BMW Team PTG is sixth, seventh and ninth on the provisional GT grid for Sunday's race. Changing weather conditions and rain -- unusual in the Nevada desert -- played havoc with team setup and strategies. Peter Cunningham, co-driving with...
BMW Team PTG is sixth, seventh and ninth on the provisional GT grid for Sunday's race. Changing weather conditions and rain -- unusual in the Nevada desert -- played havoc with team setup and strategies. Peter Cunningham, co-driving with Johannes van Overbeek, was the fastest team qualifier on Friday, with a time of one minute, 20.425 seconds in the #6 BMW M3. Nic Jonsson qualified the #10 M3 seventh in 1:20.534. His co-driver is Brian Cunningham. And Hans Stuck qualified the #7 M3 ninth (1:21.051). He'll share driving duty with Boris Said this weekend.
driver, #6 BMW M3
"Our number 6 M3 is really good. Our setup for the dry conditions from yesterday was just right. We didn't get a chance to try it out before qualifying, but it was just what we needed."
driver, #7 BMW M3
"This is Las Vegas -- sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. I didn't get a clear shot. I made a mistake on my fastest lap and then the yellow came out and I didn't get another lap. Our day is tomorrow."
driver, #10 BMW M3
"We went out on rain tires because there were still some wet patches out there. But it was pretty dry for rain tires. So we put slicks on, got the pressure and temperature up and I got one good lap, but I ran into traffic coming off the back straight. Then the next lap, I spun in the horseshoe. We'll have to see what we can do tomorrow."
BMW Team PTG driver Nic Jonsson hosted 40 mechanical students at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on Thursday, as part of an educational program initiated by the American Le Mans Series. Jonsson was able to share his experience in a number of different race cars, from open-wheel to prototype sports racers, giving the students an inside view of the six series racing at the track this weekend. kkk