Munich: BMW Team RLL returns to Virginia International Raceway this weekend for the ninth round of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season. Last year, the classic 3.27 mile, 17-turn race track near Alton (USA) was the site of the team’s very first victory and double podium finish with the BMW M8 GTE.
Connor De Phillippi (USA) and Alexander Sims (GBR) took the VIR victory in the #25 BMW M8 GTE with teammates John Edwards (USA) and Jesse Krohn (FIN) just four seconds back in the #24 sister car in third. This year, De Phillippi shares the #25 cockpit with Tom Blomqvist (GBR).
The race at VIR is the second GT class only race of the 2019 IMSA season with 22 cars entered from the GTLM and GTD classes this year. The green flag for the two-hour-and-forty-minute race falls at 1:35 p.m. local time on Sunday, 25th August.