05-22-2010, 03:41 AM #1
BMW qualifies 5th and 6th for Laguna Seca ALMS race
Both BMW cars will be starting from the third row in the race. The race will be at the famous Laguna Seca and this is a 6 hour race.
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Here is some talk from the drivers about the qualifying session:
05-22-2010, 09:26 PM #2
The BMW driving by Dirk Mueller is currently in 1st place with 2 hours left.
The two Ferrari F430's are in 2nd and 3rd and following very closely.
The other BMW had a nasty wreck, more details to come.
05-22-2010, 09:34 PM #3
Current race standings, 2 hours left:
05-22-2010, 10:35 PM #4
BMW falls to 3rd and 4th place with under an hour to go
05-22-2010, 10:46 PM #5
M3's fight back to 2nd and 3rd place! This is going to be close, they are trailing the 911 GT3 RSR that has somehow made it to the front.
05-22-2010, 11:02 PM #6
And one of the M3's manages to sneak past, 1st and 3rd place, 30 minutes left:
05-22-2010, 11:34 PM #7
BMW finishes second at Laguna Seca ALMS Race
This was a very tough fought battle seeing several lead changes. The number 90 BMW driven by Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand finished in second place and also had the fastest lap of the day for the class at 1:23.714 which was done by Dirk Mueller.
The back in forth between Patrick Long in the GT3 RSR and Joey Hand in the M3 was incredible. With 8 minutes to spare Patrick Long took the lead. It was a battle down to the wire.
The number 92 BMW was in third place with a half hour to go but Tommy Milner got penalized and lost tremendous position to the other cars. He ended up finishing toward the back of the pack.
BMW remains in strong contention for the manufacturer and driver championship remaining in the top 3 and we are not even at the halfway point.
05-22-2010, 11:40 PM #8
A video of Bill Auberlen who gives his view at the 3 hour, midway point:
Dirk Mueller describes the first hour:
Here is an awesome in car video of the qualifying at Laguna Seca:
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05-23-2010, 08:27 AM #10
Some vids from the race wrap up: