PTG BMW M3 NOTES AND QUOTES Exxon Supreme GT Series - GTS-3 Children's Hospital of Denver Grand Prix Pikes Peak International Raceway Qualifying- Saturday, September 27, 1997 FOUR PTG BMW M3s will start the in the inaugural Exxon Supreme GT...
PTG BMW M3 NOTES AND QUOTES Exxon Supreme GT Series - GTS-3 Children's Hospital of Denver Grand Prix Pikes Peak International Raceway Qualifying- Saturday, September 27, 1997
FOUR PTG BMW M3s will start the in the inaugural Exxon Supreme GT race at Pikes Peak International Raceway - the 1-hour and 45-minute race starts at 3 p.m. on Sunday, September 28.
BMW M3 Starting Positions: No. 10 - Bill Auberlen, Boris Said 2nd No. 7 - Dieter Quester, Marc Duez 7th No. 5 - John Paul, Jr., Eduardo Pellerano 8th No. 6 - Derek Hill, Javier Quiros 14th
REV-LIMITER AFFECTS - "It slows us down a half-second and there is nothing we can do about it," said PTG team owner, TOM MILNER. "So, we'll take it like a man and be prepared to finish second. I don't believe that the spectators that come to watch road racing are interested to find out which car wins behind closed doors."
BMW M3 DOUBLE - Javier Quiros will also drive a BMW M3 in the Grand Sports division of the Speedvision Cup for Massar Muller Racing. He will be teamed with Terry Borcheller.
BILL AUBERLEN (No. 10 YOKOHAMA BMW M3 FOUR-DOOR) - "It's pretty much as we expected, we're right behind the Porsche. We're running a little bit different strategy this weekend. We are preparing more for the race than qualifying and we're trying to build longevity into our tires and to our car, so that it's not just going to be fast for four or five laps, it going to be fast for 25 or 30 laps. We're working very hard on that because this track's going to be brutal on tires. So, we're conditioning our tires and doing different things to get us to victory lane first."
DEREK HILL (No. 6 YOKOHAMA BMW M3) - "We definitely have a car that's going to work well for us in the race. As far as qualifying, I didn't quite reach the time I was hoping to get down to. I think the track was a little more slippery this morning. That and the combination of us trying to lower the gurney on the rear wing made the car different from what we had yesterday. We may try to go back to our previous set up for the race. But it's looking good."
MARC DUEZ (No. 7 RED BULL/FINA/YOKOHAMA BMW M3) - "We had a flat tire and the rules say that you cannot change the tires in the qualifying session. So the time I did in the first lap is now our time for the staring grid. This was a very bad time. It was only good enough for second place. The race is long, and I think we can improve, and I hope we finish on the podium."