Nurburgring 24H: Team BMW pre-race report

Countdown Jorg Muller and Dirk Werner start for Team BMW Motorsport. Nurburgring, 15th May 2010. The 38th edition of 24-hour race at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife (DE) gets underway in less than two hours. Team BMW Motorsport's two BMW M3 GT2s...

Countdown Jorg Muller and Dirk Werner start for Team BMW Motorsport.

Nurburgring, 15th May 2010. The 38th edition of 24-hour race at the Nurburgring-Nordschleife (DE) gets underway in less than two hours. Team BMW Motorsport's two BMW M3 GT2s will launch their campaigns at the classic on the 25.378-kilometre circuit from eighth and eleventh on the grid. Jorg Muller (DE) will start behind the wheel of the eighth-placed no.25 BMW M3 GT2.

During the race he will alternate with Augusto Farfus (BR), Uwe Alzen (DE) and Pedro Lamy (PT). Dirk Werner (DE) will kick off proceedings in the car with number 26, and will share the driving with team-mates Dirk Muller (DE), Andy Priaulx (GB) and Dirk Adorf (DE). With temperatures around seven degrees Celsius it's currently dry at the Nordschleife. Once the formation lap is complete, the 24-hour race will commence at 15:00hrs.

Charly Lamm (Team Manager): "We have finally come to the end of our long preparations. The 24-hour race is a magnificent event on one of the most challenging circuits in the world and we are now keen to achieve a good result, as we have done so often in the past here. We are well prepared and looking forward to an exciting race."

Jorg Muller (Car Number 25): "I was also at the wheel for the start of our last two 24-hour races at the Nurburgring in 2004 and 2005. That is a special honour, but comes with extra pressure as all eyes will be on us. The key to a 24-hour race is to avoid any trouble in the first stint and find your rhythm quickly. That is what I will be trying to do."

Dirk Werner (Car Number 26): "I am pleased the waiting is finally over. For me, it is an honour to be in our car at the start. It goes without saying that this is a special stint at a 24-hour race. All the direct rivals in the top group are grouped very closely together before the field gradually spreads out later after the pit stops. We will go into the first corner at a relatively high speed. You can only hope that nobody misses the braking point. I'm sure nobody will do though, as the leading cars all have absolute pros at the wheel."

-source: bmw

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Series Endurance
Drivers Andy Priaulx , Dirk Müller , Jorg Muller , Uwe Alzen , Augusto Farfus , Dirk Werner , Dirk Adorf , Charly Lamm