An oil leak in the early stages of the race caused a long pit stop for the #24 BMW M8 GTE, driven by Eng, Edwards and Krohn. The big gap of several laps couldn’t be made up.
BMW Team RLL came up 20 seconds short of delivering a third consecutive GTLM class victory at Laguna Seca. The two BMW M8 GTE racing cars finished second and fifth in today’s Monterey Grand Prix. . The runner-up finish was scored by the No. 24 BMW M8 GTE, driven by John Edwards and Jesse Krohn, who started from the pole position and took the checkered flag 20 seconds behind the No. 66 Ford GT for our 10th podium at the track.
BMW Team RLL had a difficult race in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Michelin GT Challenge at Virginia International Raceway (USA), ultimately finishing seventh and eighth in the GTLM class. Having finished first and third there last season, the team could not equal the pace of the other GTLM competitors this time.
Road America. BMW Team RLL finished fifth in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at Road America (USA) with the #25 BMW M8 GTE of Tom Blomqvist (GBR) and Connor De Phillippi (USA) after a very difficult day. Suffering technical problems, the #24 sister car finished eighth in the GTLM class.
John Edwards: "We went green around 4 am with dense fog and aqua planing on the Kemmel straight. I lifted to avoid a car in front in 5th gear, but he spun into me and hooked me into the wall. Disappointing to go out of this race when we should not have been driving in such unsafe conditions. We were P3 at the time".
Lime Rock Park . The North East Grand Prix in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Lime Rock Park (USA) turned out to be a difficult one for BMW Team RLL. Tom Blomqvist (GBR) and Connor De Phillippi (USA) finished seventh of the GTLM class in the #25 BMW M8 GTE after starting third.
Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – July 7, 2019… BMW Team RLL finished second and fourth in today’s two-hour-and-forty-minute IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix presented by Acura. John Edwards and Jesse Krohn scored the runner-up finish after starting from the pole position, finishing 1.778 seconds behind the winning Porsche 911 RSR.
"From the Glen": In Sunday’s IMSA Sahlen’s Six Hours of The Glen at ‘Watkins Glen International’ (USA), BMW Team RLL scored a fifth place finish with the #24 BMW M8 GTE of John Edwards (USA) and Jesse Krohn (FIN). The #25 BMW M8 GTE of Tom Blomqvist (GBR) and Connor De Phillippi (USA) was credited with a seventh place finish after retiring from the race on lap 159. The race was won by the #911 Porsche.
Jens Marquardt (BMW Group Motorsport Director): “Our teams had been looking forward to the Nürburgring 24 Hours for months. With 230,000 spectators, it provided a unique stage for the highlight of the GT season. We came to the Eifel track very well prepared – which makes this overall result in the SP9 class all the harder to take. I am pleased for FALKEN Motorsports, who managed to finish sixth overall with their BMW M6 GT3.