(Official Release) Six and a half hours into the 24-hour race at the Nürburgring (DE), BMW M3 GT2 number 25 is currently in third place, 5:50 minutes behind the leading Porsche GT3 R of Manthey Racing. Uwe Alzen (DE) is at the wheel after Augusto Farfus (BR) and Jörg Müller (DE) made up valuable time on the leading group. Following an accident on lap eight, the no. 26 BMW M3 GT2 is steadily working its way through the field. After Dirk Müller (DE), Andy Priaulx (GB) and Dirk Adorf (DE), it’s now Dirk Werner (DE) who is again in the driver’s seat. Having dropped to the very back of the field after a one-hour break for repairs to the car, the quartet has quickly made up ground and now finds itself in 65th place.
Augusto Farfus (Car Number 25): “The car felt good. On every lap we are collecting more data and can adapt even better to the current conditions. You have to bear in mind that BMW is competing at this 24-hour race again for the first time since 2005, while our rivals have much more experience. We must now make sure we get through the night. I am certain things will really heat up tomorrow morning.”
Andy Priaulx (Car Number 26): “The track conditions have improved and we are getting better and better. I was able to set some really good times. However, an Intervention Car was out on the circuit for seven of my laps, so I could definitely have been even quicker. I was also economical with the fuel and managed to complete nine laps. We are steadily working our way through the field, although it goes without saying that we have lost any chance of a top result. Despite that, we are still giving it our all.”