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    • Broken Track Rod in final hour costs BMW Motorsport Victory at Spa

      BMW Motorsport finished in third and fourth place at the Spa-Francorchamps 24 Hours. Normally, this would be considered a great result in a field that was so tightly packed. However, BMW led the race for over 20 hours. A victory was all but assured as the leading BMW had a 2 lap margin on the trailing Porsche. Suddenly the left-front track rod gave out and the M3 crashed into the barriers. The damage was repaired in the pits but by that time the lead was lost with no time left to recoup it.

      This is a huge disappointment for a BMW team that dominated the race. The M3's even ran 1st and 2nd at one point before conditions became very harsh. Even with the 3rd place finish BMW still has the most victories at this endurance race with 21 to its name.

      What the drivers had to say:


      This article was originally published in forum thread: Spa 24 Hours - BimmerBoost Coverage started by Sticky View original post
      Comments 5 Comments
      1. GT3's Avatar
        GT3 -
        So who was 1st & 2nd? Porsche?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by GT3 Click here to enlarge
        So who was 1st & 2nd? Porsche?
        Yes, shut up, they got lucky.
      1. GT3's Avatar
        GT3 -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Yes, shut up, they got lucky.
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      1. BigM62's Avatar
        BigM62 -
        Damn, I wish I could have seen the race. Those BMW Motorsport M3 are 1 Bad-ass mo-fo's.
      1. DarkPhantom's Avatar
        DarkPhantom -
        Dammit, always something like this, even when we're so close Click here to enlarge