The long straights at Road America favored the Vipers and Vettes, just as they had three weeks earlier at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The BMWs should be more competitive in the next race, to be run on the Baltimore street circuit on August 31.
The Road America ALMS race was run on the same weekend as the Grand-Am Rolex Series and Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge races on the Wisconsin circuit; BMW took the overall win and both class wins in the Rolex Series race, and swept the Street Tuner class podium in CTSCC .
Gordon McDonnell, BMW NA motorsport manager, said “Yesterday we saw BMW teams in close battles with our competitors within the different Grand-Am fields. Unfortunately, today, just as we saw in Canada, BMW Team RLL struggled to keep up with the competition. It is particularly difficult to again face a result so short of our team’s potential, given our horsepower deficit to the rest of the GT field.”
Müller’s finish dropped him from the GT drivers’ points lead into a three-way tie for second with Corvette’s Magnussen and Garcia. Corvette racers Tommy Milner and Oliver Gavin took over the points lead.
The Delta Wing P1 prototype driven by Katherine Legge and Andy Meyrick led early in the race, and went the entire distance for the first time. The overall and P1win went to Klaus Graf and Lucas Luhr; it was their fifth straight victory.—Brian S. MorganBack to News