Daytona: Team BMW RLL Finish Second And Fourth

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BMW Team RLL finished second and fourth in this weekend's 53rd Daytona 24 Hours on the 40th anniversary of BMW Motorsport's very first race in North America and the start of the 1975 IMSA season for the iconic BMW 3.0 CSL.

With car numbers chosen to honour that car, the no. 25 BMW Z4 GTLM finished second and the no. 24 BMW Z4 GTLM took the chequered flag in the fourth position.

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Bill Auberlen, Augusto Farfus, Bruno Spengler and Dirk Werner completed 725 laps around the 3.56 mile, 12 turn Daytona International Speedway road course in the number 25 machine during the twice-around-the-clock endurance classic.

Werner, the finishing driver, crossed the line just 0.478 seconds behind the winning no. 3 Corvette. The no. 24, driven by John Edwards, Jens Klingmann, Lucas Luhr and Graham Rahal finished 24 laps in arrears after an accident just past the nine-hour mark cost the quartet 29 laps.

Last year, the team finished the season opener of the United SportsCar Championship (USCC) at Daytona in the same positions, and, following another podium finish at Sebring, led the championship for the early part of the 2014 season.

Story first published: Friday, January 30, 2015, 18:33 [IST]
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