Nurburgring 24H: BMW nightfall report

Turbulent start to the night for Team BMW Motorsport Nurburgring, 16th May 2010. Late on Saturday evening, several cars from the leading group were involved in incidents at roughly the same time in the 24-hour race on the...

Turbulent start to the night for Team BMW Motorsport

Nurburgring, 16th May 2010. Late on Saturday evening, several cars from the leading group were involved in incidents at roughly the same time in the 24-hour race on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife (DE). Team BMW Motorsport also ran into difficulties.

Lying in third place at the time, Uwe Alzen (DE) in the no. 25 BMW M3 GT2 had to pull into the pits on lap 46 after suffering a puncture. Just six laps later he was back in the pit lane when a stone damaged the car's radiator. The pit crew managed to repair the damage in ten minutes and Pedro Lamy (PT) rejoined the race in fifth. Augusto Farfus (BR), who replaced the Portuguese driver on lap 61, is currently still in this position. At the next stop Farfus will hand the BMW M3 GT2 over to Jorg Muller (DE).

In car number 26, Dirk Werner (DE), Dirk Muller (DE), Andy Priaulx (GB) and Dirk Adorf (DE) have continued their fight back. Triple world touring car champion Priaulx is currently at the wheel in 33rd place. He will be followed in the cockpit by Adorf. The Porsche GT3 R Hybrid with car number 9 leads after 63 laps.

Uwe Alzen (Car Number 25): "I really didn't have a very happy stint. First, the puncture lost me time, and then a stone damaged my radiator on the straight. I had to come into the pits twice. The team worked superbly and completed the repairs extremely quickly. Despite those two incidents, I am really enjoying this race. I am sure a lot more will happen here."

Dirk Adorf (Car Number 26): "I have to say we are enjoying this race again after our misfortune at the start. The car is running really well in these conditions, and the Dunlop tyres are excellent. An awful lot has happened in the last few hours, and we are not even half way through the race. It is a good idea to take a little more care during the night. Our goal is to get back in the top 20 as quickly as possible."

-source: bmw

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Series Endurance
Drivers Andy Priaulx , Dirk Müller , Pedro Lamy , Jorg Muller , Uwe Alzen , Augusto Farfus , Dirk Werner , Dirk Adorf