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4/27/2015


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TURNER BMW FINISHES P2 AT BARBER

Amesbury, MA. – April 28th, 2015 – Turner Motorsport captures their first podium of 2015 in round seven of the Pirelli World Challenge at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama clinching valuable points heading into mid-season.

The No. 32 Turner BMW Z4 GT3 of Bret Curtis made a hard charge to the front of the GT-A class on the scenic 2.38 mile 15-turn road course in this past Sunday’s fifty-minute sprint to mark the first podium for Curtis in a BMW.

The impressive podium finish also marks the first podium since the return to World Challenge for the blue and yellow BMWs. In 2006, Bill Auberlen drove the No. 2 Turner Motorsport BMW 325i Touring car to the front of the pack at Sebring International Raceway for a class victory.

In Sunday’s race Bret Curtis managed a strong start from P7 to drive his No. 32 Turner BMW up and into the top three by lap twenty-five. On the final restart, following a prolonged full course caution, a GT-A Mercedes spun entering turn two allowing Curtis to make up his final position to clinch P2.

With a Viper tight on his heels, Curtis pushed his BMW to the black and white checkered to seize his first podium of 2015.

“First off, I want to thank the entire crew, they have been nothing short of exceptional this entire season,” commented Bret Curtis. “The car felt very strong in Saturday’s race and I knew we would be fighting for a spot up front in Sunday’s race. I am super happy that all the pieces fell in line and we were able to clinch the podium, now onto Mosport with some momentum!”

In Saturday’s race both Turner BMWs finished inside the top-ten with Bill Ziegler’s No. 95 Swisher BMW P9 for his season’s best finish allowing both Turner entries to secure valuable season points at Barber.

“It’s been a steep learning curve for me so far this season and I am happy to see improvements,” said Bill Ziegler. “I think we have some solid progress to work off of for the coming rounds at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park and Belle Isle Detroit.”

“It’s great to see such strong results from our Pirelli World Challenge program this weekend. Both the crew and drivers have been working hard and pushing to achieve some strong results,” said Will Turner. “The BMW Z4 is a solid platform and I think we will continue to build on our results throughout the rest of the season.”

Tune into CBS Sports Network on Sunday, May 3rd, at 2:00pm ET to watch Rounds 6 and 7 of the GT/GTA, and GT Cup from Barber Motorsports Park. The next round of racing action will come from Canadian Tire Motorsports Park on May 16th and 17th. –

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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 305 professional races, winning seven professional racing championships in three different series since 2003. The most recent being the 2014 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.

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2015 Pirelli World Challenge Schedule

 

May 15-17 — Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
June 26-28 — Road America
July 31-Aug. 2 — Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course
Aug. 21-23 — Miller Motorsports Park
Aug. 28-30 — Sonoma Raceway
Sept. 11-13 — Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca



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Jay Baier
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email: jbaier@turnermotorsport.com
phone: 978-388-7769 ext. 130