BMW Team PTG finished third, fourth and 10th in the GT class in Sunday's ALMS race on the 2.25-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Boris Said started the ...
BMW Team PTG finished third, fourth and 10th in the GT class in Sunday's ALMS race on the 2.25-mile Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Boris Said started the #7 BMW M3 fifth and moved to third before handing over to Hans Stuck after 95 minutes of the two-hour 45-minute race. Stuck quickly moved to second place, but finished third after serving a penalty for passing during a caution period. Brian Cunningham started the #10 M3 eighth and moved to sixth during his 95-minute stint. Nic Jonsson took the wheel and moved up to finish fourth. Peter Cunningham was driving the #6 M3 when he was hit by another car 15 minutes into the race. After a long pit stop to replace a bent tie rod, Johannes van Overbeek drove for an hour. Peter Cunningham drove the final 70-minute stint.
driver, #7 BMW M3
"It was a good day. We were under-horsepowered, but we had a smart race and good pit stops and the car handled great. The Yokohama tires were great. We'll take third today. It's a good finish."
driver, #7 BMW M3
"I'm very thankful for third place. I overtook a car under yellow, which was totally my fault, but that happens. Then when I passed another car, I flat-spotted my front tires and it's a miracle they survived to the end. Big compliment to Yokohama they gave us such a great tire."
driver, #10 BMW M3
"We had a wonderful race car today. It was consistent from the first lap to the last lap. We were the fastest of the BMW M3s and I was happy to have the fastest lap of the BMW guys. It's a shame we never get a break with the wave-bys, so we were a lap behind. It would have been more fun if we had the chance to run for the position. I just tried to keep the car in fourth place and not make any mistakes."
motorsport manager, BMW of North America, Inc.
"It's been a challenging year but a good year for the development of the new BMW M3. Taking third and fourth on a fast, long track like this is good. All the cars were reliable and I give full credit to the drivers. One more race until the end of the year and then we'll work over the winter for next season."