BMW Team RLL #24 finishes fifth at Watkins Glen

Monday, July 1, 2019

"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. 

John Edwards (#24 BMW M8 GTE, 5thplace):  “We ran at the front in the beginning of the race. It was promising with how close everyone’s pace was but we just lost some time at some points throughout the race. At a track like Watkins Glen, where everyone is very fast, it can be hard to gain that time back. So looking at the pace of the car we are definitely disappointed to finish 5th. Things are close here and CTMP is a similar track so we expect to be close there as well. Everyone seems to be on pace so we just need to minimize mistakes there.”