In qualifying for the second one spherical of the 2017 IMSA WeatherTech
SportsCar Championship (IWSC) in Sebring (USA), BMW Staff RLL
completed 8th and 9th within the GTLM elegance respectively. At
the wheel of the quantity 24 BMW M6 GTLM, Nick Catsburg (NED)
clocked a lap time of one:56.617 mins. His team-mate Alexander
Sims (GBR) was once simply zero.043 seconds slower than the Dutchman.
Pole place for the vintage 12-hour race in Florida was once
secured by means of Ryan Briscoe (AUS), using the quantity 67 Ford, with
a perfect time of one:55.939 mins.
BMW Staff RLL endured to beef up for Saturday’s race on the
“Sebring Global Raceway” as the second one day of follow
concluded with this afternoon’s qualifying consultation. When the
checkered flag flew after the 15-minute consultation, simplest zero.721
seconds separated the pole-setter and Sims in P9. This shut
pageant within the GTLM elegance guarantees an exhilarating race that
will cross inexperienced on Saturday at 10:40hrs native time.
Catsburg will then percentage using tasks within the quantity 24 automotive
with Martin Tomczyk (GER) and John Edwards (USA). Sims will
make his first look within the Twelve Hours of Sebring
along Invoice Auberlen (USA) and Kuno Wittmer (CAN).
Within the GTD elegance, the Turner Motorsport workforce enters the quantity
96 BMW M6 GT3 in Sebring. Justin Marks (USA) claimed 16th on
the grid. He’s going to trade on the wheel of the Turner automotive with
BMW works motive force Jens Klingmann (GER) and Jesse Krohn (FIN).
Nick Catsburg (No. 24 BMW M6 GTLM): “I feel
we will be able to be rather proud of this consequence. Should you have a look at
Daytona and the follow periods right here, then this qualifying
tempo was once fairly ok. This makes me be constructive for the race.
General we’re heading into the proper course.”
Alexander Sims (No. 25 BMW M6 GTLM): “9th on
the grid isn’t a dream consequence, however the lap instances weren’t that
unhealthy in point of fact. My first lap was once ok, then I made a small mistake
and aborted my run. So lets additionally save our tires somewhat for
the race. In comparison to the day prior to this we clearly took a small step