BMW Team RLL enjoyed success at ‘Charlotte Motor Speedway’. Only GT cars lined up on the ‘Roval’, and they delivered a thrilling race in adverse conditions. Heavy rain and standing water on the track meant that the start of the race already scheduled for the evening had to be pushed back an hour to 21:05 local time. After 62 laps in the wet and the dark, BMW Team RLL recorded another double podium in the GTLM class: John Edwards (USA) and Jesse Krohn (FIN) secured second place in the #24 MOTUL BMW M8 GTE, followed by their team-mates Connor De Phillippi (USA) and Bruno Spengler (CAN) in the #25 sister car in third place.
John Edwards (#24 MOTUL BMW M8 GTE, 2nd place): “It was bittersweet to finish second after leading for so long, but ultimately, we did not have the pace the Corvette did over a full stint. Racing on such a challenging track in a deluge of rain, we can be pleased to have both cars finish with no scratches.”
Jesse Krohn (#24 MOTUL BMW M8 GTE, 2nd place): “The race was held under exceedingly difficult conditions, so I am pleased about a P2 result. Having led the majority of the race we showed that we are able to fight for wins. A double-podium is momentum we can carry to Petit Le Mans.”