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Amesbury, MA. -- August 7th, 2017 -- The No. 96 BMW M6 GT3 of Jens Klingmann and Jesse Krohn topped the charts in today’s Continental Tire Road Race Showcase at the historic Road America. The dominant win marks the first win on the 2017 season for the driver pair and team.

The No. 96 Turner BMW displaying BMW North America’s Ultimate Driving Experience livery took the green flag from the second position to quickly move to first place in turn one after an impressive pass by Jesse Krohn on the pole sitting Lamborghini.

Krohn continued on to establish a significant gap on the second place Porsche until a full course caution bunched up the fourteen car GTD field.

With just over forty-five minutes completed, Krohn was called to pit lane for a full service stop and driver change to get Jens Klingmann behind the wheel. Following the flawless pit stop, Klingmann pushed on to establish another large gap over the rest of the GTD field.

The perfectly executed strategy allowed the team to make their second pit stop for tires and fuel just before a full course yellow allowing them to remain in the lead with one hour remaining on the 4.04-mile 14-corner circuit.

With several late race full course cautions Klingmann was forced to push to preserve a small gap over the other GTD front runners and ultimately cross the line just 2.7 seconds ahead of the second place No. 73 Porsche.

“The race played out perfectly for us today,” said Will Turner. “We honestly could not have asked for a better race, our pit stops were fantastic, the driver performance was flawless and the strategy played out as we had hoped. It feels very good to get our first win on the season with our BMW.”

The win marks the team’s first win at the “National Park of Speed” since the 2014 season with the BMW Z4 GTD before Turner drivers Dane Cameron and Markus Palttala went on to win the Championship. Since 2012, Turner Motorsport had recorded four GT class wins at Road America.

“It feels awesome to get our first win of the season here at one of my favorite tracks here in the US.” Said Jens Klingmann. “Everything went very well today, our pit stops were super strong and the car setup was on point.”

The team is headed to Virginia International Raceway in two weeks for the next round of the 2017 WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.

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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 353 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.

2017 Weathertech SportsCar Championship Schedule

July 9 – Canadian Tire Motorsports Park
July 22 – Lime Rock Park (PC, GTLM and GTD only)
August 6 – Road America
August 27 – Virginia International Raceway (GTLM and GTD only)
September 24 – Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
October 7 – Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta

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