Spa 24H: BMW hour 19 report

Before the final spurt in Spa: No. 79 BMW M3 GT2 right on track. Spa-Francorchamps, 1st August 2010. Five hours to go in the 24-hour race at Spa- Francorchamps (BE). The no. 79 BMW M3 GT2 driven by Dirk Werner (DE), Dirk Muller (DE) and Dirk...

Before the final spurt in Spa: No. 79 BMW M3 GT2 right on track.

Spa-Francorchamps, 1st August 2010. Five hours to go in the 24-hour race at Spa- Francorchamps (BE). The no. 79 BMW M3 GT2 driven by Dirk Werner (DE), Dirk Muller (DE) and Dirk Adorf (DE) successfully defended the lead.

The second BMW M3 GT2 with number 78 improved to fourth after putting in a spirited fight back. Jorg Muller (DE), Uwe Alzen (DE) and Pedro Lamy (PT) therefore are still in with a chance of finishing on the podium. Currently Lamy is running seven laps behind the third-placed car.

On lap 338, Dirk Muller set the fastest lap of the race. He managed to lap the 7.004- kilometre circuit in just 2:21.430 minutes.

Jorg Muller (Car Number 78):
"My stint was nice, as the car is performing really well in dry conditions. Over the course of the race, the field has shrunk a little due to numerous retirements. This gives us the chance to fully focus on this wonderful track, without coming across traffic too often. If a chance will open up for us to improve from fourth to a podium position, we will be right there and grab it."

Dirk Muller (Car Number 79):
"Up to now this race has gone really positively for us. The car works perfectly, and our crew's pit stops were just incredible. There were several safety-car phases, during which it was quite chaotic on the track. My last turn was good fun. Three double stints are behind me -- but I'm hungry for more. On my fastest race lap, everything just fitted perfectly together. In the final hours of the race, we obviously want to increase our lead."

-source: bmw

Be part of something big

Write a comment
Show comments
About this article
Series Endurance
Drivers Dirk Müller , Pedro Lamy , Jorg Muller , Uwe Alzen , Dirk Werner , Dirk Adorf