VLN: BMW round 3 preview

BMW faces dress rehearsal for 24-hour race at the Nurburgring.Munich, 19th April 2010. The programme preparing for the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring (DE) is entering its crucial phase: this weekend, Team BMW Motorsport will use the third race ...

BMW faces dress rehearsal for 24-hour race at the Nurburgring.Munich, 19th April 2010. The programme preparing for the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring (DE) is entering its crucial phase: this weekend, Team BMW Motorsport will use the third race of the VLN Endurance Championship to fine tune the two BMW M3 GT2 racing car's for the endurance classic on 15th and 16th May 2010.

Seven drivers will be on duty for the 52nd ADAC ACAS H&R Cup. Jorg Muller (DE), Augusto Farfus (BR) and Pedro Lamy (PT) will alternate at the wheel of the no. 742 BMW M3 GT2. Dirk Werner (DE), Dirk Muller (DE), Andy Priaulx (GB) and Dirk Adorf (DE) will drive the second car (number 743) in the "Green Hell".

Charly Lamm (Team Manager):"The last tough test ahead of the 24-hour race at the Nurburgring waits for us this weekend. Seven of our eight drivers will be in action. With the exception of the absent Uwe Alzen, the drivers have already been assigned to the same cars they will be driving at the race in mid May. The special demands and secrets of the Nordschleife make it such a complex track that every single lap of this circuit is really important. That applies to the drivers and the team. We will try to make the most of this test with both cars."

Pedro Lamy (Car Number 742):"Our preparation is entering its crucial stage now. The VLN race is a good opportunity to push with the development of our car and make detailed improvements. That also applies for how the team operates. This has to be perfect at a 24-hour race. I am very happy with our progress so far. It is always fantastic to drive on the Nordschleife."

Dirk Adorf (Car Number 743):"I am looking forward to our dress rehearsal on the Nurburgring-Nordschleife. We have already learned a lot during preparation, so bring on the final tough test ahead of the 24-hour race ? we are ready. It is helpful to have the same combination of drivers as we will have at the 24-hour race. That starts with the seat belt settings, which we can now fine tune. When it comes down to it, the driver changeovers must not take a second longer than necessary. The VLN race provides an excellent opportunity to practice all this."

-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 , Charly Lamm