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9/12/2016

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TURNER TO CAMPAIGN THREE BMW M235Rs IN PIRELLI WORLD CHALLENGE TOURING CAR

Amesbury, MA. – September 12th, 2016 --Seven-Time Championship Winning BMW Race Team, Turner Motorsport is excited to announce a new program for 2017 to continue their 21-year racing lineage.

With over 340 professional race starts with BMW in a variety of series campaigning a number of BMW racecars, Turner looks to continue the highly successful and long-standing run behind the blue and white roundel.

As part of the 2017 plans for Turner Motorsport, the team is set to campaign three BMW M235Rs in the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car Class for the entire 2017 season.

“We are really looking forward to getting back into Touring Car racing with these BMW M235R racecars,” Will Turner said. “As the M235R has already demonstrated all over the world, it is a very competitive and dependable platform that we think is a great addition to the Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car class and our racing programs for 2017.”

Turner Motorsport last competed in Pirelli World Challenge Touring Car in 2004, winning the Championship two consecutive years in a row with the E46 325i.

With three cars planned for the 2017 season, Turner has begun negotiations with several drivers but the final lineup is yet to be finalized with test dates on the calendar. The team continues to search for drivers in each of the Pirelli World Challenge and IMSA WeatherTech Championship GTD programs for the fast approaching 2017 season.

“Having some experience with this car already, we think that the M235R is a great racecar for a customer racing program, making a perfect stepping stone for someone with aspirations of racing in GT or other higher classes,” Will Turner added. “The M235R also shares a good amount of parts with the M235i street car which is cost effective when compared to GT racing, which allows us to put together more reasonable budgets for the season.”

The M235R shares the 3.0L single turbo N55 power plant and 8-speed paddle-shift transmission with the street based version as well as many other suspension and chassis components.

With 2017 racing plans already in motion, Turner looks forward to continued partnership with the current race partners and sponsors such as IHG Rewards Club, Alvarez & Marsal, United Steel, H&R Springs, Borla, Motul, Sonax, and Pagid as well as many other long term sponsors.

Stay tuned as the 2017 racing programs develop further and driver lineups are finalized for the M235R touring car program as well as the 2017 IMSA GT program. 

Interested drivers are encouraged to inquire via email at marketing@turnermotorsport.com.




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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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Press Inquires please Contact

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