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TURNER MOTORSPORT ROLLS INTO ROUND EIGHT AT ROAD AMERICA
Amesbury, MA. — July 31st, 2018 — The Turner Motorsport BMW M6 GT3 is set to visit the “National Park of Speed” for the eighth round of the 2018 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase on the 4.048-mile, 14-corner Road America in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin.
Road America, the longest circuit on the schedule, has been home to much success for the blue and yellow Turner BMWs in the past. Most recently the team captured a victory here in 2017 with drivers Jens Klingmann and Jesse Krohn behind the wheel.
In 2014, the Championship winning Dane Cameron and Markus Palttala managed their third victory of the season at Road America on their way to clinch the GTD title.
The team is no stranger to podium visits with appearances in four out of the last six years racing here.
“Road America has always been one of those tracks that our BMWs have really liked,” said Will Turner. “The track has a lot of high speed corners that suit our M6 GT3 well with loads of grip and lots of downforce. The length of the lap also allows for some variable and creative strategy calls which have paid off in years past.”
This year, Bill Auberlen will team up with the up-and-coming superstar Robby Foley for their third consecutive race together this season. This weekend will mark Auberlen’s first appearance back in a Turner BMW at Road America since 2013 when he and his co-driver Paul Dalla Lana drove to the top step of the podium.
“After our race was cut short at Lime Rock, Bill (Auberlen) will be looking for redemption this weekend at Road America, a circuit that suits our car very well,” said Robby Foley. “Looking forward to be behind the wheel of the Turner BMW at my favorite track.”
Auberlen and Foley narrowly missed a podium finish at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park back in July and recorded a seventh-place finish in Detroit earlier in June.
“I cannot believe it’s been five years since I was at Road America with the Turner Motorsport team,” said Bill Auberlen. “I’m confident we will have a good car, like many times in the past, so its up to us to make it all work out in our favor.”
The two-hour and forty-minute Continental Tire Road Race Showcase is scheduled for Sunday August 5th at 2:30pm ET with qualifying set to take place on Saturday at 1:25PM ET, broadcast live on IMSA.com. The race can be viewed LIVE on Fox Sports 1 beginning at 2:30pm ET.
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About Turner Motorsport
Turner Motorsport is the leading BMW tuner in North America, bringing technology and expertise from the racetrack to the street for over two decades. Since 1993 the Turner Motorsport Team has competed in over 380 professional races, winning seven professional racing championships in four different series since 2003. The most recent being the 2014 Team Championship in the GTD-class of the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship. Their success is passed into every component that Turner Motorsport designs and sells through their comprehensive website and performance showroom. Our Race Team, R&D Engineers and Sales Team work together, ensuring practical knowledge and state-of-the-art engineering flow in both directions. Few companies in North America can claim such a close relationship to what they sell and what they race.
2018 Weathertech SportsCar Championship Schedule
Aug. 3-5 – Continental Tire Road Race Showcase P/GTLM/GTD
Road America – Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin
Aug. 17-19 – Michelin GT Challenge GTLM/GTD
VIRginia International Raceway – Danville, Virginia
Sept. 7-9 – Continental Tire Monterey Grand Prix powered by Mazda P/GTLM/GTD
Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca – Monterey, California
Oct. 10-13 – Motul Petit Le Mans P/GTLM/GTD
Road Atlanta – Braselton, Georgia – 10 Hours
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