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07/06/2017

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TURNER AIMS TO CARRY MOMENTUM INTO CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORTS PARK.

Amesbury, MA. -- July 6th, 2017 -- The No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 of Turner Motorsport prepares for round seven of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship on the 2.459- mile 10-turn Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

Drivers Bret Curtis and Jens Klingmann will return with the blue and yellow after capturing the first North American win for the BMW M6 GT3 one year ago after an impressive qualifying result and race.

Bret Curtis made an impressive drive during his opening stint starting from the second row in fourth to hand the car over to co-driver Jens Klingmann.

Klingmann went on to battle for position, slowly working his way toward the top three. Klingmann was able to battle his way up to the front to make an incredible pass on the second place No. 33 Viper and the leading No. 27 Lamborghini going into turns 5 and 6 with less than thirty minutes left.

“We had an incredible race last year here at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park.” Said Bret Curtis. “After the strong results at the Glen, I am looking forward to having a competitive car this weekend. Jens and I both want to build off the momentum from Detroit and the Glen.”

The No. 96 BMW of Curtis and Klingmann currently sits sixth in Championship points, just seven points out of the top three.

“Last year, the combination of some luck and strong strategy moves allowed us to work our way up to the front to cross the line first,” Will Turner said. “Jens (Klingmann) did an incredible job in the final half hour to make some impressive passes to get us the win. I think after our podium at the Glen, the team is hungry for another strong result.”

On track action begins on Friday, July 7th with practice 1 at 11:20am ET. GTD qualifying will take the green at 12:05pm ET on Saturday July 8th and will be LIVE on IMSA.com.

The race and seventh round of the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship will go green for the Mobil 1 SportsCar Grand Prix at 12:05pm ET on Sunday July 9th and be televised LIVE on Fox Sports 1.

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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 353 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.


2017 Weathertech SportsCar Championship Schedule

July 9 – Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
July 22 – Lime Rock Park (PC, GTLM and GTD only)
August 6 – Road America
August 27 – Virginia International Raceway (GTLM and GTD only)
September 24 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
October 7 – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

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