The Sigalsport BMW-Riley ran near the front until it was hit by a competitor late Saturday in the Daytona Rolex 24. Repaired, it limped back out, limped in, and the only BMW in the prototype class retired. (Brian Morgan photos.)
Brian Morgan, BMW CCA
Jan. 28, 2007

DAYTONA, FL -- Overnight in the Rolex 24, BMW’s fortunes waned and the complexion of the entire race changed. After a clean six hours, the first yellow flag seemed to begin an epidemic of caution periods, culminating in a red flag just before 1 AM that stopped the race for more than an hour for guardrail repair. Meanwhile, rain had begun to fall.
Through all of this action, the #05 Sigalsport BMW-Riley had run at or near the front of the Daytona Prototype (DP) pack, but at about 12:30 the car was first rear-ended and then T-boned by a competitor. Karl Wendlinger