The Cars 2017-03-15T12:12:17+00:00

No.96

BMW M6 GT3
Class: GT Daytona (GTD)

Bret Curtis, Jens Klingmann, Marco Wittmann, Ashley Freiberg

Stats

NO.96

The No. 96 Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 will be the sister car alongside the No. 97 for the 2016 Weathertech SportsCar Championship season. Driving the No. 96 car for the entire season will be Bret Curtis and Jens
Klingmann.


Bret Curtis is returning to drive for the blue and yellow BMWs after a strong first-season driving the No. 32 Turner Motorsport BMW Z4 GT3 in the GT-A class of Pirelli World Challenge that included a season-best second place finish at Barber Motorsports Park. This season he will pilot the all-new BMW M6 GT3 with co-driver and BMW Factory Driver, Jens Klingmann in the GTD class of the Weathertech United SportsCar Championship.

As with the No. 97 car, for the Rolex 24 at Daytona and 12 Hours of Sebring, Curtis and Klingmann will be joined by two additional drivers for the first two rounds of the Weathertech SportsCar Championship and the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup. 2014 German DTM Driver Champion, Marco Wittmann and North American driver Ashley Freiberg.

Chassis/Body

Chassis

Layout

Body

BMW Motorsport

Front engine – rear wheel drive

Carbon fiber exterior with aerodynamically optimised chassis to comply with regulations for GT3 cars to be introduced in 2016 (splitter, diffusor, rear wing)

Weight

Approx. 2700lbs

Engine

Type

BMW P63, 4.4-liter V8 production engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology.

Engine Management

Cosworth, software specially developed by BMW Motorsport

Max Power Up

to 585 BHP (depending on class regulations)

Oil Supply System

Racing dry sump lubrication system, specifically developed by BMW Motorsport

Cooling System

Intercooled: Air to Air

Suspension

Type

Front & Rear Double wishbone axle at front and rear (adjustable height, camber, track, and roll centre)

Shock Absorbers

Öhlins shock absorbers (four-way adjustable)

Brakes

Front Calipers

Rear Calipers

Brake Pads

ABS System

AP Racing six-piston fixed calipers

AP Racing four-piston fixed calipers

Endurance race pads

Bosch Motorsport adjustable ABS system

Wheels & Tires

Front

Continental

Rear

Continental

BBS Motorsport 13″x18″, painted black

ExtremeContact DR racing slick

BBS Motorsport 13″x18″, painted black

ExtremeContact DR racing slick

No.97

BMW M6 GT3
Class: GT Daytona (GTD)

Michael Marsal, Markus Palttala, Maxime Martin, Jesse Krohn

Stats

NO.97

BMW M6 GT3
CLASS: GT DAYTONA (GTD)

THE NO. 97 TURNER MOTORSPORT BMW M6 GT3 WILL TAKE TO THE TRACK FOR THE FIRST TIME DURING THE 54TH RUNNING OF THE ROLEX 24 AT DAYTONA INTERNATIONAL SPEEDWAY ON JANUARY 30, 2016. THIS IS THE FIRST SEASON FOR THE ALL-NEW BMW M6 GT3 CHASSIS AND TURNER MOTORSPORT WILL BE CAMPAIGNING TWO CARS FOR THE FULL 2016 WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP SEASON. DRIVING THE NO. 97 M6 GT3 FOR THE 2016 SEASON WILL BE TURNER VETERANS MICHAEL MARSAL AND MARKUS PALTTALA.


FOR THE FIRST TWO ROUNDS OF THE 2016 WEATHERTECH SPORTSCAR CHAMPIONSHIP MARSAL AND PALTTALA WILL BE JOINED BY BMW MOTORSPORT FACTORY DRIVERS MAXIME MARTIN AND JESSE KROHN.

Chassis/Body

Chassis

Layout

Body

BMW Motorsport

Front engine – rear wheel drive

Carbon fiber exterior with aerodynamically optimised chassis to comply with regulations for GT3 cars to be introduced in 2016 (splitter, diffusor, rear wing)

Weight

Approx. 2700lbs

Engine

Type

BMW P63, 4.4-liter V8 production engine with M TwinPower Turbo Technology.

Engine Management

Cosworth, software specially developed by BMW Motorsport

Max Power Up

to 585 BHP (depending on class regulations)

Oil Supply System

Racing dry sump lubrication system, specifically developed by BMW Motorsport

Cooling System

Intercooled: Air to Air

Suspension

Type

Front & Rear Double wishbone axle at front and rear (adjustable height, camber, track, and roll centre)

Shock Absorbers

Öhlins shock absorbers (four-way adjustable)

Brakes

Front Calipers

Rear Calipers

Brake Pads

ABS System

AP Racing six-piston fixed calipers

AP Racing four-piston fixed calipers

Endurance race pads

Bosch Motorsport adjustable ABS system

Wheels & Tires

Front

Continental

Rear

Continental

BBS Motorsport 13″x18″, painted black

ExtremeContact DR racing slick

BBS Motorsport 13″x18″, painted black

ExtremeContact DR racing slick