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7/19/2016

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TURNER MOTORSPORT RETURNS TO "HOME TRACK" LIME ROCK PARK FOR NORTHEAST GRAND PRIX

Amesbury, MA. – July 19th, 2016 --Just two weeks since Turner Motorsport's win in round six of the WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, the team returns to their "home track" for round seven carrying momentum into the second half of the season.

Both Turner BMW M6 GT3s are set to resume racing action on the historic 1.51-mile, 7-turn Lime Rock Park nestled in the hills of Lakeville, CT to battle the 15-car highly competitive GTD field.

Michael Marsal returns to Lime Rock in the No. 97 Alvarez & Marsal M6 GT3 for the first time since his GTD win last year in the No. 97 BMW Z4 with teammate Dane Cameron. This weekend, Marsal's usual co-driver Markus Palttala will make his Lime Rock debut after missing last year's race.

"I'm really looking forward to being back at Lime Rock," said Marsal. "I always love coming back to our home track, especially after such a memorable win last season. I'm also looking forward to doing this race with Markus (Palttala)."

The No. 96 IHG Rewards Club M6 GT3 brings momentum from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, after Bret Curtis and Jens Klingmann clinched their first victory of the season, as well as the first North American win for the new BMW M6 GT3.

"Lime Rock has always been one of those tracks where BMW and Turner Motorsport have been strong," said Curtis. "It's exciting to race in front of the Turner Motorsport home crowd, especially with the momentum that Jens (Klingmann) and I have coming from CTMP."

Last year, Michael Marsal and Dane Cameron walked away with an unforgettable GTD class victory in their IHG Rewards Club BMW. The win came after more than 24 hours of uncertainty after the No. 97 was heavily damaged in the Friday morning practice session.

Turner success at Lime Rock has been consistent with recent class wins in '06, '09, '10, '15 and a second place podium finish by Michael Marsal in 2011.

In addition to the on-track action at Lime Rock this weekend, Turner Motorsport will host the Austin Hatcher Foundation Charity Auction at the Team Transporter inside Big Bend at 12:45pm, Saturday, July 23rd. The Auction will feature various Turner Motorsport race memorabilia and hard-to-find-gear with all proceeds donated to the Austin Hatcher Foundation for pediatric cancer.

"It's so great to see all the friends, family and customers that come out to see us at Lime Rock Park each and every year," said Will Turner. "I know the entire team enjoys coming to this event so we hope to see everyone there to cheer on the home town team!"

To buy tickets to the race please visit tickets.LimeRock.com today. Ticket packages are available for both Friday and Saturday with special parking packages included.

Practice for the IMSA WeatherTech Northeast Grand Prix begins at 11:10am ET on Friday, July 22, with qualifying at 4:30pm. The Northeast Grand Prix will be televised LIVE nationwide on Fox Television at 3:00pm EST. Check your local cable listings to tune in.

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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.

2016 Weathertech SportsCar Championship Schedule

 

July 23 – Lime Rock Park (PC, GTLM and GTD only)
August 7 – Road America
August 28 – Virginia International Raceway (GTLM and GTD only)
September 17 – Circuit of The Americas
October 1 – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

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