aFe Power BMW M6 Finishes in Top-Five at Laguna Seca
This entry was posted on December 5, 2001 by Simon Gonzales.
The No. 96 aFe Power BMW M6 GT3 did not disappoint in its debut race appearance at the Monterey Grand Prix Powered by Mazda. In the short 2-hour “sprint”, the aFe Power BMW took a secure fifth place Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Salinas, CA. Turner Motorsport also achieved valuable points from round three of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Bret Curtis took the green flag in the No. 96 aFe Power BMW at Sunday’s GTD/PC race that included 17 GTD entries and 7 PC entries. Holding his position in fifth place just outside the top three, Curtis performed flawlessly to complete his hour-long stint. Curtis’ skilled driving and seamless pit stop put co-driver Jens Kingmann in a great position for the podium.
Klingmann exited pit lane in third after making up two positions in the pits to take the green flag just behind the leaders of the GTD class. Klingmann added the pressure by quickly settling behind the No. 63 Ferrari and slowly closing the gap to just under one second.
Slower lap traffic eventually held up Klingmann, preventing him from closing the gap to second place and falling behind Aston Martin in fourth position. On the last lap, in turns nine and ten, the Aston Martin forced a pass on the No. 96 allowing two cars to get through.
Klingmann crossed the line after a battling two hour race in fifth position to capture solid points from round three of the WeatherTech Championship.
The No. 96 of Bret Curtis and Jens Klingmann secured the sixth place points position in GTD following their top-five finish in round three, just one point out of the top five for the Championship hunt.
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