BMW Team RLL showcased their skills in Daytona’s qualifying rounds

BMW will only join the endurance races in this season of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. That means less screentime for the M8 GTE in 2021. Still, BMW Team RLL showcased their skills in Daytona’s qualifying rounds.

BMW Team RLL showcased their skills in Daytona’s qualifying rounds

The current season will have its first race on the weekend, and it will present some BMW cars lining-up. As preparation, BMW Team RLL took some practice on the Daytona International Speedway for the qualifying runs. And BMW Team RLL showcased their skills and claimed top spots despite the odds.

BMW had less familiar names enter the IMSA competition. But thanks to their excellent performance, the team claimed two top spots from the start. Even the rookies proved to be amazing drivers despite being newcomers on the track.

BMW Team RLL showcased their skills in Daytona’s qualifying rounds

Marco Wittman had a challenging race last 2016 where he raced last in a GTD. But now, he had the fastest lap time in the qualifying runs. He will race in the #24 with the experts: Jesse Krohn, John Edwards, and Augusto Farfus.

Nevertheless, Timo Glock had the most striking performance from the qualifying rounds. He had never driven the M8 GTE before or raced in a GTD car. But he claimed second place with his co-national teammate on his side. Glock will drive the #25 M8 GTE with Bruno Spengler, Connor De Phillippi, and Philipp Eng.

BMW Team RLL showcased their skills in Daytona’s qualifying rounds

The two newcomers even made their best times on the worst Daytona track conditions. Witman and Glock raced on a very slippery track as it rained during the first round. These rookies really proved why they deserve their place in this season of the IMSA.

BMW Team RLL also aced the MOTUL Pole Award 100. This race determines their starting positions on race day. Wittman and Farfus rode the #24 car, while Glock and Eng took the #25. Glock and Eng finished fifth place in the GTLM Class. Wittman and Farfus followed on the sixth place after an unscheduled pit stop.

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