2011 Le Mans: BMW Takes GTE Class Pole

June 11, 2011 at 10:21 am

The no. 55 BMW M3 GT managed to take the pole position in the LM GTE class by setting a lap time of 3:57.592 minutes in the third qualifying session.

The second BMW M3 GT (number 56) will tackle the 79th running of the endurance classic from third on the grid. Andy Priaulx (GB) had posted this car’s  best lap with a time of 3:58.426 minutes during Wednesday’s first qualifying session. Meanwhile BMW’s top driver Andy Priaulx (GB) had posted this car’s  best lap with a time of 3:58.426 minutes during Wednesday’s first qualifying session.

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Priaulx faced bad luck though, after another car had gone off and spread loads of gravel on the track. He lost control of his BMW M3 GT and hit the tyre barriers hard. While the front of the car was heavily damaged, Priaulx fortunately walked away from the accident without a scratch.

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