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5/18/2015


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TURNER BMW Z4 GT3s SCORE MULTIPLE TOP-10 FINISHES AT CANADIAN TIRE MOTORSPORTS PARK

Amesbury, MA. – May 18th, 2015 – The Pirelli World Challenge program of Turner Motorsport traveled north of the border to Bowmanville, Ontario for rounds eight and nine of the 2015 World Challenge season at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park.

Both Turner Motorsport drivers Bret Curtis and Bill Ziegler captured valuable Championship points on the 10-turn, 2.459-mile circuit most well known for its high speed sweeping turns and long back straight. Both the No. 32 BMW of Curtis and the No. 95 BMW of Ziegler achieved strong top-10 results.

Bret Curtis entered rounds seven and eight with strong momentum from his impressive second place finish at Barber Motorsports Park in round six.

In Saturday’s fifty-minute sprint race, Bret Curtis took the green flag from the ninth position in the GT-A class while the No. 95 of Bill Ziegler started from eleventh. The No. 32 of Curtis pushed to battle the fierce competition ultimately finishing P9 after shuffling through traffic while the No. 95 BMW of Ziegler was able to make up a position to finish tenth.

“This track is a blast to drive, the high speed sweeping corners really allow the Swisher Racing BMW Z4 GT3 to do what it’s intended but the long straight seems to favor the higher horsepower machines,” said Bill Ziegler. “It is definitely a challenge to adapt to the high down force nature of this platform, especially at a track like this.”

In Sunday’s fifty-minute sprint, Bret Curtis yet again made a hard charge toward the front of the GT-A class in the No. 32 Turner BMW Z4 to finish P9 for his second top-ten finish of the weekend. Bill Ziegler, in the sister No. 95 BMW Z4 had contact with another car at the start and was forced to retire.

“Canadian Tire Motorsports Park is an extremely challenging circuit. You really have to push the limits of the car and driver to nail down strong lap times,” said Bret Curtis. “The car felt amazing back at Barber and I was hoping to carry some of that momentum and performance into rounds seven and eight here at CTMP but we seemed to lack the top speed of the competition. I look forward to the street course of Detroit in a couple weeks.”

With rounds seven and eight in the books, the No. 32 sits seventh in the Championship season points standings while the No. 95 sits just four positions back in thirteenth.

Stay tuned as the Pirelli World Challenge heads to the streets of Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan on May 30th and 31st.



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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