BMW Wins the ALMS GT Manufacturer's Championship - Suck on that Porsche
We apologize for the aggressive headline. Actually, we don't, in your face Porsche. Seriously, right in your face. Since BMW is selling a V8 powered M3, no whining can save you this time. BMW was able to surpass Porsche in the standings with their 4th place finish at Road Atlanta. This was enough to give them just one point over Porsche who finished in 5th and was 1 point ahead entering the final race. This one came down to the last lap and was as close as it gets. A very deserving overall victory for BMW Motorsport who can now put the misfortune at Spa behind them.
Oddly enough, this was the only race BMW did not finish on the podium yet it still gave them the championship. We want to congratulate all the drivers who did an incredible job in both M3's. Additionally, we want to thank the Rahal-Letterman for running what proved to be the most consistent car out there. BMW did not always qualify in the best fashion but the cars showed they had the best combination of endurance, power, and handling. They simply were the best all around cars, just like BMW's always are. The fact this was done in only the second year of campaigning the M3 after a prolonged absence makes it that much sweeter. Oh, and the fact Porsche had been running the GT3 uninterrupted since they forced BMW out of ALMS in 2002. Just something else to for Porsche fans to chew on. Congratulations to BMW Motorsport, ALMS GT Champions 2010!