BMW Team PTG fourth at Laguna Seca qualifying

BMW Team PTG is fourth, sixth and seventh on the provisional grid for Sunday's race. Brian Cunningham, co-driving with Nic Jonsson, was the fastest team qualifier on Friday, with a time of one minute, 28.555 seconds in the ...

BMW Team PTG is fourth, sixth and seventh on the provisional grid for Sunday's race. Brian Cunningham, co-driving with Nic Jonsson, was the fastest team qualifier on Friday, with a time of one minute, 28.555 seconds in the #10 BMW M3. Peter Cunningham qualified the new #6 M3 sixth in 1:28.812. His co- driver is Johannes van Overbeek. And Hans Stuck, testing a new tire compound, qualified the #7 M3 seventh (1:28.979). He'll share driving duty with Boris Said this weekend.

Peter Cunningham , driver, #6 BMW M3
"Something broke on the left front suspension, and that was forcing the brake caliper pistons back into the caliper. When I'd go for the brakes, I didn't have 100 per cent braking so that threw us for a loop for a moment. We were able to turn a decent time, but then we ran out of gas on the fast lap. But we'll be there tomorrow."

Hans Stuck , driver, #7 BMW M3
"We tried a different tire, but it didn't give us the advantage we hoped for, so we have to try tomorrow. Not every day is Sunday!"

Brian Cunningham , driver, #10 BMW M3
"The guys did a great job, and the number 10 car was set up exactly the way we had to have it for that lap. The crew put me out in a great place with no traffic, so I didn't have to worry that someone would overtake me or dive-bomb me or be slow in front of me. I could concentrate on my lap. I just drove as hard as I could and remembered everything that Hans [Stuck] and PD [Peter Cunningham] told me. We got as much out of the car as we could."

Chris Miller , motorsport manager, Yokohama Tire Corporation
"Laguna Seca presents us with some unique challenges. It's a high-grip surface, but it's a rounded-texture surface. So finding the right tire compound to go fast, and go fast for a full fuel stint, is challenging. We tried something in qualifying, but it didn't work as well as planned, so we'll go back to what we know for tomorrow."

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Series ALMS
Drivers Boris Said , Peter Cunningham , Johannes van Overbeek , Brian Cunningham , Chris Miller