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BMW Team RLL Finishes 3rd and 4th at Virginia International Raceway

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    Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Aug. 24, 2014 . . . BMW Team RLL put in a strong performance in today’s TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Oak Tree Grand Prix at Virginia International Raceway, finishing 3rd and 4th in the headlining GTLM class.
    John Edwards and Dirk Müller raced to a second consecutive podium with a third-place finish in the No. 56 BMW Z4. They completed 82 laps of the 3.27-mile, 17-turn VIR circuit in the 2.75-hour contest, finishing only .764 seconds behind the winning Ferrari. The result moves Edwards and Müller into a tie for third place in GTLM driver standings with their BMW Team RLL teammates. Müller took the green flag from the fourth starting position and ran as high as third, before pitting to hand off to Edwards on Lap 29. Edwards moved up as high as second, ultimately finishing third to secure the duo’s third podium finish of the season.
    The No. 55 BMW Z4 of Bill Auberlen and Andy Priaulx finished fourth. The car was started by Priaulx from the second qualifying position. He held that spot for the opening hour before pitting to hand off to Auberlen on lap 28. Auberlen battled a vibration from the left rear of the car during the closing stages of the race, but was able to hold onto a fourth place finish.
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    Good race. The Tarheel/National Capital Chapter had a prime viewing location.
    Good strategy on the part of Wolf Henzler's crew not to pit for fuel.
    A late yellow probably allowed them to conserve fuel otherwise he probably wouldn't have had a podium finish.
    I was hoping that Fisichella would take out Henzler in the last lap to allow for a 1-2 finish. :)

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