Utah: BMW/Rahal Letterman Racing qualifying report

BMW RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING TEAM M3s QUALIFY 4TH AND 6TH FOR UTAH GRAND PRIX Tooele, Utah May 16, 2009... Dirk Muller, driving the No.92 BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team M3 qualified fourth in the 10-car GT2 class for tomorrow's American Le Mans...

BMW RAHAL LETTERMAN RACING TEAM M3s QUALIFY 4TH AND 6TH FOR UTAH GRAND PRIX

Tooele, Utah May 16, 2009... Dirk Muller, driving the No.92 BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team M3 qualified fourth in the 10-car GT2 class for tomorrow's American Le Mans Series Utah Grand Prix. Muller set his fastest lap of 1:48.314 minutes around the 3.048-mile circuit on his third lap of the 20-minute qualifying session. Muller and co-driver Tommy Milner will attempt to reach the duo's third consecutive podium in tomorrow's race.

Muller said, "P4 was what I was expecting. Of course, you always hope to do better, but I believe we have a good car for the race. We are more focused on the race. That's the key point. We have finished second from P4 before so we are ready."

Joey Hand, who will co-drive the No.90 M3 with Bill Auberlen, will line up directly behind their teammates after qualifying sixth. His lap of 1:48.628 minutes came on his sixth lap of the qualifying session.

Hand said, "At the end of practice we were making big changes and doing one-lap runs. On our qualifying simulation [during practice] with new tires, the M3 was quite good and we knew we were in the ballpark. Sixth is decent in this field of cars. At the end of qualifying the M3 was the best it has been all week."

-credit: bmw/rlr

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Series ALMS
Drivers Dirk Müller , Bill Auberlen , Joey Hand , Tommy Milner