BMW Test Pikes Peak 07-09-25

PTG BMW M3 NOTES AND QUOTES Exxon Supreme GT Series - GTS-3 Children's Hospital of Denver Grand Prix Pikes Peak International Raceway Test Day - Thursday, September 25, 1997 QUOTES FROM BMW M3 DRIVERS FOLLOWING TEST SESSION DIETER QUESTER (No.

PTG BMW M3 NOTES AND QUOTES Exxon Supreme GT Series - GTS-3 Children's Hospital of Denver Grand Prix Pikes Peak International Raceway Test Day - Thursday, September 25, 1997

QUOTES FROM BMW M3 DRIVERS FOLLOWING TEST SESSION

DIETER QUESTER (No. 7 RED BULL/FINA/YOKOHAMA BMW M3) - "The track for me was very good today. It had good grip and the car is reasonably good, but we will make some changes to the suspension for the second session and hope to find another four-tenths. It's an easy track, but I don't like the banking so much but we have to live with it."

BORIS SAID (No. 10 YOKOHAMA BMW M3 FOUR-DOOR) - "It went pretty good, the track is kind of fun. It's going to be hard to pass, the infield is kind of tight. The banking is a lot of fun; it's really fast. It's almost flat out, but not quite flat out, so it puts the fear of God in you a little. The cars are running good, but I think if they incorporate some oval track set up stuff here it will be a lot better."

BILL AUBERLEN (No. 10 YOKOHAMA BMW M3 FOUR-DOOR) - "Initially you go out and it is a piece of cake, and then unlike other tracks where you start going after three-tenth or four-tenths, you are going for a tenth at a time. It is important to get every single turn right on the money. Car set up here is going to play a very important role because we are seeing tires just get red hot on other cars and we always have an advantage with our Yokohama tires, so that is going to benefit us."

JAVIER QUIROS (No. 6 YOKOHAMA BMW M3) - "I took the car in the second part of the session. Derek (Hill) made some little changes in the car, which were very helpful. It looks like Derek and me are very similar in likes on the car. I went out and liked the car. This is a testing day, so we want to change some things. We eliminated the front spoiler, the big one. We didn't loose anything in the infield, but we lost a little in turn one. Now we will make the suspension a little harder. The track is very nice, and I think a safe track also."

DEREK HILL (No. 6 YOKOHAMA BMW M3) - "The first session went better than usual for a first session. Javier and I were able to make many changes to the car and make progress, so we are almost dialed into the set up we would like to have for the race. We are trying to think of everything we can to get the most out of this track. This track favors left hand turns a lot. So we are taking that into consideration when we set up the car."

JOHN PAUL, JR. (No.5 CONOCO BMW M3 FOUR-DOOR) - "The car is good, Eduardoyyy=

(Pellerano) was super fast right away. I'm still fairly slow through the banking, but I'm trying to come to terms with it, trying not to hurt the car. The track is kind of follow the leader in the infield. It has some character to it, it has some rhythm."

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