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      03-28-2010, 05:37 AM   #1
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Team BMW Motorsport claims podium finish at VLN season opener.

Nürburgring, 27th March 2010. In the first round of the 2010 VLN Endurance Championship at the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife Team BMW Motorsport crossed the line after fours hours of racing in third. Augusto Farfus (BR), Uwe Alzen (DE) and Pedro Lamy (PT) put in a faultless performance at the wheel of the no. 742 BMW M3 GT2 and were rewarded with the first podium of the season. Their team-mates, Dirk Werner (DE), Dirk Müller (DE) and Dirk Adorf (DE), however, were forced to retire with the BMW M3 GT2 (no. 743) after two laps. The reason for this was a technical defect with the power steering which couldn’t be repaired.

The new BMW Z4 GT3 celebrated a successful debut at the Nordschleife: The Schubert Motorsport run no. 91 car – with, among others, BMW works driver, Jörg Müller (DE), at the wheel – finished ninth in the overall classification. The second BMW Z4 GT3 came 11th.

Charly Lamm (Team Manager):“It’s great to be back at the Nordschleife. Today we saw once again just how exciting and fiercely fought the races at this circuit are. Of course I view this result with mixed emotions. The car number 743 BMW M3 GT2 had to retire early due to a problem with the steering hydraulics. The no. 742 car, however, proved that we are competitive with the BMW M3 GT2 at this track. After yesterday’s changeable conditions it stayed dry today. Our Dunlop tyres worked very well.”

Augusto Farfus (Car Number 742):“It feels great to be on the podium here at the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife. We wanted to clock as many kilometres here as possible and to learn as much as we could. This worked out fine with our car. However, our rivals also proved that they will be a hard nut to crack at the 24-hour race. We will keep on working hard in order to be well-prepared for this event.”

Uwe Alzen (Car Number 742):“It was good fun out there today. My start was okay, although I had to let a few cars pass. But then the Dunlop tyres performed at their best, and I was pushing hard – almost as if it had been a sprint race. I was able to close the gap to the front-runners again and to hand over the car to Pedro Lamy running in second. There lies a lot of work ahead of us over the next weeks. But the start was promising. It’s nice to stand on the podium after our very first race.”

Pedro Lamy (Car Number 742):“My stint was alright. At this track there are always many yellow flags and incidents over the course of the lap. You think that you lose too much time due to this, but the others have the same problem. This race weekend was perfect for me to tune myself in for the Nordschleife and the car. I had the chance to drive in the dry as well as in the wet. It didn’t take long for the right rhythm to return.”

Dirk Werner (Car Number 743):“Our car was good in qualifying. We had approached the session quite relaxed, as grid positions are generally not too important in such a long race. The start itself was a bit unlucky for me. A car in front of me slowed down, and I got passed by some competitors. But then I managed to work my way up into tenth before we had to stop. It’s a pity that we could only complete two laps, as every kilometre counts in preparation for the 24-hour race. Congratulations to Uwe, Pedro and Augusto. They showed the potential of our car.”

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      03-28-2010, 07:54 AM   #2
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Cool altogether as morale, BMW team.
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      03-28-2010, 08:13 AM   #3
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wuutttt northsleife ownz Cool pictures and write up!
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Awesome pics those M3 GT2's look bad ass!
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Really enjoy reading about BMW's resurgence in the racing world, Thanks for the writeup and pics!
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Podium finish on the Nürburgring is good news. Thanks for the photographs, too.
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good results and... pics!
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M3 getting some air in one of those pics!? lol
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i was over there racing... so i got alot of pics and vids of the car.. and i will post them up when i get back state side... Dirk Werner is a good buddy so i was around the car alot... got some pics of a motor swap and other stuff in detail... beautiful car...


but the z4 sounds better!!! really crazy sounding.... both are v8s....
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that Z4 blows my mind away. Ive never really taken to them on the streets, but it certainly is the track to set the standard. I have never enjoyed seeing a car so much on the track than this Z4! BMW's lineup in the racing world is really looking mean now. Hats off to BMW.
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Awesome job! I wish I could of watched here in the states.
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I was there Saturday and watched the race, partly even from the pit wall

The BMW look fantastic and the sound of the Z4 is so mean. It sounds very dark. Personally I think BMW is not yet going full throttle. In May there is the 24hour race and only there I think we will see the full power, as this is the race everybody wants to win.
This series (VLN) is really great. So many cars, a lot of different classes. Audi R8, Porsches 911 GT3, the new GT3 hybrid, the BMWs, but also a lot of more standard Z4, E46M3. I even so a VW Golf 1 (the first VW Rabit), and it was flying
Another cool thing is that you can get into the pitboxes during the race. So you are standing between mechanics, seeing a pitstop from 1 meter distance is really amazing. You feel part of this world. I even went on the pitwall, putting my head between the fence and having cars passing with 160mph on 2 meters (or less!). Crazy!
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here some video material. Some German talking, but who cares

http://www.ring1.de/tv/alle/media/242/
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Nice....I see Grand Turismo game logo on the racing overalls...
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Nice....I see Grand Turismo game logo on the racing overalls...
Yea...nice to see teams promoting a non existent product.
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Yea...nice to see teams promoting a non existent product.
Technically not true if we're going back to play PS2...and the original Playstation...
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