The No. 25 BMW M Staff RLL BMW M Hybrid V8, pushed by Connor De Phillippi and Nick Yelloly, secured a powerful third-place end by way of intelligent technique on the Chevrolet Grand Prix at the moment. This marks the workforce’s fourth podium of the 2023 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar season and the one hundredth podium of their historical past. Over the course of the two-hour-and-forty-minute occasion on the Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, De Phillippi and Yelloly accomplished 119 laps, ending simply 19 seconds behind the No. 60 Acura ARX-06 throughout the fourth warning interval.
The race technique started with an early pit cease on lap 14 for gasoline solely, placing Yelloly out of sync with the opposite GTP class opponents. As the sector made their first pit stops, Yelloly discovered himself within the lead. Sadly, the anticipated warning interval that might have labored of their favor didn’t materialize. Yelloly then handed over the automobile to De Phillippi on lap 55 underneath inexperienced flag situations. Lastly, on lap 66, the primary warning occurred, and De Phillippi made a fuel-only pit cease on lap 68. With three extra cautions within the last one-hour-and-forty-minute stretch, De Phillippi moved as much as third place and secured the final podium spot because the race ended underneath yellow with the ultimate warning.
The No. 25 automobile has had a powerful season to date, with a win at Watkins Glen, two second-place finishes at Sebring and Lengthy Seashore, and now a third-place end at CTMP. De Phillippi and Yelloly at the moment maintain second place within the GTP driver level standings, whereas BMW stands second within the GTP class producer factors.
Augusto Farfus and Philipp Eng confronted challenges throughout the race, in the end ending eighth. They struggled to maneuver up within the subject, and each drivers obtained drive-through penalties throughout their stints. Farfus and Eng at the moment sit in eighth place within the driver factors, with their greatest end of the season—a fourth place at Lengthy Seashore—coming within the No. 24 automobile.