Werner - P7, Edwards - P9

Woodcliff Lake, N.J. – Sept. 16, 2016… A disappointing qualifying session will see BMW Team RLL start from the seventh and ninth GTLM class positions in tomorrow’s two-hour-and-forty-minute Lone Star Le Mans race, the penultimate round of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

Dirk Werner qualified the No. 25 M6 in the seventh position with a 2:05.230 minute lap around the 3.4-mile, 20-turn Circuit of the Americas, in Austin, Texas. Werner and Bill Auberlen, the winners of last year’s event, currently stand fifth in GTLM driver points. The No. 100 M6 will start from the ninth position, following a 2:05.738 minute lap by John Edwards. The result is doubly disappointing for the No. 100 machine as the car could not come to terms with the changing conditions after posting a strong practice three performance that saw Edwards post the fourth fastest class time (2:03.570 minutes), only .190 seconds from the GTLM class leader. Edwards and Lucas Luhr stand ninth in GTLM driver points. The GTLM class pole went to Ryan Briscoe in the No. 67 Ford GT.

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