Silverstone: BMW race report

BMW Team Schnitzer lines up in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. Munich, 7th September 2010. The stage is set for the 2010 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. This weekend, Silverstone (GB) will host the first of three races in this championship,...

BMW Team Schnitzer lines up in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup.

Munich, 7th September 2010. The stage is set for the 2010 Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. This weekend, Silverstone (GB) will host the first of three races in this championship, which is organised by the Automobile Club de l'Ouest (ACO). BMW Team Schnitzer will send a BMW M3 GT2, driven by Jorg Muller (DE) and Dirk Werner (DE), into action at the 1000-kilometre race in Great Britain, which also marks the conclusion of the 2010 Le Mans Series.

The marathon at the "Silverstone Circuit" is the first European race for the BMW M3 GT2 since August's 24-hour race at Spa-Francorchamps (BE), at which BMW ultimately finished third and fourth having led the field for long periods of the race. To date, the GT sports car's greatest success this season has been victory in the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife (DE). Back in May, Jorg Muller recorded a memorable triumph in the Eifel Mountains alongside Augusto Farfus (BR), Uwe Alzen (DE) and Pedro Lamy (PT). Besides the race in Silverstone, Schnitzer Motorsport will also represent BMW at the finale of the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup in Zhuhai (CN) from 5th to 7th November. The BMW Rahal Letterman Racing Team will also be battling for ILMC points at the "Petit Le Mans" on 1st/2nd October in Road Atlanta (US). The race is held as part of the American Le Mans Series.

Charly Lamm (Team Manager):
"The entire team is looking forward to the race in Silverstone. We have continued to work very intensively on the BMW M3 GT2 over the past few weeks, and have made further progress. Racing on the modified Grand Prix circuit will be a new experience for all the teams. We will attempt to find our rhythm as quickly as possible and get off to a good start in the Intercontinental Le Mans Cup."

Jorg Muller (Car Number 78):
"I am really looking forward to driving the modified Silverstone circuit for the first time. The changes to the layout are a real challenge. I have studied onboard footage of the new corners carefully and am well prepared. Silverstone remains a fantastic circuit. My most recent race there was with the BMW 320i in the 2005 World Touring Car Championship. I can hardly wait to take the BMW M3 GT2 out onto this iconic circuit."

Dirk Werner (Car Number 78):
"I am very motivated going into the season finale of the Le Mans Series, which is also the curtain-raiser to the new Intercontinental Le Mans Cup. The circuit is very interesting, particularly as a result of the new layout. I think we have improved since our last start in the LMS, and hope we can challenge for a place on the podium. I have already won the 24-hour race at Silverstone on two occasions with BMW, so I feel very at home there."

-source: lms

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Series European Le Mans
Drivers Pedro Lamy , Jorg Muller , Uwe Alzen , Augusto Farfus , Dirk Werner , Charly Lamm
Teams BMW Team Schnitzer