• ALMS 2013: Let the whining and excuses begin! BMW finishes 7th and 8th at Road America and blames 'horsepower deficit'

      Uh oh, here comes BMW's whining and crying when they aren't dominating the ALMS (American Le Mans Series) GT Class. It's not enough that BMW gets to race a Z4 GTE that is not based on anything they actually sell. It's not enough they got to increase the displacement of their V8 from 4.0 liters (which is the displacement road cars with this motor sold in America actually have) to 4.4 liters and that they are allowed to use the Z4 they do not even sell anywhere on the planet as a road car with this motor now they want even more.


      Seriously BMW? Where does it end? There are already how many exceptions being made for your ALMS program? Now you cry about not having enough power? Shut up. I'm talking to you BMWNA Motorsport Manager Gordon McDonnel, "Unfortunately, today, just as we saw in Canada, BMW Team RLL struggled to keep up with the competition. It is particularly difficult to again face a result so short of our team’s potential, given our horsepower deficit to the rest of the GT field.”

      You can already see what is going to happen. If BMW does not get a rule change favoring them they will pack it up after this season. Dear BMW Motorsport, maybe you would receive more favorable treatment if you were not already bending every damn rule in your favor as is? Maybe instead of worrying about how to skew results in your favor your should worry about delivering a street car actually derived from the Motorsport program? BMW M developing cars based on Motorsport? Too crazy.

      Results and standings below.



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      Comments 9 Comments
      1. leo985i's Avatar
        leo985i -
        Thats what they get for cheating.
      1. bobS's Avatar
        bobS -
        So annoying. ALMS asked for it by letting them switch to the Z platform.... give them a inch and they take a mile.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by leo985i Click here to enlarge
        Thats what they get for cheating.
        I'm shedding no tears.
      1. BlackJetE90OC's Avatar
        BlackJetE90OC -
        Ok, so they want the car with the most downforce and hp.

        Seriously BMW...go f*ck yourself.

        Other cars on the grid have weaknesses in other areas. You don't see them complaining. Ferrari and Porsche are having a terrible season.
      1. Flinchy's Avatar
        Flinchy -
        'oh no, we don't have enough power'

        ... completely not their fault at all, they never once could have put an appropriately powered engine in their car

        never one chance, nuh-uh.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by BlackJetE90OC Click here to enlarge
        Ok, so they want the car with the most downforce and hp.

        Seriously BMW...go f*ck yourself.

        Other cars on the grid have weaknesses in other areas. You don't see them complaining. Ferrari and Porsche are having a terrible season.
        They dominate the short tracks... but they want it all.

        You give BMW an inch...
      1. Puerto Rican 335d's Avatar
        Puerto Rican 335d -
        Im a proud BMW owner and this news makes me SICK, if they were granted to drive a platform different than usual and started crying Mommy Peter is beating me BS let them leave the races then!!! When you race and you lose then suck it up and get better WTF BMWoA stop puss ing around!!
      1. Ztuner's Avatar
        Ztuner -
        BMW left f1 like whiney babies, maybe they should quit motor sports all together. They are second in points, why are they whining ?

        harry
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Ztuner Click here to enlarge
        They are second in points, why are they whining ?
        Because they aren't first in points.