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Watkins Glen, NY. – June 24th, 2015 – Turner Motorsport resumes race action at Watkins Glen International this weekend for the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen for round five of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship and the third round of the Patron North American Endurance Series.

The team returns to racing action after almost one month since the Chevrolet Sports Car Classic on the streets of Detroit with the No. 97 GTD class BMW of Michael Marsal and Markus Palttala. The driver duo, who sits eighth in the current GTD season standings, will return to the Glen with sights set on a repeat of last year’s win.

In last year’s six-hour competition on the 3.40-mile 11-turn American road racing mecca, the No. 94 of Dane Cameron and Markus Palttala captured a dominant victory over the GTD class leading 169 of the 178 laps. Strong pace combined with pit strategy and lightning fast pit stops allowed Palttala and Cameron to cross the line to victory.

Blue and yellow BMWs leading the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen have been a familiar site in recent years, as the team has lead laps in each of their previous three appearances also capturing a second place podium in 2012.

This year the driver duo of Michael Marsal and Markus Palttala will look to continue the streak of success for the blue and yellow BMWs in the six-hour test of endurance. After facing strong adversity in the first four rounds of competition, Marsal and Palttala are poised for a strong result.

Palttala arrives at Watkins Glen after competing in the Paul Ricard 1000km last weekend as well as testing for the 24 hours of Spa earlier in the week.

“I’m really looking forward to the race because it’s the track that suited our car best last season and we had our best performance there so I’m hoping we’ll have a chance to fight for a podium this weekend,” said Markus Palttala. “It looks like we received a break in the AoP with -20kg so I think with strong strategy and pit stops we should be in the fight.”

“I absolutely love the Glen, it is one of the best circuits we visit all season. BMW always has a good presence and representation here as well so I am really looking forward to putting on a strong performance for everyone,” said Michael Marsal. “I can’t wait to get our IHG Rewards Club BMW out there on the high speed sweeping corners. Go BMW!”

Tudor Championship on-track action begins on Friday at 11:00am ET for Practice 1. The GTD class qualifying will take place at 3:40pm ET on Saturday, June 27th and be available to watch LIVE on The Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen goes green at 10:10am ET on Sunday June 28th. The race will be broadcast LIVE from 10:00am – 2:00pm on Fox Sports 1, with continuing LIVE coverage from 2:00pm - 4:30pm on Fox Sports 2.

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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 300 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.


2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Schedule

June 28 – Six Hours of The Glen
July 12 – Canadian Tire Motorsport Park
July 25 – Lime Rock Park
August 9 – Road America
August 23 – Virginia International Raceway (GTLM/GTD only)
September 19 – Circuit of The Americas
October 3 – Petit Le Mans

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