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Team BMW Motorsport makes dawn repair stop. Le Mans, 13th June 2010. The no. 78 BMW M3 GT2 is currently seventh in the LM GT2 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours (FR). With seven hours to go, Augusto Farfus (BR) is at the wheel of the 500 bhp GT...

Team BMW Motorsport makes dawn repair stop.

Le Mans, 13th June 2010. The no. 78 BMW M3 GT2 is currently seventh in the LM GT2 class at the Le Mans 24 Hours (FR). With seven hours to go, Augusto Farfus (BR) is at the wheel of the 500 bhp GT sports car, following on after stints from Uwe Alzen (DE) and Jörg Muller (DE) at the "Circuit de la Sarthe". The BMW M3 GT2 Art Car retired from the race on Saturday evening.

Charly Lamm (Team Manager): "The night actually passed without any major incidents for us, until we had to bring car number 78 in for a long repair stop in the 14th hour of the race. For some unknown reason Uwe Alzen spun the car before the Porsche curve and clipped the crash barriers with the front right wheel. This bent the track rod. The result was a repair stop of about 20 minutes, which obviously makes it more difficult for us to move up through the field. We must now try to stay in the race and make up ground again."

Uwe Alzen (Car Number 78): "My night stints were absolutely fine. You have to be very focussed during this period. Unfortunately we were struck by misfortune shortly before sunrise. The front of the car got loose as soon as I braked. We will be investigating the exact cause. In general, I am very pleased to be back in Le Mans. Racing here is very special. I hope we can move up through the field in the next few hours."

-source: bmw

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Series Le Mans
Drivers Jorg Muller , Uwe Alzen , Charly Lamm