BMW M3''s ready to race

BMW Team PTG notes: Final practice, March 17, 2000 Superflo 12 Hours at Sebring, Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway Race one of 12, American Le Mans Series BMW Team PTG is ready to race after the final practice session for Saturday's ...

BMW Team PTG notes: Final practice, March 17, 2000 Superflo 12 Hours at Sebring, Sebring (Fla.) International Raceway Race one of 12, American Le Mans Series

BMW Team PTG is ready to race after the final practice session for Saturday's 12-hour endurance race. The #10 BMW M3, driven by Brian Cunningham, Peter Cunningham and Darren Law, was the second- fastest GT car on Friday, with a time of 2:10.621 (101.97 mph). The #6 car, driven by Boris Said, Hans Stuck and Johannes van Overbeek, was sixth in class (2:12.969, 100.17). It will have a new passenger door for the race, after crew member Dusty Wagoner logged 26 hours on the road, driving to Atlanta and returning with a new carbon-fiber door to replace the one damaged earlier this week.

Dave Gahagan, crew chief, #10 BMW M3

"All the drivers seem to be pretty happy. We just made sure everything was okay on the car and made sure it wasn't a totally different animal from yesterday. I think we're in good shape. [anything that needs special attention for a 12-hour race?] Everything!"

Johannes van Overbeek, driver, #6 BMW M3

"I'm excited about the race. It's been quite a long week so far. Unfortunately, I haven't had a great deal of time in the car for a variety of reasons. [Stuck and Said were working on setting up the brand-new car.] I wish I was more comfortable with the car, but it's a long race, a lot can happen. The new car has been very reliable so far, so let's hope that we can be there and celebrate BMW's 25th anniversary."

team colors

#6  white/white coupe,          gold headlights
    Boris Said helmet           red and white
    Hans Stuck                  dark blue with white stars
    Johannes van Overbeek       orange with black stars
#10 white/red coupe,            clear headlights
    Brian Cunningham            blue, white and yellow
    Peter Cunningham            red and chrome
    Darren Law                  white and silver with blue and black checkers

family sport

Hans Stuck has some special support from three Sebring corner- workers this week. His wife Sylvia's father Lothar, brother Frank and uncle Harry traveled from Germany for the Sebring race. The three are professional flaggers who will work at Formula One races in Nurburgring, Indianapolis and Montreal this year.

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Series ALMS
Drivers Boris Said , Darren Law , Peter Cunningham , Johannes van Overbeek , Brian Cunningham