
Peter Cunningham, driver, #10 BMW M3
"We've been pretty with how the weekend's going. Our car is handling really well. I don't think I did the best job maximizing the lap that I took. Since we have to start the race on these tires, I would have had to have done it [fastest time] on that lap. But I think we'll be okay. We've got another chance to try it and maybe we can improve tomorrow."
Chris Miller, motorsport manager, Yokohama Tire Corporation
"The M3 has a number of strengths, one of which is its handling through the corners. We've focussed our attention on trying to improve that wherever we can. We've brought three different developmental compounds to this race to try to get some infield speed through the corners. It seems to be working: We've got better speed through the corners than the other cars."
BMW Team PTG driver Peter Cunningham has a busy race weekend planned. In addition to driving the #10 BMW M3 in the American Le Mans Series, he will also drive a BMW 328is in the Speedvision World Challenge GT race. And he is the owner of RealTime Racing, which will field five cars in the Speedvision World Challenge Touring Car championship this weekend.