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Re: BMW places 16th at Le Mans

There were 56 teams at the start, 34 finished...

'94 R1100RS

On Apr 24, 2007, at 9:20 AM, Steve Makohin wrote:

Hello all,

After a lengthy absence from multi-brand racing, BMW place 16th over all at Le Mans. They did it in an R1100S. The 776 lap, 2011 mile, 24 hour endurance race is famous for shaking "lesser" riders and machines with mechanical failures and "Did Not Finish"es (DNF).

See the article and videos at http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/ index.html?content=http://www.bmw-motorrad.com/com/en/fascination/ motorsports/activities/endurance/racereports.html&notrack=1



I did no research to determine how many entrants there were in the race. For example, if BMW placed 16th in a field of 50, that's impressive for their first entry. If they placed 16th out of 18... not so impressive.

-Steve Makohin
'01 R1100S/ABS
Oakville, Ontario, Canada