Virginia: BMW M8 GTE celebrates first victory in the IMSA 2018

The new BMW M8 GTE has clinched his first victory In the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race at the Virginia International Raceway, the new flagship of BMW Motorsport was able to show a strong Performance, but also to all the competitors behind. The two BMW M8 GTE went with Connor De Philippi, Alexander Sims and Jesse Krohn and John Edwards at the Start, where De Philippi, and Sims lines, the honor of the first victory with the new long-to race car part.

This success was rounded off by the third place of the second BMW M8 GTE, because the racing car was able to celebrate also his first double-Podium. How closely it approached the Virginia International Raceway, show the distances between the vehicles, Between the two BMW M8 on the ranks 1 and 3 were after two hours and 48 minutes, only 4,439 seconds, in between a Corvette took second place.

Victor Leleu (Motorsport Manager, BMW North America): “First of all, congratulations to all the Team BMW RLL. The race was a faultless representation of the entire Crew, the engineers and the driver. All a lot of heart put the blood in the BMW M8’s GTE program and we are extremely happy that we were able today to enter the Virginia International Raceway, the first win. We had a couple of difficult races, but no one has ever doubted the potential of the new vehicle. Even after the difficult race in Road Atlanta, nobody was beaten, instead we all knew: It is only a matter of time, until it works. Today is that day. I am very proud that we were able to make the strength of the BMW M8 GTE in the environment of the most powerful GT race cars of the world.”

Brandon Fry (BMW Team RLL Technical / Racing Operations Director): “today was a strong team performance, everyone has done a great Job! We had to stop a good pit strategy, and the drivers are outstanding hazards. On this event we have been working for a while, had to struggle on this way with bad luck, but today has finally fit everything. I am very proud of the Team!”

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