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8/4/2015

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TURNER BMW ROLLS INTO ROAD AMERICA SEEKING FOURTH CONSECUTIVE PODIUM

Amesbury, MA – August 4th, 2015 – With the exciting race win at Lime Rock Park a recent memory, Turner Motorsport prepares for the next round of the Tudor United SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at historic Road America.

The 4.048-mile, 14-turn “National Park of Speed” has seen the Blue and Yellow Turner BMWs take away two race wins and a second place podium in the team’s last three previous appearances at Road America.

Last year, the championship-winning duo of Dane Cameron and Markus Palttala took first in the No. 94 GTD Z4, while Bill Auberlen and Paul Dalla Lana finished on top behind the wheel of the No. 94 M3 GT one year prior in 2013. In 2012, the trio of Bill Auberlen, Maxime Martin and Billy Johnson took second place.

This year, drivers Michael Marsal and Markus Palttala return tor Road America riding a wave of momentum from last weekend’s double win for BMWs at Lime Rock Park and 24 hours of Spa. Marsal took first in GTD with Dane Cameron in the Northeast Grand Prix while co-driver Markus Palttala won the Spa 24 in Belgium.

Marsal and Palttala reunite in the No. 97 IHG Rewards Club BMW Z4 to keep the Road America podium streak alive.

“Road America is one of those tracks you look forward to every season. The Turner BMWs have had a good run here over the past several seasons so I’m hoping Markus and I have what it takes to keep it going,” said Michael Marsal. “Both Markus and I are excited to get back in the car after such an incredible weekend last week.”

Currently the No. 97 BMW of Marsal and Palttala sits seventh in the season Championship points standings, just six points outside of the top-five. With three races remaining in the 2015 season, the GTD class remains tight.

“I am looking forward to returning to Road America, Dane and I had a strong run last year so I think we should be competitive again this year,” explained Markus Palttala. “The long high-speed straights will definitely pose a challenge for our car so hopefully we can make it up in the corners and come out on top.”

“Road America, like Lime Rock are tracks where strategy plays a significant role,” commented Don Salama. “Road America is the longest track we run and therefore gives us many options on when to pit. So fuel and tire strategies can vary significantly as part of the game to out play our competitors... it will make for a very entertaining race.”

The two-hour and forty-five minute Tudor Championship race gets under way on Sunday, August 9th beginning at 3:00pm ET, and will be broadcast LIVE on Fox Sports 1 at 3:00pm ET.

Live timing and scoring for practice, qualifying and the race can be found on IMSA.com. GTD Qualifying will be broadcast live on IMSA TV on Saturday, August 8th at 4:35pm ET.

Be sure to follow Turner Motorsport on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook to get some behind the scenes looks into the race weekend at Road America.

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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.

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2015 TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Schedule

August 9 – Road America LIVE on Fox Sports 1 Sunday, August 9th @ 3pm ET
August 23 – Virginia International Raceway (GTLM/GTD only)
September 19 – Circuit of The Americas
October 3 – Petit Le Mans

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