Super Street Network

 |   |   |  BMW Finishes Third at ALMS Laguna Seca

BMW Finishes Third at ALMS Laguna Seca

Greg Emmerson
May 13, 2013

Driving the No 56 BMW Z4 GTE, Dirk Müller and John Edwards finished third in the 4-hr American Le Mans race in Monterey, CA this weekend.

Müller started from eighth position but had moved up to fourth by lap 27. On lap 45 he was in third and stayed there until handing off to Edwards on lap 57 during the third caution period. Edwards would reach second with an in-an-out dodge through slower traffic. However, a mistake on a restart cost him the place, allowing him to finish on the podium.

Bmwalms5 Photo 2/5   |   bmwalms5

Car No 55 of Bill Auberlen and Maxime Martin unfortunately suffered a broken diff at the mid-point of the race and had to retire on lap 85. Auberlen had started from the fifth and ran in third for most of his first stint. A pitstop to replace damaged rear bodywork dropped him back one lap, but he was back on the lead lap before handing off to Martin on lap 83. Only two laps later Martin was in the pits in a cloud of smoke, and out of the race.

The second consecutive podium for No 56 and a win for No 55 at the previous Long Beach race keeps BMW in second place in the GT class manufacturer point standings. The result also moves Müller to the top of the GT class driver points.

By Greg Emmerson
1077 Articles

BROWSE CARS BY MARKET

MORE FEATURES

The mid-engined Veloster concept will also make an appearance.
Erick AyapanaAug 26, 2015
You’d Be Hard Pressed to Find a Supra Cleaner Than This
Jonathan WongAug 26, 2015
Drop-top S-Class shows off its swanky cabin to the elements.
Jake HolmesAug 25, 2015
Because why not?
Megan StewartAug 24, 2015
Lexus shares the science behind its hoverboard.
Megan StewartAug 24, 2015

SEARCH ARTICLES BY MAKE/MODEL

Search

SuperStreet Instagram

Does it drive as good as it looks? Yes it does! #superstreet #drivingisbelieving #bmwi8 #azusacanyon

TO TOP